All Saints CofE Aided Infant School

Love to Learn and Learn to Love

Forest School engages and inspires our pupils to learn and explore in a woodland setting, whilst teaching self-esteem, team work and how to truly value the stunning natural world"What an amazing Sports Day! Watching the children support and cheer each other on was just lovely and demonstrates, yet again, what a special school All Saints has become"All Saints aims to provide a happy, family atmosphere in a Christian Community which delights in learning in a safe, stimulating environment."I consider my child very lucky to be attending a school that is teaching her, not only the ever-changing curriculum, but also (and far more importantly) that it is fun to LEARN"“There is a good range of high quality additional activities that enrich the curriculum and promote pupil’s development and enjoyment” Ofsted

Our Governors

The School’s Governing Body’s key responsibilities are:  

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school
  • 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 and make sure its money is well spent 

 

Other duties include: 

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies  

 

Membership of the Governing Body

 The Governing Body for All Saints is a group of 12 people made up of: 

  • 7 foundation governors (1 ex-officio (the resident priest in Tilford), 3 nominated by the Diocese of Guildford and 3 nominated by the Tilford Parochial Church Council (TPCC))
  • 2 parents elected by parents
  • 1 member of staff elected by staff
  • 1 head teacher
  • 1 local authority representative of the local authority (nominated by Surrey County Council)

 The Governing Body meets at least three times a year when, amongst other work, it considers the recommendations of its two major committees – Children & Standards and Resources.

The current composition of the Governing Body is as follows:

 

Foundation Governors (7) 

 

Appointed by

From

To

Amy Mayes

Diocese of Guildford

21.09.16

20.09.20

Ann Tann

Diocese of Guildford

02.01.15

01.01.19

Heather Humphrey

Ex-officio (as resident priest)

15.01.14

N/A

Vacancy

Diocese of Guildford

 

 

Vacancy

TPCC

 

 

Lucy Thomson

TPCC

16.06.14

15.06.18

Meryl Edwards

TPCC

01.02.15

31.01.19

Parent Governors (2) 

 

Elected by

From

To

Toby Black

School Parents

23.09.15

22.09.19

Terry Raven

School Parents

23.09.15

22.09.19

 

Staff Governors (2) 

 

Elected by

From

To

Louise Walters

Staff

 

 

Sara Bedford

Ex-officio (as headteacher)

 

N/A

 

Local Authority Governor (1) 

 

Nominated  by

From

To

Alan Corcoran

Surrey County Council

05.07.17

04.07.21

 

Associate Members 

Additionally a number of Associate Members, with specific expertise and experience, have been appointed. Associate Members do not have voting rights on the Governing Body: 

 

 

Appointed by 

From

To

David Foster

Governing Body

21.01.14

20.01.18

Mathew Douglas

Governing Body

05.07.17

04.07.21

Munir-ud-din Shams

Governing Body

01.09.13

31.08.17

Colin Jones

Governing Body

01.09.13

31.08.17

Becky Speyer

Governing Body

05.07.17

04.07.21

 

 

 

 

Specific Responsibilities 

Chair of Governors – Lucy Thomson

Vice- Chair – Meryl Edwards

Safeguarding – Lucy Thomson

Special Needs – Ann Tann

Link Governor – Lucy Thomson

Honorary Treasurer – Terry Raven

Building - Alan Corcoran

Children Looked After - Sara Bedford

Religious Education - Heather Humphrey

Assessment - Amy Mayes

Pedagogy and Research - Louise Walters

Spelling, Grammar and Handwriting - Amy Mayes and Meryl Edwards

The Broader Curriculum (e.g. RE, PE Funding, Forest Schools)

                        - Heather Humphrey, Meryl Edwards and Terry Raven

Early Years Provision - Meryl Edwards

Governors' Fund, Trust Fund and School House - Terry Raven

Health & Safety - Alan Corcoran

Public Relations, Key Parent Link - Amy Mayes and Lucy Thomson

Acadamies - Terry Raven and Toby Black

Vulnerable Groups - Ann Tann and Lucy Thomson

SEN and Gifted and Talented Children - Ann Tann

RE and Collective Worship - Heather Humphrey and Louise Walters

 

Membership of the Children & Standards Committee 

Meryl Edwards

Ann Tann (Chair)

Louise Walters

Amy Mayes

Heather Humphrey

LucyThompson

 

Membership of the Resources Committee 

Terry Raven

Sara Bedford

Toby Black

Alan Corcoran

Lucy Thompson (Acting Chair)

 

Membership of the Pay Review Committee

Sara Bedford

Ann Tann

Alan Corcoran

Lucy Thompson (Chair)

 

Membership of the Head Teacher's Performance Management Panel

Ann Tann (Chair)

Lucy Thomson

Meryl Edwards

 

Membership of the Admissions Committee 

Sara Bedford

Heather Humphrey

Lucy Thompson (Chair)

 

Pupil Discipline, Staff Dismissal and Staff Dismissal Appeal Committees are convened as required.

 

The Clerk to the Governing Body is

Kate Parry-Shield

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Mrs Lucy Thompson - Chair

Foundation

Lucy has been a parent at All Saints for 6 years. She was previously the chair of FOAS for 2 years before becoming a governor in September 2015.

Lucy and her husband Neil have 4 children and 3 dogs! In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and walking with her dogs. Prior to having children she worked within nursing, specialising in adults with head injuries.

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Mrs Meryl Edwards - Vice Chair

Foundation

Meryl Edwards has served on the Governing Body for 10 years. She started as a Parent Governor, has been Chair and is now serving as Vice Chair.  She has participated in all Committees during her time with the Governing Body and is currently Chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee.

Meryl is self-employed working for an International Network of Law Firms.  Her three children all attended All Saints and went on to Waverley Abbey Junior School.
Sara Bedford

Mrs Sara Bedford

Headteacher

Sara Bedford has been a governor four times in her 20 years of teaching.  She has served as a Teacher Governor in two schools, a Parent Governor and now as Headteacher.  She has worked in both Junior and Infant schools; as Head of Upper School of a large junior school, Lead of Literacy, Special Educational Needs plus Able Child.  Sara was one of the first Primary Advanced Skills Teachers in Hampshire and has chaired the Special Educational Needs Forum for local Infant, Junior, Secondary and Special Schools.  Sara believes passionately in providing a stimulating learning environment where children are happy, inspired, challenged and ‘Love to Learn’.

Mr Toby Black

Parent

My children have all benefited enormously from the supportive, enriching and fun learning environment at All Saints. I hope that as a governor I can help ensure all current and future children have the same wonderful first experience of education.

I am currently Managing Director at RM Education, a technology company that is focused on supporting UK schools with their ICT needs. As I work with schools across the country every day, I hope I can bring some of the best of what I see to All Saints.

I am also a parent governor at Waverley Abbey School.

Mr Terry Raven

Parent

A parent with two children at All Saints, Terry joined the full Governing Body in June 2016.  He also sits on the Finance & Resources sub-committee, leveraging knowledge and experience picked up during a twenty-year career in the financial services industry – specifically in investment management where he worked in a team of eight investment professionals overseeing more than £9bn of assets.

More latterly, Terry has taken some time away from the City of London, to pursue other interests including the coaching of sport to primary-school aged children as well as a distance learning postgraduate qualification in Sports Law.

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Mrs Ann Tann

Foundation

I have been a school governor for about 25 years, first as a teacher, where I was the staff rep and then, for the last 19 years, as a deputy and headteacher. I have recently retired as Headteacher of a local primary school and I wanted to put my knowledge of education to good use. I am passionate about getting the best outcomes for the children in our care, both academically and pastorally to develop confident, happy and well rounded children. I am delighted to join All Saints governing body and I look forward to getting to know the school better. 

The Revd Heather Humphrey

Foundation

I was born into a Christian home in Newcastle Under Lyme in 1946. I moved to Worcestershire for training as a teacher in 1965. I then taught in Primary Schools for 30 years. For 15 of those years I was Deputy Head of the village school of Bredon, Tewkesbury.

I trained as a priest in 1987 and was ordained Deacon in 1990 and finally Priested with the first women in the Church of England in 1994 in Worcester Cathedral. Whilst still a teacher I served for 9 years in rural parishes before becoming a full time stipendiary vicar of a huge parish in the West Midland for fifteen years.

I moved to Tilford in December 2013 as the resident priest. I have two grown up children and a young granddaughter.

Mrs Louise Walters

Staff

As a Class Teacher at All Saints, I am the Staff Governor for the Governing Body.  I have taught at All Saints School since September 2007 when I joined as a Newly Qualified Teacher.  After teaching in Year 2 for the majority of my time at All Saints, I currently teach in Year 1.  After completing my NQT year, I developed the role of Literacy lead, concentrating on the importance of 'Talk for Writing'.  I currently lead on Assessment and Religious Education.

Mrs Amy Mayes

Foundation

is a Private Secretary and Lady in Waiting to TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex. She has worked for the Royal Household for 12 years and prior to her current appointment was Deputy Private Secretary to HRH The Princess Royal.

On graduation from university, Amy commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served as an Army Officer for 5 years with the Adjutant General’s Corp (Education and Training Services). She served in Germany, Kosovo and the UK.  On leaving the Army she worked for the Rocco Forte Hotel Group in Edinburgh and Hilton Online University in London as the Training and Development Manager.

Amy is married to Jon and has 2 children, Tom and Alice. They have lived in Farnham since 2008. She studied Politics at Durham University and completed a PGCE (Further Education) while in the Army.  Amy is a keen skier and loves the outdoors.

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Mr Alan Corcoran

Local Authority

I hope that I will be able to use my experience in the education sector and in local government to assist in the development of the school. I am particularly interested in the maintenance and development of the school's premises.

Mrs Caroline Passant
Foundation
I am currently an inspector at Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons . Previously my experience has been working with young people in varying roles including as the Head of Safeguarding at HMYOI Feltham.
I have previously sat on management committees for local charities involving vulnerable young people and having recently moved to the area have been keen to support a local school. I'm married with two young children and am looking forward to supporting the children, staff and community at All Saints.

 

 

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