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On behalf of the Governors, a very warm welcome to our school web site and our Governors’ page. 

The Governors are passionate about the school and are committed to providing every child with the best possible education, opportunity and experience the school can offer.  We are very proud of our school and feel privileged to support the Headteacher and staff in delivering the schools vision, aims and values.

On the Governor pages you can find information about:

We are always keen to hear your views and would be very happy to discuss any concerns or ideas you may have.   So, if you would like to get in touch, please do not hesitate to contact the School Governors at chairofgovernors@dore.sheffield.sch.uk.
Thank you for visiting our page and please do get in touch if you have any questions or would like any further information.   

Tim Wood
Chair of Governors

What are School Governors?

The Governors are legally-appointed volunteer advisors who support and challenge the school’s leadership. They contribute to the strategic decisions and direction of the school and have an effective input towards the educational achievement of its pupils.  The Governing Body’s overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the Headteacher  to promote continuous improvement in the school’s performance.   The Governing Body provide an overview and Governance, but do not deal with the day to day management of the school.

Who are the School Governors?

The Governing Body consists of
  • The Headteacher 
  • One elected Staff Governor
  • One appointed Local Authority Governor
  • Three elected Parent Governors
  • Twelve Co-opted Governors, including co-opted parents 
The standard term of office for a Governor is four years.  The Chair and Vice-Chairs are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.

Tim Wood
Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor
Parent of child/children at DPS

 Mrs Lynnette Glossop
Head Teacher
Head Teacher at DPS

 James Kenny-Levick
Co-opted Governor
Lead on Safeguarding
Parent of child/children at DPS

Sue Jacklin
Parent Governor
Lead on Finance
Parent of child/children at DPS 

Heather Prosser

Co-opted Governor
Lead on Curriculum
Parent of child/children at DPS
Martin Robinson
Co-opted Governor
Parent of child/children at DPS

Debbie Miller
Co-opted Governor

 Jason Fletcher
Associate Governor
Staff Member at DPS
Sarah Mellor
Parent Governor
Parent of child/children at DPS
Jackie Mills
Co-opted Governor
Laura Bruce
Co-opted Governor
Parent of child/children t DPS
Gareth Davies
Co-opted Governor
Parent of child/children at DPS

               Colin Ross
LA Governor
Local Councillor
Liberal Democrats Group
Alex Percy
Co-opted Governor
Staff Member at DPS
Oliver Mills
Staff Governor
Staff Member at DPs


Role and responsibilities

Governing Bodies are the key decision makers and vision setters in every school, helping to set the school’s aims and values.  Their core strategic functions include:
  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school
The responsibilities of the Governing Body include:
  • Being involved in planning the future direction of the school
  • Setting policies and procedures
  • Monitoring the school’s budget
  • Recruiting and appointment of new staff 
  • Being accountable for the performance of the school
  • Promoting high standards of educational attainment
  • Ensuring targets are set for pupil progress
  • Taking general responsibility for the conduct of the school
  • Making sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special educational needs
  • Dealing with serious complaints


Tim Wood
Chair of Governors

 Sue Jacklin
Vice Chair
Lead On Finance

 James Kenny-Levick
Vice Chair 
Lead on Safeguarding 
 Heather Prosser
Vice Chair
Lead on Curriculum

Finance will also be responsible for:
  • Budget setting
  • Pay policy
  • Building & Premises
  • Breakfast club
  • Kids club
  • Staffing
The team supporting will be:
  • Gareth Davies
  • Sarah Mellor
Safeguarding will also be responsible for:
  • Health & Safety
  • ICT/E Safety
  • Communications
  • Training
The team supporting will be:
  • Martin Robinson
  • Colin Ross
  • Alex Percy
 Curriculum will also be responsible for:
  • AEP & Link visits
  • SEN /Pupil Premium
  • DPA
  • Progress & Data
The team supporting will be:
  • Laura Bruce
  • Oliver Mills
  • Tim Wood

  • Head Teacher – Lynnette Glossop
  • Strategic – Head teacher, Chair and Vice chairs
  • HT performance – Martin Robinson, Chair
  • Pay committee – Sue Jacklin, Martin Robinson and Gareth Davies
  • Complaints / Appeal panel – to be formed as required
  • Academies Task Force – Debbie Miller, James Kenny-Levick (supported By Heather Prosser if not available), Alex Percy & Sarah Mellor
  • Policy Review Cycle Team – Laura Bruce & Sarah Mellor

Under the Achieving Excellence Plan

The Governing Body will be responsible for holding SLT to account at SLT Days. Ideally, the Chair, 1 vice chair plus another governor will attend wherever possible. The link governors below will be responsible for the phase leaders:
  • Colin Ross, Y6 - Andy Goodwin
  • Colin Ross, Y5 - Richard France
  • Gareth Davies, Y4 - Sarah Drazek
  • Heather Prosser, Y3 - Laura Guiton 
  • Tim Wood, KS1 - Katy Godfrey
  • Laura Bruce, EYFS - Georgina Bradley 
  • Martin Robinson, SEN - Jason Fletcher
  • Tim Wood, Wellbeing Governor
  • Alex Percy, Training Governor
  • Laura Bruce, Website compliance/Policy review

Meeting attendance

The Governing Body meets each half term for its full Governing Body meeting.  There are also meetings for training and occasional extra meetings to discuss important issues. 

We have a pay committee, HT performance team, and our Governors are linked to phase leaders to hold them to account 

The Strategic Governor team  (made up of Chair and Vice Chairs) meet at the beginning of each term with the Head and SLT to discuss the areas for focus within school for that term. These meetings are also used as an opportunity to keep up to date with current issues in the school. They also plan and set the Agendas for upcoming meetings.

 Governor Role Start Time Term End Attendance at Full Governing
Board Meetings
 Tim WoodChair 07/11/201705/11/20213/3
 Sue JacklinVice Chair, Co-opted 21/03/2019 20/03/20233/3
 James Kenny-LevickVice Chair, Co-opted16/06/2016 15/06/20213/3
 Heather ProsserVice Chair, Co-opted15/07/2015 14/07/20231/3
 Laura BruceCo-opted21/03/2015  23/03/20232/3
 Gareth DaviesCo-opted07/11/2017 05/11/20212/3
 Debbie MillerCo-opted 06/10/2015 09/06/20212/3
 Martin RobinsonCo-opted 07/06/2018 06/06/20223/3
 Sarah MellorParent 21/03/2019 20/02/20233/3
 Lynnette Glossop Head teacher09/01/2015  3/3
 Jason FletcherAssociate 02/02/2017 01/02/20213/3
 Colin Ross LEA11/01/2016 10/31/20203/3
 Alex PercyCo-opted 06/10/2015 09/06/20233/3
 Oliver Mills Staff Governor01/09/2017  31/08/2021 3/3 

Governors who have left the Governing Body in the last 2 years:

Mrs Alison Amos (February 2020)
Jackie Mills (September 2020)

How to become a Governor

We actively encourage our parents to become Governors and when a vacancy arises all parents are notified and given the opportunity to volunteer. 

Elections are held if more than one person is interested for each vacancy. We have a great relationship with parents and there are always people who are prepared to give their time to join us on the Governing Body.

You don’t need any special skills to become a Governor, apart from a wish to help the school, but if you do have any particular talents that you think might be useful then please let us know. Training is provided for all Governors.

If you are reading this and live nearby, but are not a parent of one of our pupils, that doesn’t prevent you from being a Governor – if you let us know of your interest then we can keep your contact details in the school office. All Governors must be able to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

If you are interested in becoming a school Governor and you would like to find out more, you can contact Debbie Miller chairofgovernors@dore.sheffield.sch.uk

Tim Wood,
20 Sept 2016, 08:23
Richard Hanks,
13 Nov 2015, 07:52
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21 Jun 2016, 02:26
21 Jun 2016, 02:32
Lynnette Glossop,
28 Jul 2015, 23:22
Lynnette Glossop,
28 Jul 2015, 23:23
Lynnette Glossop,
28 Jul 2015, 23:21
Tim Wood,
9 Jun 2015, 02:42
Lynnette Glossop,
7 Feb 2014, 23:06
Tim Wood,
9 Jun 2015, 02:46
Tim Wood,
9 Jun 2015, 04:16