The governing body has important powers and duties, but limited time and resources. So it focuses on where it can add most value – that is, in helping to decide the school’s strategy for improvement so that its pupils learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards.
The governing body helps to set, and keep under review, the broad framework within which the head teacher and staff run the school. In all its work, the governing body focuses on the key issues of raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning.
"This letter is to update you on the work of the governors and to highlight areas of progress in the school."
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Mrs Angela Veysey, Foundation Governor, pending appointment by London Diocesan Board of Schools. Angela is on the Standards Committee and is linked with SEN in the curriculum. She was a teacher at Stepney Greencoat, but is now at St John’s Church of England Primary School.
Ms Ann Hill, Foundation Governor, chosen by the Vintners Company to be appointed by the London Diocesan Board of Schools, until 5th July 2019. Ann is on the Standards Committee and is linked with English in the curriculum. She was an early years’ teacher in a primary school in West London, but has recently retired.
Ms Anne Bishop, Parent Governor, until 7th June 2019. Anne is on the Standards Committee and is linked with Inclusion. She has been a health visitor/district nurse specialising in parenting with families who have children with behavioural problems, but is currently a full-time mum looking after her two children at Stepney Greencoat.
Ms Ceri Durham, Foundation Governor, appointed by St Anne’s PCC, until 5TH July 2019. Ceri is the Chair of the Standards Committee and is linked with Parental Engagement and Early Years in the curriculum. Ceri is a lawyer and has 2 children at Stepney Greencoat.
Ms Eno Omosevwerha, Staff Governor until 8th July 2019. Eno is on the Standards Committee. She is also the Year 3 Class Teacher and Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Pupil Enrichment.
Mrs Iris Bryzak, Local Authority Governor, until 9th March 2018. Iris is the Chair of the Resources Committee and is linked with Child Protection, Safeguarding and Attendance at the School. She is retired and has had children and grandchildren at the Stepney Greencoat.
Mr Richard Bray, Foundation Governor, ex officio through being Rector of St Anne’s Limehouse. Richard is the Vice Chair of the Governors and is on the Standards Committee. He is linked with RE and Collective Worship in the curriculum. Three of his four children are currently pupils at the school.
Mr Robert Scott, Foundation Governor, appointed by St Anne’s PCC, until 30th August 2017. Robert is the Chair of Governors and is on the Resources Committee. He is linked with PE in the curriculum and works for a church in the City. He has one child currently at the school.
Ms Tara Wilson, Foundation Governor, appointed until 31st August 2019 by Tower Hamlets Deanery Synod. Tara is a member of the Resources Committee and is linked with Science in the curriculum. She lives and works as a lawyer within Tower Hamlets.
Mr Trevor Critchlow, Foundation Governor, ex officio through being Rector of St Dunstan’s Stepney. Trevor is on the Resources Committee and is linked with humanities in the curriculum.
Ms Rahima Choudhury, Parent Governor until 13th March 2020. Rahima is on the Resources committee and is linked with the early years curriculum. Rahima works in a Higher Education institution as an Insurance and Risk Manager. Rahima has two boys, one of whom attends Stepney Greencoat School.
Ms Olga Browne, Deputy Head Teacher, is present at every full Governing Body meeting as a non-voting member. She also attends the Resources and Standards Committees as an observer.
The Resources Committee particularly looks at how the School is using its money and making the most of its staff. At the Resources Committee, Debbie Boyle as the School’s Administrative Officer plus David Waller from School Accounting and Finance Services Limited are there to advise us. They have no voting rights nor other business interests related to the School.
The Standards Committee particularly looks at curriculum issues, what children are achieving and how they are making progress. At Standards Committee meetings we always have members of staff reporting on different aspects of the curriculum.
Richard Bray is is the honorary chaplain for the University of Cumbria (Poplar campus).
Trevor Critchlow is the Chair of Governors at Sir John Cass Church of England Secondary School.
No other governors have interests relevant to the governing of the School, beyond those who have already been described as Staff or Head Teacher Governors.
John Furley resigned as governor in December 2014 because he had moved out of Tower Hamlets and was a governor of another school.
Jamal Uddin resigned as governor in April 2015 as he had moved out of the Tower Hamlets and felt he could no longer commit to serving as Governor