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 head teacher and the vicar of All Saints’ church sit on the Governing Board.
Broadly speaking, the role of the governors is to act as a “critical friend” to the school and to work with the school’s leaders to make sure it serves the needs of the children in our community as well as possible. It’s very important for governors to act impartially, and with the interests of all at heart, rather than any particular group. Governors should not try to get involved in the day-to-day running of the school. Rather, they have a strategic role focused around three core 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 at All Saints 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”.
At its most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2014, the school was graded as ‘good’. Since then, the Board has been working with the head teacher and other school leaders to ensure that academic standards at the school are at least maintained and where possible raised. All Saints’ is well known in the local area for the care and support it provides to children and families. The governors are particularly committed to ensuring that the school continues to provide a warm welcome and inclusive experience for all our pupils, regardless of their history or background.
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.