Steve Penny

Steve Penny

School chair

Steve has been a governor for some six years, and Chair for the last two, at Newstead Wood School in Orpington; a single convertor academy girls’ school, that admits boys into the Sixth Form.

Steve was initially educated at Warwick University and subsequently studied at London, Loughborough and Oxford Brookes Universities.

He is an Engineering Ambassador and a STEM UCAS tutor for the Social Mobility Foundation having completed a further degree with the OU which included experience of teaching in secondary schools. Steve’s interests include music, rugby and skiing.

He is currently working in the area of information security.

Governance in the 21st century


There is now an increased focus on school governance. With more and more schools joining multi academy trusts governance looks very different than it did twenty or even ten years ago. Schools are expected to be outward facing and boards and schools are expected to collaborate. Boards are expected to be increasingly skilled based. This […]