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.
Chair of Governors
(To contact Hester please send correspondence into the school in an envelope marked 'For the attention of Mrs H Stevns, Chair of Governors. Alternatively please call the school office and ask Mrs Boyle for her contact details.)
Our Governing Body
Mrs H Stevns Chairperson & Parent Governor
Mrs C Dutton Vice Chairperson & Parent Governor (SEND & Vulnerable Pupils)
Miss S Corry Headteacher
Mrs M Brierley Foundation Governor (Health & Safety)
Miss L Cox Co-opted Governor
Reverend N Chatterton Ex-Officio Governor
Miss L Cox Co-Opted Governor
Mrs J Hotchkiss Foundation Governor (Safeguarding)
Pupil Discipline & Hearings Committees:
Brierley, Mrs M
Cox, Miss L
Dutton, Mrs C
Stevns, Mrs H
Pay Committee: Head Teacher Review Panel:
Brierley, Mrs M Stevns, Mrs H
Stevns, Mrs H Dutton, Mrs C
Pickering, Mrs M (External Advisor)