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

16.10.19

15.10.23  reappointment

Rev'd John Morris

Ex-officio (as resident priest)

 

 

Appointment in  process

Diocese of Guildford

20.10.20

19.10.24

Appointment in  process

Diocese of Guildford

 

Appointment in  process

TPCC

 

 

Appointment in  process

TPCC

 

 

Meryl Edwards

TPCC

13.01.2020

12.01.2024 reappointment

 

Parent Governors (2) 

 

Elected by

From

To

Chris Ellerker

School Parents

20.07.21

19.07.25

Jennifer Stearn

School Parents

 09.10.20

08.10.24

 

Staff Governors (2) 

 

Elected by

From

To

Louise Walters

Staff

 March 2020

March 2024

Sara Cox

Ex-officio (as Headteacher)

 September 2020

N/A

 

Local Authority Governor (1) 

 

Nominated  by

From

To

Ann Gunn

SCC/Cognus

 05.10.20

04.10.24

 

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 

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Specific Responsibilities 

Chair of Governors – Ann Tann

Vice- Chair – Meryl Edwards

Link Safeguarding – Ann Gunn

Link Governor – Ann Gunn

 

Vulnerable Children – Ann Tann

Looked After Children - Ann Tann

SEN and Gifted and Talented Children - Ann Tann

 

Honorary Treasurer – Jennifer Stearn

Governors' Fund, Trust Fund and School House - Meryl Edwards

PE and PP - Ann Tann

Building Development -  TBC (appointment in process)

Health & Safety - Ann Tann

 

The Curriculum - TBC (appointment in process)

Religious Education - Reverend John Morris

EYFS - Meryl Edwards

 

FOAS Link - Jennifer Stearn

Public Relations, Community Link - TBC (appointment in process)

Safer Recruitment - Sara Cox, Ann Tann, Rev'd John Morris

Health & Well-being - TBC (appointment in process)

Staff & Well-being - Louise Walters

 

C&S and Resource Committee Chairs to be voted at FGB Autumn 1 (30th September 2021)

Membership of the Children & Standards Committee (clerked)

Sara Cox

Rev'd John Morris

Ann Tann 

Louise Walters

Ann Gunn

2 x TBC (appointments in process) 

 

Membership of the Resources Committee (clerked)

Sara Cox

Meryl Edwards

Chris Ellerker

Jennifer Stearn

Ann Tann

1 x TBC (appointment in process)

Jo Webb (in attendance) 

 

Membership of the Pay Review Committee (clerked)

Ann Tann (Chair)

Sara Cox

Meryl Edwards

 

Membership of the Head Teacher's Performance Management Panel

Ann Tann (Chair)

Meryl Edwards

 

Membership of the Admissions Committee (clerked)

Ann Tann (Chair)

Sara Cox

Rev'd John Morris

 

Membership of the Governance Committee (clerked)

Ann Tann (Chair)

Meryl Edwards

Ann Gunn

 

SFVS Working Group

Jo Webb

Meryl Edwards

Jennifer Stearn

 

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 Diocese

I have been a school governor for about 30 years, first as a teacher and deputy head, where I was the staff representative and then as headteacher of a local primary school. I have been associated with All Saints for about 15 years working with colleagues and, since my retirement, I feel privileged to continue that association as a governor. 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.

 

 

Mrs Ann Gunn

Local Authority

Having spent her career in Primary Education, Ann brings a huge wealth of experience to the Governing Body. She has been a governor in a variety of primary schools for 20 years, and retired from school headship in 2019, taking up the mantle of Local Authority Governor at All Saints in 2020.

She is keen to positively contribute to school life as we look ahead to future opportunities, and to support All Saints’ staff in continuing to provide the very best education for each child.

Ms Sara Cox 

Headteacher

I live locally with my family, plus Ralph the Labradoodle and Jasmine the cat.  During my spare time I enjoy horse riding, and sometimes falling off, my rather cheeky spotty horse called Oreo, along with sailing and scuba diving.  Professionally I have amassed twenty-three years of teaching in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2 in a wide range of schools from inner city London to small village infant church schools.  Prior to joining All Saints I was a successful senior leader in a Surrey Infant School for 8 years.  I am passionate about children’s education and have specialist interests in science, mathematics and special educational needs.  I wholeheartedly believe in the benefits of children being up ‘off their seats’, active and preferably outside. I am excited about the fantastic learning opportunities All Saints’ outdoor environment can offer.

Mr Chris Ellerker

Parent


 

 

 

 

Mrs Jennifer Stearn

Parent

As a chartered accountant with experience in the corporate world, Jen brings financial & analytical skills to this role. Parent to four children, with her youngest child currently at All Saints, Jen is a strong supporter of the school and the local Tilford community. Jen has held PTA treasurer roles in two local schools as well as the treasurer role for two local village charities. She has also worked as a long standing children's liturgy helper and a catechist for First Holy Communion preparation in her local parish.

As parent governor, Jen is keen to forge strong links between the parent body and the school governors. She is committed to ensuring the children at All Saints have the opportunity to experience the best possible start in education, and she has a keen interest in the outdoor aspect of All Saints' experience.

Appointment in Process

Foundation Diocese

 

 

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.

Appointment in Process

Foundation Diocese


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.

Appointment in Process

Foundation PCC

Appointment in Process
Foundation PCC

 

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