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Welcome

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.   

Debbie Miller
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.


     
 
 
Debbie Miller
Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor
Parent of child/children at DPS
 

 Mrs Lynnette Glossop
Head Teacher
Head Teacher at DPS
 
     

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


Jackie Mills
Vice-Chair
Co-opted Governor
Lead on Finance
Parent of child/children at DPS 
 

Heather Prosser
Vice-Chair
Co-opted Governor
Lead on Curriculum
Parent of child/children at DPS

     
 
Jacqui Trudgill
Parent Governor
Parent of child/children at DPS
 
 
Colin Ross
LA Governor
Local Councillor
Liberal Democrats Group
 
 
Laura Bruce
Parent Governor
Parent of child/children at DPS


     

 Tim Wood
Co-opted Governor
Parent of child/children at DPS
   
 
Gareth Davies
Co-opted Governor
Parent of child/children at DPS
     
 
Jason Fletcher
Associate Governor
Staff Member at DPS
 
 
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

Debbie Miller
Chair of Governors
 
James Kenny-Levick
Vice Chair 
Lead on Safeguarding


Jackie Mills
Vice Chair
Lead on Finance 

Heather Prosser
Vice Chair
Lead on Curriculum

Safeguarding will also be responsible for:
  • Health & Safety
  • ICT/E Safety
  • Communications
  • Training
The team supporting will be:
  • Gareth Davies
  • Jason Fletcher
  • Martin Robinson
  • Alex Percy

Finance will also be responsible for:
  • Budget setting
  • Pay policy
  • Building & Premises
  • Staffing
  • Income Generation
The team supporting will be:
  • Gareth Davies
  • Oliver Mills 
  • Laura Bruce
Curriculum will also be responsible for:
  • AEP & Link visits
  • SEN /Pupil Premium
  • DPA & SCT
  • Progress & Data
The team supporting will be:
  • Laura Bruce
  • Tim Wood
  • Alex Percy
  • Colin Ross
  • Martin Robinson

  • Head Teacher – Lynnette Glossop
  • Strategic – Head teacher, Chair and Vice chairs
  • HT performance – Debbie Miller, James Kenny-Levick, Heather Prosser & Laura Bruce (succession)
  • Pay committee –(this will be the only formal committee) Vice Chair (Finance), 3 performance governors + Vice Chair (curriculum)
  • Complaints / Appeal panel – to be formed as required
  • Academies Task Force – Debbie Miller, Jackie Mills, James Kenny-Levick (supported By Heather Prosser if not available), Alex Percy
  • Policy Review Cycle Team – Master copy with Jackie Mills to ratify then hand over – Sarah Drazek to be the school link

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:
  • Heather Prosser, Y6 - Andy Goodwin / Oliver Mills
  • Colin Ross, Y4/Y5 - Sarah Drazek
  • Tim Wood, Y3- Laura Guiton
  • Heather Prosser, KS1 - Katy Godfrey 
  • Laura Bruce, EYFS - Georgina Bradley 
  • Martin Robinson, SEN - Jason Fletcher
  • Laura Bruce, DPA - DPA meetings

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 2017-2018

Attendance at Sub-Committee Board Meetings 2017-2018

Debbie Miller

Chair

6/10/2015

6/9/2019

4/4

1/1

Jackie Mills

Vice Chair

Co-opted

6/10/2015

6/9/2019

4/4

1/1

James Kenny-Levick

Vice Chair

Co-opted

6/16/2016

6/15/2020

4/4

1/1

Heather Prosser

Vice Chair

Co-opted

7/5/2015

7/14/2019

4/4

1/1

Laura Bruce

Parent

3/27/2015

3/26/2019

4/4

1/1

 Jay McAllister

Parent

3/27/2015

3/26/2019

¾

0/1

 Jacqui Trudgill

Parent

11/6/2015

11/5/2019

4/4

1/1

Lynnette Glossop

Head teacher

9/1/2015

 

4/4

1/1

 Jason Fletcher

Associate

10/25/2012

10/24/2016

3/4

1/1

Colin Ross

LEA

11/1/2016

10/31/2020

2/4

1/1

Sharon Court

Co-opted

6/16/2016

6/15/2020

3/4

1/1

Alex Percy

Co-opted

6/10/2015

6/9/2019

4/4

1/1


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

Dr. Steve Thomas, Chair of GB (06.10.2015 - 09.11.2016)
Dr. Lisa Bradshaw, Vice Chair (06.10.2015 - 09.11.2016)
Mr Andy Bush, Co-opted Governor (06.10.2015 - 01.9.2017)
Mr James Hope-Gill, Co-opted Governor (06.16.2016 - 31.7.2017)
Ms Georgina Bradley, Associate Governor (10.6.2015 - 05.10.2017)
Ms Katy Godfrey, Co-opted Governor (09.4.2015 - 05.10.2017)
Mr Andy Goodwin, Staff Governor (09.05.2015 - 05.10.2017)
Mr Luke Hall, Building supervisor, Associate (01.01.15-01.09.2016)
Sharon Court,  Co-opted Governor (tbc - 01.2017) 
Mrs Jay McAllister, Parent Governor (tbc - 02.2017)



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

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