Local School Governors form a Local Committee reporting to The Board of Trustees and make decisions about the strategic direction of Darrick Wood Junior School. The Local Governing Body (LGB) meets at least once per term as a whole group. School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act collectively, not individually. The Governors are made up of parents, members of staff and co-opted Governors.
The Local Governing Body is ultimately responsible for the school and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.The main duties of the governing body are:
In order to do this, governors need to gain knowledge of how their school operates through training, by attending meetings, and by getting to know their school community, for example through visits to the school during the school day. The LGB also uses Link Governor roles to establish a stronger link between the Governing Body and aspects of the school's provision. This includes Link Governors for safeguarding, English, Maths, transition, SEN, Pupil Premium and Health & Safety.
|Name||Category||Date of appointment||
Term of Office Ends
|Mr Andrew Kilgour||Headteacher||01.09.2013||N/A|
|Mr Erdal Niyazoglu (Chair)||Co-opted||19.11.2013||17.11.2021|
|Mr Dave Hackin||Staff||13.07.2015||31.05.2019|
|Mrs Belinda Shurety||Parent||27.09.2016||26.09.2020|
|Mrs Shelagh Harrison (Vice Chair)||Co-opted||27.09.2016||26.09.2020|
|Mrs Claire Pester||Parent||27.09.2016||26.09.2020|
|Mr Manikanth Mohan||Co-opted||27.09.2016||26.09.2020|
|Mr Nigel Robinson||Parent||01.11.2016||31.10.2020|
|Mrs Sara Benstead||Staff||29.11.2016||28.11.2020|
If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors or another member of the Governing Body you may do so via the email address below. If you wish to meet the Chair of Governors in person, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.
The NGA is the representative body for state-funded school governors in England. For further information, follow this link to their website.
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