Governors

Governors play an important role as members of the Governing Body which is responsible for directing the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards of educational achievement. The three main roles of governors are to provide strategic direction for the school; act as a critical friend to the Headteacher; and to ensure accountability. Together with the Headteacher governors set the future direction for the school and decide how the school’s budget and pupil premium should be spent. The Governing Body makes decisions collectively on matters such as performance targets, school policies and the School’s Improvement Plan.
The Governing Body of Great Dunmow Primary School are constituted to have 9 governors (3 parent governors, 1 Local Authority governor, 2 staff governors,2  partnership governors and 1 co-opted governor). We also have 4 Associate Members.  We currently have 1 partnership governor vacancy and 1 parent governor vacancy.   All governors are appointed by Essex County Council following agreement of governors at a Full Governing Body Meeting.  Associate Members assist the governing body in an advisory capacity, they have no voting rights.
The Full Governing Body meets once each term (twice in the Autumn term at the beginning and end of term). In addition to the Full Governing Body meeting there are four committees which meet once each term. These are the Premises Committee, Personnel Committee, Curriculum Committee and Finance Committee.  
The Chair of the Governing Body or the Clerk can be contacted via the school office.
 
Mr Angus Drever
Chair
LA Governor
 
Mrs Linda Pannell
Vice Chair
Partnership Governor
 
Mr Kevin Watts
 
Headteacher
 
Mrs Veronica Hayhow
 
Staff Governor                                                   
Mrs Joanna Hayes
Mr Dave Frater
Mr Ben Baylis-Davey
Mrs Kylie Robinson
 
 Associate Members
 
Mr John Thornton
Mr James Robinson
 
Parent Governors
 
Mrs Lisa Waters
 
Co-opted Governor
 
Mrs Jayne Blower
Clerk to the Governors