Menu
Home Page

Our Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Dinglewell Junior School’s Governing Body

On behalf of the Governors, welcome to Dinglewell Junior School. Our role is to ensure that the school meets its commitment to provide the best possible education for all of its pupils within a stimulating, secure and happy environment. We bring a wide range of skills and experience from a variety of backgrounds, supporting the school but also monitoring performance and challenging the school's leadership team to keep standards high.

 

The Role of the Governing Body

We will contribute most effectively in supporting the school in its aim to raise the educational achievement of all its pupils, by focusing on four roles:

  • to provide a strategic view of where the school is heading.
  • to act as a critical friend by providing support and advice to the school.
  • to hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of the education it provides.
  • to oversee financial performance by setting the budget, monitoring expenditure against the budget, ensuring money is well spent and is value for money, ensuring risks are managed.

 

Governing Body Structure

Our structure is 11 Governors in total -

  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 LA Governor
  • 5 Co-opted Governors (1 vacancy)
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 3 Parent Governors

 

In addition to this, the Governing Body has appointed an Associate Member to its Curriculum and Standards Committee.

 

The Full Governing Body meets 4 times a year, the Finance & Personnel Committee meets 6 times a year, and both the Curriculum and Standards Committee and the Buildings and Premises Committee meet 3 times a year. All governors must attend the FGB meetings, and are invited to attend all Curriculum and Standards meetings. Governors sit on various committees and panels.

 

Details are below in Meet our Governors.

 

Meet our Governors

Gary Ridgway: Chair of Governors (Acting Finance & Personnel Committee Chair as from 28/03/21)

Category: Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: Governing Body

Committees & Panels: Curriculum & Standards, Finance & Personnel and Buildings & Premises

Responsibilities: Assessment and Target Setting, Safeguarding & Looked After Children, Pupil Premium and Performance Management of Headteacher and Clerk

Subject Monitoring Role: Maths and Science

Term of Office: 08/02/21 - 07/02/25 (Chair from 09/09/20 - 08/09/21)

Date of Appointment: 08/02/17

Attendance:

  • Year 20/21 - 100% (B&P - 100%, C&S - 100%, FGB - 100% and F&P - 100%)
  • Year 19/20 - 90%

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Liam Moynihan: Vice-Chair of Governors

Category: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parent Body

Committees & Panels: Curriculum & Standards and Finance & Personnel

Responsibilities: Governor Training & Development and Induction, GDPR and Performance Management of Headteacher

Subject Monitoring Role: English

Term of Office: 29/09/17 - 28/09/21 (Vice-Chair from 09/09/20 - 08/09/21)

Date of Appointment: 29/09/17

Attendance:

  • Year 20/21 - 90% (C&S - 100%, FGB - 100% and F&P 75%)
  • Year 19/20 - 100%

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Paula Archard: Chair of Curriculum & Standards

Category: LA Governor

Appointed by: Governing Body

Committees & Panels: Curriculum & Standards and Finance & Personnel

Responsibilities: None

Subject Monitoring Role: History and Geography

Term of Office: 29/09/17 - 28/09/21 

Date of Appointment: 12/06/18 (as a Parent Governor)

Attendance:

  • Year 20/21 - 58% (B&P - 0%, C&S - 50%, FGB - 75% and F&P - 75%)
  • Year 19/20 - 50%

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Parent Governor at Dinglewell Infant School

 

Joanne Kingsbury-Elia: Chair of Buildings & Premises

Category: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parent Body

Committees & Panels: Buildings & Premises and Curriculum & Standards

Responsibilities: Health & Safety

Subject Monitoring Role: Art

Term of Office: 04/10/19 - 03/10/23

Date of Appointment: 04/10/19

Attendance:

  • Year 20/21 - 67% (B&P - 100%, C&S - 50% and FGB - 75%)
  • Year 19/20 - 100%

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Geraldine Brogan: Headteacher

Committees & Panels: Buildings & Premises, Curriculum & Standards and Finance & Personnel

Date of Appointment: 2016

Attendance:

  • Year 20/21 - 100%
  • Year 19/20 - 100%

 

Natalie Coates

Category: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parent Body

Committees & Panels: Buildings & Premises and Curriculum & Standards

Responsibilities: None

Subject Monitoring Role: French

Term of Office: 22/10/20- 21/10/24

Date of Appointment: 22/10/20

Attendance:

  • Year 20/21 - 100% (C&S - 100& and FGB - 100%)

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Susan Davis

Category: Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: Governing Body

Committees & Panels: Buildings & Premises, Curriculum & Standards, and Exclusions Panel

Responsibilities: Target Setting, SEND, Gifted & Talented, and Performance Management of Headteacher

