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Board of Governors

St Christopher's The Hall School Limited is a registered not-for-profit company (company number 590877) and a registered charity (charity number 307917), and is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association. The Governors are the Directors of the company and the Trustees of the charity; no governor gains financially from involvement with the school. The Governors meet regularly to determine the general policy for the school, including its finances and the maintenance and development of the school grounds, buildings and equipment. The day to day management of the school is delegated to the Head and his staff. The Chair of the Governors can be contacted via the School Office or by email at chairofgovernors@stchristophersthehall.org.uk

Tracy Sell-Peters B.A.(Hons), M.A.(Cantab), LLB (Chair of Governors)

Tracy was born in England and emigrated to Canada as a child. She attended Trinity College at the University of Toronto, where she gained an Honours Degree with Distinction in History and French. Tracy then returned to the UK to undertake her Law degree at Cambridge University, but went back to Canada after that and gained a Canadian Law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax. She was called to the Bar in Ontario, Canada in 1995 and to the Solicitor's Roll in England in 1996, having moved to England in 1995. Tracy is a litigator in the field of Healthcare Law, representing medical practitioners in relation to many aspects of medico-legal work, including when they are sued, when they are being disciplined by their employers or their regulatory bodies (such as the General Medical Council) and when they need assistance in relation to matters such as Inquests or Inquires. She is a Partner and Head of the Healthcare Department at DWF Fishburns solicitors in the City.

Tracy lives in Beckenham and had two children at St Christopher's: Isabella joined in Upper Kindergarten and is now at university in Canada and Amelia joined in Lower Kindergarten and is now at university in the UK. Tracy has been involved in fundraising events for the SCA and has generally taken an active role in the school.

Helen Lowe BA(Hons) English and Education, LGSM

 

Helen grew up in Bristol where she was educated at Clifton High School, an independent girls' school. She moved to Oxford to study at the then teacher training college, Lady Spencer Churchill College (now part of Oxford Brookes University). Following this, she attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Drama Studio, London, after which she worked as a professional actor. Helen moved into teaching Drama and English, firstly in secondary schools, then at a wide range of state and independent primary and prep schools. Helen was also the Literacy Advisor for the London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames. 

Helen became a Head at King's House School Junior Department in Richmond, where she enjoyed three very happy years, before moving to become Head at Bute House Preparatory School from 2012-2021. Helen now works as an Education Consultant in a wide range of schools across the UK and is an ISI Team and Compliance Inspector.

Helen is married to Phil and has two adult children - Josh and Sophie - and a miniature schnauser called Mishka - a gift from the girls of Bute House on her departure from the school.

Chris Martin B.Sc (Hons), Ph.D., ACGI, MBCS.

Chris became involved with St Christopher's when his first son joined in 2001, and has had 4 children in the school. Educated at the Bootham, the Friends school in York, Chris went on to gain a 1st class honours degree and Ph.D. in Computing from Imperial College, London, and now runs a software development company in the city.

Chris joined the Governors in 2011 and is involved in the website, IT and information management within the school.

Lindsay Curtis MA (Oxon).

Lindsay studied Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford and went on to qualify as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouse Coopers, specialising in the charity and not for profit sector. Lindsay joined The Wellcome Trust in 1997 to work on its investment portfolio and was Head of Performance and Risk Management, responsible for the custody, accounting, compliance and performance and risk reporting arrangements for the portfolio, when she left to have her family.

Lindsay’s two sons both attended St. Christopher's from LKG to Year 6. Lindsay was actively involved in the St. Christopher’s Association, undertaking the role of Treasurer for a number of years.

Lindsay joined the Board of Governors in 2016 and is now part of the school safeguarding team and can be contacted at safeguardinggovernor@stchristophersthehall.org.uk

Claire Coulson BSc (Hons), Dip LL, Dip LP, Dip IP

 

Claire's eldest child joined St Christopher's Reception in 2008 and her two younger children started in Lower Kindergarten. Her youngest child is currently in Year 6.

Claire studied Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Manchester before turning to Law, which she studied at the College of Law, and she also holds a postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property Law from Bristol University.

On qualifying as a solicitor, she specialised in biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent litigation and pharmaceutical regulatory law.  Claire now volunteers as a telephone assessor and trainee generalist advisor at a local Citizens Advice Bureau, assisting clients with a wide range of issues.