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All Saints' CE Federation 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 2019 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)

Chair of the TLC: Geoff Stevens

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)

Chair of the RMC: Sally Theakston

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.

Governor Hub


All of our governor minutes, plans, records of visits and self evaluation are stored securely on Governor Hub.


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