Governors

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.

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

Mr Lee Morfitt

Role: Chair of Governors

Term of Office: 01/11/16 - 01/10/20

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.

Mr Paul Browning

Role: Headteacher

Term of Office: 01/11/16 - 01/10/20

Area of special interest:Whole School Direction & Strategy

Appointed by: Stepney LGB

Business Interests: None

I have been head teacher of Stepney Primary since May 2006. Prior to this, I had been the deputy head since September 2004 after joining the school from an East Riding School. I was born and grew up in Nuneaton in Warwickshire, before going to Keele University, University College Wales and Hull University. I always feel honoured to work at Stepney amongst so many wonderful pupils, parents and staff. I am passionate that all of us at Stepney provide unequalled opportunities for all our pupils with a broad and rich curriculum, centred around outstanding teaching of the core subjects. 

Mrs Leanne Smith

Role: Vice-Chair of Governors

Term of Office: 01/11/16 - 01/10/20

Area of special interest: Pupil Welfare, Safeguarding & Child Protection (including attendance, behaviour, data, exclusions) 

Appointed by: Stepney LGB

Business Interests: None

I am the Deputy Head teacher of Oakfield School, Hull.  I have been teaching for 12 years and a member of a senior leadership team for 9 of them.  I am originally from Essex but moved spent the majority of my years in Warwickshire and Staffordshire. After travelling I moved to HULL in 2008. My expertise is working with children and young people with special educational needs, particularly those with social and emotional difficulties. I welcome the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the school in its future development.  I  enjoy travelling and spending time with my friends and family.

Mr Chris Fenton

Role: Parent Governor

Term of Office: 29/03/17 - 01/02/21

Area of special interest: Premises and Health & Safety (including school environment and impact on curriculum provision)

Appointed by: Stepney LGB

Business Interests: None

I am a parent of children who attend another school in the YHCLT. I am a businessman, running the company Octovision.

Mrs Kerry Freeman

Role: Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 01/11/16 - 01/10/20

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. 

Father Phil Lamb

Role: Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 12/07/17 - 01/06/21

Area of special interest: Community links, RE

Appointed by: Stepney LGB

Business Interests: None

I’m Fr Phil, born and bred in Hull, originally from Hessle Road and then Spring Bank after redevelopment to Hessle Road meant the whole community were moved. I am married to Karen with two children and one foster son, I also have three grandsons. For fifteen years I worked as a time served wood machinist mainly in the caravan industry in Hull. I felt the call to the priesthood in 1998 and was selected for training in 2000. After training I served my curacy at Bridlington Priory in Bridlingtonfrom 2005 and then on to become Vicar of Hornsea with Atwick and Skipsea in 2006. The draw home was growing ever stronger, and God called me to Sculcoates St Mary’s and St Paul’s Sculcoates where I began my times as priest here in May. I am a pass holder at my beloved Hull FC where each and every home game you will see your local vicar screaming on the Black and Whites from the East Stand. It was an honour early in my time here to be asked to be a governor of Stepney Primary School, where in the early days of my ministry at St Mary a close relationship is has developed and I hope that this relationship goes from strength to strength and that pupils and staff feel as much at home in St Mary as I have been made at home in school...

Mrs Syeda Nudrat

Role: Parent Governor

Term of Office: 18/01/17 - 01/12/20

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. 

Ms Lucy Saint

Role: Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 01/11/18 - 01/11/21

Area of special interest: Pupil Voice

Appointed by: Stepney LGB

Business Interests: None

Ms Saint is one of our experienced teachers, who is currently teaching in year 5.

Mrs Cath Starling

Role: Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 01/11/16 - 01/10/20

Area of special interest: Pupil Welfare, Safeguarding & Child Protection (including attendance, behaviour, data, exclusions)

Appointed by: Stepney LGB

Business Interests: None

I am a school nurse with over thirty years nursing experience in various settings. For the past twenty years, I have been a school nurse working across the city, in East, North and West Hull so I have a wealth of knowledge about health-related topics. I have been a governor since January 2017 and this has enhanced my understanding of education and local government legislation. As health has an impact on education and school attendance, I feel that by being visible in school I am able to help and signpost parents to appropriate services when health problems arise. Good health enables children to achieve their maximum potential in education.

Miss Ruth Truelove BEM

Role: Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 01/11/16 - 01/10/20

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.

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