governing body

Governing body

The Work of the Governing Board

 Key roles of the Governing Board are to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent Find out more about the role of Governors in school here.


How we work

Due to the conversion to an academy, the subcommittees have been integrated into the full Governing Board for the purpose of regular meetings  which take place every 6-8 weeks.

Each governor is encouraged to have a specific area of interest – for example: safeguarding, curriculum or finance.

Working together Our school motto is “Believe, Aspire, Flourish” and we feel that your children will thrive socially and academically when supported at school and at home. We provide a broad curriculum with your child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural welfare at the heart of everything we do.

Keeping in touch The website is a good way of keeping up to date with all aspects of school life. If you have a concern or a point of view to share, please come and speak to us.

There are lots of ways of sharing your views with us. As some of our governors are also parents of children at school, so we can often be found around at the beginning and end of the school day. We will also be arranging specific opportunities and times throughout the school year to hear from you and keep in touch. Alternatively, you can always leave us a note at the school office.

Becoming a Governor   Dormers Wells Governing Board undertake a skills audit once a year, or when a Governor leaves their term of office and a vacancy arises, to identify any gaps in our skills base.

It is important that the Governing Body is composed of individuals with a broad range of skills and experience that they can use to contribute to the strategic direction of the school.

The most important thing to note is that governors are a team, not a collection of individuals or groups with separate agendas. However much we may differ in our opinions and experiences we are united by our commitment to the school and the responsibility we share for its long-term success. In short, we  have a common purpose. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a school governor please get in touch with any of our governors.