Governors' information and duties

At The Dales School the Governing Body is made up of nine Governors.  Two Parent Governors; one Local Authority Governor; one Staff Governor; four co-opted Governors and the Headteacher.

The Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and the staff of the school.  As well as providing advice and acting as a link between the school and the local community, their three core functions are to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school; its pupils and the performance management of staff.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school making sure money is well spent.

The Full Governing Body appoints parent governors and co-opted Governors.  Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority and Staff Governors are elected by staff members.

Terms of office for parent, co-opted and staff governors is four years.  The term of office for Local Authority Governors is four years or until terminated by the Local Authority.  The Chair and Vice-Chair shall have a term of office of 2 years.

The Full Governing Body meet each term.  The Finance Committee meet each term and the Curriculum Committee meet once.

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please use the contact us page on this website and select the Chair of Governors option.

Full Name

Category of Governor

Position in GB

Term of Office

Committee

Declared Interests

Declaration

Date

Ann-Marie Ellis

Headteacher

Headteacher

N/A

Curriculum and

Finance

11/10/17

Paul Chubb

Local Authority

Chair

01/09/18-31/08/22

Finance

(Chair)

Education/Careers Guidance Consultant directors (from 2011)/Axia Digital Ltd

04/10/17

David Gibson

Co-Opted

01/01/18-31/08/22

Finance

Director of APPIC Business Consultants Ltd and Richmond Business Network

12/09/17

Rachel Oates

Staff

12/09/2018 - 11/09/2022

Helen Whitehead

Co-Opted

01/09/2018-31/08/2022

Andrew Rickard

Co-Opted

26/10/2018-25/10/2022

Colin Taylor

Co-Opted

05/12/2018-04/12/2018

Jennifer Hinde

Parent

03/03/2018-02/03/2022

Finance

Director of Hailstone HR and Amey PLC

04/07/2018

Carly Stokes

Parent

05/12/2018-04/12/2022

Cheryl Hagyard

Associate

School Business Manager at The Dales School

Courtney Bain

Clerk to Governors

Governors who have served in the past 12 months:

Anne Baker 01/02/2014 - 31/12/2017

Emma Harrison  01/09/2017 - 01/03/2018

Ian Mousette 09/12/2015 - 01/06/2018

Mick Hill 01/02/2014 - 31/08/2018

Governor Attendance Record 2017/2018

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Scheme for paying governors expenses

DfE Governance Handbook January 2017


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