Governors

 

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The Governors and I are very proud to be part of the Aston All Saints family. We work in partnership with the teachers , parents and pupils to try and deliver an excellent education service in a caring Christian environment. The links with our local church and rector are strong , visible and greatly valued.
 
Our aim is that our school feels like a good place to be from the first point of entry, friendly, approachable and enjoyable. We strive to maximise individual potential, celebrate achievement and provide high quality teaching and learning for all our children. Although our focus will always be on high standards of academic attainment we also give priority to a rich and diverse curriculum that includes music,culture, the arts and sport. This approach has been praised in recent inspection reports, which can be viewed on this web site. The young people who leave our school at eleven are invariably talented, caring, sociable and confident individuals who are about to make their mark on the world.
 
We all remain committed to an outstanding future and the continuous improvement of our school for the benefit of the wonderful children we have here. We look forward to meeting you in either School or Church.
 
Judith Coyle
Chair of Governors
Judith Coyle can be contacted through school  on 01142872100 or the school email - astoncofeprimary@rotherham.school
or the school postal address - Lodge Lane Aston Sheffield S26 2BL
 Contact for the Diocese of Sheffield Academy Trust - Huw Thomas at Church House 01709 309100

INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT

The name of the school is: ASTON ALL SAINTS C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

The school is an ACADEMY [DSAT - Diocese of Sheffield Academy Trust]

 

The name of the governing body is: ASTON ALL SAINTS GOVERNING BODY

 

The governing body of ASTON ALL SAINTS C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

The governing body shall consist of

 

3 foundation governors,

2 elected parent governors [of which one shall also be a foundation governor]

1elected staff governor

1 Ex-officio Priest

1 Head teacher

Total number of governors  8

The following foundation bodies are entitled to appoint

           - foundation governors:

Details of who will be appointing Foundation governors and the number in each category - Bishop’s Appointed, Ex-Officio, Diocesan Board, Parochial Church Council.

  • A trust exists.
  • School Ethos:

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

 

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian beliefs and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

 

The Christian ethos is at the heart of all we do and supports our aim for everyone to achieve their full potential.

The Christian ethos is a fundamental part of our school life where everyone’s contribution is acknowledged and valued. Our strong links with Aston All Saints Parish Church strengthens and supports our spiritual well-being.

 

This instrument of government comes into effect on 1 September 2015.

Governing Body Boards:

Finance HR and Assets Board - Mrs C Darling (Chair), Mrs J Coyle, Mrs S Mellor, Rev F Eccleston.

Curriculum and School Improvement Board - Mrs J Coyle (Chair), Mrs S Mellor, Mrs S Denyer, Mrs A Moss, Mrs H Searle

 

Trustee/Directors Register of Business/Pecuniary Interests

“A conflict of interest is a set of circumstances that creates a risk that an individual’s ability to apply judgement or act in one role is, or could be, impaired or influenced by a secondary interest. It can occur in any situation where an individual or organisation (private or government) can exploit a professional or official role for personal or other benefit. This definition is based on generally accepted standards”. Source: National Audit Office.

 

 

Director’s Name

Business/Pecuniary Interest

Nature of Interest

Date of Appointment

Date of Cessation

Mr Andrew John Waldron (Chief Executive)

Aston C. of E. Primary School

PPF Ltd

 

 

Parent Governor

Chief Executive Officer

01/09/2014

01/09/2014

 

Mr William Huw Thomas

Diocese of Sheffield

Lindley Education Trust

Primary Education Publications

The Art House, Sheffield

Church Burgesses Education Trust

White Woods Academy Trust

James Montgomery Academy Trust

Scholastic, Routledge & Oxford

 

 

Director of Education

Trustee

Author

Director

Trustee

Member

Member

Publications on Education

01/09/2014

01/09/2014

01/09/2014

01/07/2016

01/09/2012

01/09/2016

01/09/2016

01/09/2016

 

01/04/2016

Mrs Nevine Towers (Finance Director)

Flanderwell Primary School

Learners First Schools Partnership Ltd

Trinity Croft C. of E. Primary Academy

Class Teacher at Trinity Croft C. of E.

 

 

Chair of Governors

Course Tutor

School Business Manager

Sister in-law

01/09/2014

01/09/2014

01/09/2014

01/09/2014

 

Mr Mark Wheeler

Learners First Schools Partnership Ltd

Teaching School Alliance

Thrybergh Fullerton C. of E. Primary

Trinity Croft C. of E. Primary Academy

St Thomas C. of E. School

Teaching Assistant at St. Thomas School

 

Director

Director

Executive Head

Executive Head

Executive Head

Daughter in-law

01/09/2014

01/09/2014

01/09/2014

01/09/2014

01/09/2014

01/09/2016

 

 

31/08/2017

31/08/2017

31/08/2017

Miss Yvette Serita Hawksworth

St Mary’s C. of E. Academy, Walkley

Office Staff at St Mary’s C. of. E.

 

School Business Manager

Sister

01/09/2014

01/09/2016

 

Mr James Robert Dugmore

Porter Croft C. of E. Primary Academy

Koinonia Academies Trust

Outibridge Primary School

 

Head Teacher

Chief Executive Officer

Head Teacher

01/09/2014

01/09/2014

01/09/2016

31/08/2016

31/08/2016

Mr Nicholas Keightley

St Alban’s Primary School

Stanley Black & Decker

Governor

Corporate Manager

10/05/2016

10/05/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Name

 Business/Pecuniary Interest

 

 Nature of Interest

 Date of Appointment

 

Date of cessation

Mrs Sue Mellor

Aston C. of E. Primary School

Head Teacher

01/12/2014

 

Mrs Judith Coyle

Aston C. of E. Primary School

Chair of Governors

01/12/2014

 

Mrs Shelagh Staniland

Aston C. of E. Primary School

Governor

01/12/2014

 31/08/16

Mrs Anne Moss

Aston C. of E. Primary School

Governor

01/12/2014

 

Mrs Charlotte Darling

Aston C. of E. Primary School

Governor

01/12/2014

 

Mrs Sarah Denyer

Aston C. of E. Primary School

Governor

01/12/2014

 

Reverend Sarah Colver

Aston C. of E. Primary School

Governor

01/12/2014

 27/03/16

Reverend Frances Eccleston                               Aston C of E Primary School                        Governor                                     01/04/2016

Mrs Heather Searle                                               Aston C of E Primary School                         Governor                                     01/09/2016

Mr Otten                                                                   Aston C of E Primary School                         Governor                                    01/07/2017  

 

Aston All Saints Church of England

Primary School

Governing Body Action Plan

2016-17

Priority

Lead

Actions

Success Criteria / individual lead

1 - To integrate further with DSAT and contribute to development of the Trust and Academy.

The School Improvement Sub Board

  • Undertake training as required
  • Identify continuous improvements
  • Identify where we do not reach outstanding criteria

To have an inspection rating of outstanding

2 -  To ensure our Strategic Planning Cycle drives Governing Body activities via the School Improvement Plan

The School Improvement Sub Board

  • Monitor the increased involvement of children in the planning and delivery of worship.  
  • Continue to gather evidence of success or otherwise of children writing in a range of genres and improving their SPAG/Phonic ability.
  • Use RAISE on line and tracking data with progress reports to assess pupil achievements and hold leaders to account effectively (Ofsted priority). Monitor progress towards strategic priorities.
  • To undertake further training on AWL and monitor the impact of the new Maths scheme.
  • Feedback from parents, partners and children involved .An outstanding    RE Inspection result.
  •  Use of HT reports and learning walks/ work scrutiny, completed. by July 2017 . Assessment outcomes.
  •  Termly reports from the HT and Governor scrutiny. Minuted evidence of rigorous questioning that illustrates an understanding of data and challenges data.
  • Identify age related expectations and examples of differentiation for more and less able pupils.
  •  Training attended.
  • Meeting minutes and Maths attainment statistics. 

3.Governing Body Development

All members

 

 

Clerk

 

  • Continue to identify and employ examples of good practise. Work towards achieving Outstanding Governance. 
  • Assess Chair and Governing Body performance    
  • Regularly seek stakeholder, parental and pupil views.

 

  • Raise the profile of the Governing Body’s new role in the Academy.
  • Update the school website with governor information, pictures and the Action Plan.

 

  • Evidence of improvements attributable to the governing body updated.
  • Look at additional ways to assess the performance of governance linked to the School Inspection Handbook,
  • Analyse questionnaires and record discussion results, evidence action taken.
  • Meet or present to key stakeholders.
  • Website updated on a rolling programme.

 

 

4. Oversee the financial performance of the school.

Staffing and Finance Committee

  • Ensure finances available to school are well spent and effectively managed
  • Audit and Committee reports available

 

Governing Body 

Mrs S Mellor - Head teacher

Mrs J Coyle – Chair of Governing Body

Mrs C Darling – Foundation Governor and Vice Chair

Mrs S Denyer– Foundation Governor

 

  

Mrs A Moss – Foundation Governor

Mrs H Searle  – Staff Governor

Reverend Frances Eccleston - Rector of Aston

Clerk to Governors – vacant

Stuart Otten - parent governor

Attendance register

P = present A = apologies accepted NA = not expected at this meeting Mrs J Coyle Mrs S Mellor Mrs C Darling Mrs H Searle Rev F Eccleston Mrs S Denyer Mrs A Moss Mrs R Mottershaw Mr A Waldron Mr S Otten Mrs J Walsh Mrs L Walker
School Improvement Board - 13 Sept 16 P P NA P NA A P   NA   P P
Staffing and Finance Board - 20 Sept 16 A P P NA P NA NA   P   NA NA
Full governors meeting 4th Oct 16 P P P A P P P   A   NA NA
Staffing and Finance Board - 10 Oct 16 A P P NA P NA NA   NA   NA NA
School Improvement Board - 11 Oct 16 P P NA P NA P P   NA   P P
Staffing and Finance Board - 31 Oct 16 P P P NA A NA NA   A   NA NA
School Improvement Board - 15 Nov 16 P P NA P NA P P   NA   P A
Staffing and Finance Board - 24 Nov 16 P P P NA P NA NA   A   NA NA
2017  
School Improvement Board - 10 Jan 17 P P NA A NA P P NA NA NA A A
Full governors meeting 7 Feb 17 P P P P P P A NA NA   NA NA
School Improvement Board - 14 Feb 17 A P NA A NA P P NA NA   A NA
School Improvement Board - 7 Mar 17 P P NA P NA A P NA NA   A A
Governors training meeting - 31 Mar 17 P A P A A P P NA A   NA NA
Staffing and Finance Board - 8 May 17 P P P NA NA NA NA NA     NA NA
Staffing and Finance Board - 9 May 17 P P P NA A NA NA NA     NA NA
Staffing and Finance Board - 12 May 17 P P P NA NA NA NA NA     NA NA
Full governors meeting - 24 May 17 P P P A P P A NA     NA NA
School Improvement Board - 10 July 17 P P P NA NA P P A     NA NA
Staffing and Finance Board - 12 July 17 P P P NA P NA NA NA   P NA NA