On behalf of the board of governors of Dobcroft Junior School, I would like to welcome you to our new 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, together with their particular role
Mrs Nicola Sexton Headteacher
Mr Michael Elliott Chair of Teaching & Learning
Mrs Shiraz Taraporewalla Chair of Finance, Staffing and Buildings
Mr Paul Wilde Ofsted Preparation
Ms Janine Farrah Y6 Team Leader
Mr Ian Besford Chair of Governors
Ms Helena Jones Vice-Chair of Governors
Mrs Sheree Doyle Deputy Headteacher
Mr Peter Odell Chair of Policy
Ms Sue Prestwood Safeguarding Governor
Mrs Elizabeth Towning Fundraising
Ms Jo Herold Teaching Assistant
When do we meet?
Our governing body meets formally, in full, three times per term for a Full Governors Meeting, Teaching & Learning Committee and Finance, Staffing and Buildings Committee. Each governor is expected to attend each of these meetings where possible. In addition, we have a number of smaller working groups, such as pay review groups, DIS collaboration, HT performance management, and policy review.
How can I get in touch?
If you have any questions, concerns, or want to get involved, email me at: