St Paul's Steiner

Trustees

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 and that their assets are protected. The trustees are selected and may be removed by the Members of the Association or can be co-opted by other trustees. The trustees formally meet twice a term but in practice usually meet more often. Trustees give their time and support voluntarily. The school is always keen to strengthen the governance
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.

The Board is:

Belle Benson

Chair of Trustees

Email: trustees5@stpaulssteinerschool.org

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 Rene

Communications

Email: trustees4@stpaulssteinerschool.org

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.

Benjamin Parratt

HR

Email: trustees10@stpaulssteinerschool.org

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.

Grazia Gatti

Quality Of Education

Email: trustees7@stpaulssteinerschool.org

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 Jeffrey

Safeguarding

Email: trustees9@stpaulssteinerschool.org

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.

Jayne Thomas

Quality of Education

Email: trustee11@stpaulsssteinerschool.org

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

Diversity

Email: trustees13@stpaulssteinerschool.org

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 Univ. 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 Flynn:

Finance

Email: trustees14@stpaulssteineschool.org

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.