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The Governing Body of Stepney All Saints Church of England Secondary School is fully committed to ensuring that the school provides the best possible education for the students in their care.  We are members of the National Governors Association (NGA) and aspire to hold their Governor Mark, an NGA approved quality standard for Governing Bodies that demonstrates sustainable excellence in school governance within the context of the school’s leadership and management structure.

School Governors provide strategic direction for the school.  They agree priorities and targets and monitor progress towards them.  In order to provide that leadership, they offer constructive support and challenge to the school leadership team and make key decisions necessary to ensuring that the school fulfils its legal duties.

National Governor's Association

Angela Hancock
Chair of Governors

Governor’s Declaration of Interests, Structure and Memberships – 2023/24

Stepney All Saints CofE Secondary School



Angela Hancock 10/10/15





8 years 06/10/26 Parish of St. Dunstan & All Saints Stepney Personnel & Curriculum; Finance & Premises;

Headteacher’s Performance and Management Review Panel

Link Governor: Safeguarding including online & PREVENT,  Behaviour, History

Director – Estmanco (White Horse Lane) Limited.

Chair of the North East London Diabetes Research Group Lay Panel (Royal London Hospital)

Chair of Age UK – Tower Hamlets

School Governor Stepney Greencoat school None 07/10/22
Paul Woods Ex-Officio Ex-Officio Ex-Officio Staff Governor Headteacher

Personnel & Curriculum; Finance & Premises

None None None 10/10/22
Rev. Trevor Critchlow Ex-Officio Ex-Officio Ex-Officio Rector of St. Dunstan’s Church Finance & Premises (Chair); Pay Committee

Link Governor: Religious Studies

Current Employment: Church Commissioners (Church of England).

Chair at St Dunstan & All Saints Parochial Church Council.

Chair of The Arbour Youth Centre.

Chair of Ratcliff Educational Foundation.

Trustee Samuel Butler Trust.

Board Member The Portal Trust

Board member of the LDBS.

Member of Fellow Sion College London.

Board member University of East London

None None 01/12/22
Dermot O’Brien 08/10/20 4 years 17/10/23 The Portal Trust Finance & Premises

Link Governor: Mathematics ,Year 13, Careers

Current employment: Adab Trust.

Company Directorship: WestFerry Road Management company.

Applied for a grant to support Looked After Children as part of a multi-agency project in the borough to the Portal Trust. The application was successful.

Spouse to Helen Folorunso, The Portal Trust Trustee.

None None 20/09/21
Julia Clarke 29/10/18 4 years 29/10/22 Local Authority of Tower Hamlets Personnel & Curriculum

Link Governor: MFL,    Year 7

Current Employment: Partner at Clifford Chance LLP, international law firm – current role: Global Head of Coaching. None None 09/10/22
Ruth Bujack 23/03/22 4 Years 23/03/26 Parent Governor SoGO Solar Ltd None Child attends school 10/10/22
Nurur Chowdhury 5/12/19 4 Years 5/12/23 Parent Governor Personnel & Curriculum

Link Governor: Parental Engagement, Year 8, ADT

Current employment Barts Health NHS Trust Senior Critical Care Technologist None child attends school 10/10/22
Alice Hester 28/11/23 4 years 28/11/27 Parent Governor Finance & Premises Semperian Group Services LTD None Child attends school 11/01/24
Mary Straw 08/10/20 4 years 08/10/24 Area Dean of Tower Hamlets Personnel & Curriculum (Chair)

Link Governor: SEND & EAL, Year 11, PSHE

Current employment

Hackney Learning Trust


None None 05/10/22
Fiona Lin 16/12/21 2 years 16/12/23 Co-opted Governor Personnel & Curriculum

Link Governor: Year 9, Media

Underwriter at American International Group UK


The Foyer Federation

Charity Trusteeship

Friends of the Harvard club of UK

None None 10/01/23
Tim Duncan 25/03/23 2 years 25/03/25 Co-opted Governor Finance & Premises (Vice Chair)

Link Governor: Political Sciences, Science,  Social Science

Current Employment: Deutsche Bank AG, London None staff member is university friend 05/10/22
Jahangir Alom 5/10/23 2 years 5/10/25 Co-opted Governor Personnel & Curriculum University College London NHS Trust None None 15/10/23
Oliver Taylor 5/10/23 4 years 5/10/27 LDBS Governor Personnel & Curriculum Postgraduate student at City university until April 24 School director of the school exclusion project None 20/10/23
Simon Cook 24/06/21 4 years 24/06/25 Bishop of Stepney Finance & Premises

Link Governor: Year 10, Performing Arts, PE

Current Employment: Innecto Reward Consulting

Trustee of Kick London

None None 10/10/22
Sawar Zaman 6/10/22 4 years 6/10/26 Portal Trust Personnel & Curriculum

Link Governor: Media & ADT

Colart International Holdings Ltd/Group General Counsel & UK company secretary Assessor at Kaplan Solicitors Qualification Examination on ad hoc basis None 13/10/2022
Dominic Graham  6/10/22 4 years 6/10/26 Portal Trust Finance & Premises

Link Governor: Year 13 & Business Studies

Deloitte LLP

Business Proprietor & Directorship

Graham de Montrose ltd

None None 09/10/22
Matthew McGuire  13/7/2023 4 years 13/7/27 Portal Trust Finance & Premises Self Employed None None 17/10/23
Imran Iqbal  6/10/22 4 years 6/10/26 Staff Governor Personnel & Curriculum none None None 13/10/22


Governor’s Declaration of Interests, Structure and Memberships

Academic Year Declaration of Interests, Structure and Memberships
2019-20 click here to view
2020-21 click here to view

If you wish to see other years structures, memberships and declarations, please contact the Headteacher’s PA.

Governors Attendance Records

Academic Year Attendance Records
2020-21  Governor Attendance 2020-2021 
2019-20 Governor Attendance 2019_20
2018-19 click here to view

If you wish to see other attendance records, please contact the Headteacher’s PA.

Non-Confidential Minutes from Governors Meetings