REQM Gold Award

Our Governing Body consists of twelve hard working Governors who represent the interests of parents, the Diocese (Foundation Governors) and the local authority. We also on occasions appoint Associate Governors who bring specific skills that are not represented among the current membership.

All Saints CofE VA Primary School - Governor List – 2021-22


Governor Type

Term From

Term To

Additional Information



Mrs Oluwabusayo  Adebanjo

Foundation governor

08 Oct 2020

7 Oct 2024


David Allen

Associate Member




Sara Allibon

Local Authority Governor

25 May 2021

24 May 2025


Pupil Premium




Performance Management


Mr Mike Behnke






Mrs Jane Birch

Foundation governor

05 Jan 2018

4 Jan 2022


SEN Responsibility


Mr Pete Burditt

Foundation governor

11 Mar 2019

10 Mar 2023



Pupil Premium


RE and Collective Worship


Jane Butler

Foundation governor

09 Dec 2021

8 Dec 2025


Mrs Karen Cumberpatch

Staff governor

31 Aug 2021

30 Aug 2025


Staff Governor



Claire Dunstan



Head Teacher



Mrs Chris Eccles




Mel Chambers

Foundation governor

22 Jan 2020

21 Jan 2024




RE and Collective Worship

Anti-Bullying Governor


Mr Michael Waterfield

Foundation governor

11 Mar 2019

10 Mar 2023




Governors minutes are available upon request via the school office

Governor Profiles

Pete Burditt sPete Burditt (Chair)

After retiring from the Civil Service in 2016, I began supporting school children with their reading. I also joined a team presenting assemblies and other Christian activities in Northamptonshire schools. That led to me helping each week at All Saints, where my boys had attended when it was a Middle School. In March 2019, I was invited to be a Foundation Governor.

My responsibilities include helping to maintain the Christian ethos of the school, Pupil Premium, R.E. and Collective Worship. I was Vice Chair from September 2020 and from September 2021 am Chair of the governing body.

I have a leadership role in the church to which I belong and am Chair of Trustees at Spencer Contact, a local Christian charity. In my spare time, I pursue interests in walking, wildlife and photography.

Governor Mel KamauMelanie Kamau (Vice Chair)

I am a mum of three, with one child currently at All Saints. My interest in Education and community involvement motivated my decision to get more involved as a Governor.

I am pleased to have been appointed as a Foundation Governor by the Diocese of Peterborough in January 2020. I am the Vice Chair and am involved with Admissions, R.E./Collective Worship and Pupil Premium.

JaneBirchJane Birch

My association with All Saints Primary School goes back years to when, as a Middle School, both my children were pupils. Both Lucy and Daniel thrived at the school and we were grateful for the caring environment which enabled them to develop their interest in music and sport amongst others. I have been involved in art and design education all my working life and continue with this, along with my role as a Borough and County councillor with a particular interest in children, education and families. I am the SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) governor and meet regularly with the lead teacher to hear about the provision for pupils who need extra help and support to achieve their full potential.

SaraJesson sSara Jesson

I became a Parent Governor in 2017. I have three children. Currently I have one son in Year 4, my eldest son left All Saints in the summer of 2021 and I have a daughter who is not school age yet.

I am currently a Year 2 teacher at a school in Northampton, overseeing Phonics and Key Stage one. In my role as Parent Governor, I am able to represent other parents and can contribute to discussions and decisions that impact everyday life for the children. I feel that, by being in this role, I can play a part in ensuring that the children at the school have every chance of achieving their potential. 

Busayo AdebanjoBusayo Adebanjo

I am delighted to join the Governing Body at All Saints' CEVA Primary School. My family moved to Northampton three years ago. My two sons graduated from All Saints in 2018 and 2021 and my daughter is in Year 5.

I currently work within the financial sector as a Financial Support Specialist. I am committed and devoted Church worker in my church. I am also a Trustee of Emmanuel's Scholars. A charity that provides educational scholarship, mentoring and vocational training for less privileged children.

Being someone who is passionate about education at the elementary level, my aim as a newly appointed Foundation Governor is to work closely with the existing and future Governors to ensure that the values and ethos of the school are upheld and adhered to at all times.

Mike WaterfieldMichael Waterfield

I qualified as a solicitor in 1979. I worked as a prosecuting solicitor from 1985 until I retired from the Crown Prosecution Service in 2014. I joined the Governing Body of All Saints early in 2019 and I will be taking a special interest in the safeguarding of children and staff.

I was briefly a parent governor of Parklands Middle School until it closed in 2004. I am a regular worshipper at All Saints Church in Northampton town centre, where I sing in the choir, so I shall also be taking an interest in musical and religious education.

Governor Documents

See our documents, which provide further detail about Governance at our school.

  • The Terms of Reference, TOR, which detail our committee structure and their responsibilities
  • Meeting Attendance records, which show which meetings each Governor attended; publicised at the end of each academic year.
  • List of Governors, the type of Governor Role, their term of office and their roles and responsibilities.
  • Declarations of Interest which show any other roles, relationships or pecuniary interests that individual Governors have that could affect their impartiality in discussions or the decision making process.
  • Governors Expenses, outlines the criteria for claiming Governor Expenses, none was claimed in the past financial year.

Our School Aims

To understand that each child is unique- a gift from God.
To provide a caring, compassionate and inclusive community, our ‘school family’, where everyone is valued and safe.
To celebrate our Christian values and share faith, love and forgiveness as seen in Jesus Christ.
To provide high quality teaching and learning that promotes outstanding achievement.
To provide an innovative and inspiring curriculum which encourages each child to reach their full potential.
To promote excellence through collaborative work with our families, the Church and wider community.

Contact Us

All Saints CofE VA Primary School
Boughton Green Road
Tel: 01604 715658