Our Governors

Bishop Stopford’s School Governing Body

The Governing Body of a Voluntary Aided School plays a fundamental part in its way of life. The governing body employs the staff and admits the students. It has important responsibilities for the curriculum, especially religious education, and for student progress; and it ensures that financial management is sound.

Our Governing Body, set up according to the Instrument of Government 2014, comprises 14 members whose names are listed below. Governors come from many walks of life, including the church, higher education, industry, business and finance. Among their number are elected representatives of the parents and staff. Members serve on the official committees of the governing body and attend school events. As part of their overall concern for the students they have taken out an insurance policy to cover sports injuries, but they would remind parents that there is no insurance cover for personal effects damaged or stolen on the School premises.

In an Aided School the Governors, in addition to contributing 10% of the cost of new buildings, have the responsibility for the maintenance and repair of the outside of all their buildings. Parents are encouraged and expected to make an annual contribution (£60 per student) to help keep the buildings in a good state of repair, they are also invited to increase the value of their contribution through the “Gift Aid” scheme at no extra cost to themselves. The response has always been most positive, and consequently the school is a very pleasant place in which to work.

Governor's Portal


Governing Body Membership and Terms of Office

Name of Governor Category Terms of Office Commencement – Renewed Every 4 Years
Mrs Kate Roskell Chair/Advisor LDBS 21/09/2017
Mr Derek Woodward Foundation GovernorDeanery Synod 27/09/2017
Mr Paul Dennis FoundationDeanery Synod 10/10/2017
Rev Ian Gallagher Foundation Governor 01/07/2017
Mrs Stephanie Ortelli Foundation Ex-Officio 17/07/2017
Mrs Kathryn McLoughlin Foundation LDBS  
Ms Jacqui Powell Parent Governor 10/10/2017
Mr Martyn Caswell Foundation GovernorDeanery Synod 04/10/2017
Revd Stuart Owen Foundation Governor 27/09/2017
Mrs Theresa Davis Co-opted Governor 15/10/2017
Ms Judith Dougherty Staff Governor 09/11/2017
Mrs Tammy Day Headteacher at Bishop Stopford’s School 21/09/2017




BSS GB Annual Statement 2016.17
BSS GB Strategic Priorities 2017 18
Governing Body Behaviour Principles Sept 2017

Academic and Pastoral Meetings Attendance
Full Governing Body Attendance
Resources Meetings Attendance


Attendance for Governing Body Meetings