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The Governing Body of Stepney All Saints Church of England Secondary School is fully committed to ensuring that the school provides the best possible education for the students in their care.  We are members of the National Governors Association (NGA) and aspire to hold their Governor Mark, an NGA approved quality standard for Governing Bodies that demonstrates sustainable excellence in school governance within the context of the school’s leadership and management structure.

School Governors provide strategic direction for the school.  They agree priorities and targets and monitor progress towards them.  In order to provide that leadership, they offer constructive support and challenge to the school leadership team and make key decisions necessary to ensuring that the school fulfils its legal duties.

National Governor's Association

Angela Hancock
Chair of Governors

Governor’s Declaration of Interests, Structure and Memberships – 2020/21

Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School

Angela Hancock 10/10/15



4 years 04/10/22 Parish of St. Dunstan & All Saints Stepney Chair of Governors

Personnel & Curriculum; Finance & Premises; Headteacher’s Performance and Management Review Panel

Link Governor: Safeguarding and Behaviour, History, SEND, EAL

Director – Estmanco (White Horse Lane) Limited.

Chair of the North East London Diabetes Research Group Lay Panel (Royal London Hospital)

Chair of Age UK – Tower Hamlets

none none 20/11/20
Paul Woods Ex-Officio Ex-Officio Ex-Officio Staff Governor Headteacher

Personnel & Curriculum; Finance & Premises

none none none 20/11/20
Rev. Trevor Critchlow Ex-Officio Ex-Officio Ex-Officio Rector of St. Dunstan’s Church Finance & Premises (Chair); Pay Committee

Link Governor: Religious Studies

Current Employment: Church Commissioners (Church of England).

Chair at St Dunstan & All Saints Parochial Church Council.

Chair of The Arbour Youth Centre.

Chair of Ratcliff Educational Foundation.

Trustee Samuel Butler Trust.

Board Member The Portal Trust

Business School, City University, School Mentor Steering Group.

Governor Stepney Greencoat CofE Primary School.

Board member of the LDBS.

Member of Fellow Sion College London.

Stepney Greencoat Church of England Primary School – Governor (Ex-Officio 2011-current) none 05/12/19
David Richards 24/06/21 4 years 24/06/25 London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS) Finance & Premises (Vice Chair)

Link Governor: Business, Government & Politics, Music

Current Employment: School Business Manager and Clerk to the Governing Body, St Matthews’s CE Primary School, Westminster.

Director, LDBS.

Trustee, The Philological Foundation.

Trustee, PCC of St Mary’s Bourne Street.

Trustee, Helena & Kenneth Levy Trust

Trustee, The Westminster Society

Trustee, LDBS.

Member, NAHT.

Vice Chair, LDBS.

Vice Chair, Executive & Finance Committee, LDBS.

Chair, City and Diocese of London Voluntary Schools Fund

none none 17/11/20
Dermot O’Brien 08/10/20 4 years 13/10/24 The Portal Trust Link Governor: PSHE and Metal Health, Year 10, Careers Current employment: Adab Trust. Company Directorship: WestFerry Road Management company. Applied for a grant to support Looked After Children as part of a multi agency project in the borough to the The Portal Trust.   The application was successful.

Spouse to Helen Folorunso, The Portal Trust Trustee.

Hendrika Santer Bream 11/05/17 4 years 09/05/21 Bishop of Stepney Representative Vice Chair of Governors

Finance & Premises; Headteacher’s Performance and Management Review Panel; Pay Committee

Link Governor: Year 13, Computer Science, Media

Current Employment: Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Chair of Stitches in Time.

Member of ODN-E which is the Organisational Development Network, Europe.

Member of St Paul’s Bow Common, a CofE Church in E3.

none none 23/11/20
Ann Slater 01/05/15 4 years 26/07/23 The Portal Trust Personnel & Curriculum (Chair).

Link Governor: Pupil Premium, Looked After Children, Y7 Literacy Catch Up, Year 8, Year 11

none Harris Primary Academy Mayflower – Chair of Governors (01/09/14-01/09/22)

Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundered – Chair of Governors (01/09/12-01/09/21)

none 19/11/20
Nicola Regan 31/01/19 4 years 01/02/23 Staff Governor Personnel & Curriculum Current Employment: Staff member at Stepney All Saints School none none 17/11/20
Julia Clarke 29/10/18 4 years 29/10/22 Local Authority of Tower Hamlets Personnel & Curriculum

Link Governor: MFL

Current Employment: Partner at Clifford Chance LLP, international law firm – current role: Global Head of Coaching. None none 22/11/20
John Thurley 01/09/2014 4 years 19/08/20 (stepped down) Area Dean of Tower Hamlets Personnel & Curriculum (Vice Chair)

Link Governor: Year 12, English, Mathematics

Abzal Ali 5/12/19 4 Years 5/12/23 Parent Governor Personnel & Curriculum LBTH Youth Service, some SJC students will attend the youth clubs under my remit None Child attends school 27/11/20
Nurur Chowdhury 5/12/19 4 Years 5/12/23 Parent Governor Personnel & Curriculum Current employment Barts Health NHS Trust Senior Critical Care Technologist None child attends school 30/11/20
Katie Carr 5/12/19 2 years 5/12/21 Co-opted Governor Finance & Premises Current employment Department for Education None None 18/11/20
Mary Straw 08/10/20 4 years 08/10/24 Area Dean of Tower Hamlets tbc None None None 23/11/20
Tim Duncan 25/03/21 2 years 25/03/23 Co-opted Governor Finance & Premises tbc tbc tbc
Simon Cook 24/06/21 4 years 24/06/25 Bishop of Stepney Finance & Premises tbc tbc tbc


Governor’s Declaration of Interests, Structure and Memberships

Academic Year Declaration of Interests, Structure and Memberships
2019-20 click here to view

If you wish to see other years structures, memberships and declarations, please contact the Headteacher’s PA.

Governors Attendance Records

Academic Year Attendance Records
2019-20 Governor Attendance 2019_20
2018-19 click here to view

If you wish to see other attendance records, please contact the Headteacher’s PA.

Non-Confidential Minutes from Governors Meetings