Governors

Chair of Governors

The governing body of St Stephen’s has a number of responsibilities.  Essentially, we work with the headteacher to help run the school.  While the head is responsible for its day-to-day management, we provide oversight as a “critical friend” – to set strategic direction, review progress and both challenge and support the management team.

Governors come from a variety of different backgrounds – all are voluntary and all attend regular full meetings of the Governing Body as well as sub-committees to do with the school’s finances, staffing, premises, curriculum etc.  You will recognise some of us from our pictures below as fellow parents – other governors may have no children at St Stephen’s but can still be seen at various events or on school visits.  We all share in the school’s vision and values and are proud to be part of the St Stephen’s community.

 

Regards

Danny Prior

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If you have any questions at all on this or anything else to do with the governors, please contact us via the school office.

 

Governors

For more information on our Governors, please click on their name below

Mr Schumm - Headteacher

I have worked at St. Stephen's since 2001, becoming Headteacher in 2004.  St Stephen’s is a vibrant and inclusive school which serves the local community.  Our aim is to combine high academic standards and creativity to ensure every child achieves to their full potential within a Christian environment.
Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:      Foundation
Appointing Body:  Governing Body
Term of Office:  2004 - Ongoing
Committee Membership:  All
Positions of Responsibility:  All
Relevant Business Interests: None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None
Date of Declaration: 20/09/2017

Mr Danny Prior - Chair of Governors

Our family has been part of the St. Stephen’s School community for more than a decade. Our oldest two children have moved on to secondary school, while our youngest two are still at St Stephen’s.  I have been a school governor since 2007 and chair for eight years. It’s a huge privilege to be involved with St. Stephen’s as it continues to grow and evolve.
Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:     Foundation - Deanery Synod
Appointing Body: Deanery Synod
Term of Office: May 2019 - May 2023
Committee Membership: Admissions and Finance & Resources
Positions of Responsibility: Chair of Governors, Clerk of Finance & Resources Committee and Lead Governor for Health & Safety
Relevant Business Interests: None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None
Date of Declaration: 20/09/2017

Mr Anthony Cole-Johnson - Foundation Governor

I am a LEA appointed Governor with no previous connection to the school - however, with two siblings in teaching, and a Masters from LSE I have always taken an interest in education. I work for Southampton Football Club and am a Fulham FC season ticket holder. 
Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:     Foundation
Appointing Body: LDBS
Term of Office: August 2018 - August 2022
Committee Membership: Admissions and Finance & Resources
Positions of Responsibility: Clerk of Admissions Committee and Chair of Finance & Resources Committee.
Relevant Business Interests: None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None
Date of Declaration: 20/09/2017

Mrs Maggie Ulasi- Parent Governor

I am an Accountant by profession. I was working in this field before taking time out to care for my children who have been attending St Stephen’s since 2013. 

 

I am actively involved in the local community and St Stephen's School since 2013. I was the FOSS Treasurer from September 2016-August 2018. I will therefore continue to use my finance background as a Governor, which is why I am part of the Finance committee.

Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:     Parent
Appointing Body: Governing Body
Term of Office: Jan 2019 to Jan 2022
Committee Membership: Finance & Resources
Positions of Responsibility: None
Relevant Business Interests: None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None
Date of Declaration: 30/01/2019

Mrs Kate Greenwood - LEA Governor

I am an LEA appointed governor, and have been on the St Stephen’s Governing Board since 2008. I was the Vice Chairman for four years, and have chaired the Parent, Pupil, Community and Curriculum Committee since 2009. I have an abiding interest in Education and understand the value of a school as a contributing part of the local community. I am a practising Christian and believe in the importance of a Christian foundation as an essential part of children’s growth to happy and fulfilled adulthood. ​

Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:      CPPC
Appointing Body:  LA
Term of Office: Feb 2015 - Feb 2019
Committee Membership: Admissions and CPPC
Positions of Responsibility: Chair, CPPC Committee
Relevant Business Interests: None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None
Date of Declaration: 06/12/2017

aLEX pERRY - Staff Governor

 I am the staff governor for St Stephens.  I have been a qualified teacher for 12 Years and am in my fourth year as a member of staff at this school. I am currently the Year 6 teacher and am the RE leader for the school. As well as fulfilling my role as a Year 6 teacher,  my responsibilities as RE leader include supporting the school in the teaching of the RE curriculum, helping to organise and run the school church services and ensuring our school maintains its spiritual identity through our ethos.
Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor: STAFF
Appointing Body: ST STEPHEN'S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Term of Office: OCTOBER 2016 -SEPTEMBER 2020
Committee Membership: CPPC
Positions of Responsibility: CURRICULUM
Relevant Business Interests: NONE
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed: NONE
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: NONE
Date of Declaration: 20/09/2017

Mr Alex Legge - Foundation Governor

 I have lived in the borough for over 20 years, and our two children started school at St.Stephen's in 2015. I was asked to join the St.Stephen's Church Committee in 2018 to help review how the church can continue to build on its strong foundations with the school and community. As a marketing director and communications consultant, my remit focusses on corporate strategy and project leadership and I am keen to use these skills in helping to make a difference as the school continues to evolve and flourish.
Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:     Foundation - Deanery Synod
Appointing Body: Deanery Synod
Term of Office: Oct 2018 - Sept 2022
Committee Membership: CPPC
Positions of Responsibility: None
Relevant Business Interests: None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None
Date of Declaration: 02/11/2018

