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 annual meeting attendance.
All Saints Infants School Governing Body meeting minutes are available on request, please contact Katherine Green (Governance Professional):- firstname.lastname@example.org
The Full Governing Body (FGB) of All Saints Infants School (ASIS) met six times during the 2022-23 academic year, once per half term, plus a short meeting to approve the 2023-24 budget. Three of the six full length FGB meetings were held online on weekday evenings, and the other three meetings were held during the school day in school. This meeting pattern is to be carried forward into 2023-24.
The Governing Body is responsible for setting the strategy of the school and monitoring its implementation. At the start of the year, the Governing Body agreed to continue with the structure approved at the start of 2020-21 whereby there is limited delegation to committees and so the majority of the business of the Governing Body business was conducted via these FGB meetings.
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 vision, aims and policies and may be involved in hearing appeals or grievances.
Key roles of the Governing Body:
Strategic Aims of the Governing Body
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. In addition, the school underwent an Ofsted inspection in March 2022. The inspection report stated that ‘Staff are proud to work at All Saints Infant School. They appreciate the attention leaders and governors give to staff’s workload. Governors are highly involved in the life of the school. They are effective in checking the school’s work and holding leaders to account. They are committed to meeting the needs of pupils and families in the community.’
Each Governor has a designated link role and is responsible for matters undertaking monitoring work relating to that role and reporting to Governing Body meetings on that work. These link governor roles cover Safeguarding, Disadvantaged Children, Curriculum, Finance, Religious Education, and Health and Safety. As part of these roles, and sometimes for other reasons, governors are involved in a wide range of in-school monitoring visits and reports on these are usually made to the next FGB meeting after the visit concerned.
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, including the engagement of Associate Governors, 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.
Ensuring effective safeguarding arrangements at the school is of the utmost importance for Governors. During 2022-23 the Governing Body committed to all governors receiving annual training focused on the safeguarding role of governors. All governors completed that training last year and a training plan for 2023-24 is in place. The link governor responsible for Safeguarding conducted regular school monitoring visits throughout the year, reporting to each FGB meeting on their work.
During 2022-23 two new governors joined the Governing Body, and a former governor was re-appointed. One was a staff governor, another a governor appointed by the local authority and the other was a Foundation governor appointed by All Saints Parochial Church Council. Unfortunately, five governors have stood down in the past year and so, at the time of writing, there are four vacancies. A parent governor election is to be held in autumn 2023 to try to fill one of these vacancies and attempts to fill the other Foundation governor vacancies are ongoing.
As well as this statement, on the school website, a list of current and recent past governors is provided. This list also includes details of their term of office, the category of governor, any relevant business and parochial interests, their link governor responsibilities and attendance record at meetings in the preceding year.
Term of Office (no. of years & end date
Responsibilities / Link Governor
Chair of Governors
Admissions Committee Chair
Anthem Trust Link
Vice Chair of Governors
Strategy Committee Chair
Rev. Jo Williams
|Kathleen Wathey||Staff Governor||Staff||4||05/01/27||Assistant Headteacher|
|Jenna Lynch||P.C.C Foundation||P.C.C||4||8/3/27||Health and Safety|
Please note - All members of the Governing Body are also members of the Strategy Committee and Admissions Committee.
|Name of Governor||Category|
Term of Office
|Date of resignation|
|Carl Skeats||Parent Governor||19/10/2021||20/01/2023|
|Karen Turner||PCC Foundation||01/09/2021||10/07/2023|
|Mischa Tytel||Associate Member||21/09/2021||10/07/2023|
|Levine Whitham||Diocese Foundation||11/05/22|
|Catherine O'Donnell||Parent Governor||20/10/21||3/11/23|
|Name of Governor||Business Interests|
|Carl Skeats||None declared|
|Karen Turner||Member of casual staff for ASIS|
|Mischa Tytel (Associate Member)||Governor, All Saints Junior School, Governor The Wren School, volunteer Bushcraft & outdoor learning teacher for ASIS and ASJS.|
|Levine Whitham||None declared|
|Catherine O'Donnell||None declared|
Name of interest business or parochial including: -
Start date of interest
Date of cessation of interest
Date of last review
(Reviewed every academic year)
27 September 2023
9 October 2023
Employed by Reading Borough Council
Married to Governor at All Saints Junior School
Husband provides Bushcraft activities for Infant and Junior school through White Wold Bushcraft
1 November 2023
29 Nov 2023
Rev. Jo Williams
Vicar at All Saints Church
Governor at St Mary and All Saints Primary School
21 Sept 2022
|Kathleen Wathey||Assistant Headteacher||19 October 2023|
|Jenna Lynch||None declared||N/A||29 Nov 2023|