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Governors

Governance has become increasingly central to school life. The Governing body has specific powers and duties, with a particular remit of helping schools provide the best possible education for their pupils by:

* 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 of its staff; and

* overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

All Saints is a Church of England school and its foundation governors are appointed by the Fleet Parish Parochial Church Council or the Diocese. In addition to the duties mentioned above, foundation governors have the role of upholding the Christian foundation of the school and encouraging mutually beneficial links between Church and school.

The FGB meets frequently and exercises many of its duties through the following Committees:   

  • Resources Committee (Chair N. Evans)
  • Curriculum and Standards Committee (Chair K. Moss)
  • Pay and Personnel Committee (Chair K Sanders)

The reports detailing Governor's details, interests and attendance records can be found at the bottom of this page.


 

Meet our Chair of Governors

Richard Buller

I was employed by Shell International as an intellectual property lawyer for over 35 years working in London, The Hague and Amsterdam. I have lived in Fleet for 43 years and both of my children received an excellent education at Fleet state primary and secondary schools.

I have been Chair of Governors at All Saints School for over 5 years. I was appointed a Governor by Fleet Parochial Church Council where I am Chair of Finance and a member of the Church Rebuilding Team. I enjoy sports and am a keen supporter of cricket and rugby.

I feel very strongly that the most important thing we can do is to provide our young children with a challenging education in a safe and loving environment. As Governors we will do our best to ensure this is the case at All Saints School.

Meet our Vice Chair

Karen Saunders

 

I am Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of the Pay and Personnel Committee and a Parent Governor.  I have been a Parent Governor at All Saints since December 2017 and have two children at the school.  In my professional life I am a HR Director and run a HR Company in Fleet, supporting companies in many different sectors, some from education.  As a result, I have been through several Ofsted inspections in different settings and focus on Leadership, Management and Governance.  I am hugely passionate about ensuring that staff can maximise their performance through good people management and I have extensive experience in increasing employee engagement and motivation.  Legally I have an eye on ensuring that All Saints are safeguarding themselves, which will ensure that our children can continue with the best of education.

 

I have a clear focus to ensure that all the staff at All Saints can reach their full potential, have opportunities, are motivated and enjoy coming to work every day.....this ensures that all of the children in the All Saints family have the best education experience being surrounded by the very best staff. 

Meet our SEN Governor

Beryl Porter

I have lived in Fleet for 29 years and my four sons attended All Saints School. I have been involved with the school in various capacities during that time;  as a parent, a member of the parents association, a Staff Governor and an employee. 

My role in school was the TA Manager and, in 2014, I ran the Quiet Room which was created as a resource available to every child in the school, providing an alternative, quiet space where pupils can work independently or with support if needed. I became an Associate Governor at All Saints in September 2017 (after my retirement in July of the same year) and the Local Authority Governor as from  January 2018.  I am a member of the Curriculum committee and the Special Educational Needs Governor.

The long association I have had with All Saints has given me a great many opportunities to work with inspiring people, colleagues and children, and to feel part of a very special community.   I strongly believe in the All Saints philosophy that every child should feel happy and safe in school to enable them to make the most of their education, and as a Governor I will do my best to support the school in pursuing this aim.

Alastair Douglas

I’m the Staff Governor, and I’ve been teaching at All Saints for 17 years. Over that period, I’ve seen many changes in education and our school has met many challenges, from which we have grown and improved. I love the fact that we are a strong community, and our staff team is wonderfully supportive of each other, in our constant efforts to help the children be the best that they can be.

I am currently in charge of Year 5, having led Year 4 previously and taught in Year 3 and Year 6 (in my last school). I am particularly interested in how the outside spaces can be utilised in education, particularly in some of the subjects I love most, including English and Art. As well as this, I love looking for opportunities for children to explore their creativity in music and drama – hopefully, we’ll see lots of you at our annual pantomime, which I write and direct. The key part within our school that the church plays is important to me, especially in the praising of God through music at the weekly hymn practice sessions that I help to run.

All Saints is a wonderful place to teach, and I feel blessed to be a part of it.

Curriculum Exhibition for Governors

In the summer, our school councillors hosted a curriculum exhibition, talking to governors about our rich project based curriculum.

While the governors enjoyed looking at the project outcomes and listening to the experiences of our children, they reflected on the survey questions in the document above.

Meet our Foundation Governors

Jeremy Keep

I have been a foundation governor at All Saints School for many years and have a longstanding affection for the school and admiration for all that it has achieved through the excellence and dedication of the staff, past and present. It is a pleasure to be in school to experience the general happiness and relative calm of a very busy place.

I grew up locally in a farming family and since then have worked as a Chartered Building Surveyor in the private and public sectors in Farnham, Guildford and London and for the last 30-years, here in Fleet with my own architectural practice. 

All Saints Church has been a spiritual centre for me where I belatedly experienced the joy of singing; the church choir and also Fleet Choral Society and Waverly Singers. I am also part of the Church Building Group which is to help restore our church building to the quiet presence it has in the centre of our parish.

I retain a strong affinity with agriculture and architecture and enjoy the pleasures of walking our wonderful countryside, tilling the garden, art and music.

Our school strives to provide a balanced curriculum. It is a joy that the school can provides so well for special needs and that it can maintain high standards for all pupils and not neglect the spiritual needs, active sports and the performing arts. 

It is a privilege and honour to be part of our school.

Kim Holifield

 

Having spent more than 30 years in finance (at HSBC and previously Midland Bank), I consider myself to be semi-retired and would like to spend more time getting involved with my local community. I have lived in Fleet for more than 25 years and my three children all attended All Saints.

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Guildford Diocese and an active member of St Philip and St James Church where I am a Godly Play story teller. I am also an Explorer Scout leader and a qualified swimming teacher.

My work experience includes internal audit, financial analysis and project monitoring, and I look forward to putting that to good use on the Resources Committee as in support of my general duties as a school governor.

Nic Evans
 
I have been a Foundation Governor at the school since 2005. I am Chair of the Resources Committee which combines the former Finance and Buildings committees. 
I'm pleased to have been able to help the school to grow over the years to offer more children the opportunity of an inspiring education. Although there have been growing pains, I'm always impressed that the school hasn't lost the personal focus on every child and the strong sense of a caring and supportive community.
I was born in Fleet, and moved back after looking for a nice place for my growing family. Both of my children went to All Saints School, and my daughter was back at the school last year before starting her PGCE to become a Primary School teacher. 
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