Welcome to Our Governing Body

Great Dunham Primary School is renowned for its happy and successful teaching environment, where every child is encouraged to develop their own special talent. Our dedicated teachers will provide the children with the very best start in education, and prepare them for a life of learning. The governors support the teachers in their continuous improvement of teaching facilities and standards at the school.

Governing bodies are the key strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school and academy. They are also a key part of the overall system for school accountability. More than ever governing bodies have a vital role to play in driving up school and pupil performance and ensuring that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education. We are not involved in the day-to-day running of the school – this is the responsibility of the Head Teacher.

Our governing body is made up of Local Authority, Co-opted, Staff and Parent Governors, who all play an active role in the life of Great Dunham Primary School. The majority of vacancies are filled according to skillset however staff and parent governors require a nomination. When vacancies for parent governors arise the school will send out a letter asking for nominations and if there are more notes of interest than spaces there will be an election involving all of the parents.

Full meetings are held twice a term; however governors regularly visit school to monitor the impact of teaching on the children as well as to attend special events such as assemblies, the Christmas Fair and open afternoons where children are able to share their learning with parents and the community.

For more information on the Governing Body’s role and structure, as well as our past work and future priorities, please look at our Annual Governance Statement. 2018/19 Annual Governance Statement

If you require any further information, please contact the head teacher, myself or any of the governors and we will be pleased to help.

Kim Whitlock

Chair of Governors

Email: chairofgov@greatdunham.norfolk.sch.uk

Our Governing Body

 

Name:  Brenda Upton
Governor Category: LA Governor
Appointed by: Local Authority
Appointed:  [DATE] – [DATE]
Positions of Responsibility: Safeguarding and Child Protection, Looked After Children
Committee Membership: N/A

 

 

Name:  Lucy Cooper
Governor Category: Parent Governor
Appointed by: Parents
Appointed:  [DATE] – [DATE]
Positions of Responsibility: EYFS
Committee Membership: N/A

Name:  Joanna Lakey
Governor Category: Parent Governor
Appointed by: Parents
Appointed:  [DATE] – [DATE]
Positions of Responsibility: Pupil Premium, English
Committee Membership: N/A

Name:  Joseph Whitty
Governor Category: Staff Governor
Appointed by: Staff
Appointed:  [DATE] – [DATE]
Positions of Responsibility: PE and Sports Premium
Committee Membership: N/A

 

Name:  Leanne Timmons
Governor Category: Co-opted Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Appointed:  23/04/19 – Present
Positions of Responsibility:
Committee Membership: Resources

Name:  Sharon Nour
Governor Category: Head Teacher
Appointed by: Governing Body
Appointed: Sept 2015 – Present
Positions of Responsibility: Head Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Committee Membership: Resources

Name:  Kim Whitlock
Governor Category: Co-opted Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Appointed:  [DATE] – [DATE]
Positions of Responsibility: Chair of Governors, SEND
Committee Membership: Resources

Previous Members of the Governing Body

Name:  Kevin Savage
Appointed:   [DATE] – 18/07/2018
Governor Category: LA Governor

Name:  Edward Hill
Appointed:   01/04/2017 – [DATE]
Governor Category: Parent Governor

Name:  Gordon Phillips
Appointed:   18/11/2014 – 17/11/2018
Governor Category: Co-opted Governor

Name:  Cherie Wild
Appointed:   13/10/2015 – 06/12/2018
Governor Category: Parent Governor

Meeting Archives

 

Name:  Vacant
Governor Category: Parent Governor
Appointed by:
Appointed:
Positions of Responsibility:
Committee Membership:

 

Name:  Vacant
Governor Category: Parent Governor
Appointed by:
Appointed:
Positions of Responsibility:
Committee Membership: