The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

Below are the details for our governors, including their attendance at Local Governing Body meetings and some profile details. These are kept updated. We also keep information on governors up to date on the DfE's Get Information About Schools (GIAS) website.

Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • setting targets for pupil achievement

  • managing the school’s finances

  • making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based

  • appointing staff

  • reviewing staff performance and pay

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Mr Lee Morfitt

Role: Chair of Governors

Term of Office: 01/11/20 - 21/10/24

Area of special interest: Curriculum & Wider Curriculum Opportunities (SMSC, British Values, Creativity & Sport) SEN provision, including effectiveness of provision. 

Appointed by: Stepney LGB

Business Interests: None

I have been a part of Stepney for around 16 years. Firstly, as parent whose three children attended the school then as a volunteer, followed by parent governor then finally Chair of Governors. 

I have always had a special interest in SEN with having  2 children with disabilities. This has driven me to always try to make every child achieve their true potential through the continued hard work of the School and the Governing Body.

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Miss Ruth Truelove BEM

Role: Vice-Chair of Governors

Term of Office: 21/10/20 - 21/10/24

Area of special interest: Pupil Welfare, Safeguarding & Child Protection (including pupil premium) Views of the school (including Pupil Voice, Parent Voice and community links and views)

Appointed by: Stepney LGB

Business Interests: Finance & Administration Manager, St Stephen’s, Hull

I joined St Stephen’s Shopping Centre in 2007 following a career with Nottingham University and Hull City Council and have been actively involved with Stepney Primary School for the past six years.


I initially started as a reading assistant through my involvement with Business in the Community which was also supported by St Stephen’s.  In 2015 I became a co-opted governor and am very  proud to be associated with this amazing school. It is a privilege to work with the teaching  staff, pupils and other governors who are all so enthusiastic in providing the best education whilst making the pupil’s wellbeing the number one priority.


My interest in literacy and reading skills continues and I also like to support the children with after-school activities, school trips and other valuable initiatives such as the learning activities provided by the Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University which I am also a trustee/volunteer.

Through my involvement in these various youth education and training initiatives, I gain satisfaction in helping to encourage our young people, inspiring them to believe in themselves and to create a positive future for all.

Mrs Kerry Freeman

Role: Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 21/10/20 - 21/10/24

Area of special interest: Early Years, Leadership.

Curriculum & Wider Curriculum Opportunities (SMSC, British Values, Creativity & Sport) 

Appointed by: Stepney LGB

Business Interests: None

I have over 21 years’ experience working within the Early Years and Educational field. I enhanced my Early year’s qualifications in 2008 by undertaking the National Professional Qualification in Centre Leadership (NPQICL) Level 7.  I am also one of the nominated Childrens safeguarding co-ordinators for our organisation.

I am employed by Goodwin Development Trust (Charitable organisation) commissioned to deliver CC services for families with children 0-5 years in Newland, Ave, Bricknell, Myton & St Andrews Wards.  As the Co-ordinator for Fenchurch Cluster Children Centres I became a Governor at Stepney Primary School to represent families and children in the area and develop a strong partnership with the school and community. Within my role as co-ordinator I develop children centre services to allow easy access to a variety of service provision such as Health, Early Years, Family support, Parenting 121 /intervention programmes, Training and Employment support. I hope my skills and knowledge will be a valuable asset to the parents /children and Governing body of Stepney Primary school. 

Mrs Syeda Nudrat

Role: Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 29/01/21 - 29/01/25

Area of special interest: Views of the school (including Pupil Voice, Parent Voice and community links and views)

Appointed by: Stepney LGB

Business Interests: None

I have been working in a Social Sector for 15 Years, since I had completed my Masters in Social Sciences. Besides my other jobs, I have alway been keen on the idea of social change by eliminating any kind of gender based discrimination and identifying the stereotypes which could badly affect our community. I strongly believe in the Children’s Right advocated through UNCRC (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child). As a Governor, I am interested to strengthen a Parent-Teacher partnership to achieve the desired outcomes which will lead our school to the outstanding level of education and children can develop themselves as high achievers within the community. 

Dr Mamoon Bashir

Role: Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 29/7/22 - 29/7/26

Area of special interest: None

Appointed by: Stepney LGB

Business Interests: None

Lucy Saint

Role: Staff governor

Term of Office: 13/9/22 to 13/9/26

Area of special interest: No area of special interest yet

Appointed by: Stepney Staff

Business Interests: None

Ms Lucy Saint - Resigned 24/01/22

Role: Staff Governor

Mr Paul Browning - Resigned 31/01/21

Role: Headteacher

Mr Chris Fenton - Resigned 06/09/21

Role: Parent Governor

Ms Catherine Starling - Resigned 20/01/21

Role: Co-opted Governor