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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Please make sure you look at our MAST details also.

Mrs Janet Harsent - chair

Mrs Janet Harsent - Chair of Governors

 

The remit and impact of the governing body of All Saints Church of England Primary School.

The Governing Body of All Saints School is pleased to welcome the nursery based at the nearby Children’s Centre into the All Saints family. It is the realisation of a long held aim to have our own All Saints Nursery. Thanks are due to the MAST Board for their work to bring this about and to the nursery staff for a successful start to a new chapter in the life of All Saints School.

  There have been changes to the All Saints Governing Body in the past year with the retirement of one long serving governor who presided as Chair for several years, and a change of circumstances for two others. We are fortunate to have recruited a new Parent Governor and two Community Governors bringing the LGB up to full strength. Each of these governors brings with them a variety of skills and experience that will make us able to effectively support and constructively challenge the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team for maximum impact on pupil progress and attainment.

New governors will undertake Induction Training and an introduction to our distinctive Christian character as a church school.  Each governor has a responsibility to monitor and support a particular area of school life ; Safeguarding; Foundation and Early Years; Special Needs; Pupil Premium: Sports Premium: Website compliance and E-Safety; Health and Safety and Premises; and from September, our All Saints Nursery.  Governors are required to make monitoring visits linked to their area of responsibility, liaise with staff and report back to the LGB meetings.

Governors meet each term (6 times during the year) and make at least three monitoring visits during the year.  The LGB meetings provide opportunities to monitor the progress children are making using the latest available data, paying particular attention to the more vulnerable groups. The steps needed to achieve progress and improved outcomes are detailed in the School Improvement Plan produced by the Head Teacher and SLT. As governors we are mindful of the need to know our school and be well informed in order to challenge the information supplied to us. The Head Teacher and Chair of Governors meet weekly.

As governors we are delighted that the Ofsted Inspection in June confirmed that we are indeed a GOOD SCHOOL.  Congratulations are due to Jo Strachan the Head Teacher and her staff for all the work that went into achieving this excellent result. The Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team and Governors will take account of the comments made in the report as we seek to ensure that all our children grow in confidence to achieve their full potential. The Creative Curriculum ensures that challenge and opportunities to succeed are firmly embedded into every area of the children’s learning.

Rochester Diocese is changing the way it inspects its church schools, therefore Governors, the Head Teacher, SLT and the Vicar of All Saints Church are working together with the Diocesan Board of Education on our Vision  as a church school as we are due for a SIAMS inspection in the new year.

Governors were involved in conducting a Parent Survey during recent Parent Consultation Evenings and the response from parents was overwhelmingly positive in every respect.  Governors are pleased to support a project to improve the playground environment including the installation of equipment to improve children’s fitness.

The All Saints LGB look forward to the coming year dedicated to supporting the Head Teacher and staff as we all strive to raise standards and enrich the lives of all our children.

Jan Harsent. Chair of Governors.

September 2018

 

Members of the Local Governing Body

Name

Category of Governor

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Janet Harsent

Co-Opted

Governing Body

1 Sept 2015 – 31 Aug 2019

Jo Strachan

Headteacher

 

1 Nov 2017 – ongoing

Paula Keen

Staff

Staff

28 Feb 2017 – 27 Feb 2021

Harinder Singh

Co-Opted

Governing Body

24 Jan 2017 – 23 Jan 2021

Oluseyi Obadare

Parent

Parents

24 Jan 2017 – 23 Jan 2021

Andrea Ward

Co-Opted

Governing Body

27 Jun 2017 – 31 Jul 2022

Kuldip Jhaj

Co-Opted

Governing Body

8 Oct 2017 – 7 Oct 2021

Richard Jones

Co-Opted

Governing Body

6 Sept 2018 – 6 Sept 2022

Previous Members of the Local Governing Body (last 12 mths)

Charlotte Turner

Parent

Parents

4 Oct 2016 – 25 Oct 2016 (Resigned due to other commitments)

Julie Shaw

Co-Opted

Governing Body

1 Sept 2015 – 31 Dec 2016 (Resigned due to other commitments)

Simeon Corfield

Headteacher

 

1 Sept 2015 – 31 Oct 2017

Cheryl Trice

Co-Opted

Governing Body

1 Sept 2015 – 31 Aug 2019

Nicola Miall

Parent

Parents

4 Oct 2016 – 3 Oct 2020

Harry Jennings

Co-Opted

Governing Body

8 Oct 2017 – 7 Oct 2021

Governor Roles

Janet Harsent (Chair of LGB)

Health & Safety, EYFS

Richard Jones

Safeguarding

Harinder Singh

E-Safety

Oluseyi Obadare

Sports Premium, Finance

Kuldip Jhaj (Vice Chair of LGB)

Literacy, Pupil Premium

Andrea Ward

RE, SIAMS, Collective Worship

 

 

 

September 2018

 

Register of Business Interests – Members of the Local Governing Body

Governor

Name of Organisation/Individual

Date Involvement Began

Nature of Interest

Jo Strachan

None

-

-

Janet Harsent

None

-

-

Paula Keen

None

-

-

Oluseyi Obadare

None

-

-

Harinder Singh

None

-

-

Andrea Ward

Employee of Rochester Diocese

 

Incumbent at St Pauls with All Saints

Kuldip Jhaj

None

-

-

Richard Jones

None

-

-

Register of Business Interests – Previous Members of the Local Governing Body (last 12 mths)

Governor

Name of Organisation/Individual

Date Involvement Began

Nature of Interest

Jo Strachan

None

 

 

Julie Shaw

Medway Council

 

Local councillor

Charlotte Turner

None

 

 

Simeon Corfield

None

-

-

Nicola Miall

None

-

-

Cheryl Trice

None

-

-

Harry Jennings

None

-

-

 

LGB Attendance Records 2017-18

 

KEY:

/ = attended

A = apologies accepted

X = apologies not given

BT = before term of office

R = resigned/term ended
Simeon Corfield Janet Harsent Cheryl Trice Nicola Miall Oluseyi Obadare Harinder Singh Paula Keen Andrea Ward Harry Jennings Kuldip Jhaj Jo Strachan

12 Sept 2017 – LGB Meeting

/ / / / A / A / BT BT BT
10 Oct 2017 – LGB Meeting A / / / / / A / BT BT BT
7 Nov 2017 – LGB Meeting A / / A A A / A A / /

23 Jan 2018 – LGB Meeting

R / / A / / / / / A /
27 Feb 2018 – LGB Meeting – mtg cancelled due to snow R CXD CXD CXD CXD CXD CXD CXD CXD CXD CXD
24 Apr 2018 – LGB Meeting R / / / / / / A A / /
19 June 2018 – LGB Meeting R / / / / / A A A / /

 

LGB Attendance Records 2018-19

 

KEY:

/ = attended

A = apologies accepted

X = apologies not given

BT = before term of office

R = resigned/term ended
Janet Harsent Oluseyi Obadare Harinder Singh Paula Keen Andrea Ward Harry Jennings Kuldip Jhaj Jo Strachan Richard Jones

6 Sept 2018 – LGB Meeting

/ / A A / / / / /

6 Nov 2018 – LGB Meeting

                 
15 Jan 2019 – LGB Meeting                  

12 Mar 2019 – LGB Meeting

                 
7 May 2019 – LGB Meeting                  
25 June 2019 – LGB Meeting                  
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