Meet the Governors

Governors steering group

The Role of a TASS Governor

Our School Governors are an amazing set of people who give up their time & effort to make sure that TASS is the very best that it can be for all of its children!

What do our Governors do?

The Governing Body is here to help the school provide the best possible education for our pupils by:

  • Thinking and working strategically to help to raise standards
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress towards the school’s priorities and targets
  • Supporting the headteacher and staff as well as challenging their expectations
  • Accounting to all stakeholders for the school’s overall performance and for the decisions they have made.

Governors BookletThere are three main areas in the role of the school governors:

  1. To take a largely strategic role in the running of the school
  2. To act as a critical friend to the school
  3. To ensure accountability of the governing body to the parents and of the headteacher to the governing body

To contact the governors, please use either the postbox outside the school office or email:

chairofgovernors@totleyallsaints.sheffield.sch.uk

Please click the link to download our Governors Leaflet 2016-17.

 

 

howard-freemanHoward Freeman

Chair of Governors / Parent Governor

I am an elected Parent Governor living in Totley with my wife Charlotte and three children all of whom have attended TASS. I’m a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser working with local businesses in Sheffield and Chesterfield and I became a governor because I wanted to get involved and help the school as far as possible.

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Kathryn Deakin

Vice Chair of Governors / Foundation Governor

I have been a Foundation Governor since June 2010. I have two children who both attend TASS – both now in the juniors. I work part-time for the Health and Safety Laboratory as a GIS Scientist. I regularly attend Totley All Saints Church, and feel it is important for the school to maintain its close links with the church.

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Andy Coleandy-cole

Foundation Governor

I work for a local IT company specializing in library software and all three of my children have attended Totley All Saints. I’ve been a Parent Governor for 8 years and served as Chair of Governors for 5 years. It’s a challenging and time-consuming role but very fulfilling to be able to work with the Headteacher and staff in ensuring that the education delivered to our children enables each of them to reach their potential!

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Revd. Katie Tuplingkatie-tupling

Foundation Governor

Awaiting write up. 

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Heather Green

Foundation Governor

I have been a Governor since 2011. My working life was spent in Primary Education and I use the knowledge I gained to help me with my role as a Governor of Totley All Saints School. As a Foundation Governor I help the school to provide education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

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Neil Hayden

Foundation Governor

I am a lay reader at All Saints Church Totley. In August 2015 I retired from teaching at Tapton Academy where I was subject leader for mathematics. I have been a teacher governor in two of the secondary schools I have worked in.  I wish to use the experience I have gained to help support TASS in providing the children with the appropriate opportunities each of them needs to develop and flourish in an environment which reflects a Christian ethos.

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Yeyenta Osasu

Parent Governor

Totley All Saints is a good school where teachers work closely with children and their families to provide a safe and stimulating environment. I am a hospital based Clinical Pharmacist and mother to a TASS pupil. As a Parent Governor, I am committed to using my skills and experience to support the education and welfare of children in my local community with subsequent influence on  the future of the next generation .

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Heather SchofieldHeather

Foundation Governor
I am a foundation governor nominated by the PCC at All Saints Church. I have a child in the school and attend the church. I work in an educational setting as a Learning Mentor in a youth inclusion centre in Sheffield. I am supportive of the ethos of the school, providing the children with the best possible environment for them to develop and grow.

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Kate Lancaster 

Foundation Governor 

Kate Lancaster

I have been a foundation governor for nearly a year now & am really enjoying it. I have 3 children, one at secondary school, one at TASS & one at nursery. We attend All Saints Totley church as a family & feel the connection between the church & the school is very important. I am currently working as a volunteer at Little Saints nursery.

 

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Lucy Booth

Lucy Booth

Parent Governor

I’m a mum of five children, three at King Ecgbert’s & two here at TASS. I am a Christian & also have the pleasure of being a Lunch time Supervisor working with children in FS2. As a Parent Governor, I am committed to do my bit & to make a difference wherever I can.

 

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Steve Lawton

Co-opted Governor

I’m a new but enthusiastic Governor.  I have two children at TASS who both love their school. My wife is Co Chair of the PTA and I also wanted to get involved and help the school as best I can.  For the last 11years, I have run my own business, and hopefully that experience will be useful to the Governors and School in helping shape the future of all our children in a positive way.

