Chair of Governors - Father Michael Bailey
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair of Governors:
Dr Roger Elias
Mrs Linda Appleby (Executive Headteacher)
Mr Mike Taylor (Interim Head of School)
Mr Craig Shelton (Deputy Head)
Mr Dale Whittington
Mrs Helen Cosby
LA (Local Authority) Governors:
Mrs Jenny Farrer
Father Michael Bailey
Mr Nick Redman
Dr Roger Elias
Clerk to Governors:
Mr Chris Wain