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Our Governors

You can find out here who your school governors are, what they do and how governors are elected and appointed.

School governors have a vital role in making sure all pupils receive the highest standard of education possible. They have specific duties given to them by law including:

  • agreeing school development priorities                 

  • setting school targets

  • agreeing school policies

  • making sure the curriculum is balanced

Governors provide a headteacher with support and advice, sharing in formulating the school’s aims and vision.

 

Every year the governing body reviews its instrument of government and terms of reference which outline the structure of the governing body and its roles and responsiblities. The total number of governors on the All Saints' CofE Junior School and Emscote Infant School Federated Governing Body shall not exceed 18. The term of office for all governors is four years. One parent governor can be elected from each school, and foundation governors shall be appointed by the Coventry Diocesan Board of Education in consultation with All Saints' Church council. The incumbent of the parish holds the office of foundation governor ex-officio (another foundation governor shall be appointed to act in place of the ex-officio foundation governor in the event that governor is unable or unwilling to take the office).

 

There are three standing committees, each with its own terms of reference; Teaching and Learning, Community and Resources. There is also a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) committee and a Pay committee.

 

Who are we?

 

Here is a list of members for the governing body

 

Governor Role
Name
Appointment
Committee/Area of responsibility
Headteacher Mrs Debi Cossins Ex-officio since 1/09/04 Resources
Foundation

Revd Diane

Thompson

Ex-officio since 5/07/16, appointed by the Diocese SIAMS

Foundation

 

Mrs Sandra Barnsley

15/06/15, appointed by the Diocese, expires 15/06/19

 

Teaching & Learning, SIAMS, responsible for safeguarding

Foundation

 

Mrs Margherita Finney      

30/09/13, appointed by the Diocese, expires 30/09/17

 

SIAMS, Community, Pay,

member of headteacher performance review panel, responsible for safeguarding and SEN

Foundation

 

Mr Andrew Baugh

27/01/14, appointed by the Diocese, expires 27/01/18

 

SIAMS, Pay, responsible for health & hafety

 

Parent Mrs Louise Stephenson 21/09/15, elected by parents of All Saints', expires 21/09/19

Teaching & Learning

 

Parent and chair

Mr John

McRoberts

21/09/15, elected by parents of Emscote, expires 21/09/19

 

Community, responsible for policies, member of headteacher performance review panel
Co-opted and vice chair Mrs Pat Daly 21/09/15, appointed by governing body, expires 21/09/17 Teaching & Learning, SIAMS, Pay, responsible for policies and SEN, member of headteacher performance review panel
Co-opted Mr Ed Leung 21/09/15, appointed by governing body, expires 21/09/19 Teaching & Learning (chair), Resources
Co-opted Mr Ivor Westmore 21/09/15, appointed by governing body, expires 21/09/19

Resources,

Community, responsible for policies

Co-opted Mrs Louisa Clarkson 21/09/15, appointed by governing body, expires 21/09/19 Resources, Community
Co-opted Mr Alex Blakemore 12/09/16, appointed by governing body, expires 12/09/20

Resources (chair), Teaching & Learning

Staff (Emscote) Miss Natalie Johnson 21/09/15, elected by staff, expires 21/09/19 Teaching & Learning
Co-opted Mrs Sandra Sutherland 21/09/15, appointed by governing body, expires 21/09/19 Associate headteacher All Saints', SIAMS, Community, Teaching & Learning
Co-opted Mr Jon Queralt 21/09/15, appointed by governing body, expires 21/09/19 Associate headteacher Emscote, SIAMS, Community, Teaching & Learning
Associate member Mrs Ally Lynch 28/11/15, appointed by governing body School business manager, advisor to governors on finance
Clerk Mrs Helen Yeomans 1/09/16  

The governing body currently has vacancies for a Local Authority governor and for three co-opted governors.

 

Governors whose term of office has ended in the last 12 months

 

Co-opted Mr Dan Cale September 2012, appointed by governing body, stood down September 2016 Resources
Staff (All Saints') Miss Amy Teclaff January 2015, elected by staff, stood down September 2016 Teaching & Learning

 

Register of interests

 

All governors are required to complete an annual declaration of business or personal interests. Click here to view the register of interests dated November 2016.

