Our Governing Body
Welcome to the Governor section of the Dunchurch Infant School & Nursery website.
My role is to work with the other Governors, Mr. Andrews and the school staff to ensure that every child in the Nursery and School achieves their full potential.
The governing body has 3 main roles:
- To provide a strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school
- To support, monitor and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the school
- To ensure accountability for the standards achieved and the quality of education
We have an excellent and committed Board of Governors here, from a range of backgrounds, each of us offering a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Mrs Miller and the Senior Leadership Team manage the school on a day to day basis and the Governors meet regularly, as necessary, to look at specific projects, developments and to monitor the work of the school.
We support and challenge the staff to make sure that all the children are making good progress, that everyone is safe in school and that all legal requirements are adhered to.
We celebrate the achievements of children and staff, and do our best to make sure that Dunchurch Infant School & Nursery nurtures lifelong learners.
I am always happy to hear from parents and other members of the local community – both in terms of what we are doing well, and also about things we could do better. Please contact me via the School Office.
Veronica Lowe, Chair of Governors, September 2021
All parents and carers of registered pupils at both schools are eligible to become parent governors. Governors play an important part in the leadership of both schools and work together with staff to make sure that the schools provide a challenging and supportive environment for all our pupils. Governors do not need to be experts in the field of education, but you do need to have the time and the willingness to get involved. Meetings are held in the evenings, but it is important you are able to visit the school once a term during normal hours, so you can see the school in action. It is also expected that you will undertake training to help you develop as a governor. Sessions are usually held in the evening or online at a time of your choosing. Governors also need to be able to work as team and develop relationships with a range of people, have the ability to question and to make connections between different types of information. We would be interested to hear from parents/carers with experience or expertise in finance/accountancy, human resources and procurement, who possess professional leadership skills, and those who have links with the local community. We would particularly welcome applications from younger parents/carers and from a wide range of ethnicities to reflect the school community and to provide a sufficient diversity of perspectives to ensure robust challenge. The usual term of office is four years from the date of appointment.
Initial expressions of interest and requests for further information should be made to the Clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Maria Page at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view our policy on the Instrument of Government by clicking below