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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 – 2021/22

Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School

Angela Hancock 10/10/15



8 years 04/10/22 Parish of St. Dunstan & All Saints Stepney Personnel & Curriculum; Finance & Premises; Headteacher’s Performance and Management Review Panel

Link Governor: Safeguarding including online & PREVENT,  Behaviour, History

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 20/09/21
Paul Woods Ex-Officio Ex-Officio Ex-Officio Staff Governor Headteacher

Personnel & Curriculum; Finance & Premises

none none none 14/09/21
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 12/10/21
David Richards 24/06/21 4 years 24/06/25 London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS) Finance & Premises (Vice Chair)

Link Governor: Business,   Year 12

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 24/09/21
Dermot O’Brien 08/10/20 4 years 13/10/24 The Portal Trust Link Governor: Mathematics ,Year 13, 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.

None None 20/09/21
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, Geography, Music

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 05/10/21
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 27/09/21
Julia Clarke 29/10/18 4 years 29/10/22 Local Authority of Tower Hamlets Personnel & Curriculum

Link Governor: MFL,    Year 7 

Current Employment: Partner at Clifford Chance LLP, international law firm – current role: Global Head of Coaching. None none 27/09/21
Abzal Ali 5/12/19 4 Years 5/12/23 Parent Governor Personnel & Curriculum

Link Governor: Parental Engagement, Computer Science

LBTH Youth Service, some SJC students will attend the youth clubs under my remit None Child attends school 26/09/21
Nurur Chowdhury 5/12/19 4 Years 5/12/23 Parent Governor Personnel & Curriculum

Link Governor: Parental Engagement, Year 8, ADT

Current employment Barts Health NHS Trust Senior Critical Care Technologist None child attends school 26/09/21
Katie Carr 5/12/19 2 years 5/12/21 Co-opted Governor Finance & Premises

Link Governor: Year 9, English, Media

Current employment Department for Education None None 20/09/21
Mary Straw 08/10/20 4 years 08/10/24 Area Dean of Tower Hamlets Personnel & Curriculum

Link Governor: SEND & EAL, Year 11, PSHE

Current employment


Governor at Morpeth

None None 20/09/21
Tim Duncan 25/03/21 2 years 25/03/23 Co-opted Governor Finance & Premises

Link Governor: Political Sciences, Science,  Social Science

Current Employment: Deutsche Bank AG, London None staff member is university friend 05/10/21
Simon Cook 24/06/21 4 years 24/06/25 Bishop of Stepney Finance & Premises

Link Governor: Year 10, Performing Arts, PE

Current Employment: Head of HR ,

National Church institutions

Trustee of Kick London

None None 23/09/21


Governor’s Declaration of Interests, Structure and Memberships

Academic Year Declaration of Interests, Structure and Memberships
2019-20 click here to view
2020-21 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
2020-21  Governor Attendance 2020-2021 
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