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Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each current Governor and for those whose term of office ended during the past year.
 

GB Composition : 2 x Parent Governors, 1 x Local Authority Governor, 1 x Staff Governor, 1 x Headteacher Governor, 7 x Foundation Governors.

 

We are pleased to introduce our Governors : 

Mrs Jennifer Barrett, Staff Governor, (Deputy Headteacher), term of office December 2016 to December 2020, a member of all sub-committees.   Declared interest : none.

 

 

 

 

Ms Marina Burdyga, Associate Governor, a member of Resources, Admissions, and Teaching & Learning Committees.    Declared interest : none.

About Marina....I am originally from Russia and I relocated to the UK due to family reasons in spring of 2016. I have two university degrees, the first one is in English language and in the beginning of my career I used to work as a teacher of English as a foreign language. My second degree is in Economics and for the last 11 years I have been working in Finance and Accounting, mostly in Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical companies. I have two children, a 5-year old girl and 1-year old boy, and I am currently on maternity leave. My daughter joined Reception year at All Saints school in September of 2016. I was appointed as a Associate Governor in November 2016.

 

Mr Andrew Butler, Parent Governor, term of office October 2016 to October 2020, a member of Resources and Admissions Committees.  Declared interest : none

About Andrew ....I am an Architectural Designer and Planning Consultant and a company director of a family practice based in Wokingham. I am married and have two young boys, the eldest already attends the school and the youngest is due to start reception in 2017. My wife and I were born in Wokingham and have lived here pretty much all our lives. We were married at All Saints Church and as babies we were both Christened there, so it was appropriate that both our boys were also Christened there to join the All Saints Church family. I have always been a keen sportsman although in more recent years the pace has slowed a little but I still enjoy getting out onto a golf course whenever possible. I was voted in as Parent Governor in October 2016 and I am currently a member of the Resources Committee.

 

Mr Doug Colwill, Foundation Governor, term of office July 2016 to July 2020, a member of Resources Committee.  Declared interest : none. 

About Doug....I worked in the Scientific Civil Service on topics concerned with safer highway surfacings and emissions from road vehicles. In the latter part of my career I was involved in international activities, representing the UK. I am a Foundation Governor , nominated by All Saints’ church, whose services I attend. I am married with three sons and seven grand-children, who keep me in touch with educational matters. I am a member of the Resources Committee and have a particular interest in the teaching of science.


Mr Rob Dawson, Foundation Governor, term of office October 2014 to October 2018, a member of Resources and Admissions Committees. Declared interest : married to member of teaching staff in the school.  

About Rob .... Foundation governor, chair of resources committee, Health & Safety, Premises and IT governor. My two daughters attend All Saints and my wife is also a teacher making us all very active members of the school family. I am an Account Executive for Dell in Bracknell and have lived in Wokingham for 30 years. In my spare time I enjoy Mountain Biking, DIY and building things in the garden.


Canon David Hodgson, Ex-Officio Foundation Governor, appointed September 2008. Member of Teaching & Learning Committee. Declared interest : none.

 

 

 


Mrs Anwen Page, Parent Governor, Chair of Governors, term of office November 2014 to November 2018, a member of Admissions and Teaching & Learning Committees. Declared interest : none.

About Anwen .....I am Chair of Governors at All Saints Primary. I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2014. Since then I have worked on the Admissions, Community, Marketing committee. I am also ‘Inclusion’ governor which means that I pay special attention and scrutiny to the work the school does in ensuring that all children receive the best possible start in life. This encompasses children who have a SEN and those who receive Pupil Premium funding, amongst others. I am now also responsible for safeguarding. I am a freelance researcher and work from home. I have 3 children at school.

 

Mr Jonathon Peck, Foundation Governor, term of office January 2017 to January 2021, a member of Resources and Teaching & Learning Committees.    Declared interest : none.

About Jonathon....I joined the governing body first as an Associate Governor, and now as a nominated Foundation Governor. I am also the Vice-Chair of the Resources Committee. As a Finance Director at a FTSE-100 listed company, my skills and experience lie in financial and business management. However I have always held an interest in the development of young people, from all walks of life. I am also an FA qualified football coach and run the Soccer School at Ashridge Park Football Club. I have a son in Year 1 and another already itching to join the All Saints family in a few years’ time.

