Welcome to All Saints’ Primary School Governors’ Page.
The school’s Board of Governors is made up of parents, members of staff and members of All Saints’ Church and the wider community. In addition, both the Headteacher and the vicar of All Saints’ church sit on the Governing Board.
Governors have an important part to play in providing support and challenge to the school leaders and ensuring that the school meets the needs of its pupils as fully and as well as possible. Governors are not involved in the day-to-day running of the school, but rather have a strategic role focused around three main areas.
a. Ensuring the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction;
b. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent in the interests of the pupils.
As a Voluntary Aided school, the governors are also responsible for setting and administering the school’s admissions policy, acting as the employer of the school’s staff and ensuring the school is run in accordance with the principles of its foundation i.e. to “preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level”. Governors are also responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of its pupils and staff. The school’s Instrument of Government can be found here: link to the Instrument of Government
The full Governing Board at All Saints’ usually meets five times a year and focuses on overarching strategic matters. In addition, there is an Education Committee and a Finance and Resources Committee, both of which meet once a term. The Education Committee looks in detail at the curriculum, the quality of education, the progress and attainment of pupils and support provided to children with special educational needs. The Finance and Resources Committee looks at how the school budget is used, ensures value for money is achieved, oversees staffing matters and sees that the school buildings and assets are maintained in good condition.
Governors do not need to educational experts, but they do need to bring enthusiasm and a desire to make a real difference to children’s lives. The Board functions best when governors are able to offer a broad range of professional skills such as in finance and accountancy, legal knowledge, experience of HR and performance management, health, safety and estate management, procurement, governance and teaching experience in other settings.
If you would like to find out more about the work of the governors, or are interested in becoming a governor yourself, please contact the school office or download the following guide to the role of a school Governor.
Governors can be contacted through the school office as follows: