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 Louise Andrews, Chair of Governors.

 

St Stephen’s C of E Governing Body

Name

Category

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Positions of Responsibility

Relationship to

School & staff

Relevant Interests

Mrs Amanda Blackburn

Headteacher

Ex Officio

From 1.9.12

PL, F&R, P&S, F

 

Nil

Mrs Louise Andrews

Foundation

PCC

 

10.3.20-09.3.24

 

Chair, HTA, F&R, PY,

 

Nil

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Biggs

Parent

Parent body

 

22.3.17-21.3.21

Chair of PL, PY, CP and Safeguarding

 

Direct Balance (Support) CIC

Mrs Louise Andrews

Foundation

PCC

 

10.3.20-09.3.24

 

Chair, HTA, F&R, PY,

 

Nil

Mrs Rowena O’Brien

Foundation

Southwark Diocese Board of Education (SDBE)

11.12.18-10.12.22

Vice Chair, P&S, Link Governor and PL

 

Nil

Rev’d Peter O’Connell

Ex Officio

SDBE

From 7.6.16

P&S, A, HTA

 

 

Mrs Eileen Perryer

Foundation

SDBE

10.2.18 - 9.2.21

PL, F&R, A, HTA

 

Nil

Angela Colman

Foundation

(PCC)

9.11.16 – 8.11.20

PL, Link Governor

 

 

 

Doug Randall

 

Foundation

(PCC)

5.4.18 – 4.4.22

PL

 

 

Charles Byers

Foundation

(PCC)

24.4.19 – 23.4.23

 

P&S

 

Nil

Joe Stevens

Foundation

(PCC)

25.9.19-24.9.23

 

 

 

 

Mrs Karen Henderson-Rickett

Staff

Staff

15.3.18 – 14.3.22

 

F&R, LAC

Employee

Nil

Garry Piper

Local Authority

LA

 

24.9.19-23.9.23

A

 

 

Vacancy

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

 

 

 

Mr Roger Pullen

Associate

Governing Body

10.3.20-09.3.24

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

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Governors

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

 

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

 

 

 

Attachment   

Code of Conduct 

 

Governor's Attendance Record 18/19 

 

Governor's Attendance Record 17/18

 

 

 

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