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  • "Pupils make strong progress across year groups in reading, writing and mathematics." (OFSTED 2018)
  • "Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the quality of education. They believe that their children are happy and safe, and make good progress." (OFSTED 2018)
  • "Teachers have high expectations of pupils. This ensures that pupils are motivated to pay attention and work hard." (OFSTED 2018)
  • "Pupils' progress from their starting points in reading, writing and mathematics is strong across all year groups." (OFSTED 2018)
  • "The early years foundation stage provides a very effective springboard into Year 1." (OFSTED 2018)
  • "Staff and pupils have strong relationships built on mutual respect. Pupils are adamant about treating all people equally." (OFSTED 2018)

Governing Board

The Governing Board, Headteacher and senior staff form the school leadership and management team, and share responsibility for the school.  The Governing Board must hold the school to account for the standards it achieves.  It must ensure that all resources (including the school budget and staff) are properly used to meet the needs of all children and provide value for money.  Governors help to form the School Improvement Plan and are responsible for monitoring all aspects of its effectiveness in terms of outcomes for pupils.

  

Who are the Governors?

The Governing Board is made up of 4 groups who represent the stakeholders of the school: staff, parents, the community and the Local Authority.  This range of people is intended to provide a broad and balanced selection of viewpoints and to represent each sector of the school’s community. Governors are volunteers. An effective Governing Board will have members who have a wide range of experience and a variety of skills to offer their school. They typically serve for an initial period of four years, which can be renewed once, and during this time will have a variety of responsibilities.

 

Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent 

 

The constitution of the Governing Board at Dunton Green Primary School is:

 

The Headteacher

6 Co-opted Governors

1 Local Authority (LA) Governor

1 Staff Governor

3 Parent Governors

 

There is one Associate Member on the board

 

The Governing Board has two main committees – the Finance and Resources Committee and the Standards and Curriculum Committee – and committees dealing with Pay and Reward and the Headteacher’s Performance Review. Governors have monitoring and other individual responsibilities and produce reports on their activities.

 

These are the people in post, with their terms of office and governor responsibilities:

 

 

Term of office

Responsibilities & Committees

Headteacher

 

 

Tracey Boanas

Ex-officio

Finance and Resources

Standards and Curriculum

Co-opted Governors (6)

 

 

Rowland Constantine

23/11/16 - 22/11/20

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Standards and Curriculum

Literacy lead governor

Mark Craig

05/11/17 - 04/10/21

Chair of Finance and Resources

Data Protection Governor

Chris Gush

06/05/16 - 05/05/20

Pay and Reward

Health and Safety Governor

Training and Development Governor

Paul Geradine

03/02/18 - 02/06/22

Finance and Resources

Foundation subjects governor

Rachel Dooley

29/02/16 - 28/10/22

Standards and Curriculum

Inclusion and Equality Governor

Alexia Perversi

23/05/19 - 22/05/23

Standards and Curriculum

Pupil Premium Governor

LA Governor (1)

 

 

Sarah Brown

 07/02/18- 06/02/22

Chair of Governors

Finance and Resources

Chair of Pay and Reward

Chair of Headteacher’s Performance Review

Parent Governors (3)

 

 

Nicole Pomies

17/07/17 – 16/07/21

Standards and Curriculum

Headteacher’s Performance Review

Safeguarding Governor

Stephen Reilly

23/09/16 – 22/09/20

Standards and Curriculum

Maths lead governor

Adam Walker

07/02/19 – 06/02/23

Headteacher’s Performance Review

Pay and Reward

Foundation subjects governor

Website check

Staff Governor

 

 

Jemma White

28/09/22 – 27/09/18

Standards and Curriculum

E Safety Governor

Associate Member

 

 

Rebecca Bindon

22/03/19 – 21/03/20

Finance and Resources

Pay and Reward

Early Years lead governor

 

The Clerk to the Governors is Karen Fitzpatrick.

If you wish to contact the Governing Board please address correspondence to the Chair of Governors or the Clerk to Governors C/O the school.

 

If you are interested in becoming a school governor please speak enquire at the school office and we will contact you to talk about what the role involves and the opportunities that are available.

 

Business Interests

 

The governors declare their business interests annually and update them during the year if required. This is the summary from September 2019.  (Governors who have left the board within the last year are included).

 

Governor

Business Interests

Nature of interest

Tracey Boanas

None

 

Sarah Brown

None

 

Rowland Constantine

None

 

Mark Craig

None

 

Chris Gush

Yes

Executive Director RCUS Knowledge

Paul Geradine

None

 

Rachel Dooley

None

 

Nicole Pomies

None

 

Stephen Reilly

None

 

Adam Walker

None

 

Alexia Perversi

None

 

Rebecca Bindon

None

 

Jemma White

None

 

Karen Forster Pearce

None

 

Lee Roughton

None

 

Kim Bayley

None

 

Gemma Wood

None

 

 

Governors’ Attendance at meetings of the full Board 2018/19 Academic Year

(Updated annually)

 

FGB

Tracey Boanas

4/4

Sarah Brown

4/4

Rowland Constantine

3/4 1xA

Mark Craig

4/4

Chris Gush

1/4 3xA

Paul Geradine

3/4 1xA

Rachel Dooley

3/3

Nicole Pomies

2/4 2xA

Stephen Reilly

3/4 1xA

Adam Walker

2/2

Alexia Perversi

2/2

Rebecca Bindon

1/1

Jemma White

4/4

 

A = Apologies for absence accepted

FGB = Full Governing Board

Comms = Committees