Apologies but the 60th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday 22 September has been cancelled.

Welcome to Dyson Perrins CofE Academy

Governor Information & 'Who's Who' section

 

Click on an individual governor's picture for a synopsis of their experience etc.

 

Paul Charman      Godwin K 110     Gunston M 300
Paul Charman   Katherine Godwin   Mike Gunston
(Chair of Governors)   (Clerk to the Governors)    (Headteacher)

 

 

Gail Brown

Gail Brown

Tony Underhill

Tony Underhill

Angela Shirley

Angela Shirley

David Sims

David Sims

Sue Maxfield-Phillips

Sue Maxfield-Phillips

Huw Foxall

Huw Foxall

Jonathan Edmondson

Jonathan Edmondson

Amy Everitt

Amy Everitt

Jim Richardson

Jim Richardson

Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes

Adam Hawkesford-Johnson

Adam Hawkesford-Johnson

Paul Charman

Paul Charman

Role of the Governors

What does the governing body do?

The governing body has three core strategic functions:

•  ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
•  holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
•  overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent





 

The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school. The governors support and challenge the Headteacher to ensure that the school delivers the best results for its pupils and makes good use of its money.

In this sense the governors' role is similar to the directors of a company, with the Headteacher and other senior staff being the managers.

Who are the governors?

The membership of the governing body is set out in the legal agreement between the school and the government. It is intended to reflect the mix of stakeholders in the school, including parents, staff and the wider community. As Dyson Perrins is a Church of England school, a large number of governors are appointed by church bodies. This ensures that the school maintains its distinctive Christian ethos.

There are up to 21 governors of Dyson Perrins, made up of:
* 3 parent governors, elected by parents at the school
* 4 staff governors, elected by staff at the school
* the Headteacher
* 11 church governors, appointed by various local organisations within the Church of England
* 2 co-opted governors, appointed by the other governors because they have specific skills or experience that the governing body would benefit from

Governors have a right to vote on all committees they serve on.  The Chair of Governors has the right to vote on all matters.  Governors abstain from all votes they have an interest in, this includes the Business Manager at Finance and Resources Committees and the Headteacher at Full Governing Body Meetings.

How is the governing body organised?

The full governing body meets 5 times a year.

The governors also have three smaller sub-committees to look at specific areas in more detail, which each meet 4 times a year. These are:
* Curriculum & Performance Committee (which reviews data on the performance of the school and challenges the school on how it will improve)
* Finance & Resources Committee (which monitors the school's finances, buildings and health and safety)
* Students & Staffing Committee (which considers HR issues, student welfare and improvements in teaching and learning)

There is a link governor for each subject area in the school. They act as a critical friend and ensure the governing body is aware of successes and issues across the school.

Finally, the governors have a number of committees and panels which will meet only when necessary. For example, a Governors' Disciplinary Panel meets whenever a student has been permanently excluded from the school to consider the reasons for the exclusion.

How can I get involved with the governors?

Please contact the Chair of Governors for details of any current vacancies on the governing body

Registered office:     Dyson Perrins Church of England Academy, Yates Hay Road, Malvern. WR14 1WD  -       Company No  07703941
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