 

Meeting Attendance 2016 - 17

 

Full governing body 12th September 2016

Present: John McRoberts, Pat Daly, Debi Cossins, Sandra Sutherland, Jon Queralt, Andrew Baugh, Sandra Barnsley, Margherita Finney, Ed Leung, Alex Blakemore, Louisa Clarkson

Apologies: Louise Stephenson, Diane Thompson, Ivor Westmore

 

Teaching & Learning committee meeting 26th September 2016

Present: Pat Daly, Sandra Sutherland, Jon Queralt, Ed Leung, Louise Stephenson, Alex Blakemore

Apologies: Debi Cossins, Margherita Finney

Attendance not required: Natalie Johnson, Amy Teclaff

 

Full governing body 7th November 2016

Present: Sandra Barnsley, Alex Blakemore, Debi Cossins, Pat Daly, Margherita Finney, Natalie Johnson, Jon Queralt, Revd Diane Thompson, Sandra Sutherland, Ivor Westmore

Apologies: Andrew Baugh, Louisa Clarkson, Ed Leung, John McRoberts, Louise Stephenson

 

Resources committee meeting 21st November 2016

Present: Alex Blakmore (chair), Debi Cossiins, Ivor Wesmore, Andrew Baugh, Ed Leung, Louisa Clarkson, Ally Lynch

 

SIAMS committee meeting 24th November 2016

Present: Sandra Sutherland, Liz Garrett (RE leader), Revd Diane Thompson, Pat Daly, Sandra Barnsley, Margherita Finney

 

Full governing body 28th November 2016

Present: Sandra Barnsley, Anderw Baugh, Louisa Clarkson, Pat Daly, Debi Cossins, Margheritage Finney, Natalie Johnson, Ed Leung, Ally Lynch, John McRoberts (chair), Jon Queralt, Louise Stephenson, Sandra Sutherland, Revd Diane Thompson, Ivor Westmore

Apologies: Alex Blakemore

 

Teaching & Learning committee meeting 9th January 2017

Present: Alex Blakemore, Debi Cossins, Pat Daly, Ed Leung (Chair), Margherita Finney, Natalie Johnson, Jon Queralt, Louise Stephenson, Sandra Sutherland

Apologies: None

 

Community committee meeting 23rd January 2017

Present: Sandra Barnsley, Louisa Clarkson (Chair), Jon Queralt, Ivor Westmore

Attendance not required: Debi Cossins, Sandra Sutherland

 

Resources committee meeting 6th March 2017
Present: Andrew Baugh, Alex Blakemore, Debi Cossins, Ed Leung, Ally Lynch
Apologies: Louisa Clarkson
Absent: Ivor Westmore
 
Full governing body meeting 13th March 2017
Present: Mrs Sandra Barnsley, Mr Andrew Baugh, Mr Alex Blakemore, Mrs Louisa Clarkson, Mrs Debi Cossins, Mrs Pat Daly, Mrs Margherita Finney, Mr Ed Leung, Mr John McRoberts (Chair), Mr Jon Queralt, Mrs Louise Stephenson, Mrs Sandra Sutherland, Revd Diane Thompson
Apologies: None
Absent: Ivor Westmore
 
SIAMS committee meeting 4th April 2017
Present: Sandra Sutherland, Andrew Baugh, Margherita Finney, Sandra Barnsley, Rev Diane Thompson
Apologies: Pat Daly
 
Teaching & Learning committee meeting 8th May 2017
Present: Debi Cossins, Pat Daly, Margherita Finney, Natalie Johnson, Ed Leung (Chair), Jon Queralt, Sandra Sutherland
Apologies: Alex Blakemore
Absent: Louise Stephenson
 
Community committee meeting 15th May 2017
Present: Sandra Barnsley, Louisa Clarkson (Chair), Jon Queralt, Ivor Westmore

Apologies: None

 

Minutes of Governor Meetings

The minutes of all governor meetings are public documents. To view the minutes of full governing body meetings held during 2016-2017 academic year please click on the relevant links below. If you would like to see minutes of any full governing body meetings prior to these dates, or minutes of any of the committee meetings, please contact the clerk to governors on (01789) 292112 or via email to yeomans.h1@welearn365.com.

Become a school governor

 

Would you like to:

  • Make a difference to the life chances of the children in your local area?
  • Get to know your local community better or perhaps give something back to that community?
  • Develop your personal skills or learn something new?
  • Improve your knowledge and understanding of primary education?
  • Meet new people and have fun?

 

Being a school governor can be incredibly rewarding, and while it does make demands on your free time it can be an excellent way of enhancing your personal skills as well as making a very real difference to the people in a school community - most importantly, the children.

 

All governors on school governing bodies must be elected or appointed. If you want to be part of the governing body for All Saints' CofE Junior School and Emscote Infant School please enquire about vacancies by email to the chair John McRoberts at mcroberts.j@welearn365.com, or contact the clerk Helen Yeomans on (01789) 292112 or by email at yeomans.h1@welearn365.com.

 

You can find more information about becoming a school governor on the Warwickshire County Council website at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/becomeagovernor, from where you can also download an application form.

 

 

 

 

 

The governors can be contacted via the school office admin2332@welearn365.com

 

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