 

 

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Local Authority Governor 

As a new Local Authority Governor I am excited to be involved here at TASS. I have nearly 20 years experience in the healthcare sector supporting 200 elderly people in Sheffield. As Director I have to ensure the home they live in is safe, well led and they are cared for in a positive and dignified manner. I also ensure the homes are compliant with all governing bodies. I consider my skills and experience will be beneficial in ensuring a safe and happy environment for our children. I have one child here at TASS as such I have a genuine interest in the operational development at the school.

 

 

Class Governors

Class Governors meet with their allocated classes on a regular basis in order to see how the children are getting on as well as monitor teaching & learning. This is then fed back to the whole Governing Body at the next meeting. As well as providing insight into practice & allowing governors to see the outworking of their participation in school, these are also beneficial because they allow our children to build relationships with  governors, understand a little about adult responsibility & service to others as well as aspire to serve their communities in the future.

The Class Governors are as follows:

FS2 – Yeyenta Osasu

Y1 – Kate Lancaster

Y2 – Andy Cole

Y3 – Paul Oakley

Y4 – Howard Freeman

Y5 – Heather Schofield

Y6 – Heather Green

 

Governors Meetings Held in the School Day

As well as coming in to school to see their classes, the whole Governing Body meets at least once during the year within the actual school day. This is a great time to meet with different groups of children & to allow pupils an opportunity to show off about all of the amazing things that they have been up to – as well as for governors to see the outworking of their hard work & commitment to the school.

These are photographs of when our school governors spent time with their assigned classes & met with members of the School Council, the Merit Captains & Eco-Saints.

 

Latest Events

  1. 05JulY5 Parent Passport Meeting
  2. 06JulNew to FS2 Parent & Child Workshop
  3. 06JulY2 up to Y3 Parent Passport Meeting
  4. 07JulNew to FS2 Parent & Child Workshop
  5. 07JulY5 up to Y6 Parent Passport Meeting


Quotes

  • I really like TASS & it's the best school I've ever been to. Everyone is really kind & have helped me to settle in. In my last school we had lots of bullying but at TASS bullying is extinct!!
    —New Y6 Child
  • My daughter absolutely loves school & is delighted to be an Eco-Saint! We are very happy with her progress & think that the Merit teams & points are really effective!
    —Y2 Parents
  • Absolutely fantastic parents' evening! Really pleased with *** progress & how her teacher has brought her on. She's made so much progress in such a short time! Thanks so much!!
    —Y6 Parent
  • I can't thank the teachers enough for the support they have given *** in his first term. He has settled in so well & his teacher has already recognised his strengths & weaknesses. The school has such a positive attitude. We're really pleased that we chose TASS!
    —Y6 Parent
  • Really pleased with *** progress & ongoing development. She is happy at school & doesn't like to miss anything! We feel she has settled in really well considering her health issues. We would like to thanks everyone who helps her to manage her condition!!
    —FS2 (Reception) Parent
  • I feel that the work in Y6 is challenging & exciting for our son. He always comes home buzzing & can't wait to get on with his homework. I'm grateful to the school for everything that they've done for him!
    —Y6 Parent
  • We feel that the teachers, the head teacher & all the school staff have our children's bet interest at heart at all times. We appreciate everything that they do for our children!
    —Y1 & Y4 Parent
  • My child enjoys her school experience. She finds her learning environment supportive & fun. The teachers are warm & create an atmosphere where the children flourish. I have found my child's current teacher extremely approachable, visible & very positive!
    —Y2 Parent
  • My child has made a great start to school. I feel really well informed & am impressed with the standards of teaching!
    —Y3 Parent
  • I felt very confident that all three teachers really knew our children & were genuinely interested in them & what their individual needs were!
    —Y3,Y2 & Y1 Parent
  • (Class teacher) is outstanding! She knows our daughter extremely well & has kept us well informed on her progress! She is very supportive in every respect & really approachable!
    —Y5 Parent Comment
  • TASS is a kind & caring school that cares about us ourselves - not just our education - even though that's what school's about. We always have fun & I never go home wishing 'I wish I'd been at another school'!
    —Y6 Child – End of Year Comment
  • I felt very confident that all three teachers really knew our children & were genuinely interested in them.
    —Y3, 2 & 1 Parent
  • It’s been slightly difficult with us coming from another school. There was no way the teacher could have been told everything, but within just a couple of weeks we felt that she had gained an excellent understanding of our child. We couldn’t be happier with the support our child has been given during her first term at TASS! Thank you!
    —Y2 Parent
  • Excellent teaching! I can’t believe how much she has come on in Reading & Writing!
    —Y1 Parent
  • It’s lovely to be greeted by the teacher each morning & to be able to pass on messages when necessary!
    —FS2 Parent



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