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Michael Pope - Local Authority Governor, Chair of Governors

Michael Pope - Local Authority Governor, Chair of Governors

Appointed Local Authority Governor 5th October 2020 for a 4 year term of office, previously elected Parent Governor on 29th March 2017 for a 4 year term.


Governor with joint responsibility for the following areas of the School Development Plan :

  • Provision of a broad, sequential, aspirational and balanced curriculum
  • Focus on the health and well-being of our school community to enable them to become responsible, respectful and active citizens.


Responsibility for 'Children who are Looked After' and Class Governor for Owls Class. A member of the Head Teacher Performance Review Panel and the Finance Committee.


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I was born and raised in Woking and moved to Chertsey 4 years ago with my wife and 2 children. My eldest child currently attends Stepgates and also went to Sunbeams Nursery and my wife has worked at Stepgates for 9 years in total.


In my career I have worked in a number varying roles mainly in the IT industry, from Business Analyst to my current role of Product and Business Manager however, I started my work life as a pub landlord. With technology and computing becoming a more vital part of education I want to be able to help the school with my experience of new technologies and support the school as much as I can. I firmly believe in the ethos of the school; it was one of the main reasons I wanted to join the Governing Body.


I am a keen football supporter and love spending time with my family and friends at the weekend.


Stepgates Community School
  • Stepgates Community School
  • Stepgates, Chertsey,
  • Surrey, KT16 8HT,
  • United Kingdom
  • If you have any queries please contact Mrs Kemp
  • Our SENDCo is Mrs Diana Muller who can be contacted via the school email address
  • Telephone: 01932 563022
  • Email: info@stepgates.surrey.sch.uk
  • For Absences please email: office@stepgates.surrey.sch.uk
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