On behalf of the board of governors of Dobcroft Junior School, I would like to welcome you to our website, and in particular, our governor section.
What do school governors do?
The governing body of a school has a strategic, rather than operational role. Together we:
set the strategic direction for the school
ensure the school finances are suitably managed and best use is made of the available funding
monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
Who are the governors?
A governing body typically comprises the headteacher, the deputy headteacher, at least one other member of staff, a number of parents, and representatives from the wider community appointed by the local authority. This is our current governing body:
Nicola Sexton (Headteacher)
Janine Farrah (Staff)
Ian Besford (Chair of Governors)
Helena Jones (Vice-Chair of Governors)
Sheree Doyle (Deputy Headteacher)
Sue Prestwood (Safeguarding)
Jo Herold (staff)