Governors have a very important overseeing role in a school. They are there to support, challenge and be accountable for all aspects of the school. This is referred to as governance.


The effectiveness of governance in a school can be shown by how well the governors:

  • Ensure that the school has a clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Contribute to the school self-evaluation.
  • Support the school’s leadership.
  • Hold the school leaders accountable for the teaching and learning in the school, pupils achievement and safety.
  • Make sure that all statutory duties are met.
  • Engage with stakeholders – parents and pupils, local authority.
  • Use the Pupil Premium and other resources to aid the learning of the pupils.


Key responsibilities are:



Determine the ethos and vision for the school with the leadership team.
Hold the school to account for its performance, the Ofsted areas achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety, quality of leadership and management and financial probability.



Undertake the effective Performance Management of the Headteacher and the selection of a new Headteacher.



Dove House Trustees:

Ms Juliet Annesley-Gamester

Mr Kevin Barwick

Ms Andrea Francis

Ms Lisa Goodall

Mrs Jane Love

Mrs Debbie McLatch

Mrs Kate Need

Mr John Newton

Mr Tom Pegler

Mr Darren Thurston

Mrs Johann Walker