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Governors

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!

Chris Prince – Chair of Governors

I was elected Chair of Governors in September 2021, having previously been appointed as a Parent Governor in November 2019. 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 at St Stephens and another hopefully coming here 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.

 

Duties

Health and Safety Governor

Year 6 Class Link Governor

Committee Member for: Resources, Staffing, Pay and Headteacher Performance

 

Term of Office

4 years

 

Pecuniary Interests

None

 

Emma Ford - Vice Chair of Governors

Appointed by the Church Council in September 2018.

I live in Audenshaw and have one child in our school and another at home.  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.

 

Duties

Year 2 Class Link Governor

Committee Member for: Pay, Staffing and Headteacher Performance

 

Term of Office

4 years

 

Pecuniary Interests

None

 

Susan Edwards - Foundation Governor

I served as Chair of Governors between 2019-2021, having previously been appointed as a Foundation Governor and prior to that a Parent Governor.

I live in Audenshaw and have two children, a boy in secondary school and a girl in our school. I work in the Governance Department of a local NHS Trust and have worked as a support worker for Mental Health Services. I enjoy reading, listening to music, comedy, concerts, holidays, camping and festivals.

 

Duties

Safeguarding Governor

School Council Link Governor

Year 3 Class Link Governor

Committee Member for: Staffing, Resources, Pay and Covid Response

 

Term of Office

4 years

 

Pecuniary Interests

None

 

Jayne Bousie - Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents in February 2018.  Member of the Development Committee and Head Teacher’s Performance Management Committee.

I live in Audenshaw and have two children in our school, Harry and Charlie.  I work at a Primary School in Levenshulme as a Teaching Assistant.  I enjoy days out with family and friends, gardening and visiting family in the North East.

 

Duties

Year 1 Class Link Governor

Committee Member for: Development, Headteacher Performance

 

Term of Office

4 Years

 

Pecuniary Interests

None

 

Alicia Harris - Foundation Governor

Appointed by PCC in November 2019. 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. 

 

Duties

Information and Training Governor

Year 4 Class Link Governor

Committee Member for: Covid Response and Resources

 

Term

4 Years

 

Pecuniary Interests

None

 

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.

 

Duties

N/A

Term of Office

N/A

 

Pecuniary Interests

None

 

 

Rebecca Wood - Staff Governor

Appointed by school staff in September 2019. 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.

 

Duties

Committee Member for: Development, Resources and Covid Response

 

Term of Office

4 Years

 

Pecuniary Interests

None

 

Tracey Williams - Foundation Governor

Appointed as a Foundation Governor in Autumn 2019.

I have 2 daughters; one 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!

 

Duties

Committee member for: Resources and Development

 

Term of Office

4 Years

 

Pecuniary Interests

None

 

Sarah Dentith - Foundation Governor

 

Elected by the PCC in November 2020. I live in Audenshaw with my husband and daughter; who attends St. Stephen’s. I attend St. George’s Church in Stalybridge. I am an Accounts Controller for a leading insurance broker, but I also have experience of general finance, HR and events organisation; which has taken me to some beautiful places around the world including Argentina!

I was a volunteer at Willow Wood Hospice for 15 years, primarily working within the fundraising department and I am currently a volunteer for UK Sepsis Trust as I wanted to give back to the charity which has supported me.

 

Duties

Year 5 Class Link Governor

Committee Member for: Development and Resources

 

Term of Office

4 Years

 

Pecuniary Interests

None

 

Beth Lindemann - Foundation Governor

Appointed by the PCC in January 2018 for 4 years. 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.

 

Duties

Committee Member for: Covid response and Development

 

Term of Office

4 Years

 

Pecuniary Interests

None

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