All Saints College 

Board of Governors

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to All Saints College. Our school is a safe and really happy place with a calm atmosphere where each child’s learning, character & spirit can thrive and where pupils are able to develop their leadership and team working skills. Ranked high is the importance we place for maintaining good behaviour and ensuring mutual respect; including children’s regard for each other.

 

The Governors at All Saints College play an important role and have considerable responsibility in setting the strategic direction of the school along with the Head Teacher and senior leadership team. Governors do not manage schools, this is the role of the head teacher and senior leadership team, but we do oversee the development of the school, the main aim of which is always to provide a high standard of education for all pupils of all abilities. In essence as the accountable body for the school, the governing body has three main roles:

 

  • provide a strategic view of where the school is heading. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives.

  • act as a critical friend to the school. The governing body works with the head teacher to create a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing the school. The governing body should feel able to question and challenge and this is achieved through trust and mutual respect.

  • hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of education it provides. The governing body uses its collective skills to benefit the children, by gathering views and asking questions to determine what is best for the school.

 

 

The Governors have a variety of skills and backgrounds that provide the school with a wide range of expertise and support. What unifies us is our strong commitment to the school’s vision and ethos of “hand in hand we learn”. The governors are a mixture of parent governors, school staff, co-opted governors and representatives from the dioceses. Parent Governors have a child in school, are elected by parents of the school and serve, as do other Governors, for four years. We meet bi monthly to discuss the work of the school and look at where we are going and how we can make improvements.

 

 

The governors visit the school throughout the year and most have a link to specific subjects and their teachers or areas of the school such as Special Educational Needs, Finance, ICT and Safeguarding. This is an important opportunity to see the school in action and governors enjoy the chance to meet staff and children and learn about what makes our school special.

As Chairman of the Governors, I know that our ‘Outstanding’ School is achieving the highest standards for all our children. It is also clearly evident that all the Governors, staff and children feel proud to be part of our school and this is represented in everything that they do.

Mr Gerry McClory

Chairperson, All Saints College 

All Saints College proudly proclaims itself as an Edmund Rice School and is inspired by the vision of Blessed Edmund Rice and stands committed to the development and growth of the whole person. We model ourselves on the example of Blessed Edmund by promoting faith, generosity and selfless service to others. Fundamental to this inclusive ethos of our school is the recognition of each pupil as an individual with his/her own special abilities, gifts, needs, personality and cultural background.

Our staff are committed to developing the pupils’ self-awareness, independence, self-confidence and a self-valuing that enables each to take up his/her own life and to make the right choices.

Gerry McClory, Chairperson

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