The Governing Body are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.
Their purpose, reflected in the law, is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.
They have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
- We are fortunate to have a strong Governing Body who are committed and work with staff to ensure that all learners achieve and fulfil their potential.
Chair of Governors
Our current Acting Chair of Governors is Mrs Joanne Smith who can be contacted via the school.
Mrs Joanne Smith
Dosthill Primary Academy
High Street, Dosthill
Governor Diversity Data
Fierté Multi Academy Trust is committed to promoting and prioritising diversity and inclusion. We encourage our academy local governing boards (LGBs) to recognise the benefits of diversity and appoint governors from a variety of backgrounds.
A proportion of our trustees/governors are from ethnic minorities, with an approximate 50% being female. However, the trust understands that more needs to be done to increase representation on LGBs, and we are working with them to grow the networks we engage with to further this aim.
Getting people from diverse backgrounds onto our LGB’s is an important step. The Trust supports LGB’s throughout the process of recruiting new governors, with strategies they can put in place to ensure all governors feel included which leads to improved retention. This is an ongoing process which we will need to keep reflecting on as to how we achieve this.