Meet our Governors
Linda grew up in the East Midlands and has been at St Stephen's since 2007.
Rebecca HeywoodCO - CHAIR
I am currently a civil servant working in internet safety policy. Before joining the civil service, I was a secondary teacher of English and Drama, and worked in a small charity helping young people across London to achieve their career potential. Outside of work I'm an enthusiastic potter, runner, and explorer of London and the world.
Tola OjuolapeVICE CHAIR - PCC
Tola Ojuolape is a multi-disciplinary designer with a BA in interior Architecture and an MA in Branding and Communication Design, Tola has worked across theï Â¿ Â½commercial sector with leading brands on projects worldwide. Tola combines all with a lifelong passion for the Africa Continent and has worked with ï Â¿ Â½African led organisations within the Art and Design spectrum. In her spare time she loves to travel & experience new cites.
Veniece PerkinsPARENT GOVERNOR
With a background in policy at The Equality and Human Rights Commission, I am very well versed in taking suggestions and actioning them through to completion. I have a strong belief that all children deserve an equal chance and will strive to ensure that parents and children's voices are heard and taken seriously.
Kate Kopelman,Governor, Foundation Governor
Gabriella LogueStaff Governor
Madeline EvansFoundation Governor
Madeline has lived in Clapham for the past 7 years with a year spent in Melbourne, Australia. She is a Management Consultant supporting businesses reach Sustainability and Net Zero goals. Outside of work, Madeline enjoys travel, walking and spending time with friends and family. Â
Jermaine has worked with children and young people for over 15 years. After obtaining a degree in Graphic Design, Jermaine runs a design business alongside being a consultant for schools in London. Away from work, Jermaine enjoys travelling and fitness.
Maria StarrsAssociate Governor
I am a Head of Finance at Peabody Housing Trust. Before working in housing, I worked in the NHS and the Schools Funding team at Lambeth Council. I am passionate about social justice and working towards opportunity equality, particularly within Education and Housing. Outside of work I enjoy travel, hiking and weightlifting.
I have 3 children currently attending St Stephen's school 1 in year 1, 2 in reception. I am interested in supporting the wants and needs of all the families within the school taking all views into consideration. I feel that I'm easy to approach and have everyone's best interests at heart. Through being a parent governor I feel that I can learn as well as help with the continuing growth and development of all our children.