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Picture 1 Louisa Wilson - Headteacher
Picture 2 Rosie Cook - Acting Deputy
Picture 3 Phillip Webb - Chair of Governors
Picture 4 Nicola Read - Chair of Achievement and Provision
Picture 5 Anita Randen-Green - Chair of Finance
Picture 6 Kristina Parfrey - Chair of Community and Ethos
Picture 7 Hannah Phillips - Safeguarding Governor
Picture 8 David Hanks - Health and Safety Governor
Picture 9 Rachael Simeone - Clerk to Governors
Picture 10 Lynsey Lowrie - Co-Opted Governor
Picture 11 Lisa Wigmore - Foundation Governor
Picture 12 Marianne Saunders - Foundation Governor
Picture 13 Colin Brough - Foundation Governor


Welcome to the Governors pages at St Stephens.


The Governing Body is made up of up to 15 individual governors who are elected, or appointed, by the organisations that have a stake in ensuring the success of the school.

Parent Governors are elected by the parents / carers of our pupils; Foundation Governors are selected by the Bristol Diocese of the Church of England; Local Authority Governors are approved by South Gloucestershire Council and Staff Governors are appointed from the school teaching staff. The governing body can appoint Co-opted Governors where a specific skill set or specialised knowledge is required. The Head Teacher is also invited to be a permanent member of the Governing Body.

The category of the individual governors pictured above, and their responsibilities, can be found on the Governors Disclosure of Information page.

To contact any member of the Governing Body please ask at the school office and they will pass your details to the relevant governor.


What we do……

The head teacher is accountable for the operational day-to-day running of the school.

The Governing Body is responsible for monitoring and improving school performance and standards. Broadly this involves, holding the head teacher to account for educational performance, ensuring financial resources are well spent and agreeing the ethos, vision and future plans for the school.

To help carry out these responsibilities there are four of sub-committees each consisting of the head teacher and three to five governors.


There are four sub committees which challenge and monitor the school:

  • Community
  • Achievement and provision
  • Finance and Resources
  • Foundation


The Community Committee  focusses on attendance, behaviour, pupil safety and equality matters; the Achievement & Provision Committee  focusses on educational performance, quality of teaching, the curriculum, staffing and the performance of the head teacher and staff members ; the  Finance & Resources Committee focusses on building and facilities repair and improvement, budgets and financial control and the Foundation Governors Committee represents the local Christian community and helps to nurture a distinctive Christian ethos within the school.


With staff, parents and children we hope our work helps in the fostering of a caring, safe, creative environment. Our aim is for all children to reach their full potential and leave inspired to continue their learning.