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Governing Body

Who are Governors and what do they do?

School Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country made up of people who want tomake a positive contribution to children's education. They have an important part to play in raising school standards.

The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. They must provide strategic management and act as a critical friend to support and challenge the head teacher and staff ensuring the school makes good progress towards achieving its aims and objectives.

They do this by:

  • Setting a vision, values and ethos of the school
  • Setting the aims and objectives for the school and setting the targets to achieve these
  • Determining the schools staffing structure and key staffing policies and the principles to be used by school leaders to set other school policies
  • Setting and managing the school budget by putting in place a robust financial management system that ensures best value for money
  • Rigorously monitoring and evaluating the performance of the head teacher

All Saints Governing Board

Our governing board here at All Saints is made up of 12 members.

7 Foundation Governors

2 Parent Governors

1 Local Authority Governor

1 Staff Governor

Headteacher

As All Saints is a Church of England aided Primary school there will always be a majority of foundation governors. Foundation governors are appointed to serve as governors by the diocese. Foundation governors have an especial care for our school's Christian character and along with the head teacher, monitor and evaluate the school's distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church school.

Who are We

Mr Robert Townson - Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor

Mr Walter Townsend - Vice Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor

Mrs Pat Thomas - Foundation Governor

Mr Walter Townsend - Foundation Governor

Mrs Deryn McIntosh - Foundation Governor

Mrs Ellie Gillet - Foundation Governor

Mrs Sue Mutlow - Local Authority Governor

Vacancy -  Foundation Governor

Vacancy - Foundation Governor

Mrs Emma Johnson - Head Teacher

Mrs Valerie Griffiths - Staff Governor

Mr Chris Conway - Parent Governor

Vacancy - Parent Governor

We all come from different backgrounds including banking, accountancy, human resources, IT & software, education, healthcare and sales bringing together a wide range of skills that enable the governing board to function to its best ability.

If you click on the title above  'Who are we' it will tell you more about who we are and why we chose to be governors.

 

Committess and Responsiblities

 

Curriculum and Standards

Curriculum and standards is monitored by all governors during termly curriculum and standard focused full governing board meetings. During these meetings governors concentrate on the curriculum, how it is taught and monitor the children's performance and progress through regular reports from subject lead teachers, the head teacher and by viewing data collected on target tracker and RAISE online.

 

Resources Committee

The Resources committee meets four times every academic year. This committee deals with budget setting and ratification, personnel, health and safety and premisies. The committee includes the school business manager who provides governors with the financial information relating to the budget and school accounts.

 

Faith Focus Group

The Faith Focus group meets termly and focuses on upholding the Christian ethos of the school. Its members consist of all seven foundation governos and the R.E subject lead. The committee monitors religious education, collective worship and SMSC and the schools progress in line with the Statutory inspections of Anglican and Methodist Schools. All Church of England schools are required to have SIAMS inspection from the diocese. The principle objective of the SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a Church school. The Faith Focus group performs regular self-evaluation of the school in preparation for inspection and also works with the Vicar of All Saints Church and members of the church congregation who volunteer their time to assist with this self-evaluation.

 

Pay & Performance Committee

The Pay and Performance committee meet once a year to hear pay recommendations following performance agreements.

 

Disciplinary Committee

This committee only meets in the event of a disiplinary hearing. It has a separate appeal committee. The governos on the appeals committee do not sit on the disciplinary committee in order to provide unbiased, fair hearing for any person wishing to appeal a disiplinary decision.

 

Pay Appeals Committee

This committee only meets in event of an appeals for pay. Governors on this committee do not sit on the Pay & Performance committee in order to provide an unbiased, fair hearing for any person wishing to appeal a pay decision.

 

Governor Details

Name

Type

Responsibilities

Term of office

Robert Townson

CHAIR

 

Foundation

Chair

Resources Committee

Appeals Committee (all)

Performance Management

Theme

 

01/09/2016

Walter Townsend

VICE CHAIR

Foundation

Vice Chair

Resources Committee

Appeals Committee (all)

Performance Management

Safer Recruiting

Safeguarding Governor

Maths

17/3/2016 - 16/03/2020

Pat Thomas

Foundation

Pay/Admissions/Disciplinary

RE/SMSC

17/01/2015 –

16/01/2019

Eleanor Gillett

Foundation

 

01/09/2016

Deryn McIntosh

Foundation

 

01/09/2016

Sue Mutlow Local Authority   16/12/2013 - 15/12/2017

Christopher Conway

Parent

Resources Committee

27/04/2016 –

26/04/2020

Valerie Griffiths

Staff

Safer Recruiting

19/05/2015 –

18/05/2020

Emma Johnson

Head

Resources Committee

01/01/2015 -

Angela Corbyn

Clerk

 

01/09/2017

Constitution: 12 Governors - 7 Foundation, 1 Headteacher, 1 staff, 1 LA, 2 x parent

