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The Governing Body


All Local Authority maintained schools are accountable to their governing bodies, which in turn are accountable to parents and the community. The Governing Body is made up of elected representatives from the staff and parents, Local Authority and local community.


The Role of the Governors


The 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:

  • to provide a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework.
  • to appoint and oversee the work of the headteacher
  • to monitor and evaluate the work of the school and progress against school improvement priorities 

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.


DWJS Governing Body


Name Date of appointment

Date of resignation

(if applicable)

Mr. Andrew Kilgour  01.09.2013  
Mr. Erdal Niyazoglu (Chair) 19.11.2013  
Mrs. Clair Waite 19.11.2013  
Mr. Nigel Robinson 01.11.2012  
Mr. Dave Hackin 01.06.2015  
Mr. Robert Blanchett (Vice Chair) 20.11.2015 22.05.17
Mrs Belinda Shurety 01.09.2016  
Mrs Shelagh Harrison 01.09.2016  
Mrs Claire Pester 01.09.2016  
Mr. Manikanth Mohan    
Mrs. Sara Benstead    


Contacting the School Governors


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.



National Governors' Association (NGA)


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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