The Governing Body of All Saints School is a body of up to 12 members. Its purpose is to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, to hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff, to oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure that money is well spent.
Our governing board currently comprises the following:
- Carol Alvey (Foundation governor) - Chair of Admissions Committee
- Reverend Hugh Boorman (Foundation governor – appointed by Archdeacon of Dorchester) - Minister Ladygrove Church
- Fiona Brennan-Scott (Foundation governor)
- Sunil Choudrie (Parent governor)
- Lucy Faulkner (Staff governor)
- Jamie Goddard (Foundation governor)
- John Myers - Headteacher
- Katie Paxton-Doggett (Local Authority governor) - Chair of Governing Board
- Matthew Rowland-Jones (Parent governor) – Vice Chair of Governing Board
- Tony Sutton (Foundation governor) - Chair of Resources Committee
- Dave Worrall (Foundation Governor) – Chair of Standards Committee
We currently have one Foundation Governor vacancy.
Our Local Authority Clerk is Melanie Clements.
The Clerk to the Governing Body is Melanie Clements.
The roles and responsibilities of Governors:
Please click here to see further information about current and previous Governors.
Click here to see the Governors' Register of Business Interests.
The governing body monitors the school in light of OFSTED’s four key performance criteria, reviews performance data, reviews and updates school policies (about 45 in total) and carries out classroom visits to develop members’ knowledge and understanding of the school. It meets six times a year, with additional meetings with the senior leadership team to discuss data and targets as appropriate.
Much of the work is undertaken by committees.
The Resources Committee is responsible for governance of the following areas:
- Health, Safety and Environment
- Human Resources (HR)
- Premises and Grounds
- Data and Information
The Standards Committee is responsible for governance in the following areas:
- Pupil Achievement across all pupil categories (including SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)
- Quality of Teaching
- Educational and pupil welfare polices (such as Collective Workshop, Religious Education, Safeguarding)
The Admissions Committee is responsible for:
- School and Nursery admissions
- Reviewing Admissions policy
Governor classroom visits are made throughout the year, to observe teaching practices, to help governors to become better acquainted with the curriculum and help them in their role as a 'critical friend' to the school's senior management team. Visits are structured around subjects to build understanding and improvements in the way each subject is taught across the school.