Governors

 

Governors are responsible for overseeing the management aspects of the school. They enable their school to run as effectively as possible, acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher and Senior Leaders. Governors are required to be familiar with and use objective data on the performance of pupils, teachers and finances to ask the right questions and ensure resources are allocated to school priorities.

The whole Governing Body meets on two days each term. The first one of these is a Committee Day. There are four committees, Finance, Premises, Curriculum and Personnel, each with its own Chairperson. The committees look in detail at their different areas of responsibility, probing and questioning the school as well as facilitating solutions.

The second day has a strategic focus with governor involvement in planning for the future. The Strategic Review Meeting is followed by the Full Governing Body Meeting, which hears reports from the Headteacher and Committee Chairs to assist in making decisions.

Governors also meet with Phase Leaders (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2) and Subject Leaders (English, Maths, Geography etc) at least once a term in order to monitor the progress of their goals.

Essex County Council appoints all governors subject to the agreement of the Full Governing Body. T
he Governing Body of Great Dunmow Primary School are constituted to have 9 governors (3 parent governors, 1 Local Authority governor, 1 staff governor, 2  partnership governors, 1 co-opted governor and the Headteacher). We currently have 1 parent governor vacancy. We also have 3 associate members who assist the Governing Body in an advisory capacity, but have no voting rights.     
The Chair of the Governing Body or the Clerk can be contacted via the school office.
 
Governor Membership 2018/2019

 

Linda Pannell                                                                                       Chair
                                                                                                                   Partnership Governor

 

Kevin Watts                                                                                           Headteacher

 

Lisa Waters                                                                                           Deputy Head
                                                                                                                   Co-Opted Governor

 

Veronica Hayhow                                                                                Staff Governor

 

Ben Baylis-Davey                                                                                  LA Governor

 

Christine Hemming                                                                            Vice-Chair

                                                                        Partnership Governor

 

John Thornton                                                                                      Parent Governor

 

James Robinson                                                                                   Parent Governor

                                                                                                                                            
Jo Hayes                                                                                                  Associate Member

 

Dave Frater                                                                                            Associate Member

 

Kylie Robinson                                                                                     Associate Member

 

 

Governor List correct as of December 2018