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Dosthill Primary Academy

Dosthill Primary Academy



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

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
B77 1LQ


2020-21 Attendance








Mrs Joanne Smith
(Acting Chair)







Mrs L Webster
(Vice Chair)







Mr D Potter







Mr R Heath







Mrs C Keay







Mrs. S. Burke







Mr M Waterstreet







Mr P Armitage



Governors' Pecuniary Interests

Name Category Business or Financial Interests Governance

Mrs J Jones
(Term Expired August 2020)



Rev L Shaw
(Resigned November 2019) 


Mr T Dix
(Resigned March 2019)


Mr C Weston

Parent Governor

Mr D Potter

Parent Governor

Mrs H Miles
(Term Expired March 2020)

Parent Governor

Mrs L Webster


Mrs S Burke

Staff Associate

Mrs T Summers
(Resigned January 2020)


Mrs C Keay

Head Teacher


   Mr S Peace
(Resigned September 2018)

Local Authority
(Resigned September 2018)