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This is the day the Lord has made – we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

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All Saints Church of England Aided Infants School

Learning with Love and Laughter

This is the day the Lord has made – we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Meet our Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 

Please find below the Annual Statement of Governance, which includes details of our Governors including their names, categories, responsibilities, terms of appointment and meeting attendance.

 

All Saints Infants School Governing Body minutes are available for viewing on request, please contact Lizzie Mead (Clerk to Governors):- clerk@allsaints.reading.sch.uk

Annual Statement of Governance 2020-2021

 

The Governing Body of All Saints Infants School met four times during the 2019-20 academic year. During the year, the Governing Body delegated some of its functions to the School Matters Committee, the membership of which was chosen from the full Governing Body. The primary focus of the School Matters Committee was the management of the school’s budget, and decision-making regarding premises matters.

 

The Governing Body is responsible for setting the strategy of the school and monitoring its implementation. It is supported in this regard by a Strategy Committee. Governors expect that the school will promote and deliver the highest possible standards of provision for pupils in terms of safeguarding, curriculum, health and safety and environment. Governors are responsible for the conduct of the school in all areas.  All Governors are involved in setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies and may be involved in hearing appeals or grievances.

 

Key roles of the Governing Body:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
  • To hold the school’s senior leadership to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the efficient and effective performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

 
 
Strategic Aims of the Governing Body:

  • To continue to insist on the highest possible standards of education and learning for the school and its pupils and in the process achieve an Ofsted rating of ‘outstanding’
  • To consider and determine the school’s strategic direction with particular consideration given to:
    • The long term sustainability of the school in terms of budget, staffing, admissions and performance and the identification and mitigation of risks in these areas
    • The ability of the school to achieve the goals established in the School Improvement Plan
    • The ability of the school to maintain the highest standards of provision for pupils in terms of safeguarding, curriculum, health and safety and environment
    • The preservation of the school’s status as a church school and its relationship with All Saints Church and the Oxford Diocese
    • Effective management of the implications of there being one Headteacher across All Saints Infants and All Saints Junior school
    • Effective sharing of staff and resources between the All Saints schools
    • Greater integration of families and pupils

 
Effectiveness of the Governing Body.

We are continuously striving to maintain the highest standards within the Governing Body. We undertake an annual evaluation of our effectiveness and a skills audit. Each Governor has a designated role and is responsible for matters relating to that role. We are aware of the skills that each Governor brings to the school and those areas in which we are short. We seek external advice and guidance to help in these areas and as far as possible recruit Governors with appropriate skills to fill our vacancies. We ensure that governors have access to relevant training and development activities in order to maximise their effectiveness as a governor and the effectiveness of the governing body as a whole.

 

A review of governance during the summer of 2020 has resulted in some changes to governance arrangements for 2020-21. Though the Strategy Committee will continue to operate, the business previously delegated to the School Matters Committee will be dealt with by the full Governing Body. This will also mean that the Governing Body is scheduled to meet six times in 2020-21, once per half term.

 

Meet the Governors (Updated September 2021)

 

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office (no. of years & end date

Responsibilities

Susannah Daniel

Headteacher

 

 

 

Ex-officio

Headteacher

 

Steve Daniels

 

Diocese –Foundation

 

Diocese

 

4

04/12/23

Chair of Governors

Finance Link Governor

SEND Link Governor

 

Emma Tytel

 

L.A.

L.A.

9

07/11/22

Vice Chair of Governors

Curriculum Link Governor

Strategy Committee Chair

Sarah Charlton

Diocese Foundation

Diocese

4

14/07/25

 

 

Rev. Jo Williams

Vicar

 

 

Ex-officio

Religious Education Governor

Karen Turner

P.C.C Foundation

P.C.C

4

01/09/25

 

Harini Papanna

P.C.C.

Foundation

P.C.C.

4

09/02/24

Premises and Health and Safety Link Governor

Cathy Walter

P.C.C.

Foundation

P.C.C.

4

12/11/24

Safeguarding Governor from 31/03/21

 

Please note - All members of the FGB are also members of the Strategy Committee.

Associate Governors 2021-22

 

Name of Associate GovernorAssociate Governor RoleDate of commencement of roleReview Date
Helen FoxDisadvantaged Children Advisor11/09/2021Sept 2022
Mischa Tytel

Strategy advisor

Strategy committee member

01/09/2019Sept 2022

 

Previous Governors 2020-2021

 

Name of GovernorCategoryTerm of Office start dateStepped down/End of term of office
Tamsin LucasPCC Foundation18/07/201812/11/2020
Alice SonaikePCC Foundation31/03/201531/03/2021

Ged Athendriou

Diocese Foundation13/11/201614/07/2021
Karen TurnerStaff Governor30/04/201931/08/2021
Helen FoxDiocese Foundation10/09/201110/09/2021

 

Governor Business and Parochial Interests (Updated September 2020)

 

Governor name

Name of interest business or parochial including: -

  • Governor elsewhere
  • Related/Married to staff member
  • Employed at school

Start date of interest

Date of cessation of interest

Date of last review

(Reviewed every year)

Susannah Daniel

Headteacher

January 2015

 

September 2020

Stephen Daniels

The Thames Learning Trust Trustee

September 2019

 

September 2020

Helen Fox

Oxford Brookes University - Potential post-graduate student/s placement in school

 

Cranbury College PRU - Potential educational support of ASIS pupils

January 2018

 

 

April 2010

 

September 2020

Emma Tytel

Employed by R.B.C.

 

Married to Governor at All Saints Junior School and the Wren School

2004

 

January 2019

 

 

September 2020

Alice Sonaike

Safeguarding Officer at All Saints Church

 

Employed at The Heights Primary School at a Teaching Assistant

August 2019

 

 

September 2018

 

September 2020

Ged Athendriou

Married to ex-employee of All Saints Junior School

October 2016

 

September 2020

Rev. Jo Williams

Vicar at All Saints Church

 

Governor at local Church School Primary

December 2016

 

December 2016

 

October 2019

 

 

Harini Papanna

None Declared

 

 

September 2020

Cathy Walter

Assistant Director of Education at Girls Days School Trust

PCC Member All Saints Church

January 2021

 

January 2021

 

January 2021

Karen Turner

Office Manager at All Saints Infants School

October 2007

 

September 2020

Governor Attendance 2020-2021

 

 

Full Governing Body Meetings

September 2020-July 2021

Governor Name

Number of meetings required to attend

Number of meetings attended

Susannah Daniel

6

6

Helen Fox

6

5

Emma Tytel

6

6

Alice Sonaike

4

4

Harini Papanna

6

5

Ged Athendriou

6

5

Rev. Jo Williams

1

0

Tamsin Lucas

1

1

Steve Daniels

6

6

Karen Turner

6

6

Cathy walter54

 

Updated September 2021 – The Governor Meeting Attendance is updated annually in September and shows the previous academic year’s attendance.

ASIS FGB Meeting Dates 2021-22

 

13th October 2021

2nd December 2021

A further four meetings in scheduled for 2022 - dates to be announced shortly

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