Governors

Background

School governors are one of the country's largest voluntary groups with around 345,000 school governors contributing to strategic development and raising standards of achievement at over 30,000 schools.

School governors are members of their school's governing body which is a "corporate body". A corporate body has a legal identity that is separate from its members and as a result, individual governors are generally protected from personal liability as a result of the governing body's decisions and actions, provided they act honestly, reasonably and in good faith.

Individual governors have no power or right to act on behalf of the governing body except where the whole governing body has delegated a specific function to that individual or where regulations specify that a function is to be exercised in a particular way.

School governors are drawn from different parts of the community, such as parents, the Staff, the Local Authority, the Community and other groups. This helps to ensure that the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience but does not mean that governors of a particular category "represent" that group on the governing body. For example, Parent Governors do not act as a representative of the parents at the school and do not report back to them.

Responsibilities

The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement including setting targets for pupil achievement, managing the school's finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, appointing staff and reviewing staff performance and pay and many more.

The governing body has considerable discretion as to how to discharge its responsibilities but is required to constitute itself in line with the regulations and to appoint a chair and vice chair. The governing body may delegate certain of its responsibilities to certain governors or committees of governors, although in general, it is not compelled to do so.

Our Governors

Governor

Designation

Term of Office

 

Voting Rights

Pecuniary interests

Mr David Bedford

Chair

January 2016- January 2020

 Yes

 

None

Mrs Helenor Watson

Parent Governor

January 2016- January 2020

Yes

Works as a Solicitor for Liverpool City Council

Mr Nik Smith

Head Teacher

January 2016 onwards

Yes

None

 

Miss Claire Turner

Teacher Governor

January 2016- January 2020

Yes

None

 

Mrs Carol Callister

Support Staff Governor

January 2016- January 2020

Yes

None

 

Mrs Billie Heywood

Parent Governor

September 2016 – September 2020

Yes

None

 

Mrs Harriet Ray

Parent Governor

January 2016- January 2020

Yes

None

 

Mrs Kate Norfolk

Vice Chair and Parent Governor

January 2016- January 2020

Yes

Teaches Massage and Mindfulness within the school

Mrs Rachael Christie

Parent Governor

January 2016- January 2020

Yes

None

 

Mrs Claire Povlotsky

Parent Governor

January 2016- January 2020

Yes

Works for Liverpool Schools Sports Partnership

Mrs Yvonne Ward

Community Governor

January 2016- January 2020

Yes

Senior Professional Tutor for Hope Uni

Mrs Kacey Clark – Jones

Community Governor

January 2016- January 2020

Yes

None

 

Ms Nicky Walsh

Local Authority Governor

January 2016- January 2020

Yes

Works within Liverpool Safeguarding .

Governor at Calderstones Secondary School.

Mrs Diane Cannon

Associate Governor

January 2016 onwards

No

None

 

Mrs Jo Jones

Associate Governor

January 2016 onwards

No

None

 

 

Our Governors all attend Full Governor Meetings but they then have two further sub-committees : Finance, buildings and staffing and Standards. Child Protection and safeguarding come under the remit of the Full Governors.

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Dovedale Primary School

Herondale Road
Liverpool
Merseyside
L18 1JX

Main Contact: Mrs Ann Ellinson - School Business Manager

Tel: 0151 7334232
Fax: 0151 7350941
admin@dovedaleprimary.co.uk OR head@dovedaleprimary.co.uk

SEN Contact: Mrs Issy Edain

SEN Email: 'i.edain@dovedaleprimary.co.uk