Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
What types of Governors are there?
Depending on the category of the school, the governing body will be made up of different numbers and categories of governors. These are the types of Governor at Dunstone at present:
What are School Governors?
School Governors are people from the school’s community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They must be aged 18 or over at the date of their election or appointment, and there is no upper age limit.
Governors are the largest volunteer force in the county and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.
What Do Governors Do?
Governors work as a team. They are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education, as raising educational standards in school is now a key priority. This has the best chance of happening when there are high expectations of what pupils can achieve.
Governors also promote effective ways of teaching and learning when setting the school aims and policies. They do this together with the head, who is responsible for the day to day management of the school. Heads are chosen by governors - and most heads choose to be governors themselves.
They may also include representatives from the church, charitable trust or business interests.
Numbers vary depending on the school's type or size, and appointments are for four years.
The Governing Body:
Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. It is important they get things right. How they do their job affects the interests of pupils, staff morale and how the school is seen by parents and others in the community.
John Teahan- Chair Of Governors
Tony Cawley- Vice Chair of Governors
Marie Ann Jackson - Foundation Governor
Fr Jonathan - Foundation Governor
Nikki Symons- Parent Governor
Veronica Gosling- Headteacher
Gemma Grealy - staff Governor