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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 dates of appointment and terms of office)

 

Headteacher

Ms Caroline Pluck

 

5 x Parent Governors

Ms Lisa Upchurch (27/11/17 - 27/11/21)

Mr Stuart Legg (27/11/17/ - 27/11/21)

Mr Peter Knell (18/03/19 - 18/03/23)

Miss Delphine Didier (03/02/19 - 03/02/23)

Mrs Debbie Scammell (01/12/20 - 01/12/24)

 

5 x Appointed Governors

Mrs Jan Dunne (09/05/17 - 09/05/21)

Mr John Adams (11/05/19 - 11/05/23)

Mrs Pat Bailey (18/02/18 - 18/02/22)

Mr Ben Martin (18/03/19 - 18/03/23)

Vacancy x1

 

1 x Staff Governor

Miss Kelly Shutts (01/12/20 - 01/12/24)

 

Associate Governors*

*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 John Adams (Chair)

Ms Caroline Pluck

Mrs Jan Dunne

Mr Ben Martin (Vice Chair)

Miss Delphine Didier

Mrs Debbie Scammell

 

Finance Committee 

Mrs Pat Bailey (Chair)

Mrs Jan Dunne

Ms Caroline Pluck

Ms Lisa Upchurch (Vice Chair)

Mr Peter Knell

 

People Committee:

Mrs Jan Dunne (Chair)

Mrs Pat Bailey (Vice Chair)

Ms Caroline Pluck

Mr Stuart Legg

 

Environment Committee:

Mr Stuart Legg (Chair)

Mr Peter Knell (Vice Chair)

Mrs Jan Dunne

Ms Caroline Pluck

Mrs Debbie Shutts

Miss Kelly Shutts

 

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

Delphine Didier

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

Mrs Dunne

MFL

Lisa Upchurch

Pupil Voice

Delphine Didier

SMSC

Jan Dunne

Safeguarding

Stuart Legg

Science

Ben Martin

SEND

Jan Dunne

Pupil Premium

Mr J Adams/Mr B Martin

Sports

Stuart Legg

Tech/Art

John Adams

 

 

 

 

 

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