Dr. Kavita Abraham Dowsing - Foundation Governor

It is a huge privilege to be a part of the St. Stephen's School community. St. Stephen's school makes a great impact on the wider community of Shepherd's Bush which is vibrant, diverse and ever changing. As a psychologist, my work focusses on exploring social norms and the cultures of communication. I work in higher education at the LSE, the public and private sector as a management consultant, and in media and international development at the BBC in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:     Foundation
Appointing Body: Hammersmith & Fulham Deanery Synod
Term of Office: 30/01/2017 - 29/01/2021
Committee Membership: CPPC
Positions of Responsibility: None
Relevant Business Interests: None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None
Date of Declaration: 20/09/2017

Amanda Bindon - Foundation Governor

I work as Co Chief Executive of a Christian Charity which helps faith based organisations undertake social action in their local communities. As mother of large blended mixed race family I believe in the value that a sure start in life can bring. I live in Chiswick and had children attending the school prior to becoming a Governor.
Category of Governor:     Foundation
Appointing Body: LDBS
Term of Office: Nov 2017 - Nov 2021
Committee Membership: Finance & Resources
Positions of Responsibility: none
Relevant Business Interests: none
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed: none
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: none
Date of Declaration: 21/02/2018

Mrs Su Wijeratna - Co-Opted Governor

I have worked in schools for my whole career and am the Senior Deputy Head at a nearby independent secondary school.  Having been appointed as a Foundation Governor and Deputy Chair of Governors, I aim to bring my educational experience to St Stephen’s to provide ongoing support.  I live in Windsor and my two daughters previously attended the school.
Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:     Foundation
Appointing Body: Governing Body
Term of Office: Sept 2016 - Sept 2019
Committee Membership: Finance & Resources
Positions of Responsibility: Deputy Chair & Safeguarding Governor
Relevant Business Interests: None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None
Date of Declaration: 20/09/2017

Genet Amare - Associate Governor

I live and work as a Solicitor in Shepherd's Bush and have strong attachments to the community. I have been actively involved with the school since my eldest (an ex-pupil) joined the school in 2009. I have two children currently in the school. I sit on the Curriculum, Pupils, Parents and Community Committee (CPPC).
Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:     Associate Governor
Appointing Body: Governing Body
Term of Office: Annually
Committee Membership: CPPC
Positions of Responsibility: None
Relevant Business Interests: None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None
Date of Declaration: 20/09/2017

Louise Teatum - Foundation Governor

I first became involved with the school as organiser of the BBC Christmas Carol concerts held at St Stephens Church with the school choir. I have a background in education and learning and work as an Executive Producer in Education and Outreach for organisations such as the BBC and the Historic Royal Palaces. I have no children currently at the school but recently gave birth to twins. I also sit on the School Finance and Resources Committee.
Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:     Foundation
Appointing Body: LDBS
Term of Office: Sept 2016 - Dec 2022
Committee Membership: Finance & Resources and Admissions
Positions of Responsibility: Literacy - New Curriculum
Relevant Business Interests: None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None
Date of Declaration: 06/12/2017

Paul Williamson - Parent Governor 

I am a parent governor with two daughters at St Stephen's. We live in Shepherds Bush and have a strong attachment to the community here. I have always worked in education, advising schools and early years institutions on policy and extended services. I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the management and ethos of the school.
Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:      Parent
Appointing Body:  Governing Body
Term of Office:  Oct 2015 - Oct 2019
Committee Membership:  CPPC
Positions of Responsibility:  Inclusion & Welfare
Relevant Business Interests:  None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed:  None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives:  None
Date of Declaration: 20/09/2017

Nisha Darbari - Associate Governor

 I have two children at St Stephen's and was previously co-chair of the school's PTA. As a solicitor and magistrate I bring legal and management skills to the board. I am also a trustee to a local youth charity.
Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:      Associate Member
Appointing Body:  Governing Body
Term of Office:  Annually
Committee Membership: Finance & Resources
Positions of Responsibility:  Assessment & Data
Relevant Business Interests:  None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed:  None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives:  None
Date of Declaration: 22/11/2018

Alice Ormondroyd - Foundation Governor

 
Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:  PCC
Appointing Body:  Foundation
Term of Office:  Feb 2016 - Feb 2020
Committee Membership: CPPC
Positions of Responsibility:  RE
Relevant Business Interests:  None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed:  None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives:  None
Date of Declaration: 20/09/2017

Revd Denis Adide - Foundation Governor

I'm Vicar of St Stephen's church. I have a small family with one of my three children studying at St Stephen's. My prayer is for all the children, their teachers and their families get to know God's love. My hope is to make that introduction fun and freeing. 
Governor Information & Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests
Category of Governor:      
Appointing Body: Foundation
Term of Office: 26/06/2019 - 
Committee Membership:  
Positions of Responsibility:  
Relevant Business Interests: None
Details of any other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Relationships with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None
Date of Declaration: 26/09/2019