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Our Local Governing Body

Governors visit the school regularly to meet and talk to the children and staff. We have a Governors’ Day in school each term when they visit lessons, hold Pupil Discussions, undertake Work Scrutiny and meet with parents and teachers. They also attend events and assemblies at the school. This allows them to see how the school’s policies and plans are being put into place, how resources are used, and allows them to gather information and knowledge of the school.

Our governors are a diverse group of individuals representing the parents, school staff and the local community, with a broad range of skills and experiences. They all share a common goal to help the school develop and improve and, in doing so, to provide its children with the best education possible.

All governors are volunteers.

The Local Governing Body meets at least once a term. Governors attend training provided externally and also attend ‘in house’ LGB training each term. Our Chair, Lee Morfitt, also meets with the Chairs from the other Thrive schools on a termly basis.


Governor Responsibilities

The school produces a School Development Journey (SDJ) which details the Key Priorities for improvement over the next three years and how these will be achieved. The Governors work together with the staff to ensure these key priorities are achieved. Governors work closely with the staff on the ‘Three Big Ideas’ which are three key pieces of improvement work which have been identified in the SDJ.

Meetings Dates for 2023-24

The meeting dates for the Local Governing Body meetings for the 2023-24 school year are:

Thursday 5th October 2023

Thursday 30th November 2023

Thursday 14th March 2024

Thursday 27th June 2024


Governors 2023-24

Governors Attendance 2023-24

Mr Lee Morfitt​

Role: Chair of Governors

Business Interests: Governor at The Hub School, Governor at Oakfield School

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.

Miss Ruth Truelove BEM​

Role: Vice-Chair of Governors

Business Interests: None

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

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

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

Business Interests: None

Hello, I'm Dr Mamoon Bashir, and I am privileged to serve as a co-opted member of the Local Governing Body at Stepney Primary School. As an award-winning academic with a passion for education and research, I bring a diverse range of experiences to the governing
Currently, I hold the position of Graduate Research Director at Hull University Business
School. I have been involved in teaching and research for over a decade, both within the
United Kingdom and internationally.
My academic journey includes a Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management and Digitalisation from
Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia. I also earned an M.Sc. in International
Business Management from Aberystwyth University and a Post Graduate Certificate in
Academic Practices (PCAP) from the University of Hull. As a Fellow of Advance HE
(formerly Higher Education Academy, UK), I am committed to fostering excellence in
As a member of the Board of Governors at Stepney Primary School, I am committed to
contributing my knowledge, experience, and passion for education to support the school's
growth and success. It is an honour to be part of this esteemed institution, and I look forward
to playing a vital role in shaping a bright future for our students and the school community.

Lucy Saint

Role: Staff Governor

Business Interests: None

I am the Staff Governor. I have taught at Stepney for over 20 years and believe our school is a unique and special place of education. As a committed classroom teacher, I can utilise my experience to support the school as a Governor. I have a particular interest in Pupil and Staff Voice. The staff at Stepney go above and beyond to provide the children with the best education and experiences, and I am proud to represent them on our Governing Body. Pupil Voice has always been important at Stepney, and I am keen to continue to ensure that this is heard and shared.

Deborah Mcgregor

Role: Parent Governor

Business Interests: None

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