Our Governing Body

Welcome

On behalf of the governing board, a very warm welcome to our school. We are proud to be part of Dore Primary School. Working alongside the Headteacher and senior leadership team we are passionate about supporting the school to deliver on our shared vision of ‘Achieving Excellence Together’.

We welcome engagement and representation from all stakeholders in both the school community as well as the wider local community. Please email or write to the school office using the details in the contact us section.

 

What we do

Governing Bodies are the key decision makers and vision setters in every school, helping to set the school’s aims and values. Our core functions as a governing board are;

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

This is often further simplified as being a ‘critical friend’ to the school’s leadership team. Throughout what we do, we have a shared dedication to supporting and challenging the school to be the best it can be for its pupils and the wider community.

We do not engage with operational management of the school; this is the responsibility of the Headteacher and the senior leadership team.

 

Structure 

We are a committed team of volunteers from both the parent body and wider community, as well as the Headteacher and representation from the school staff. The different types and numbers of governor we have are;

  • Co-Opted (9) :  Appointed from the local community by the governing board for specific  skills
  • Parent (3):  Elected by the parent body
  • Local Authority (1):  Appointed by Sheffield City Council
  • Staff (1):  Elected by the staff of the school
  • The Headteacher

We have at least six full governing board meetings per year. We contribute to the strategic decisions and direction of the school, provide support and challenge to the leadership of the school, and have an effective input towards the curriculum and educational achievement of our pupils. 

The finance committee meets at least termly, in which more specific financial work is carried out under terms of reference set by the full board. We also have a specific panel for Headteacher Performance and a staff pay committee.

Informed by the school’s Achieving Excellence Plan we form a team of Link Governors each year who are able to explore specific areas with relevant senior leaders, supporting and challenging the school to deliver on the priorities identified.

 

Becoming involved

If becoming a member of our governing board is of interest please contact the school using the contact us section of the website. We recognise and celebrate the diversity of our school and community, and welcome interest from all members of our community.

Our Governing Board

Tim Wood (Co-opted)
Nov 2021 – Nov 2025
Chair of Governors 
Finance Committee
Pay Committee
Link for Curriculum
Lynnette Glossop Headteacher
Sue Jacklin (Parent Governor)
March 2019 – March 2023
Co-Vice Chair
Finance Committee (chair)
Pay Committee (chair)
 
James Kenny-Levick (Co-opted)
June 2021 – June 2025
Co-Vice Chair
Headteacher Performance Management
Link for Safeguarding 
Link for Health & Safety
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Victoria Hall (Parent Governor)
June 2023 – June 2027
   
Gareth Davis (Co-opted)
November 2021 – November 2025
Finance Committee
Pay Committee
Headteacher Performance Management

Mohammed Nazam (Parent Governor)
June 2023 – June 2027

   
Aimee Walsh (Parent Governor)
June 2023 – June 2027
   
Sian Stockham (Co-opted)
June 2022 – June 2026
Link for Data
Link for Curriculum
Link for Pedagogy
 
     
Laura Chesters (Parent Governor)
June 2021 – June 2025
Wellbeing (staff & pupil) link
James Hill (Co-opted)
July 2022 – July 2026
Finance Governor
Link for Maths
 
Doug Paterson
October 2022 – October 2026
Staff Governor
Jason Fletcher (Associate – non voting) Deputy Headteacher 

 

Governing Body Documents: