Dunton and Wrestlingworth Church of England VC Lower Schools Federation 'Believing and Achieving Together'
Dunton and Wrestlingworth Church of England VC Lower Schools Federation                                'Believing and Achieving Together'

About our Governing Body

The Governing Body meets at least twice a term to receive a report from the Headteacher and to discuss matters relating to staffing, finance, buildings, the school’s policies.  The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.


Our Governors have five main roles:


To provide strategic direction for the schools by:-

  • Working in partnership with the Headteacher, staff and parents to identify priorities for the development of the school.
  • Taking ownership of subjects by liaising with staff and participating in staff meetings. This ensures a broad and balanced curriculum for all.


To act as a critical friend to the Headteacher by:-

  • Interrogating the data provided and rigorously challenging the actions she has taken in response e.g. attainment and closing the gap.
  • Working closely with the School Improvement Partner to identify the needs of the school and Headteacher.


To ensure accountability by:-

  • Monitoring staff performance.
  • Reviewing financial returns and requiring best value for money.


To actively participate in sustaining and developing the schools’ communities by:-

  • Working in partnership with the Church.
  • Developing close working relationships with staff.
  • Attending school events.


 To promote the distinctiveness and Christian character of the schools by:-

  • Dedicating each Governing Body meeting at the start with a prayer.
  • Ensuring Foundation Governors act as a link between Church and schools.
  • Supporting the spiritual and ethical values of the schools.


For further information about the Governing Body or the role of a Governor, please contact our Chair of Governors, Abigail Chipperfield by email a.chipperfield@duntonwrestlingworth.co.uk


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