All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions and ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the Trust. Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Our Governors  do a fantastic job in quietly supporting the school in its growth and are a key part of all developments –  they are fully committed to making decisions that benefit all at All Saints.

Date of appointment details can be found on the Trust website as the committee comprises Trust Board members and operates as a sub committee of the Board.

Sharon Cook (Chair of St Mary’s Academy Trust)       Leadership and Management / Performance Management / Curriculum

Melanie Priestley (Chief Executive Officer)                  Finance

Steve Manderson (Education Consultant)                    Teaching and Learning and Assessment/Outcomes for Pupils

Sue Williams (Head Teacher retired)                             Safeguarding

Courtenay Walls (Head teacher)

Future Governors Required

All governors to a school’s Governing Body must be elected or appointed. If you want to be part of the journey as a member of All Saints Academy’s Governing Body please enquire about any vacancies. Contact Sharon Cook, the Chair, at or Courtenay Walls, the Head teacher, at

All Saints Membership 2017-18.docx

Business Interests

Register of business_ASA_1.docx

Attendance Record


All Saints Attendance 2017-18.docx

Additional to this group we are very pleased to have a Parent Group who will also help support the school.

This group will be led by Courtenay Walls (Head teacher)  alongside Michelle Wilkinson (our PSA). This group would be delighted to hear your ideas of ways in which school could develop it’s offer or indeed, with offers of help for a variety of events. They will be recruiting for additional members – if this is something you would like to be part of, please make yourself known to any of the Parent Group members.