Skip to content ↓

Governance

The Governors are an integral part of the running of our school. They provide challenge, support, expertise, encouragement and critical friendship throughout the year.

Meetings of the whole governing body are held termly in school and various working groups and committees meet at other times. These groups are made up from different members of the whole body. The Governors are drawn from the local community, parents and other representatives. We have a Governing Body who are very involved with the school. Because of work and family commitments some have more time to spend in school than others, but they are all very committed to the continuing improvement of our village primary school. Much of the work of the Governing Body is done by committees which focus on different aspects of school business. 

At Charsfield Primary School, the following committees meet regularly:

Strategic Committee

Its main purpose is to discuss and monitor all aspects of the school’s work around pupil attainment and progress, and ensuring that the school’s curriculum is broad and balanced and meets statutory requirements. An important role of the committee is to ensure all Child Protection policies are fully understood and correctly implemented by all staff.

This committee also monitor the ethos of the school in line with its status as a church school. The committee also meets to discuss and monitor all aspects of the school’s pastoral work which includes areas such as attendance, behaviour, safeguarding, health, and spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) provision.

Resources Committee

This committee’s main purpose is to ensure that the school spending remains within budget and that all funds are spent wisely to best meet the needs of the pupils; whilst it typically meets every term, there are additional review meetings with the school’s local authority finance teams. Health and safety of the school site is also part of this committee’s remit.

Role

Name

Term starts

Term ends

Executive Head

Mark Taylor (Executive Headteacher)

Ex officio

 

Co-opted Governor Kate Fell (Joint Chair) 1.9.2018 1.9.2022
Co-opted Governor Lucy Long (Joint Chair) 1.9.2018 1.9.2022

Trust Governor

Steve Lovett (Vice-Chair)

1.9.2018

1.9.2022

Staff Governor

Amie Reeve (Head of School)

1.9.2018

1.9.2022

Parent Governor

Dean Webb

4.11.2019

4.11.2023

Foundation Governor Jo Reed  1.9.2020 1.9.2024

 

Mark Taylor

I have been teaching for 25 years, 9 of which as a headteacher. I have taught in secondary, primary and specialist education and spent the last 7 years as headteacher of Fressingfield CofE Primary School. Before joining Fressingfield, I was the headteacher of an outstanding PRU and worked with schools across England and southern Holland. Additionally, I have undertaken a research project sponsored by the Church of England Board of Education looking into 'What can help make a Small School Both Sustainable and Effective in the Current Educational Climate'.  I believe confident and happy children make excellent learners and will achieve very well in school given the opportunity.  I currently oversee both Charsfield & Fressingfield Primary Schools as the Executive Headteacher.

On a personal note, I am a father of 3 children and enjoy the outdoors, particularly cycling and walking. Consequently, outdoor education and physical activity is something I am passionate about. 

Kate Fell

I'm the Joint Chair of Governors along with my colleague Lucy Long.  I live locally and have three school age boys.  I feel very proud of our village school and the amazing pupils and teachers and look forward to helping them continue to flourish. For my “real job” I run an estate agents in Ipswich.  I work part-time (in theory) and try to limit checking my emails too much when the children are around.  I enjoy long walks along the beach and my baking is improving.

Lucy Long

I'm the Joint Chair of Governors, and the Early Years Governor with a responsibility also for SEND / Pupil Premium. I have been on the governing body since September 2016 and find the role very interesting. I love having the opportunity to see the interaction between staff and pupils and witnessing such a happy school that buzzes with learning. I have three school age girls, so I have an interest in helping the school be as successful and rounded as possible.  Other than being a Mummy, I do the bookkeeping for my parents' company. I enjoy knitting, yoga and baking (independent of one another).

Steve Lovett

Following a successful career with BT Steve is retired and living in Framlingham. He has been a school governor for 13 years and serves Thomas Mills High School as well as Charsfield and Dennington Schools. As an experienced governor Steve is deployed by the local authority as a governance advisor to other schools across Suffolk and sits on the executive committee of the Suffolk Governors Forum and on the Suffolk County Council Schools forum. Steve runs the Scout troops that meet in Earl Soham and Kettleburgh and the Cub Pack that meets at Earl Soham. A keen Tuba player Steve plays with the Castleton Brass band based in Eye. Steve is currently Vice Chair of Governors.

Amie Reeve

I am the Head of School and teach Year 5 and 6. I love teaching and working at Charsfield; it's such a friendly and happy school.  I am the staff representative on the governing body and part of the Curriculum Committee and Resources Committee. I am married to Ben, and we have a primary-aged son who attends the school — he loves it!  I enjoy home improvements, spending time with family and baking (when I get the time!).

Dean Webb 

I am a relatively new Parent Governor, continuing to gain experience in the role. I live in a village just outside Charsfield with my partner and our son who is in Year 2. As a family, we really enjoy being involved with Charsfield School, the encompassing ethos, the emphasis on education, social and life skills and values. I have worked for Suffolk Constabulary for around twenty-five years and am part of a team investigating serious road traffic collisions. In our rare moments of spare time we enjoy cycling, camping and walking our dogs.

Jo Reed

As a new Foundation Governor, I'm still finding my feet!  But I have been involved in the Holiday Club held at Charsfield School for many summer holidays and have enjoyed meeting many of the lovely pupils who attend there.

I am currently a recently retired teacher with 30 years teaching behind me, specialising in Early Years.  As a Lay Elder for the Mid-Loes Benefice, I enjoy developing creative and inclusive Family Worship for all our congregants.

I am keen to make Charsfield Primary School the best it can be!

Please see attachment below for Governors' Register of Pecuniary & Business Interests

All Saints Schools Trust

Charsfield Church of England Primary School converted to academy status in 2018 and is now part of the All Saints Schools Trust.  This is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales (Company Number: 11216388). The registered office is as follows: All Saints Church of England Primary School, Framlingham Road, Laxfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 8HD. You can email general enquiries to admin@asst.orguk or call 01986 798344.

Details of the trust's funding agreements, articles, accounts, and other detailed governance arrangements can be found on the All Saints Schools Trust Website.