St. Stephen's School

" Do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you.
Do not be afraid to dream of great things " - Pope Francis


Our Governors

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Annual Governance Statement

The Governing Board is the employer of all staff working at the school and has ultimate responsibility for what happens in the school. A majority of the governors are appointed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark to ensure that the school’s Catholic ethos is maintained and developed. Its role includes having to make important decisions about how the school is run. It meets at least once a term as a whole body, as well as in smaller committees and working groups at other times during the term.

We focus strongly on three core functions:

  1. 1. Setting the vision and strategic direction of the school;
  2. 2. Holding the Head Teacher to account for the school’s educational performance and for the safety and well-being of pupils and staff;
  3. 3.  Ensuring financial resources are well spent.

Governors regularly visit the school to meet the children to share their learning experiences. They also talk to staff, to gain a better understanding of the teaching and learning environment.

Further information about school governors may be found on the DfE website:

Governance Handbook January 2017