Subject Monitoring Role: None

Term of Office: 17/09/19- 16/09/23

Date of Appointment: 17/09/1999

Attendance:

  • Year 20/21 - 88% (B&P - 100%, C&S - 50% and 100%)
  • Year 19/20 - 71%

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Victoria Halford

Category: Staff Governor

Appointed by: Staff Body

Committees & Panels: Curriculum & Standards

Responsibilities: None

Subject Monitoring Role: None

Term of Office: 09/09/19- 08/09/23

Date of Appointment: 09/09/19

Attendance:

  • Year 20/21 - 100% (C&S - 100% and FGB - 100%)
  • Year 19/20 - 100%

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Judith Symons

Category: Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: Governing Body

Committees & Panels: Buildings & Premises and Curriculum & Standards

Responsibilities: Social Secretary to FGB 

Subject Monitoring Role: PE (including Dance)

Term of Office: 17/09/19- 16/09/23

Date of Appointment: 17/09/14

Attendance:

  • Year 20/21 - 100% (B&P - 100%, C&S - 100% and FGB -100%)
  • Year 19/20 - 57%

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Staff member

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Jane Windscheffel

Category: Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: Governing Body

Committees & Panels: Curriculum & Standards, and Finance & Personnel

Responsibilities: None

Subject Monitoring Role: Remote Learning and Computing

Term of Office: 09/09/20- 08/09/24

Date of Appointment: 09/09/20

Attendance:

  • Year 20/21 - 63% (C&S - 100%, FGB - 66% and F&P - 33%)

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

 

    Jamie Pembroke

    Category: Associate Member

    Appointed by: Governing Body

    Committees & Panels: Curriculum & Standards

    Responsibilities: Assessment

    Subject Monitoring Role: None

    Term of Office: 08/11/18 - 07/11/22

    Date of Appointment: 01/10/14 (as a LA Governor)

    Attendance:

    • Year 20/21 - 100%
    • Year 19/20 - 0%

    Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Educational Data Analyst

    Governance roles in other educational institutions: Naunton Park Primary School

     

    Miss Taryn Doolin, Clerk to the Governors was appointed 01/03/18.

    Tanya Naylor, Deputy Headteacher and Helen Howe, School Business Manager attend most meetings.

     

    Andy Barnet, Site Manager attends Buildings & Premises Committee meetings (as required) and is the school's Health & Safety Representative.

     

    Kate Hazell, the School's Curriculum Lead, attends the Curriculum & Standards meetings (as required).

     

    Panels

    There are a number of panels, which are outlined below:

     

    Pay Panel

    The Chair of Finance & Personnel Committee must sit on this panel, plus 2 other governors (TBA). Chair of Governors, staff governors and the Headteacher do not sit on this panel.

     

    Exclusions Panel

    Three governors (TBA) sit on this panel. Staff governors do not sit on this panel.

     

    Appeals Panel

    Three governors (TBA) sit on this panel. Chair of Governors, staff governors and the Headteacher do not sit on this panel.

     

    Performance Management of Headteacher

    Chair or Vice Chair of Governors, plus 1 experienced governor (TBA). Staff governors do not sit on this panel.

     

    Performance Management of Clerk

    This is conducted by the Chair of Governors.

     

    Former Governors (last 12 months)

    Giuseppe Di Vita - Chair of Finance & Personnel Committee

    Category: Co-opted Governor

    Appointed by: Governing Body

    Date of Appointed: 28/03/17

    Resigned: 27/03/21

     

    Stephen Pearman - Chair of Governors (20/09/17 - 08/09/20)

    Category: Parent Governor

    Appointed by: Parent Body

    Date of Appointed: 19/10/16

    Resigned: 18/10/20

    ​​​​​​

    Jeffrey Chaplin - Chair of Buildings and Premises

    Category: Co-opted Governor

    Appointed by: Governing Body

    Date of Appointment: 17/09/1995

    Resigned: 16/09/20

     

    Committee Meeting dates 20/21

    Full Governing Board Meetings:

    09/09/20

    02/12/20

    20/01/21 (Extraordinary meeting)

    31/03/21

    23/06/21

     

    Building and Premises Committee Meetings:

    30/09/20

    20/01/21 

    09/06/21

     

    Curriculum and Standards Committee Meetings:

    25/11/20

    08/03/21

    14/07/21

     

    Finance and Personnel Committee Meetings:

    12/10/20

    02/12/20

    08/02/20

    31/03/21

    26/04/21

    23/06/21

     

      

      Governing Body Standing Orders 20 - 21

      Governing Body Code of Conduct 20 - 21

      • Dinglewell Junior School,
      • Dinglewell,
      • Hucclecote,
      • Gloucester,
      • GL3 3HS,
      1 0 5 5 7 3 Visitors
      Top