Meet the Governors

TASS Governors

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 Executive Headteacher, Head of School 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.

There 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 Executive Headteacher/Head of School  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 2020-21 pdf version.

 

Anne Camm

Chair of Governors

I have been in education for as long as I can remember!  I have taught in co-ed and single sex schools both in the maintained and private sector.  For the last 10 years of my career, I was a Headteacher so I am only too aware of the issues schools today. I retired in 2017 and trained as a Lead Inspector (having been a team inspector for a long time previously). I very much enjoy the inspecting and keeping up to date with everything, although not every school is pleased to see inspectors!  I live in Sheffield and have two grown up daughters to keep me under control!

 

 

Kate Lancaster Kate Lancaster

Vice Chair of Governors 

I have been a foundation governor for a long time now & I really enjoy it.  I have 3 children, one who is a mechanic, one at secondary school & one still at TASS.  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 an  administrator at the local doctors’ surgery.

 

Heather SchofieldHeather

Foundation Governor 
I am a foundation governor nominated by the PCC at All Saints Church. I have a child who attended the school and also 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.

 

Mark Evans

Parent Governor 

I was elected as a Parent Governor in November 2018. My son and daughter are pupils at TASS.   The Leadership Team and Governing body have done a fantastic job in making TASS an Outstanding school and I want to play a part in  ensuring that this carries on into the future.  I work for British Airways as a long haul Captain on the 787. When time allows I enjoy tennis and outdoor pursuits.

 

Chris Walch

Parent Governor  

I became Parent governor in Nov 2018 to use my skills and experiences to ensure the school’s priorities and targets are set to achieve the best possible education for our children.  I’m currently a Technical Director for a global IT services provider with over 10 years’ experience in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). My son Finley is in Y3 with his brother Alex hopefully joining the TASS family in 2021. I am an enthusiastic parent who will give maximum effort to the privileged role of parent governor.  I’m here to speak out for  what is most important – our children.

 

Izzy Dunn

Foundation Governor

As a Foundation Governor, I became involved in the governing body through my involvement at Totley All Saints Church.  Professionally, I have a strong interest in education, and have taught History for over 10 years at a secondary school in Derbyshire. I passionately believe in the importance of inspiring a love of learning to last a lifetime.  Furthermore, as a parent of a pupil at the school, I have witnessed the nurturing environment created at TASS and the dedication of the wonderful teaching and support staff. I am proud to be able to support the work of the school in my role as a governor.  As a working mum of young children, spare time is a rare luxury. Given the chance, I love to get my sewing machine out or curl up with a good book!

 

Karole Sargent 

Executive Headteacher & Governor

I am the Executive Headteacher of Totley All Saints & started here as Headteacher & Governor in September 2012. It’s fantastic to be part of such a special school family & to be able to work with everyone to make things even better for our children.  I know from my own background how important education is & how creating a special spark for learning at a very young age can set someone on the right course for life – that’s why I’m so happy to be working with everybody else to make things happen here at TASS!  I also have a lovely husband, a married daughter & cute little cairn terrier called Coco. In my spare time (not that I get a lot) I like to sew & make my own clothes as well as go to the theatre.

 

 

Trudi Brown

Head of School & Governor

I am the Head of School at Totley All Saints. I started here as Deputy Head teacher & Year 6 teacher in 2014 & am an associate member of the Governing body.  I came into teaching as a second career as, after supporting my own children & their school, I began to feel that education was where I really wanted to be. I have been a lifelong learner taking an Open University degree when my children were small and, 10 years ago, taking up playing a brass instrument – highly recommend!  Because my father was a career serviceman, I moved school frequently so I know how important it is for a child to feel welcome, included & cared for at school.  Outside of school I play in a Brass Band & enjoy walking, embroidery & visiting my two grown up sons & their lovely partners.

 

Kathryn Winson

Staff Governor 

Since starting at Totley All Saints in 2014, I have held many roles within school. This has allowed me to work through the whole school really   getting to know, and being able to support every child. This has been, and continues to be incredibly rewarding.  After spending the previous years of my career in large primary schools in Sheffield, I feel so privileged to be part of the Totley All Saints ‘family’ and I thoroughly enjoy every minute I spend with the children in the school. It is a unique school with wonderful children and families. I am proud to be a member of staff and governor here.  When I’m not working, I am usually chasing around after my own two children, providing a taxi service to and from music lessons or a sports fixture or for a bit of peace and quiet, walking our springer spaniel!

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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  • 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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