Step by Step Board of Governors

Stuart King – Chair

I have been a Parent Governor at Step by Step since 2009, and was delighted tor at Novartis UK. I have an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Athene Burdge – Independent Governor

Both my son and daughter attended Step by Step during different time periods. Having personal experience with two children with autism, I am an advocate for the use of ABA, believing in its efficacy and being passionate about its wider dissemination. I believe it is important that parents partner closely with staff and governors to the Board of Governors.

Dr Catherine James – Independent Governor

I was delighted to ensure the school continues its outstanding work.

Jill Moss – Independent Governor

I was so pleased to deliver high quality provision.

Aisling Hailes – Staff Governor

I have worked at Step By Step School since September 2017 and in 2021 I progressed to several schools. I also have many years experience supporting children with additional needs out in the community. I look forward becoming part of the Governing Body as Staff Governor.

Bronwyn Gan – Independent Governor

I am an experienced project professional, currently working as a Project Management Office Lead at a well known bank.  I have worked in the financial service industry for 20 years specialising in IT and Financial Management Control and Change Management.  I have worked in Australia, Singapore, the Netherlands and Belgium before settling down in East Sussex with my husband and two children.  Through my own children I have been able to the development and well being 0f the younger generation.

Nicola Smart – Independent Governor

I am a Human Resources and coaching professional with over 25 years experience in both the commercial and not-for-profit sector access opportunities for personal development so that they can reach their full potential.

David Tilbury – Independent Governor

I am a practising solicitor a child at a crucial stage.

Alice Lily – Parent Governor


For more information on our governing body, please contact our clerk- AnnaMaria Williams .