 

Mrs Louise Skitt, Foundation Governor,  term of office January 2017 to January 2021, a member of Resources Committee and Admissions Committees.  Declared interest : none.

About Louise ....  My eldest daughter currently attends All Saints School so I can be found in the playground everyday and All Saints Family has become a huge part of our lives. Previously I worked as Head of buying for various subdivisions of a multi platform retailer, but currently I am a stay at home Mum looking after our two children.


Mr Steve Smith, Foundation Governor and Vice Chair of Governors, term of office January 2012 to January 2016 (reappointed with effect from November 2015 for a further four years), a member of Teaching & Learning committee. Declared interest : none.

About Steve....  I worked in Information Technology for 38 years, most of them for Hewlett-Packard. I am now retired but still working occasionally part-time. I attend All Saints Church, who nominated me as a foundation governor. I am married (to a former maths teacher) and have three grown-up children and four grandchildren. My wife and I are both long-time bellringers. I have been a governor since January 2012 and I'm a co-Vice Chair of Governors and chair of the Teaching & Learning Committee.

 

Mrs Tracey Stanton, Headteacher, term of office commenced September 2017, member of all committees.  Declared interest : none.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rev Anna Harwood, Foundation Governor, resigned August 2017, was a member of Admissions and Teaching & Learning Committees. Declared interest : none.

 

Ms Jacqui Kearney, Headteacher Governor, resigned August 2017 following appointment to a new Headteacher post, was a member of all sub-committees. Declared interest : none.

 

Mr Mark Wieder, LA Governor, resigned June 2017, was a member of Teaching & Learning Committee. Declared interest : none. Governance involvement in other establishments : Associate Governor, Bedfont Primary School

 

Mrs Karen Blackham, former Staff Governor, term of office ended October 2016; Karen was a member of Resources and Teaching and Learning Committees. Declared interest : none.

 

Mrs Caroline Blackman, former Foundation Governor and Chair of Governors, term of office August 2012 to August 2017, a member of Admissions, Teaching & Learning and Resources Committees. Declared interest : none. Resigned from role December 2016.

 

Mrs Jo Richards, former Foundation Governor, term of office October 2014 to October 2018, a member of Resources Committee. Declared interest : none. Resigned from role December 2016 due to work commitments.

 

Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Jackie Farmer, at the school office on 0118 9787173 or at chair@allsaints.wokingham.sch.uk

 

The governing body is responsible for making important decisions that enables our school to improve and develop. The governing body works closely with Wokingham Local Authority, Oxford Diocese and the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day to day management of the school.

The governing body works as a team; individually governors have no powers or responsibility. They work collectively to support the school and improve the quality of education in our school. Governing is about opening doors to education opportunities. It is challenging and rewarding work.

The All Saints governing body consists of volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds across the whole community. They are people with an interest in education who simply want to make a contribution, and include:

  • Parent Governors elected by parents of children at the school;
  • The Headteacher;
  • Staff Governors, elected by the school staff;
  • Foundation Governors, appointed by the Diocese of Oxford;
  • Local Authority Governors, appointed by the Wokingham Local Authority

It is not necessary for every Foundation Governor to be an active member of a local Church as long as they have the relevant skills, experience, energy and interest. Foundation Governors do need to have a clear commitment to upholding and fostering the school’s distinctive ethos and values.

What do our governors do?

The Governing body makes decisions about:

  • Setting the schools aims and policies;
  • Raising standards of achievement;
  • Making sure the money is spent wisely;
  • Appointing senior staff;
  • Improving the school environment;
  • Making sure all pupils receive rights to all education opportunities.

Governors also:

  • Support school activities
  • Visit the school on behalf of the governing body;
  • Promote their school in the community.

Being an All Saints School Governor

School governors are people like you. Your contribution can make a difference to the future of children in our school.

What qualities do I need?

Commitment and common sense are the important qualities that governors bring to their schools - you do not have to have formal qualifications or experience in education, finance or management, although these skills will always be welcome.

