Introduction

Being a School Governor is about making a difference.

The Governors at St Stephen's School care about improving children's education.  Their strategic role is to bring the experience, life skills and ordinary common sense of non-experts, to the expert task of running our school.  As St Stephen's is a Church of England school, a number of our Governors are appointed by the Parochial Church Council.  Some of these are also parents.  In addition there are elected parent Governors, teaching and support staff Governors and a local authority appointed Governor.

As critical friends Governors challenge and play an important part in ensuring the highest standards in achievement for all pupils in our school.  They do this by:

  • agreeing aims and objectives
  • reviewing policies
  • understanding strengths and weaknesses
  • agreeing the annual budget
  • agreeing targets for pupil achievement
  • reviewing performance
  • ensuring accountability for the school to parents and the community
  • participating in staff appointments

Being a school Governor requires a commitment to improving children's education and wanting to make a contribution within the local community.  No special qualifications are needed but all new Governors are encouraged to take part in Induction Training courses.

If you think you might have a contribution to make to the Governing Body at St Stephen's and would like to know more, please contact, through the School Office, either Mrs Amanda Blackburn, the Headteacher or Mrs Sarah Walkden, Chair of Governors.

 

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 Governors Attendance Record

Governor Appointments and Register of Business Interests:

 

Name

Category

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Positions of Responsibility

Relationship to School & staff

Relevant Interests

Vacancy

Foundation

PCC

 

 

 

 

Mrs Louise Andrews

Parent

Parents

16.3.16-15.3.20

 

Vice-chair, HTA, P, A,

 

 

Mrs Amanda Blackburn

Headteacher

Ex Officio

From 1.9.12

PL, F&R, P&S, F

Employee

Spouse employee of Fordcombe Primary School, Kent

Mrs Margaret Gooch

Foundation

Southwark Diocese Board of Education (SDBE)

16.4.2015-15.4.2019

 

PL, Chair-P&S, F, HTA,

PY

 

 

Mrs Karen Henderson-Rickett

Staff

Staff

4.3.14-3.3.18

 

P&S, F&R,LAC

Employee

 

Mr Carl Lawrence

Foundation

PCC

8.6.13-7.6.17

 

Chair-PL, CP, HTA, PY

 

Chair of Tandridge District Council Independent Remuneration Panel

Mr Niall McLaughlin

Co-opted

Governing Body

01.09.16-31.08.20

P&S

Employee

 

Rev’d Peter O’Connell

Ex Officio

SDBE

7.6.16

P&S, A

 

 

Mrs Eileen Perryer

Foundation

SDBE

11.2.14-10.2.18

PL, F&R,

 

Vice-chair SDBE School’s C’ttee

Mr Roger Pullen

Foundation

(PCC)

28.4.16-27.4.20

R, Py

 

 

Mrs Sarah Walkden

Parent

Parents

1.3.13-28.2.17

Chair, Chair-F&R, P&S, PY,

 

 

Previous Governors

Mrs Karen Ammon

Foundation

Parish Church Council (PCC)

1.10.12-30.09.16

 

Employee

 

Mrs Vivien Hepworth

Foundation

PCC

13.1.15-12.1.19

PL, A

 

 

Mr Steve Wanstall

Co-opted

Governing Body

27.5.14-26.5.18

P&S

Employee

 

Mrs Jacquie Lynham

Local Authority

Local Authority

17.5.13-16.5.17

 

PL,

 

 

Mr Barry Slade

Foundation

PCC

26.4.12 – 25.4.16

F&R, SEND, PY

 

 

Mr Michael Mellluish

Foundation

PCC

28.4.14-27.4.18

 

F&R,

 

 

 

Finance & Resources Committee = R             Faith Team = F                                             Headteacher Appraisal = HTA                   

Special Needs & Disability = SEND                Performance & Standards Committee = P&S     Pay Committee = PY      

Child Protection = CP                                      Personnel Committee = PL                             Admissions Committee = A 

Looked After Children = LAC