All schools have a Governing Body, which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school.
The Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main these responsibilities relate to:
At Dothill Primary School we are privileged to have an enthusiastic, dedicated and well-informed group of governors with a wide range of personal interests and expertise. The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the Local Authority. Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved, for example with such things as staffing, curriculum, health and safety, safeguarding, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives. The Governing Body works as a team with shared responsibilities. Governors never make decisions on their own, nor do they act as individuals.
Could you be a Governor?
Are you interested in the education, welfare and opportunities provided for children and young people? Have you got enthusiasm and time to spare? If so, you could consider volunteering as a school governor.
If you are interested in becoming a governor please contact the head teacher Mrs Becca Butler on 01952 386870.
There are typically four types of Governors:
The school’s governing body comprises of 13 Governors:
Governors are appointed for a four year term. The chair and vice chair are appointed annually. All governors participate in a voluntary capacity and do not receive any remuneration for their work as school governors.
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