To be an effective governor you need to:

  • Have an interest in education, schools and young people;
  • Be able to listen to other people's views, to discuss them and then to form your own judgements;
  • Be willing to support the decisions taken by the whole governing body;
  • Have time to play your full part in the work of the governing body;
  • Be willing to learn.

If you have any of these qualities, you will almost certainly enjoy being a school governor.

What will I get from being a governor?

Most people who become governors find they get a great deal of satisfaction from it. They feel they are making a contribution that has a real effect on the education of local children and young people, they meet a lot of new people and learn new skills which are useful in other aspects of their lives.

What does it involve?

The governing body meets at least once a term. We also have sub-committees to deal in more detail with specific aspects of the School’s activities – such as Teaching & Learning, Resources and Admissions. Whenever possible we ask teachers to come and talk to us at our meetings, so we can learn from their expertise. We also try to visit the school when we can. Apart from governing body meetings, which are held at the school, usually in the evening or late afternoon, governors also need to set aside time for reading papers, visiting the school and attending training.

Many employers value their employees giving something back to their communities and as an employee, you are allowed reasonable time off for governor duties.

How do I become a governor?

Parent Governor - parents or legal carers can put their name forward for election. School will inform all parents and carers when a vacancy arises

Staff Governor – put your name forward for election in school when a vacancy arises

Foundation Governor – contact school, All Saints Church or the Oxford Diocese to register your interest.

Authority Governor – contact Wokingham Governor Services to register your interest

The Clerk to Governors can help you find out more.

 

GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS 2016-2017

Key :

Y = Attended meeting

A = Apologies given and accepted

N = Did not attend

X = Not a member of that committee

 

Governor

Name

FULL GOVERNING BODY

ADMISSIONS, COMMUNITY, MARKETING

RESOURCES

TEACHING & LEARNING

 

Sept

Dec

Mar

July

Sept

Feb

June

Nov

April

July

Nov

Jan

June

Jennifer

Barrett

    Y Y   Y A   Y Y   Y Y

Caroline

Blackman

Y Y     Y     Y     Y    

Marina

Burdyga

  Y Y Y   Y Y Y Y A Y Y Y

Andrew

Butler

  Y Y Y   Y Y Y Y Y Y X X

Doug

Colwill

Y Y A A X X X Y A A X X X

Rob

Dawson

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

A

Y

Y

Y

X

X

X

Anna

Harwood

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

A

Y

X

X

X

Y

Y

Y

David

Hodgson

A

Y

Y

Y

X

X

X

X

X

X

Y

Y

A

Jacqui

Kearney

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

Anwen

Page

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Jonathon

Peck

  Y Y Y     X Y A Y Y Y Y

Jo

Richards

Y

Y

 

 

X

 

 

A

 

 

X

 

 

Louise

Skitt

  Y Y Y     Y Y Y Y Y X X

Steve

Smith

Y

Y

A

Y

X

X

X

X

X

X

Y

Y

Y

Mark

Wieder

Y

A

Y

A

X

X

X

X

X

X

Y

Y

Y

Karen Blackham

Y                        

GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS 2015-2016

Key :

Y = Attended meeting

A = Apologies given and accepted

N = Did not attend

X = Not a member of that committee

Governor Name

FULL GOVERNING BODY

ADMISSIONS, COMMUNITY, MARKETING

RESOURCES

TEACHING & LEARNING

 

Sept

Dec

Mar

July

Sept

Feb

June

Nov

Mar

May

July

Nov

Jan

March

April

June

Karen

Blackham

Y Y A Y X X X Y Y A Y Y Y Y Y Y

Caroline

Blackman

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y A Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Rob

Dawson

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

Anna

Harwood

Y

Y

A

Y

N

Y

A

X

X

X

X

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

David

Hodgson

A

Y

Y

Y

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

A

Y

Y

Y

A

Jacqui

Kearney

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Anwen

Page

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

X

X

X

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

Jo

Richards

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

X

X

Y

Y

A

Y

X

X

X

X

X

Steve

Smith

A

Y

Y

Y

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Andrew

Turner

A

Y

Y

Y

X

X

X

A

Y

Y

A

X

X

X

X

X

Mark

Wieder

Y

Y

Y

A

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

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