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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

The Local Governing Body was temporarily disbanded on 29th April 2021 and an Interim Academy Board was appointed.

Interim Academy Board

 

12.5.21

26.5.21

9.6.21

23.6.21

7.7.21

Mrs. J. Smith

Acting Chair

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mrs. V. Blundell

Acting Vice Chair

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mrs. L. Gardner

Trustee

Y

Y

Y

Apologies received

Y

Mrs. J. Harris

Trustee

Y

Apologies

received

Apologies

received

Apologies

received

Y

Mrs. C. Keay

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mrs. M. Powell

Executive Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mrs. L. Webster

Governor

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

Interim Academy Board Members' Pecuniary Interests

Name

Role

Appointed

Appointing Body

Relationship

Business or Financial Interests

Nature of Interest

(ie: employee)

Joanne Smith

Acting Chair of IAB

29.4.21

Trust Board

None

None

Trustee, Chair of Trust Board

Vicki Blundell

Acting Vice Chair of IAB

29.4.21

Trust Board

None

None

Trustee, Chair of Governance Forum

Laura Gardner

Member of IAB

29.4.21

Trust Board

None

None

Trustee

Jayne Harris

Member of IAB

29.4.21

Trust Board

None

None

Trustee

Claire Keay

Member of IAB

29.4.21

Trust Board

None

Head Teacher

Employee

Michelle Powell

Member of IAB

29.4.21

Trust Board

None

Executive Head Teacher

Employee

Linda Webster

Member of IAB

29.4.21

Trust Board

Mother of Sarah Downes – Director of OPOJ

DPO

Fierté Trust

Employee