All Saints Church of England Primary School joined the Ridgeway Education Trust (RET) on 1 November 2023, as an academy school in part of the wider Multi Academy Trust (MAT).
Ridgeway Education Trust is run by a Board of Directors which has ultimate responsibility for running each academy within its structure and for setting the vision for schools within the MAT. You can find out more about Governance in the Trust by clicking this link. Each school retains its own Local Governing Body which includes representatives from the Church, staff, parents and members of the local community appointed for their particular skills and experience. Directors and Governors are appointed for a term of four years.
The schools in the MAT share the core values of high quality teaching and learning, respectful relationships and an inclusive community. These underpin the Trust’s continuing development and support its commitment to excellence.
The Local Governing Body of All Saints meets as a whole at least five times a year and is formed by up to 12 Governors. Its purpose is to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school and to hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
Our Local Governing Body currently comprises the following Governors:
- 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 five times a year, with additional meetings with the senior leadership team to discuss data and targets as appropriate.
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.
Elisabeth Anderson (Chair of Governors)
Term of office: 01/11/23 to 03/05/25
Elisabeth Anderson is a Trust Appointed Governor. 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 (Vice Chair of Governors)
Term of office: 20/08/20 to 19/08/24
Sarah is a Foundation Governor. 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.
Term of office: 09/05/22 to 08/05/26
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 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.
Term of office: 03/12/20 to 02/12/24
Suzie is a Foundation Governor with a focus on Pupil Premium, Children we Care For and Safeguarding. 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.
Term of office: 28/01/22 to 27/01/26
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.
Term of office: 31/10/23 to 30/10/27
Megan joins the Local Governing Body appointed by the Oxford Diocese Board of Education.
Term of office: 19/09/23 to 18/09/27
Malcolm is a Foundation Governor. Malcolm has previously served as a Trustee for another local primary school and Chaired their Finance 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 all Governors, including the specific role of the Chair of Governors and Vice Chair of Governors can be found here.
Please click here to see further information about current and previous Governors and attendance.
Click here to see the Governors' Register of Business Interests.