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 Louise Andrews, Chair of Governors.

St Stephen's Scheme of Delegation 2020 

Governors Delegation Matrix 2020

Scheme for financial delegation 2020 

St Stephen’s C of E Governing Body:

Name

Category

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Positions of Responsibility

Relationship to

School & staff

Relevant Interests

Meeting Attendance 2019-2020

Mrs Amanda Blackburn

Headteacher

Ex Officio

From 1.9.12

PL, F&R, P&S, F

 

Nil

P&S 2 out of 2

FGB 5 out of 5

Mrs Louise Andrews

Foundation

PCC

 

10.3.20-09.3.24

 

Chair, HTA, F&R, PY,

 

Nil

FGB 5 out of 5

Billy Hamilton-Stent

 

Parent

Parent Body

5.10.20-4.10.24

 

 

NIL

 

Vacancy

Parent

Parent body

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Rowena O’Brien

Foundation

SDBE

11.12.18-10.12.22

Vice Chair, P&S, Link Governor and PL

 

Nil

P&S 2 out of 2

FGB 4 out of 5

Rev’d Peter O’Connell

Ex Officio

SDBE

From 7.6.16

P&S, A, HTA

 

 

P&S 2 out of 2

FGB 4 out of 5

Mrs Eileen Perryer

Foundation

SDBE

10.2.18 - 9.2.22

PL, F&R, A, HTA

 

Nil

FGB 5 out of 5

Angela Colman

Foundation

PCC

9.11.16 - 8.11.20 (re-elected) 16.10.20 -15.10.24

PL, Link Governor

 

 

 

FGB 3 out of 5

 

Mrs Andrea Smith

 

Foundation

PCC

22.3.21-21.3.25

Chair of PL, PY, CP and Safeguarding

 

Direct Balance (Support) CIC

FGB 5 out of 5

Laura McVitty

 

Foundation

PCC

27.5.21-26.5.25

 

 

 

 

Steve Margrett

Foundation

PCC

27.5.21-26.5.25

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Karen Henderson-Rickett

Staff

Staff

15.3.18 – 14.3.22

 

F&R, LAC

Employee

Nil

FGB 5 out of 5

Vacancy

Local Authority

LA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Simons

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

8.12.20 – 7.12.24

 

Employee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Governors

 

Garry Piper

Local Authority

LA

 

24.9.19-23.9.23

Resigned 13.7.21

A

 

 

FGB 3 out of 5

Mr Roger Pullen

Associate Member

Governing Body

10.3.20-09.3.24

Resigned 13.7.21

Chair of F&R, PY (Honorary Treasurer of Governor Fund)

 

Nil

FGB 4 out of 5

Andrea Smith

Parent

Parent body

 

22.3.17 – 21.3.21

 

Chair of PL, PY, CP and Safeguarding

 

Direct Balance (Support) CIC

FGB 5 out of 5

Mr Charles Byers

Foundation

(PCC)

24.4.19-23.4.23 Resigned September 2020

 

 

 

 

Joe Stevens

Foundation

(PCC)

25.9.19-24.9.23

Resigned 13.5.20

 

 

 

 

FGB 0 out of 2

Doug Randall

 

Foundation

(PCC)

5.4.18 – 4.4.22

Removed 18.3.20

 

 

 

FGB 0 out of 3

Mr Roger Pullen

Foundation

(PCC)

28.4.16 - 27.4.20

Resigned 10.3.20

Chair of F&R, PY (Honorary Treasurer of Governor Fund)

 

Nil

 

Pauline Snashfold Resigned 1.10.19

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

18.9.18 – 17.9.22

 

P&S

Employee

 

FGB 0 out of 1

Alex Rainger Resigned

Foundation

(PCC)

9.11.16 – 8.11.20

 

Vice Chair, P&S, SEND

 

Spouse of a member of staff

 

Mr Niall McLaughlin Resigned

Co-opted

Governing Body

01.09.16-31.08.20

 

P&S

Employee

 

 

Mr Carl Lawrence Resigned

 

Foundation

(PCC)

21.6.17-20.6.21

 

F&R, CP and Safeguarding,

 

Chair of Tandridge District Council Independent Remuneration Panel

 

Mrs Karen Henderson-Rickett

Staff

Staff

4.3.14 - 3.3.18

End of term

 

P&S, LAC

Employee

 

 

Alan Norgrove

Resigned

Foundation

(PCC)

9.11.16 – 8.11.20

Chair of F&R, Admissions

 

 

 

 

Mrs Margaret Gooch

Resigned

Foundation

Southwark Diocese Board of Education (SDBE)

16.4.2015-15.4.2019

 

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

PY

 

 

 

Mrs Sarah Walkden

End of term

Parent Governor

Parent Body

28.2.13 - 27.2.17

 

 

 

 

Mrs Karen Ammon

End of Term

Foundation

Parish Church Council (PCC)

1.10.12-30.09.16

 

Employee

 

 

Mrs Vivien Hepworth

Resigned

Foundation

PCC

13.1.15-12.1.19

PL, A

 

 

 

Mr Steve Wanstall

Resigned

Co-opted

Governing Body

27.5.14-26.5.18

P&S

Employee

 

 

Mrs Jacquie Lynham

Resigned

Local Authority

Local Authority

17.5.13-16.5.17

 

PL,

 

 

 

Mr Barry Slade

Resigned

Foundation

PCC

26.4.12 – 25.4.16

F&R, SEND, PY

 

 

 

Mr Michael Mellluish

Resigned

Foundation

PCC

28.4.14-27.4.18

 

F&R,

 

 

 

 

Finance & Resources Committee = F&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

 

Code of Conduct 

 

Governors' Attendance Record 20/21 

 

Governors' Attendance Record 19/20

 

Governors' Attendance Record 18/19 

 

Governors' Attendance Record 17/18

 

Louise Andrews, the Chair of Governors, can be contacted at landrews@ststephens.surrey.sch.uk