Governors

The School Governors are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.

In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Victoria Dock Primary School Governing Body Members

NameResponsibilitiesCategoryTerm EndsCommitteesAttendance 2016-17Attendance 2017-18
Richard English Chair
Mathematics
More able
Leadership
Co-opted*31/08/2019Curriculum & Standards
Finance
Personnel and General Purposes
6/69/9
Andy ComfortVice Chair
Safeguarding
Pupil Premium/LAC
SEN
Parent**09/10/2020Finance
Personnel and General Purposes
4/46/6
Antonia SaundersHeadteacherStaffN/ACurriculum & Standards
Finance
Personnel and General Purposes
6/6N/A
Claire JugginsDeputy HeadStaff29/02/2020Curriculum & Standards
Finance
Personnel and General Purposes
6/6N/A
Paula StephensObserverN/A-N/A
Helen BowersEYFSParent**09/10/2020Curriculum & Standards3/36/6
Mark HiltonHealth & SafetyCo-optedFinance
Personnel and General Purposes
N/A6/6

* appointed by governing body
** by parent governor election
*** by staff governor election


Victoria Dock Primary School Governors Register of Interests

NameRelevant Business/Financial InterestsOther Edu Establishments GovernedRelationships With Other Governors or Staff
Antonia SaundersNoneNoneNone
Claire JugginsNoneNoneNone
Richard English NoneNoneNone
Andy ComfortNoneNoneNone
Helen BowersNone NoneNone
Mark HiltonSiemensnoneNone
Paula StephensNoneNoneNone
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