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Governors

Please address any correspondence, for governors, to the Chair of Governors, Mrs Jan Dunne and send to the school office clearly marked for her attention or email to jdunne01@dmsschool.co.uk

 

  The governing body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

 

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

 

The primary consideration in the appointment and election of new governors are the skills and experience that the governing body needs to be effective.

 

The constitution of the governing body is as follows:

(The dates in brackets are the current terms of office for those governor)

 

Headteacher

Miss C Dearden

 

5 x Parent Governors

Ms L Upchurch (27/11/21)

Mr S Legg (27/11/21)

Mr P Knell (18/03/23)

Vacancy x2

 

5 x Appointed Governors

Mrs J Dunne (09/05/21)

Mr J Adams (11/05/23)

Mrs P Bailey (18/02/22)

Mr B Martin (18/03/23)

Vacancy x1

 

1 x Staff Governor

Miss S Wood (14/03/21)

 

Associate Governors*

Mr G Troup (Environment)

Mrs A Hardie (Strategy)

Mrs Alice Hambleton-White (Mental Health and Well being)

 

*Associate Governors are appointed for their expertise in a particular subject.

They are appointed on an annual basis to the committee listed but with no automatic voting rights

 

To enable the governing body to discharge its responsibilities effectively it has appointed the following committees to focus on specific areas of its responsibility:

 

Curriculum Committee:

Mr J Adams (Chair)

Miss C Dearden

Mr B Martin

Miss S Wood

 

Finance Committee 

Mrs P Bailey (Chair)

Miss C Dearden

Ms L Upchurch 

Mr P Knell

 

People Committee:

Mrs J Dunne (Chair)

Mrs P Bailey

Miss C Dearden

Mr S Legg

 

Environment Committee:

Mr S Legg

Vacancy

 

Disciplinary Committee:

Will comprise of a minimum of 3 Governors which will be appointed by the Chair and/or Vice Chair of FGB as and when appropriate.

 

In addition, the Governing Body have also assigned governors to specific lead governor roles to reflect key elements of its work. The appointments are as follows:

 

 

Curriculum

John Adams

Careers

Vacancy

Data Protection

Lisa Upchurch

English

Pat Bailey

Health and Safety

Stuart Legg

Humanities

Pat Bailey

IT

Jan Dunne

Maths

Peter Knell

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Alice Hambleton - White

MFL

Lisa Upchurch

Pupil Voice

Sue Wood

SMSC

Jan Dunne

Safeguarding

Stuart Legg

Science

Ben Martin

SEND

Jan Dunne

Pupil Premium

TBA

Sports

Stuart Legg

Tech/Art

John Adams

 

 

 

 

 

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