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Welcome to our Governors' section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Attendance for your information.


The Governing Body


Governing Body Structure and Organisation:

At St Denys Primary School, the full governing body normally meets once each half-term on a Wednesday evening with an additional meeting in September. At those meetings we usually are given up-to-date information about safeguarding, the quality of teaching and learning, curriculum, the budget, attendance, behaviour and the progress groups of children are making with their learning. The governing body is answerable to parents and the community and as such is subject to scrutiny by Ofsted as part of any inspection of the school.


In addition to the full Governing Body Meetings the Governing Body delegate some responsibilities to committees. Currently there is a Policy Committee, Pay Committee and Headteachers Performance Management Committee.


Individual governors have link responsibility roles such as English, mathematics and inclusion. Full details of the structure and responsibilities of each governor can be found in the Governor Responsibility document below.

The core responsibilities are:

- acting as a critical friend to the school

- promoting high standards of education and achievement

ensuring accountability
- planning the school's long term future
- allocating and controlling the budget.
- appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher
- setting the school's aims and values (detailed below below);

'At St Denys Primary we believe that every individual has the right to achieve and we will learn and work collectively, in partnership with parents, families and the community to make sure this happens. We recognise that in an ever changing, technological world we are preparing children for the unknown. We want to ensure that we give them the knowledge, skills and understanding they will need to enable them to make positive choices in their life and to be confident, happy, successful citizens both now and in the future. We realise that learning is about today as well as tomorrow.'