Who Are The Governors?

Governors are like a Board of Directors and make decisions about how the school is run. They meet at least once a term at school.

Governors are appointed to help:

  • Decide what is taught.
  • Set standards of behaviour.
  • Interview and select staff.
  • Decide how the school budget is spent.

School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together, they cannot act individually.

School Governors are one or more of the following:

  • Parents.
  • Teachers at the school.
  • Local council representatives.
  • Community representatives.
  • Businessmen and women.

Parent Governors:

  • Have a child in school.
  • Are elected by parents of the school.
  • Serve, as do other Governors, for 4 years.

Why are parents on the Governing Body?

Parent Governors bring the views of parents to the Governing Body, but they speak and act as individuals. They should not be thought of as delegates, or "mouthpieces" of the parents. They have equal status in the work of the Governing Body and have voting rights. The minutes of the Governors meetings are in the school office for anyone to read.

Chair of Governors: Janet Griffith

Headteacher: Ben Cox

Staff Governor: Matt Griffiths (Deputy)

Parent Governors: Emma Knox and Sarah Swinnerton

You as a parent elect 4 Parent Governors for a 4 year period.

Co-opted Governors: Alick Deacon, Emma Trickett, Nina Zissler and Gemma Reynolds

Associate Governor: S Robinson (SBM)

For further information regarding governors' terms of office and responsibilities, please see Governor Information download.

To contact our governors please write a letter to the school marked 'FAO The Governing Body' and this will be forwarded to them as soon as possible.

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Contact the School

Dingle Primary School

The Dingle

Main Contact: Mrs Sue Robinson

Tel: 01270 685700
Fax: 01270 501565