Kirkstall St. Stephen’s C of E (Voluntary Aided) Primary School



Mr Philip Steward (Chair)

Mr Richard Warrington

Mrs Christine Greaves

Reverend Stephen Kaye

Councillor Fiona Venners

Mr Steven Viles


Miss Zoe Barnett


Members of the Governing Body

Mr Steven Viles (Head Teacher)
Miss Zoe Barnett (Deputy Head and Staff representative)

Foundation Governors - Appointed by the Diocese
Mr Philip Steward  (Chair)
Appointed November 2017 by parental election. Term of office 4 years.

"With two children in the school I am keen to make a positive impact for them and their peers, as well as the community which surrounds the school. I have been resident in Kirkstall since 2006 and used to be a Scout Leader for 5th Kirkstall St Stephens. My aim is to be able to make a positive contribution to the school and every child’s education and play an active role in helping the school go from strength to strength. My background is in business and I oversee an events company which brings wide ranging people and business skills including Human Resources, finance and Health & Safety."

Mrs Christine Greaves (Vice Chair)
Appointed September 2015 by the PCC at St Stephen's Church. Term of office 4 years.

"I started as a parent governor at St Stephens school in 1989 when my daughter was in Reception. After she left, I became a foundation governor. Apart from an 18 month break, I have remained a governor ever since. I am governor representative for the school council.

As a member of St Stephens church, as part of the Open the Book team, we visit school once each month to act out Bible stories.
I try and attend the end of term services in church and occasional assemblies in school.
My job outside of school is as a Chaperone looking after children working in television and theatre."

Mrs Susan Hudson
Appointed March 2015  by the PCC at St Stephen's Church. Term of office 4 years.
"I am the Manager at Kirkstall St Stephen's Pre School and have been on the Governing Body since 2012 becoming a Foundation Governor in Spring 2015."

Reverend Stephen Kaye
Appointed February 2018, by PCC at St Stephen's Church. Term of office 4 years.

"What a great responsibility, one that I feel compliments my role of Vicar here in Kirkstall. I joined the Governing Body of the school in Spring 2018. I believe that the links between School and Church are already great and am really excited about developing the relationship further. As Vicar in Kirkstall, along with the Bishop of Kirkstall I have a wide responsibility for each person within the parish, whilst I can do that from the church, being involved with this wonderful school allows for a greater opportunities.

I'm happy to talk with anyone who wants to chat about the school, church or life in general."

Mrs Stefanie Klinge-Davis

Parent Governors - Elected by the parents of children in school

Mr Richard Warrington
Appointed November 2017 by parental election. Term of office 4 years.
"I joined the governing body this September as a parent governor. I have a varied background in the charity sector as a community development worker and researcher. After working for a short while as a Primary School teacher I now work for Young Lives Leeds, an advice and support networks for charities in Leeds that work with children, young people and their families. As a keen trombonist you might catch me playing at Kirkstall Festival or any number of other events around the city."

Mr Andrew Rhodes

LEA Governor - Appointed by the Local Authority
Cllr Fiona Venners
Appointed September 2015 by Local Authority. Term of office 4 years.
"I have been a Local Education Authority appointed governor since 2016 and am a Labour Councillor for the Kirkstall Ward. I have worked in mental health for 25 years and I am the  Chief Executive of the city wide charity 'Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service' which provides out of hours support to people in acute mental health crisis. I am a marathon runner and member of Kirkstall Harriers running club. I live very near the school, with my partner and my cats."

Previous Members of the Governing Body
Name Date of Appointment Appointed by Date stepped down
Mrs Rachel Spencer 17th November 2014 Parental election 28th February 2018
Mr Andrew Kendall 1st June 2014 Diocese of Leeds 14th November 2017
Mrs Lynda Walker 15th October 2013 Diocese of Leeds 14th November 2017
Rev'd Jude Smith 1st June 2014 Diocese of Leeds 14th June 2017
Ms Heather Moore 16th June 2016 Parental election  14th June 2017
Rev'd Nigel Sinclair 1st November 2014 Diocese of Leeds 1st November 2017


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of
all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.