ToyntonAll Saints Primary School


Welcome toToyntonAll Saints Primary School


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

On behalf of the Governors of Toynton All Saints Primary School, I would like to offer a warm welcome to parents, carers, children and their families. Toynton All Saints Primary is a good school as graded by Ofsted.


The school ensures that each child is nurtured and supported in their academic learning, development as individuals and understanding of local and national communities. All our governors are approachable and always happy to speak and listen. We look forward to meeting you within our friendly school community.


Chris Powell

Chair of Governors


About the Governance:

Governing bodies are the strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school. They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible education for every child by creating robust accountability for school leaders. 


The governing body has 3 core functions supported with a School Development Plan:

  1.  Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school, its pupils and the performance management of staff. 
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure the money is well spent. 


We have a Governing Body that meets 6 times each year, and 1 The Resources committee that meets 3 times per annum. The Resources committee is concerned with finance, staffing, safety and the buildings and grounds of the school. Our main meetings cover items such as learning and teaching in the school, safeguarding, special educational needs and disabilities.


  • Co-opted Governors (3 in number)
  • Parent Governors (2 in number)
  • Staff Governors (2 in number, one of whom is the Head Teacher in her ex officio role)
  • Local Authority Governor (LA) (1 in number)


Special duties are then assigned to each member of the Governing Body. 

These Special Duties are:


  • Child Protection
  • Premises
  • Finance
  • Foundation Stage
  • Governor Visits
  • Resources
  • Standards (Core Subjects)
  • Health And Safety
  • Link Governor
  • Curriculum
  • SEND
  • ICT Upgrade


The Governors of Toynton-All-Saints Primary School pride themselves on their professionalism and on their approachability. If you have any concerns regarding the school, please first contact Lesley Coulthurst. If Mrs. Coulthurst is unable to rectify your concerns, or you feel that they are too serious, then please feel free to contact Mr. Chris Powell, or write to him at the address below.


The full postal address is:

Toynton-All-Saints Primary School
Main Road
Toynton All Saints
PE23 5AQ


Alternatively you can ask Mrs. Margaret, Clerk to the Governors, to schedule a time for a private interview.

The current governors and their special responsibilities are listed below: