The Trustees of both charities have overall legal responsibility; they are responsible for ensuring that the charities are run in accordance with their stated primary objectives, provide strategic leadership and robust accountability to the school and ensure that their assets are protected.
The trustees are elected by the members of the Association or can be co-opted by other trustees.
New trustees require two references as well as a DBS and Section 128 check. They undergo an orientation session to brief them on their legal obligations under charity and company law, the content of the memorandum and articles of association, the decision-making processes, the business plan as well as recent financial performance of the charity. They are given a tour of the building and an outline of current projects. Significant training in all areas of compliance continues throughout their term.
Working as a team, the trustees give their time voluntarily to support, and challenge the Leadership team as they strive for the best outcomes for the children. The trustees meet twice a term formally, but in practice usually meet more often and in smaller groups and with their counterparts within the school depending on their portfolio.
The school is always keen to strengthen the Board with trustees from beyond the school with the relevant knowledge and experience.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a trustee, please email the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board is:
Chair of Trustees
Belle was appointed as Trustee in 2018 and became Chair in June 2019. She is a parent of 3 children ( two of which have graduated from St Paul’s ) and has been an enthusiastic member of the community for 14 years. Belle has a Masters in Fine Arts, but has spent most of her career managing teams and staff in entrepreneurial ventures in the world of Fashion and Interior Design, and most recently running a consultancy for creative entrepreneurs. She has been involved in many aspects of the school from running events and fundraisers, to co-chairing the St Paul’s Community Group.
Matt works in television, most recently as Producer and Director on a BAFTA nominated children’s comedy drama. His profession has given him skills that are very useful in his portfolio as he is well versed in disseminating information out to large teams in a timely fashion and understands the importance of a transparent and clear message.
Matt was Steiner educated from Kindergarten until Class 11 and now all three of his children attend St. Paul’s. His hope as a Trustee is to help offer an encouraging and outward facing perspective and promote the wonderful ethos of our school.
Ben is employed by the Metropolitan Police Service. He has extensive experience in long term investigations and deals with a broad spectrum of individuals where clear communication and an open mind are critical. The necessity for transparency and accountability is fundamental in his current role and he hopes to apply that equally to his duties as a trustee. Ben values the capacity for happiness and creativity his Steiner education gave him. He believes his involvement as a Trustee, in some small way. ensures and education is available to others and continues to be.
Quality Of Education
Grazia was elected to the board of trustees in May 2018 to work on the development of an Upper School in London. Her daughter is a graduate of St. Paul’s. Grazia originally trained as a Literary Translator and worked with publishers in Italy for over 20 years, going on to lecture on MA translation courses in London. Since moving to the UK in 1992 she trained as a Homeopath and has been in full-time private practice since 2009.
Kate is a qualified social worker who graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004. Kate has worked in a variety Children’s centres and Social care settings which has provided her with a good understanding of child development, the complexities of family life, and assessing risk.
She currently works in a senior management role in Children and Families Social Care where she oversees children’s journeys through the care systems, ensuring decisions are made quickly for the benefit of the children – making sure they are with the best people to care for them and meet their needs.
Kate lives in North London with her wife and baby daughter.
Quality of Education
Jayne became a Trustee in Summer 2020. She is a fully qualified, accredited and experienced psychotherapist with a Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and has been working therapeutically with families for over 10 years. Her previous career was in the Voluntary Sector, working in the fields of disability and palliative care. Her first degree was in English Literature and she has a strong interest in theatre, music and literature, and has written and directed a full length play performed by a local theatre group. She hopes her psychotherapy training, organisational skills, and commitment to community involvement will add value to the Board of Trustees and to St Paul’s.
Daniel Zylberzstajn - Lewandowski
Daniel is a German GB-Correspondent. Before becoming a Trustee, in 2018 he co-founded and co-chaired school’s Diversity Group. Besides journalism, he has worked professionally on diversity topics, i.e. for YMCA England, South Bank University and Wahat-al Salam-Neve Shalom. He has been a Youth Mentor in Dalston, Vice-chair of a Housing Co-Op for vulnerable Londoners and co-founded Coram’s Fields User Group. Daniel graduated from SOAS in Third World History & African Politics and did his MA at Goldsmiths under Paul Gilroy. Daniel teaches Pilates as a side profession, which explains his MSc in Sports Coaching (Brunel). Daniel’s daughter has attended St Paul’s since 2013. His wife is British - Sierra Leonean Krio.
Levi has a BSc in Economics and Finance and has worked in education for 7 years. He is currently Finance Manager at a Multi Academy Trust in North London, providing strategic financial analysis and recommendations to stakeholders in a number of key areas e.g. building and maintenance, catering, cleaning, curriculum costs, finance, IT, payroll to name a few.
As trustee Levi hopes to share his experience and knowledge with the school to help it meet its core aims and thrive.
Neil is a Chartered Architect who runs a studio based in North London. Prior to his architectural training he was educated from Kindergarten to Class 11 at a Steiner School. In parallel with his work in architectural practice he has undertaken various roles in architectural education, as a tutor, design critic, and examiner.
Neil joined St Paul’s Steiner School as a Trustee in 2021, with a focus on its Grade II* Listed building. He hopes that his work will help children from a range of backgrounds enjoy the same creative and holistic education which he was so grateful to receive.
Association & Alumni
Massimiliano is a graduate of St Paul's, and a graduate from the University of Leeds where he was awarded a First Class integrated master’s degree with Honours in Pharmacology. Besides being an alumnus of the school, which is hugely beneficial to the Board, he has a number of relevant skills, such as his written and verbal communication, organisation, time-management, decision-making and problems solving, acquired from his university education and current position working in a COVID-19 testing laboratory. Max hopes that his long-time connection to the school would allow him to carry out his remit more effectively, providing him with a deeper understanding of the experiences of St Paul's students and alumni alike.