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Meet the Governors


Welcome to the Governing Body of Milldown CE Academy.


Governors have three main roles:

1. The strategic role which is about:

*vision for the school

*developing aims for the school

*planning so that all pupils can achieve the very best they can.


2. The Governors Role in School Improvement - the 'Critical Friend' role, and in this role they:

*monitor and evaluate the school's work

*visit the school

*ensure that all meetings are effective by reading all papers prior to the meeting and preparing

their questions for areas that they would like to discuss.


3. The Accountability role of the Governing Body which is concerned with:

*reporting on progress

*reciprocal accountability between school leaders and governors

*the accountability to parents and the community they serve.


School governors make important collective decisions and the governing body is answerable

to parents and the community. The responsibilities of the governing body include:

*promoting high standards of education and achievement

*planning the school's long term future

*setting the school's aims and values

*appointing senior staff including the Head teacher

*budgetary allocation and control

*deciding on the number of staff to be employed

*making sure that the curriculum is broad and balanced


NameGovernor TypeAppointed ByFromTo
Katherine HurstChair - TrustDSAT26/02/202025/02/2024
James LawEx-officio Head teacherDSAT01/08/2019N/A
Sarah BurgeStaffDSAT - Staff of Milldown01/08/202231/07/2026
Ruth BlakeTrustDSAT01/08/202231/07/2026
Rev Chris BeaumontFoundationDSAT01/07/202330/06/2027
Laura WhittakerTrust - Vice ChairDSAT26/02/202025/02/2024


Governors whose term of office expired in the past 12 months / or who resigned from the governing body:

John Tanner (Trust governor - resigned September 2022)

Juliet Wareham (Trust governor - resigned July 2019)

Revd Jonathan Triffitt (Chair Ex-officio - resigned February 2019)

David Duke (Trust governor - resigned December 2020)