Stephen Forster

I have been a Governor since 2010 and Chairman of the Governing Body between 2011 and 2018.   I also serve on the Learning and Teaching Committee.

I came to Werrington with my family in 1991 after being appointed as Headteacher of Eastholm School in the Eastfield area of the City. We joined Werrington Parish Church and I was a Parochial Church Council member for about 20 years and I continue as the voluntary Business Manager for the Parish. I was Headteacher of Eastholm for 6 years then Principal of Stanground College for 7 years. After that I spent 3 years working for the City Council on implementing the first phase of the Secondary Review and also as a School Improvement Partner. My final paid job, for one year, was as Associate Principal at Sir Harry Smith Community College in Whittlesey. However, after retiring, I held a number of voluntary roles: I was Chair of Governors at Peterborough Regional College and I played a key role in bringing a University Technical College to Peterborough.

Although most of my working life has been in secondary schools, I have particularly enjoyed being a Governor at William Law with its Christian ethos, its high academic standards and its commitment to developing the whole child. I have learned much more about primary education although I think my experiences of school finance, buildings and Ofsted have still proved useful in a primary school setting.