Governing Body

Governors

Stony Dean School governing body is composed of 6 governors.

What do governors do?

The governing body works in partnership with the Headteacher to get the best possible education for the pupils at Stony Dean School.

Governors at Stony Dean School play an important part in the strategic management of the school.

The Governing Body is vital to our success

  • Governors make important decisions about school life
  • Governors’ decisions directly affect the education and well-being      of children
  • Governors can really make a difference in improving standards      throughout the school

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Governors play an important part in improving our children’s education and supporting the staff here at the school. Caring about the school and its community is a prerequisite to joining the governing body, and we are always looking to harness any skills and knowledge governors may have to benefit the strategic operation of the school and ultimately the education of our children.

Governors act as a team and, as such, the amount of time that each of them gives to the role will vary. We have 5 Governing Body meetings over three terms and all Governors serve on one or more of the committees.

We have two main committees with delegated powers to enable governors to have detailed discussion and make decisions.

Curriculum & Parents Committee holds the school to account for pupil achievement, especially pupil progress and closing the gap between different groups, the quality of teaching, behaviour and safety, and plans for improving communication with parents.

Resources Committee makes major decisions about spending the school budget, the number of staff, premises and health and safety.

Governors remain accountable for the strategic management of the school with key responsibilities of:

  • Establishing the ethos, vision and strategic direction of the      school
  • Holding the headteacher to account for school effectiveness
  • Being accountable to parents and other stakeholders
  • Ensuring financial probity and value for money

Contacting the governing body

Governors can be contacted through the school c/o Jackie Dwyer, by letter or email: jdwyer@stonydean.bucks.sch.uk

More information about being a governor

More information about school governorship can be found on the Bucks County Council Governors’ section..

Stony Dean Governing Body

The governing body works in partnership with the headteacher to get the best possible education for the pupils at Stony Dean School.

Last year we remodelled our governing body and we are now made up of: two Parent Governors elected by the parents, one Staff Governor elected by the staff, the Headteacher, one Local Authority governor nominated by the local authority and appointed by the governing body and seven Co-opted governors appointed by the governing body.

Parent Governors Vacancy – Currently seeking applications
Vacancy – Currently seeking applications
Staff Governors Alsuin Kimber
Head teacher Neil Strain
Local Authority Governor Andrew Stevens
Co-opted Governors Martin Pounce Chair
Philip Roberts Vice Chair
Richard Williams
Neil Strain
Caroline Langley
Vacancy – Currently seeking applications

Please click here for our Governor profiles

We have two main committees with delegated powers to enable governors to have detailed discussion and make decisions.

Curriculum & Parents Committee holds the school to account for pupil achievement, especially pupil progress and closing the gap between different groups, the quality of teaching, behaviour and safety, and plans for improving communication with parents.

Resources Committee makes major decisions about spending the school budget, the number of staff, premises and health and safety.

 

Contacting the governing body

The chair of governors can be contacted through the school. If you wish to write to the chair please mark it clearly ‘For immediate attention’ so that the office staff will know that the letter must be passed on quickly.

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