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

Ann Tann

Diocese of Guildford

02.01.15

01.01.23

extension pending Diocese ratification

Rev'd John Morris

Ex-officio (as resident priest)

 

 

Caroline Passant

 TPCC

20.02.18 

19.02.22 

Jane Whittingdale

Diocese of Guildford

24.09.19

 23.09.19

Hannah Mellor

TPCC

20.09.18

19.09.22 

Charlotte Carr

Diocese of Guildford

 

pending Diocese ratification

Meryl Edwards

TPCC

01.02.15

31.01.23

extension pending Diocese ratification

Parent Governors (2) 

 

Elected by

From

To

Susie McIntyre

School Parents

20.09.18 

19.09.22 

Terry Raven

School Parents

23.09.15

22.09.20

1 yr extension

 

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 

There are currently no Associate Members, with specific expertise and experience, who have been appointed.  Associate Members do not have voting rights on the Governing Body: 

 

 

Appointed by 

From

To

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specific Responsibilities 

Chair of Governors – Ann Tann

Vice- Chair – Alan Corcoran

Link Safeguarding – Caroline Passant 

Link Governor – Hannah Mellor

 

Vulnerable Children – Ann Tann

Looked After Children - Ann Tann

SEN and Gifted and Talented Children - Ann Tann

 

Honorary Treasurer – Terry Raven

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

PE and PP - Alan Corcoran

Building Development - Alan Corcoran,  Jane Whittingdale

Health & Safety - Alan Corcoran

 

The Curriculum - Charlotte Carr, Susie McIntyre

Religious Education - Reverend John Morris

EYFS - Meryl Edwards

 

FOAS Link - Susie McIntyre

Public Relations, Community Link - Susie McIntyre

Safer Recruitment - Charlotte Carr, Alan Corcoran, Ann Tann

Health & Well-being - Hannah Mellor, Caroline Passant

Staff & Well-being - Louise Walters

 

Membership of the Children & Standards Committee (clerked)

Hannah Mellor (Chair)

Sara Bedford

Charlotte Carr

Susie McIntyre 

Rev John Morris

Ann Tann 

Louise Walters

 

Membership of the Resources Committee (clerked)

Terry Raven (Chair)

Sara Bedford

Alan Corcoran

Meryl Edwards

Caroline Passant

Jane Whittingdale

Jo Webb (in attendance) 

 

Membership of the Pay Review Committee (clerked)

Ann Tann (Chair)

Sara Bedford

Alan Corcoran

Meryl Edwards 

 

Membership of the Head Teacher's Performance Management Panel

Ann Tann (Chair)

Alan Corcoran

Meryl Edwards

 

Membership of the Admissions Committee (clerked)

Ann Tann (Chair)

Sara Bedford

Alan Corcoran

Rev'd John Morris

 

Membership of the Governance Committee (clerked)

Alan Corcoran (Chair)

Sara Bedford

Hannan Mellor

Ann Tann

 

SFVS Working Group

Jo Webb

Terry Raven 

Alan Corcoran

 

 

 

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

 

The Clerk to the Governing Body is

Jules Williams:

email: jwilliams@allsaints-tilford.surrey.sch.uk

Mrs Ann Tann - Chair

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. 

Mr Alan Corcoran - Vice Chair

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 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’.

Mrs Susie McIntyre

Parent

Following an adventurous childhood in Zambia and Saudi Arabia, Susie has spent the last two decades promoting responsible global travel, both as a PR and marketing consultant, and as an author and journalist. She’s passionate about cutting-edge conservation, community development and off-grid adventure, and is known for her thorough, candid approach

As a Parent Governor, Susie is proactive and enthusiastic about creating the school’s communications strategy and championing the school’s achievements. A passionate supporter of both All Saints and cutting-edge education, she’s excited to spread the word about all that goes on at this small but fabulous school.

Susie lives in Frensham with her husband, two children and pampered dog.

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.

Mrs Charlotte Carr

Foundation

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Carr to the All Saints' Governing Body this month. Charlotte brings considerable experience in primary education, current research and staff mentoring to the Board, and an infectious enthusiasm for high-quality teaching.

A former Year 6 teacher, Charlotte has worked in many local schools and universities supporting both teaching and learning. She is a Higher Education Association Fellow and a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.  With an MA in Academic Practice, Charlotte is an expert in mentoring teachers to fulfil their potential and boost the learning experiences and outcomes of their pupils. She is currently Director of Initial Teacher Training at St Polycarps, and from September will become Head of the Teaching School for the St Polycarps Catholic Teaching School Alliance.

 

Rev'd John Morris

Ex-Officio

Revd John Morris started life as a Scientific Officer at the Royal Radar Establishment but quickly discovered his vocation to the priesthood.  After curacies in Swansea and Herefordshire, John was Vicar of Lugwardine, Hereford for five years before joining the Navy as a Chaplain.  In 1996 he passed Commando Training and served with Royal Marine Commandos all over the world including Antarctica, the Arctic and Afghanistan.  On leaving the Navy John was Chaplain and taught RE at Lord Wandsworth College.  John has been Vicar of the Bourne with Tilford since October 2017.  He is a keen offshore yachtsmen and with his wife spend their holidays sailing their family boat round France and the Channel Islands.  John is married to Gillian and they have two children: Abigail is a Medical Writer and Charles plays cricket for Worcestershire. 

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 Hannah Mellor

Foundation

Hannah is currently a full-time Mum of 3 boys - Will (11), George (8) and Jack (2).  She is a qualified primary school teacher with experience of working as a Year Group Leader and on the Senior Management Team within a large West London junior school.  She has also provided regular supply cover for local schools including William Cobbett and Elvetham Heath.  She most recently worked as a Key Worker at 'Woodlands Nursery School'. Hannah also has a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, an area she would like to explore further professionally.

Hannah is very excited at joining the team at All Saints and hopes to contribute using her combined skills as a teacher and a parent!

Mrs Meryl Edwards 

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.

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.

Mrs Jane Whittingdale
Foundation

 

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