Central Region Schools Trust (CRST)

CRST Governance Information 

CRST Scheme of Delegation

Local Academy Governing Board (LAGB)

Our governors are volunteers who help to lead the school. Their role is one of strategic leadership, leaving the day-to-day management of the school to the Principal. 

If you wish to contact the governors, please email:

Local Academy Governing Board Membership and Declarations of Interest

Governor Attendance 2022-23

Dear Parents,

We are a Church of England school, with a strong and distinctive Christian ethos, serving a culturally diverse community. We believe that we are all enriched as a result of experiencing these different cultures on a daily basis and that this is of significant benefit to our pupils.

In October 2019 St Stephen’s joined the Central RSA Academies Trust now known as Central Regions Schools Trust. 

“Stakeholders have absolute faith in the vision and demonstrate a steely determination to live it out daily. Staff work hard to ensure the children’s needs are met in a nurturing environment. Leaders are tenacious in their efforts to secure the best outcomes for all pupils, particularly those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable. Leaders ‘hold the children’ when making any decision to ensure they remain central. As a result, most pupils achieve well.” SIAMs December 2019. 

The responsibilities of a school governing body can be summarised as: setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school; holding the Principal to account for the school’s performance and performance management of staff; overseeing financial performance and ensuring that it achieves value for money. The governing body of St Stephen’s aims to carry out these responsibilities in a supportive and constructive way and we have excellent relationships with the Principal and teaching staff/Senior Leadership Team.

If you are reading this ahead of choosing a school for your child I hope you find the remainder of the website interesting and informative and we welcome further enquiries. If your child is already a pupil I hope we are meeting or exceeding your expectations and that your child is happy and making good progress.

To everyone, welcome.

Vicky Jackman, Chair of Governors