All Saints CE Primary School

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School Governors

Chair of Governors - Father Michael Bailey

This link will take you to our Governors' Declaration.

Welcome to the Governors area of the All Saints CE Primary School website. My

name is Father Michael Bailey and I am the Chair of Governors. All Saints School

Governors play a very important role within our school. They work closely with the

Headteacher and staff to ensure the best possible education for our children. Our

Governors come from a variety of backgrounds and offer a range of experience.

They often visit the school to work with the children and to see what is happening.

The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Head Teacher.

The Governors support the Head in helping to shape the school's future direction

and focus.

We keep ourselves up to date by means of school visits, and by making good use of

the training courses provided by East Sussex Governor Services. We are very

pleased that at our last Ofsted inspection, it was found that:

The governance of the school:

Members of the governing body are reflective and deeply committed to the school.

They have recently reorganised how they work to increase their ability to drive the

school’s improvement.

They readily undertake training in support of this imperative. Governors have a clear

overview of pupils’ attainment and progress and how these compare to schools

nationally. They also have an accurate view of the quality of teaching.

Their good knowledge of the school enables them to both hold it to account and

support its work. Governors are well informed about the performance of staff and

ensure that pay and promotion are linked to pupils’ progress.

Their management of the school’s finances is sound, with a close eye kept on how

well resources are utilised to promote pupils’ learning and well-being. Accordingly,

they check how the pupil premium funding is spent and evaluate the impact of

actions on pupils’ progress. Governors ensure that all safeguarding procedures meet


The school governors are volunteers from the local community. They are not

educational professionals but people who have a genuine interest in education. They

do not work as individuals but as a team - the Governing Body - providing strategic

leadership and accountability in the school. The governing body acts as a ‘critical

friend’ to the headteacher, with duties and responsibilities which include:

 Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

 Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of

the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

 Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its

money is well spent


Governors are allocated a committee to sit on according to their individual skills.

These are the Data ,Teaching and assessment Committee, Finance Committee,

which encompasses finance and the maintenance of the school building and

grounds. We also have an Ethos and Vision group, that meet to discuss the School’s

Christian Distinctiveness. All governors are also allocated a curriculum subject to


Following guidance from East Sussex Governor Services, we meet as a full

governing body every term, ( 6 times a year.) Committees also meet three times a

year. A Governor’s term of office is four years, and they may be re-elected at the end

of that term. We also have whole school ‘Governors Visit Days’ at least twice a year

where all Governors visit to take part in a lesson (e.g. Literacy or Numeracy, where

the subject is set by the school) across the whole school.


Who are our governors?

Chair of Governors:

Father Michael Bailey   

Vice Chair of Governors:

Dr Roger Elias

Executive Headteacher:

Mrs Linda Appleby

Interim Head of School:

Mr Mike Taylor

Staff Governor:

Mr Craig Shelton (Deputy Head)

Parent Governors:

Mr Dale Whittington

Mrs Helen Cosby

LA (Local Authority) Governors:

Mrs Jenny Farrer

Foundation Governors:

Father Michael Bailey


Co-opted Governors:

Mr Nick Redman

Dr Roger Elias



Clerk to Governors:

Mr Chris Wain