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Our Governing Body


What do we do?


All schools are overseen by a volunteer Governing Body who, alongside the headteacher, set the vision for the school. Together they ensure that the school works effectively and efficiently to achieve its vision by:

  • Building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community;

  • Supporting and constructively challenging the school;

  • Ensuring accountability - judging the school's performance openly; and,

  • Compliance - ensuring the school meets all its legal obligations, for example safeguarding children and managing finances.


The Governing Body works in close partnership with the headteacher, staff and the local authority. In practice, the headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school. However, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. They ensure the school functions well and set the direction and policies for the school, to provide ongoing support and advice and to monitor the outcome.


The Full Governing Body meets three times each year. Much of the work of the Governing Body is done by committees which meet at least every term (three times in the year). At Dingle Community Primary, we have the following committees:


Standards:  It’s main purpose is to discuss and monitor all aspects of the school’s work around pupil attainment and progress, and ensuring that the school’s curriculum is broad and balanced and meets statutory requirements.


Safeguarding: The main purpose of the committee is to discuss and monitor all aspects of the school’s pastoral work which includes areas such as attendance, behaviour, safeguarding, health and safety provision. An important role of the committee is to ensure all Child Protection policies are fully understood and correctly implemented by all staff.


Resources: This committee’s main purpose is to ensure that the school spending remains within budget and that all funds are spent wisely to best meet the needs of the pupils.



Who are we?

Dingle Community Primary School’s Governing Body consists of:

  • the headteacher

  • one elected staff governor

  • one appointed local authority governor

  • five co-opted governors (two vacancies at present)

  • two parent governors.


The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.

​​​​Governing Board 2023-24                                                                  




Term of Office


Mrs G Anderson


​Standards, Resources, Safeguarding, Pay

​Miss F Todd  

Local Authority Governor

24​/10/20 - 23/10/24

​Standards, Resources, Pay 

​Miss G Jones

​Staff Governor

​14/09/22 - 13/09/26


​Mrs S Wallis

Co-opted Governor

​08/12/22 - 07/12/26

​Safeguarding, Resources, Standards,  

 Mr P Mountford


Co-op Governor

08/12/22 - 07/12/26

 Resources, Pay

​Mrs W Newton

(Vice Chair)

​Co-opted Governor

​16/09/23 - 15/09/27

Resources, Standards, Safeguarding

​Miss L Knowles

​Parent Governor

16/11/22 - 15/11/26


Mrs H Sullivan

Parent Governor

17/04/23 - 16/04/27Resources

Co-opted Governor

 VacancyCo-opted Governor  


The Chair of Governors (Mr Paul Mountford) may be contacted via the school office (telephone 01384 818305).


Parent governors are elected by parents/carers of pupils at the school; the staff governor is elected by members of staff at the school; the Local Authority governor is recommended by the Local Authority for appointment by the Governing Body; co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Body.

Governors are required to declare any financial interest in accordance with Regulation 16 and Schedule 1 of the School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 and the Governing Body is required to maintain and publish a register of business​ interests. 

Governors are also required to declare details of other school governance positions held.


Governing Board Structure 2023/24

Governing Board Meeting Attendance Record 2023/24

Governing Board Declaration of Interests 2023-24