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.
Chair of Governors
Governor’s Declaration of Interests, Structure and Memberships – 2020/21
Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School
|FULL NAME||DATE OF APPOINTMENT||TERM OF OFFICE||END OF OFFICE/ DATE STEPPED DOWN||APPOINTING BODY||COMMITTEE/GOVERNOR RESPONSIBILITIES||BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL INTERESTS||GOVERNANCE ROLES IN OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS||INTERESTS ARISING FROM RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GOVERNORS AND STAFF||SIGNED|
|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
|Paul Woods||Ex-Officio||Ex-Officio||Ex-Officio||Staff Governor||Headteacher
Personnel & Curriculum; Finance & Premises
|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.
Trustee, The Philological Foundation.
Trustee, PCC of St Mary’s Bourne Street.
Trustee, Helena & Kenneth Levy Trust
Trustee, The Westminster Society
Vice Chair, LDBS.
Vice Chair, Executive & Finance Committee, LDBS.
Chair, City and Diocese of London Voluntary Schools Fund
|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.
|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)
|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
|2019-20||Finance & Premises Minutes 14th May 2019
If you wish to see other minutes, please contact the Headteacher’s PA.