Governance and Governors

Our school is governed by our Council of Management. They meet at least six times a year and are accountable for upholding our Waldorf ethos, major strategic decisions, evaluating risks and maintaining the financial and educational viability of the school.

Our current members are:

Chair - Sue Dawson (
Safeguarding - Stuart Gallagher (
Learning Support - Sue Dutton (
Early Years - Ursula Werner (
Estates and Health and Safety - Sue Dawson (
Finance - Craig Willmott (
Pedagogy Oversight - Kevin Avison (
Boarding - Julian Gilde (
GDPR - Kelly Underwood (
Clerk to Trustees - Ruth Beachim (

Andy Plant, Education Lead (non-voting member) –
Gertraud Soukup, Chair of College (non-voting member) –
Lesley Taberer, Bursar (non-voting member) –

Members of the Council of Management can be also contacted via the school’s office on 01384 394633, or by writing to Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School, Love Lane, Stourbridge, DY8 2EA.

The Council's Annual Work Plan for 2019/2020 can be found by clicking here

Below is a visual representation of our management structure: