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Dosthill Primary Academy

Dosthill Primary Academy

Governors

Welcome!

As a member school of Fierté Multi-Academy Trust, responsibility for the governance of Dosthill Primary Academy ultimately originates to the Board of Trustees appointed to the Trust.  The Local Governing Board at Dosthill Primary Academy is fully committed to working together to ensure your children thrive, enjoy their learning and strive to achieve to their full potential across the widest curriculum we can offer.

We meet as a whole governing body twice a term to discuss and make decisions on a variety of matters, working closely with the Headteacher and staff.  We are responsible for scrutiny of decisions made in school and for driving improvement, and the processes and policies which allows the school to work effectively and appropriately, supporting, questioning and challenging the Headteacher and her staff.  All governors have specific roles and responsibilities meeting with both key members of staff and the children to talk about their work.  The Chair and Vice-Chair meet regularly with other Chairs/Vice-Chairs from all schools within the Fierté family to ensure cohesion of governance across the Trust.

We have recently said goodbye to members of our team including our Chair Mrs. Julia Jones who was a very valued member of our team and will be missed by all at DPA.  Other members whose term of office has expired are Mrs. Tanya Summers and Mrs. Hayley Miles.

We currently have  vacancies and would welcome anyone interested in joining us as a governor and we would love to hear from you if you are interested.

Linda Webster
Vice-Chair


The Governing Body are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.

Their purpose, reflected in the law, is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.  They have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  4. We are fortunate to have a strong Governing Body who are committed and work with staff to ensure that all learners achieve and fulfil their potential.

 

Chair of Governors

Our current Acting Chair of Governors is Mrs Joanne Smith who can be contacted via the school.

Mrs Joanne Smith
Dosthill Primary Academy
High Street, Dosthill
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B77 1LQ

 

2020-21 Attendance

 

07.10.20

24.11.20

26.01.21

23.03.21

25.05.21

29.06.21

Mrs Joanne Smith
(Acting Chair)

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Mrs L Webster
(Vice Chair)

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Mrs C Keay

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Mr R Heath (Resigned 8th March 2021)

Not Present – No apologies receive

Not Present – No apologies receive

Not Present – No apologies receive

 

 

 

Mrs S Burke

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Mr D Potter

Y

Not Present – No apologies receive

Y

Y

 

 

Rev M Waterstreet

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Mr P Armitage

Apologies Received Not Present – No apologies receive Y Apologies Received    

 

Governors' Pecuniary Interests

Name Category Business or Financial Interests Governance
roles
elsewhere
Relationships

Mrs J Smith

Co-Opted Governor

Trustee – Chair of Fierte Trust Board Chair of Fierte Trust Board None

Mrs L Webster 

Co-Opted Governor

DPO – Fierte Trust None Mother of Sarah Downes – Director of OPOJ.
Mrs C Keay

Headteacher

None None None
Mrs S Burke

Staff Governor

None None None
Mr D Potter

Parent Governor

None None Parent

Rev M Waterstreet

Co-Opted Governor None None None
Mr P Armitage

Co-Opted Governor

None Vice Chair of Governors – Glascote Primary Academy None