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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Here you'll find all the information you need about our Governing Body team.  Please do come and say hello to us.  We are all here to help make St. Stephen's even better!

Take a look at the Governance Handbook

Meet the team!

Susan Edwards - Chair of Governors

I have been Chair of Governors since 17 September 2019, previously Foundation Governor appointed 12 February 2017 and prior to that a parent governor.

Member of Staffing, Resources, Pay and Headteachers Performance Committees. Safeguarding Link Governor and Link Governor for School Council.

Lives in Audenshaw. Two children, boy in secondary school and girl in our school. Works in the Governance Department of a local NHS Trust and has worked as a support worker for Mental Health Services. Enjoys reading, listening to music, comedy, concerts, holidays, camping and festivals.


Beth Lindemann - Vice Chair

Foundation Governor – elected by the PCC on 16/01/18 for 4 years.

Vice Chair, Member of Standards & Development Committees. 

I originally joined the governing body as a staff governor when I taught at St Stephen's. After more than 20 years of primary teaching, I decided it was time for a new challenge and I now teach mathematics at a local high school. I am an active member of my local church, where I play guitar and sing in the worship band. In my free time, I like to read, knit, crochet and socialise with friends.


Jayne Bousie - Parent Governor

Appointed by parents on 15 February 2018 for a term of 4 years.  Member of the Development Committee and Head Teacher’s Performance Management Committee.  Link Governor for Reception.

Jayne lives in Audenshaw.  She has two children in our school, Harry in Year 3 and Charlie in Year 1.  She works at Alma Park Primary School in Levenshulme as a Teaching Assistant.  Jayne enjoys days out with family and friends, gardening and visiting family in the North East.


Emma Ford - Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Church Council in September 2018 for a term of 4 years. At present I am a member of the Standards Committee and Pay Committee. 

Link Governor for Year 3. I live in Audenshaw and have one child in our school, (Daughter in Year 3) and another on the way.  I have worked in education for 15 years and am currently a HR consultant at Tameside Council. I enjoy socialising with friends, walks and visiting new places.


Alicia Harris - Foundation Governor

Link governor for Year 4, member of the Covid Committee and link governor for information and training. I have been married to my husband Graham for 48 years, now with two grown up children and seven grandchildren. I attend St.George's Church in Stalybridge. I am retired, having worked in the NHS as Anaesthetics Department Manager and Coordinator of  Medical Secretarial Services. I enjoy reading, paper crafting, crown green bowling, watching cricket, knitting, and listening to most types of music.  I am a member of the Royal British Legion and the Ashton-under-Lyne Soroptimists. 


Chris Prince – Parent Governor

Link governor for Year 3 and member of the Resources and Staffing committes. I am originally from Hull but have lived in Tameside for the last decade and have worked in secondary education for seven years. I have two boys – one in Year 2 and another hopefully coming to St Stephen’s in a few years! I enjoy days out with my family (we are regular visitors to Chester Zoo) and tinkering with my fantasy football team.


John Shelton - Headteacher and Governor

I decided to become a Governor when I was appointed as the Headteacher.  My lovely wife is a TA in a Manchester school and I am blessed with 4 lovely children.  I really enjoy going to church and love to socialise with family and friends.


Rebecca Wood - Staff Governor.

Appointed by School staff on 1/9/2019 for a term of 4 years. Member of Development, Resources and Covid Committees.

I completed my NQT at St Stephens and have been the class teacher in Year 1 for 7 years. I am also the Art, Design and Technology subject coordinator and Arts Award advisor. I enjoy anything creative! My hobbies include reading, illustration, fashion, art and crafts, film, theatre, music, concerts and festivals.


Tracey Williams - Foundation Governor.

Appointed as a Foundation Governor in Autumn 2019

I have 2 daughters; one in year 3 at St Stephen's and one at Tameside College, who also attended St Stephens.

I am an active member at Trinity Church, Audenshaw, where I am currently the Safeguarding Officer.

I have run my own business, have sales experience, am a qualified nail technician and currently work as the Senior Midday Assistant at St Stephens.

I am also a member of the FOSS team and enjoy organising events and raising money for school to make it even better for our children.

I am a gymnastics mum and spend a lot of my free time taking my daughter training and to competitions (Watch out for a future Olympic gymnast!!!)

I love coffee, socialising and can talk the hind leg off a donkey!!!