DPA's Local Governing Body
DPA’s governors play an important role in trying to ensure that every student in the school gets the best possible education.
Governors are required by Law to focus on three core strategic functions:
1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, plus the performance management of staff;
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent and the academy continues to succeed.
The Local Governing Body are the strategic leaders of the school. The Executive Headteacher with his Senior Leadership Team lead and manage the school on a day-to-day basis.Each governor is a volunteer except the Executive Headteacher. Once appointed they will serve for four years, after this time of service they can be re-elected, re-appointed or replaced. here
From September 2021 the Governors adopted ‘The Circle Method’ of six Full Governor meetings a year. On the 1st February, 2023 DPA joined Esteem Multi Academy Trust.
Meetings 2022/23 Meetings 2023/24
3rd October 2022 2nd October 2023
28th November 2022 27th November 2023
23rd January 2023 22nd January 2024
20th March 2023 18th March 2024
22nd May 2023 20th May 2024
10th July 2023 8th July 2024
plus 1 Audit & RiskDPA's Governors (Register of business and pecuniary interests). We are committed to acting with integrity and impartiality. To this end we hold a register of interests with respect to governors and senior employees. These interests are anything that might sway decision making, or affect an ability to act in an impartial way. Relevant information may be found on the Governing Body information page.
If you have any questions regarding the work of the Local Governing Body please contact the clerk, Mrs Karen Phillips - firstname.lastname@example.org