Zoe Doye, Business & Community Governor
Hello, my name is Zoe Doye and I am the Chair of All Saints Governing Body. I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2014 when my daughter started at All Saints and I am now a Community Governor. I was
elected as Chair in September 2016.
I have certain skills behind me which I hope I can draw upon in my role as a governor. I work for the Open University as a lecturer and Staff Tutor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. In this role, I spend a lot of my time supporting the Faculty's teaching staff, including ensuring their personal development, leading staff development sessions, monitoring their grading of students’ work, checking the quality of feedback to students, visiting teaching sessions, and so on. My role also means that I spend time questioning why some students may not progress in their studies and what the University can do to support and encourage them in order to redress this. In other words, in my work I oversee a system of checks and balances, in the context of personal and educational development - which seems to me to be not so different to what happens within a school. I also teach International Development at the University.
It has been very interesting, personally, to be involved in All Saints given my involvement further along the road of education. But what has struck me overall about All Saints and the staff that I have met, is their commitment to the children and their focus on making learning exciting and positive and empowering. I am pleased and proud to be part of a Governing Body that is here to support – and challenge – All Saints' development as an academy.