Meet the Governors
Welcome to the Governing Body page of the Allington with Sedgebrook C of E Primary School website.
In our number we have parents, business people, teachers, cycling and rugby fanatics with one common goal; that is to see the children of AWS school reach their full potential.
This website gives us the opportunity to share more about our work and importantly, hear more of your views. When we have important news to share or need to get your feedback, we will ensure that you are directed to this web page through parent mail.
Governors are always keen to hear your views, so please come and speak to us. Please let school know if you need to get in touch.
The Governing Body is a group of people; made up of representatives of parents, school staff, the diocese and the local authority. Your Governors are: -
Thomas Sang (Chair), Adam Kolbert (Vice), Rachel Williams, Anne Fleming, Henry Ogundele & Matthew Kidd with school support from Victoria Hammond, David Drew and Chris Warby. Our Clerk is Mrs Denise Reed.
Our board is currently reviewing its diversity strategy.
Our role is to ensure that the school operates effectively and fulfils its aims. We do this by:
1) Working alongside the head teacher as equal partners to provide a strategic view for the school; setting aims, objectives, principles and targets.
2) Ensuring accountability, which we do through visiting, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the policies and procedures that have been put in place.
3) Being a ‘critical friend’ of the school; asking challenging questions and celebrating the school’s successes.
We meet as a full governing body every term.
Start date & end date
Committees serving on
Personal relationship to staff members
Personal skills/ experience for role
Business interest/ Financial interest
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Safeguarding of pupils
Health and Safety
Appeals, Grievance and Discipline
Secondary mathematics teacher
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Previously chair of governors at a local secondary academy
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Full governing body 79%
Pupil & Curriculum committee 79%
Finance & Strategy committee 85%
School Development Priorities September 2023-24
Improve outcomes in English:
Develop secure and fluent spellers through the development of a consistent spelling approach across the whole school.
Develop secure and fluent writers through the development of shared and modelled writing across the whole school.
Improve Outcomes in Mathematics:
Develop secure and fluent mathematicians through planned reasoning opportunities in order to deepen mathematical knowledge and application from EYFS to year 6.
Assessment in core and foundation subjects:
Develop secure and consistent approaches to assessment across all foundation and core subjects.
Subject leaders determine curriculum progression, including a focus on learning expectations and SEND.
Ensure rigor for the progress and progression of vulnerable groups, focus on SEND, early intervention and TA training to develop integrated and shared approaches.
SIAMS and Church School vision:
Develop the distinctive Christian vision through the whole school curriculum.
Continue to develop Church School vision within the community through planned opportunities to learn about diverse cultures and global communities.
Continue to review and develop our Collective Worship to ensure that it is having maximum impact.