Governors Pecuniary Interest Register

Name

Relevant Business Interest

Any other education establishments governed

Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives or with other governors

Date declared/

updated

Valerie Griffiths

None

None

Works at the school (Deputy Head)

16.09.15

Robert Townson

None

Retired

None

Scout Association

Wellingborough Civic Society

 

Emma Johnson

None

None

Works at the school(Headteacher)

21.09.15

Pat Thomas

None

None

Grandmother

22.09.15

Walter Townsend

 None

Snap on Uk Holdings Ltd

 None  Parent of a pupil/s in the school  20.09.16

 Eleanor Gillett

 None

College of Occcupational Therapist

 None  Parent of a pupil/s in the school  20.09.16

Attendance register 2014-15, Meetings of the Full Governing Body

Name

17.09.14

12.11.14

21.01.15

18.03.15

19.05.15

09.07.15

Nana Addae-Mensah

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Present

Janet Baines

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Present

Danny Chandler

Apologies

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Stephanie Cheetham

Present

Present

Present

n/a

n/a

n/a

Sarah Gledhill

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Present

Valerie Griffiths

Present

n/a

Present

Present

Present

Present

Emma-Jane Harris

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Present

Chris Haynes

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Emma Johnson

n/a

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Sophia McClymont

n/a

n/a

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Susan Mutlow

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Pat Thomas

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Barry Webster

n/a

n/a

Present

Present

n/a

Present

Janis Wilkinson

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Attendance Register 2014/15 Meetings of the Finance/Resources Committee

Name

22.10.14

24.02.15

28.04.15

30.06.15

Nana Addae-Mensah

 

Present

Present

Apologies

Danny Chandler

 

 

Present

Present

Present

Chris Haynes

 

 

Present

Present

Present

Emma Johnson

 

Present

Present

Present

Susan Mutlow

 

 

Present

Present

Present

Barry Webster

 

n/a

Present

Present

Attendance Register 2015-16 Meetings of the Full Governing Body

Name

22.09.15

17.11.15

19.01.16

08.03.16

03.05.16

05.07.16

Nana Addae-Mensah

Apologies

(Accepted)

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Sarah Baker

 

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Present

Present

Danny Chandler

Present

Present

Present

n/a

n/a

n/a

Chris Conway

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Present

Present

Sarah Gledhill

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Valerie Griffiths

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Emma-Jane Harris

Apologies

Present

Apologies

n/a

n/a

n/a

Emma Johnson

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Sophia McClymont

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Present

n/a

n/a

Susan Mutlow

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Pat Thomas

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Walter Townsend

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Present

Present

Barry Webster

Present

Present

Present

Present

n/a

n/a

Resources Committee

Name of Governor 20.10.16 09.02.16 28.06.16
Nana Addae-Mensah Present Present Absent
Danny Chandler Present Present Present
Chris Conway N/A N/A Present
Emma Johnson Present Present Apologies
Sue Mutlow Present Present Present
Barry Webster Present Apologies Present

 

Resources Committee Meetings Attendance 2016-17

Governor 8th Nov 2016 7th Feb 2017 2nd May 2017 20th June 2017 Attendance Overview
Sarah Gledhill Yes Yes Yes Apologies 3 out of 4 meetings
Sarah Boddington Apologies Yes Yes Yes 3 out of 4 meetings
Chris Conway Yes Yes Yes Yes 4 out of 4 meetings
Emma Johnson Yes Yes Yes Yes 4 out of 4 meetings
Sue Mutlow Yes Yes Yes Yes 4 out of 4 meetings
Walter Townsend     Yes   1 out of 4 meetings
Kerry McAllister (SBM) Yes Yes Yes Yes 4 out of 4 meetings
Erica Wilson (clerk) Yes Yes Yes Yes 4 out of 4 meetings

 

Attendance Register for 2016/17 Meetings of the Full Governing Body

Governor 20th Sept 2016 22nd Nov 2016 17th Jan 2017 7th March 2017 16th May 2017 27th June 2017 Attendance Overview
Sarah Gledhill Yes Yes Yes Yes Apologies Yes 5 out of 6 meetings
Bob Townson     Apologies Yes Absent Yes 2 out of 4 meetings
Pat Thomas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6 out of 6 meetings
Walter Townsend Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6 out of 6 meetings
Deryn McIntosh Yes Apologies Yes Apologies Yes Apologies 3 out of 6 meetings
Eleanor Gillett Yes Yes Yes Apologies Yes Yes 5 out of 6 meetings
Sarah Boddington Apologies Apologies Yes Yes Yes Yes 4 out of 6 meetings
Chris Conway Apologies Yes Apologies Apologies Yes Yes 3 out of 6 meetings
Valerie Griffiths Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6 out of 6 meetings
Emma Johnson Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6 out of 6 meetings
Sue Mutlow Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Apologies 5 out of 6 meetings
Adam Humphrey Apologies Absent Apologies Absent      
Erica Wilson (Clerk) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6 out of 6 meetings

 

 

 

 

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