'Senior staff and governors are refreshingly open to critique and new ideas and set challenging targets for school improvement.' Ofsted Report 2010

 

Governors

Our Chair of Governors can be contacted by email on: chairofgovernors@davison.w-sussex.sch.uk

Click here for a list of Governors and Register of Interests

Previous Governors

 

The Governing Body of Davison CE High School for Girls is made up of volunteers from parents, school staff, local authority and the Church of England Diocese and Deanery. The remainder are Co-opted and between them come from many backgrounds and have a wide range of skills and experiences, which bring an independent view to issues of strategy, performance, the management of resources and setting the standards and expectations of the school.

Above all else, we are committed to ensuring that all students are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential and to the ongoing success and further improvement of the school.

The Governing Body operates at a strategic level, leaving the Headteacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable for the operational day-to-day running of the school. The core functions of the governing body are:

  • To work with the Headteacher to set the vision and strategic direction of the school
  • To ensure the accountability for the educational performance of the school through searching questioning of the Leadership Team
  • To ensure the best use is made of the school’s financial resources.

Other responsibilities include;

  • Ensuring a welcoming and safe environment for learning
  • Ensuring the delivery of a broad but balanced curriculum
  • Setting standards for pupil behaviour and discipline
  • Approving staffing structures and performance related pay procedures
  • Approving key policies and reviewing their impact
  • Dealing with complaints against the school, appeals and grievances.

The full Governing Body meets in full twice a term. The Standards (Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Attendance) and Resources (Curriculum, Staffing, Premises and Finance) Committees which all Governors may attend meet termly. In addition the Pay Group meets as required to deal with Performance Management of all staff and Pay.  

The Governing Body of Davison CE High School for Girls was reconstituted on 1st September 2015 and is now constituted under The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012.  It is made up of  20 governors;  

9 Co-Opted governors – Appointed by the Governing Body taking into consideration the skills and experience they can bring to the role

1 Local Authority Governor – Appointed by the Local Authority

3 Parent Governors - Elected by the Parents/Carers of students at the school

1 Staff Governor – Elected by the Staff of the school

1 Headteacher

3 Foundation Governors - Appointed by the Church

2 Associate Governors

All governors serve a 4 year term except the Headteacher and the incumbent of St Georges Church who are Governors by virtue of their posts.

The Governing Body may appoint Associate Governors, who will serve on the same terms as other categories of Governor, but do not have permission to vote at Full Governing Body Meetings.

The role of school governor is a voluntary one and any absences by governors at meetings have been approved by the governing body.