All Saints

All Saints

Church of England (A) Primary School

Together we Aspire, Believe, Explore, Achieve

Tamar Way, Didcot, Oxon OX11 7LH

office.3859@all-saints.oxon.sch.uk

01235 819143

Governance

Governance

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:

 

  • John Myers - Headteacher
  • Juliette Little - Staff Governor 

 

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)
  • Financials
  • 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)
  • Attendance

The Admissions Committee is responsible for:

  • School and Nursery admissions
  • Reviewing Admissions policy

 Elisabeth Anderson

Elisabeth Anderson is a Local Authority Governor. (Chair of Governors).  Elisabeth Anderson has worked in the school sector since 2007 and is committed to helping children access the best education possible. She works at a local independent boarding school as Development Director, and has been a Governor at several schools prior to joining the Board at All Saints in 2021. She lives in South Oxfordshire with her partner and has one adult child.

 

Sarah Bevan

Sarah is a Foundation Governor and Deputy Chair of Governors and Chair of the Resources Committee. Sarah is a Supply Chain professional responsible for leadership of large teams both operational and project based in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Sarah lives in Henley with her partner and has one son. She attends St. Margaret’s Church, Harpsden.

 

 

Hugh Boorman

Hugh is the minister of The Ladygrove Church, which meets each Sunday in the school hall, and has lived on the estate since 2005.

Hugh is a Foundation Governor so has a particular responsibility for RE and collective worship. Also, having a son who is on the autistic spectrum, he has a particular interest in Special Educational Needs and Disability. Outside of church and school, Hugh enjoys a good walk, a bit of photography, wargaming, role-playing games, a good pint of real ale and talking to Mr Myers about Prog Rock and Liverpool FC.

Dave Worrall

Dave was appointed as a Foundation Governor in 2018 and chaired the Standards Committee between 2018 and 2022.

Dave retired after a career in science and business/commercial management. He has interests in sports and travel. He is married with four children (the youngest attends All Saints) and lives in the Ladygrove area.

Adam Graves

Adam is a Foundation Governor. Adam works as a tax professional at HMRC leading on areas of tax evasion within Individuals and Small Business compliance. He has lived in Didcot for most of his life having attended both primary and secondary school within the town.

 

 

Chris Slade

Chris Slade joined the governing board as a diocese appointed foundation governor in September 2022. He is a professional photographer and former business manager who lives on the Nobel Park estate with his wife and son, who attends the school.

 

 

 

Suzie Walker

Suzie is a Foundation Governor with a focus on Pupil Premium, Children we Care For and Safeguarding. Suzie is also Co-Chair of the Standards Committee. Suzie is human resources professional and works for a locally based law firm.  Suzie lives on the Ladygrove estate with her husband and son, who attends All Saints School. 

Julian Fells

Julian is a Parent Governor. He spent 20 years in industrial scientific research, before moving to the University of Oxford in 2015, where he leads a research team and teaches Engineering Science at Trinity College. He has 2 children at All Saints and he lives next to the school. He is Co-Chair Designate for the Standards Committee. 

We currently have Governor vacancies, please contact the school office if you would be interested in finding more about joining our Governing Board.

 

 The roles and responsibilities of Governors:

Please click here to see further information about current and previous Governors and attendance.

Click here to see the Governors' Register of Business Interests.

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.

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