Our Christian Values:

Hopeful school through honesty, forgiveness and trust; Achieving school through resilience, respect and ambition; Nurturing school through care, compassion and friendships; Developing school through wisdom, faith and fun; Sharing school through kindness, celebration and love

Our Governing Board

Welcome to the Governors’ section of the school website.

If you have any enquiries, then please feel free to speak to us when you see us about school, or contact us by email (office@allsaintsilkley.bradford.sch.uk) or letter addressed to the Chair of Governors via the school office.

If you have a specific issue regarding your child, please speak to the relevant adult (i.e. class teacher in most circumstances) first in line with School Complaints policy (found here). Minutes from Governors’ meetings are available on request from the School Office. Under GDPR, minutes concerning confidential matters may not be routinely provided.

Governing Body Membership – Correct as of 16th May 2022

Maximum number of Governors: 9 (plus Associate Members where applicable).

Term of office default maximum is 4 years.

Governors - Sept 2021

NameGovernor TypeAppointed ByTerm of Office (Years)Appointed DateEnd DateCommittee Membership, Special Roles or Responsibilities Academic Year 21/22Meeting Attendance PRIOR Academic Year 20/21Other Educational Institutions At Which A GovernorBusiness Interests and Date NotifiedInterests Arising From Relationships Between Governors or Between Governors and School Staff Including Spouses, Partners or Relatives
Revd. Mike CoeFoundation Ex-OfficioDiocesan Board of Education (or Archdeacon
of Bradford –
see Inst. of
n/a16/09/2018 (AS' institution date)Renews with positionSIAMS/Christian Ethos; Headteacher Performance Management8/11 73%All Saints Parish Church, Ilkley Church of England 19.09.2019None
Katie Dawson Co-opted Governor (note 1)FGB vote410/12/202009/12/2024Parents & Community; Health and Safety10/11 91%Employed by School as Lunchtime Supervisor (October 2021)Employed by School as Lunchtime Supervisor (October 2021)
Stacey SimmondsStaff GovernorAppointed by staff416/9/202115/9/2025Quality of EducationN/ANoneNone
Lisa JamiesonCo-opted Governor FGB vote47/5/20227/5/2026Quality of Education; Headteacher Performance Management11/11 100%NoneNone
Judith OsborneFoundation GovernorDiocesan Board of Education403/09/201902/09/2023Safeguarding; Pay Committee11/11 100%NoneNone
Michele RobinsonHead Teacher Ex-Officion/an/a01/09/2011Renews With PositionHeadteacher (ex officio)11/11 100%NoneNone
Carol StewartAssociate Member401/06/201931/05/2023Wellbeing and Mental Health11/11 100%Employed by School (P/T) as Gardener & Odd Jobs - 01/06/2015Employed by School as Gardener & Odd Jobs - 01/06/2015
Caroline Falconer (Vice Chair)Parent GovernorParent Nomination422/10/202022/10/2024Inclusion7/8 88%NoneNone
Ray Tate (Chair)Local Authority GovernorLA Appointment 410/12/202009/10/2024Finance; Headteacher Performance Management; Pay Committee5/6 83%Sandal Primary School, Baildon
Becky BoardmanParent GovernorParent Nomination405/05/202104/05/2025Finance; Pay Committee; Data/GDPR3/3 100%
Lisa KingStaffStaff41/9/20171/9/2021SEND11/11 100%WTA Dance Academy 17.9.20None
Kathryn AllenFoundation GovernorDiocesan Board of Education410/9/20179/9/2021SIAMS11/11 100%NoneNone
Kirstin HutchinsonCo-optedFGB Vote417/10/201916/9/2021Policy/Compliance9/11 82%NoneNone
Caroline HarvisonCo-optedFGB Vote404/02/201916/9/2021Data11/11 100%NoneNone


Attendance stated above reflects all meeting attendance for 20/21 academic year, excl. Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee, Pay Committee and Appeal/ Disciplinary /Complaints Panel (if applicable).

