All Saints CofE Primary School Logo

All Saints CofE Primary School Axminster

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Jo Evans


Role: Chair of Governors

Category: Foundation

Term of Office: 01.04.20 - present




Robert Giffard


Roles: Acting Headteacher
Category of Governor: Headteacher
Appointed by: Full Governing Body
Term of office: 1/4/2020 – present


Rob has worked at All Saints as a class teacher across various year groups and currently teaches Class 4, a mixed Year 5 and 6 class. For many years Rob has supported the leadership of the school in the role of Head of School, Maths, English and PE subject leader and more recently as the Acting Head. Rob is a keen runner and will often head out for a ‘quick’ run after school along the lanes and footpaths. He is a father of 3 primary aged children who all keep him busy and ‘young’. Rob loves learning, he will have many books and podcasts on the go as well as constantly trying out new food recipes and walking routes. 



Sophie Redway


Roles: Computing, PE, Maths and Creative Curriculum

Category of Governor: Parent
Term of office: 01/04/2020 - present


Sophie has been a parent at All Saints School since 2018 and has two boys that attend the school. Sophie and her family live on a smallholding within the community and she plays an active role on various local committees.

Professionally, Sophie has a wealth of experience within the marketing sector, specifically the technology side, and has been a manager within that field since 2008. She currently works as an Operations and Marketing Director and also runs a small business.

Sophie brings strong management, technological and communication skills to the board coupled with a passion for the local community

Interests: Sophie is an avid gardener, veg grower and a keen rider and you will often see her out in the local lanes on her horse.


Ernie Stobbs



Roles: Lead Governor for Health and Safety and Premises and Member of Resources Committee

Category of Governor: Parent

Term of office:  08.02.17 – present 








Karen Chape


Roles: Humanities, English, RE and PSHE.

Category of Governor: Foundation

Term of office: 01.04.2020 – present


Karen has been a parent at All Saints School since 2017 and has one daughter who attends the school.  She lives in Axminster and is an active member of the local Baptist Church, where she has been involved in leading many different areas of the children’s’ and youth work over the last eight years. 

Karen has been a Secondary School Teacher for nearly twenty years, specialising in Religious Studies.  She is currently teaching RS part time at a Secondary School in Somerset. 

Karen is keen to use her experience in both the education and voluntary setting to contribute to the governing body at All Saints.

Interests:  Karen enjoys gardening and you will often see her out walking her dog in the local area.


Nic Hare



Roles: Phonics, EYFS, SEND, Safeguarding and Health & Safety.

Category of Governor: Foundation

Term of office: 01.04.20 - present


Nic lives in Axminster and her son Dylan has attended All Saints since September 2019.

Nic manages the pre-school which is situated on the school site.

Professionally, Nic has experience working in the Early Years since 2005. She has a Degree in Early Years and her passion is to support families and to help make a difference in young children’s outcomes.

Nic is keen to be more involved with the school, supporting the school as much as she can. She hopes that her Early Years’ experience and management experience will come in use in fulfilling her Governor Role.


Catherine Lodge


Roles: Writing, Science and Foreign Languages.

Category of Governor: Parent

Term of office: 01.04.2020 - present


Catherine lives in Smallridge and her daughter has attended All Saints since 2017.  She has worked for over 20 years in the payments industry and currently leads a team responsible for developing new technology.  Catherine is excited to have this opportunity to contribute to and support the school and she hopes to be able to bring some of her professional experience to her role as Governor.  In her spare time, she enjoys travelling to far flung places, pitching a tent in the beautiful Devon and Cornwall countryside and swimming and walking along the stunning Jurassic coastline.



From April 2020 All Saints School created a separate governing body.  The Ark Federation governing body ceased to exist from March 2020.
Please click the appropriate links below to read the Articles of Association or the Governance Scheme of Delegated Authority (SoDA).
Should you wish to read other minutes from The Ark Federation Governing Body meetings, please contact the school office.

School Motto

Achievement, Responsibility, Knowledge

Mission Statement

We ‘Live life in all its fullness.’ John 10:10.

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