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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors' section.


The Governors’ Role

Our team of Governors comprises a group of local people with a range of experience and expertise who are representatives of the local community.  Many have a thorough working knowledge of the school and make a point of spending time in the classrooms with the children and staff.  We attend training courses on all aspects of the curriculum and school management to ensure we have the necessary knowledge and skills to support the Head in the effective running of the school.


The Department for Education have high expectations of governing bodies. They are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to 'conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school.'

In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on 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.


These functions are reflected in regulations for maintained schools that came into force in September 2013 and in the criteria Ofsted inspectors use to judge the effectiveness of governance in both maintained schools and academies.


We feel The Dassett Church of England Primary School is privileged to have such a caring, well-resourced village school with a highly skilled and enthusiastic teaching staff that creates a stimulating and exciting learning environment within a strong Christian framework. The happy atmosphere in the school and the enthusiasm with which the children approach their work, as well as the high quality of work achieved, makes us very proud of our school.  We have the greatest confidence in recommending our school to you for your child, and hope that you will come to experience for yourself all the good things we have to offer.



Paul Wakeley


Chair of Governors


(To contact Paul please send correspondence into the school in an envelope marked 'For the attention of Mr P Wakeley, Chair of Governors. Alternatively please call the school office and ask Mrs Boyle for his contact details.)

Our Governing Body


Dr Paul Wakeley                 Chairperson & Parent Governor

Miss Suzanne Corry           Headteacher 

Mrs Hester Stevns              Foundation Governor (Vice Chairperson)

Mr Andrew Jeffrey               Parent Governor

Mr Daniel Hackett               Staff Governor

Vacancy                              Parent Governor

Vacancy                              Staff Governor

Vacancy                              Parent Governor

Vacancy                              Foundation Governor

Vacancy                              Co-opted Governor

Vacancy                              Ex-Officio Governor


Ms Alana Collis                   Clerk to Governors