Total FGB Meetings 2020/21 = 11

Note 1: Katie Dawson was previously an associate governing board member; she became co-opted in December 2020


Meet Our Governors

Ray Tate – LA Governor and Chair

I became Chair of Governors at All Saints school in December 2020, after being asked by the local authority if I could fill the vacant position on the schools Board of Governors. I am retired, married and have lived with my wife in Baildon for 17 years. I have one son who is a teacher at a primary school in Bingley. I worked for nearly 40 years at the Telegraph and Argus newspaper company where, my duties included HR, finance and sales management. I enjoy working in the community and I am heavily involved in two local Sunday Football leagues as an officer and referee. I also became a magistrate at Bradford Courts in 2010.

My previous experience as a governor include that of Chair of a Bradford Nursery school and more recently as vice chair at a Baildon Primary school. I feel that my vast experiences will help me immensely in my role at All Saints, and look forward to being part of the continued success at the school.

Caroline Falconer – Vice Chair and Parent Governor

My eldest child is a pupil at All Saints’. I was delighted to join the Governing Board for the school so that I could have the opportunity to have a positive impact upon the school life of my children and our wider school community. I am a Clinical Psychologist specialising in child and adolescent mental health and am passionate about supporting the emotional well-being and overall development of children. I hope to bring my skills and experience in mental health, special educational needs and safeguarding to my role as governor, to help the school continue to achieve their aims and maintain high standards.

Katie Dawson – Co-opted Governor

As a parent to a pupil in KS2, I have a genuine interest in how the school is run and governed. I have a wealth of experience in business and 5 years’ experience working as an insurance broker, providing insurance solutions specifically to schools. It is a privilege to have been offered the opportunity to join the Governing Board and I hope that my experience will have a positive impact on the school.


Lisa Jamieson – Co-opted Governor

All three of my children currently attend All Saints’. Joining the Governing Board is my way of ensuring all pupils at the school receive the best possible opportunities to thrive, learn and develop into independent, curious citizens. As a Governor I can contribute my skills in charity governance, science education and museums to a school that I am deeply committed to and in return I am gaining a deeper understanding of education policy and practice at a local and national level. I am committed to ensuring that the work of the Board has a positive impact on everybody’s experiences of All Saints’.


Michele Robinson Headteacher

Michele Robinson – Head Teacher

Revd Mike Coe – Foundation Governor

I’ve been the Vicar at All Saints Church since September 2018, having been a Vicar in East Sussex for 15 years previous to that.  Before being ordained I worked as a sales and marketing manager, a Christian youth worker, an itinerant evangelist and a part-time Bible college lecturer. In my last post I was on the Governing Body of our large Church of England Primary School (chairing it for 3 years), and I was also a Director of the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT)

I see the partnership between the Church & the school as vitally important, both in terms helping every pupil reach their full potential, and in seeing the Christian ethos of the school improving in its relevance and application for every part of the school community..

Judith Osborne – Foundation Governor

I am married with 4 children, all of whom attended All Saints’ Primary School from Reception to Year 6. I am a fully qualified primary and secondary school teacher, specialising in Modern Languages. I have been an active member of All Saints’ Church since 1999 and have a particular passion for overseas mission and fairtrade.

As a Foundation Governor, I hope to serve the pupils and staff, helping to steer the strategic direction of the school, underpinned by its Christian ethos.


Stacey Simmonds – Staff Governor


Carol Stewart – Associate Governor

I’ve been involved in All Saints’ school since my children were pupils here in the 80s. Married to Peter and previously a Parent, then Foundation then Co-opted Governor and now Associate Member, I have a particular interest in Special Educational Needs & Disability and Child Protection and provide support to the Governing Body on aspects of wellbeing and pastoral care.  I have a life-long interest in education, being formerly a teacher and also involved in church-based youth work and residentials most of my life.  As the school gardener I appreciate the need for good groundwork! I am a member and regular worshipper at All Saints’ Church.

.Rebecca Boardman – Parent Governor

Bio to follow


Instrument of Government – see Statutory Policies page

Terms of Reference – September 2021

Link to our published information about governors on the ‘Get Information About Schools’ website:

All Saints’ CofE Primary School – GOV.UK (get-information-schools.service.gov.uk)

Translate »