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All Saints' CE Federation of Schools Governing Body

A message from the chair of Governors

 

Welcome to our website! My name is Jo Smith and I am the Chair of Governors.

 

Our governing body consists of one parent governor, three foundation governors (church representatives), one local authority governor (myself), several representatives from the teaching staff (including the Headteacher) and several parent governors.

 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

If a parent or carer has a concern about their child, or the school generally, they should take it up in the first instance with their class teacher or head teacher as appropriate. 

 

It is a pleasure to contribute to the life and wellbeing of this happy and outstanding federation of church schools.

 

Our governors

 

We are very fortunate to have a committed and dedicated team of governors. Their role is crucial in the continuing success and development of All Saints’ CE Infant and Junior Schools.

 

The law states that the purpose of governing bodies in our type of school, is to “conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school” (Section 21(2) Education Act 2002).

 

In practice this means we have six core functions:

 

  1. Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy
  2. Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance
  3. People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity
  4. Structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities
  5. Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements
  6. Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance

 

More information can be found in The Governance Handbook 2017 from the DfE.

 

In order to discharge these responsibilities, we have two sub-committees reporting to the Full Governing Board:

 

The Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC)

Focussed on the curriculum, teaching, achievement and progress of all our children, especially disadvantaged children and special educational needs children.

 

The Resource Management Committee(RMC)

Focussed on finance, personnel, health and safety and the impact of the additional funding we receive for disadvantaged pupils and for sports.

 

Most governors sit on one or both of these committees, additionally we have specialist areas of responsibility, detailed below.

 

The Full Governing Board (FGB)

Takes specific responsibility for safeguarding, agreeing the budget and recruitment of staff and receives reports from the committees at each meeting. 

 

Policies, set out in a clear way, form the framework within which our school operates. The monitoring of school policies is delegated to the committees; this is the time for governors to develop their strategic role, planning, monitoring and reviewing school progress. Policies are available for parents via the school office or on the policy page of this website.

Name

Governor Type

Date of Appointment / Resignation

Term of Office

Business & Pecuniary Interest

Committee Membership

Other Roles & Responsibilities

Attendance Record

Ben O'Connell

Headteacher

May 2018

April 2018 – May 2018

 

All

 

100%

Jo
Smith

Chair / Junior Parent

April 2017

April 2017-

April 2021

 

All

 

92%

Dave
Goodridge

Vice Chair / Co-Opted

April 2017

April 2017-

April 2021

 

Resource
Management

 

75%

Marina
Cresswell

Staff

April 2017

April 2017-

April 2021

SENDCO

 

 

25%

Shelley
Fairey

Parent

April 2017

April 2017-

April 2021

 

Teaching &

Learning

 

50%

Sally
Nadin

Foundation

April 2017

April 2017-

April 2021

 

Resource

Management /

Teaching &

Learning

Foundation Stage

83%

Richard
Wright

Foundation

April 2017

April 2017-

April 2021

 

Resource
Management

English

92%

Cath Lee

Co-Opted Staff

April 2017

April 2017-

April 2021

Deputy Head Teacher

Teaching &

Learning

 

75%

Jane Careless

Co-Opted

April 2017

April 2017-

April 2021

 

Teaching &

Learning

SEND

67%

Carl Gallagher

Co-Opted

April 2017

April 2017-

April 2021

 

 

ICT

67%

Lee
Purslow

Co-Opted

April 2017

April 2017-

April 2021

 

Teaching &

Learning

Health & Safety, Maths, Complaints Coordinator

63%

Sally
Theakston

Co-Opted

April 2017

April 2017-

April 2021

 

Teaching &

Learning

English

100%

Richard
Reade

Associate

April 2017

April 2017-

April 2021

 

 

RE, Collective Worship

13%

Geoff
Stevens

Associate

April 2017

April 2017-

April 2021

 

Resource
Management

RE

75%

Governor support and challenge: our planned calendar for governors to visit our schools to provide support and challenge

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