My name is Dave Hanson and I have been recently appointed to be the Vicar of St Stephen’s Church (October 2017). I am delighted to join the Governors at St Stephen’s School and to have the opportunity to build on the relationship already established between the school and church. I am married to Irene who has recently retired as an Early Years Teacher and we have three adult children, two of whom are primary school teachers and one who is training to be one. So guess what we talk about when everyone is home! Prior to entering ministry in the Church of England I worked as a Senior Manager in the NHS with particular responsibility for safeguarding. We have also spent 10 years working in South East Asia and so it is great to come to work in such a diverse community as the one here in Broadgate. I have a particular interest in the collective worship in school and the teaching of RE. I believe that St Stephen’s will continue to be a school that can offer children the highest standard of education and the opportunity to be part of a school community which lives out the principles of ‘faith in action’ expressed though equality and respect.