‘To provide outstanding learning opportunities and to inspire each individual to do their best in an enterprising and inclusive environment.’

Introduction by Philip Turnpenny, Chairman of Governors

The school has a long and proud tradition and I regard being the Chair of Governors as both a privilege and honour. I and the rest of the Governors are committed to supporting the school and acting in its best interests.

We are lucky in the strength that we have within our Governing Body: Governors bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience from diverse backgrounds. In addition to attending meetings of the Governing Body, Governors, amongst other things serve on one of the two Committees, are linked to a Key Stage and attend events within school. This gives Governors a clear picture of both the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the school.

Some Governors also have designated responsibility areas e.g. child protection and safeguarding (including e safety), special educational needs, pupil premium and health & safety.

All the Governors are looking forward to working together with staff, students, parents and the wider community to make the school even better.

Chairman of Governors contact email:

The Trustees of the STAR MAT are always interested to hear from individuals who want to contribute to governance in our schools. Please follow the link below to view the application form and the current Trust Appointed governor vacancies in our schools.

The Role of the Local Governing Body

The Governing Body shall exercise their functions with a view to fulfilling a largely strategic role in the running of the school.

The Governing Body shall establish a strategic framework for the school by:

  • setting aims and objectives for the school;
  • setting policies for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives.

The Governing Body shall monitor and evaluate progress in the school towards achievement of the aims and objectives set and regularly review the strategic framework for the school in the light of that progress.

The Governing Body shall act as “critical friend” to the Headteacher, that is to say, shall support the Headteacher in the performance of his functions and give him constructive criticism.

Meet the Governors

Local Governing Body Membership

Scheme of Delegation

 Governance Handbook

 Glossary of terms

Governors – Register of Interests 2019-20

Full Governor Meetings

Full Governors Minutes – January 2020

Full Governors Minutes – June 2019

 Full Governors Minutes March 2019

 Full Governors Minutes – December 2018

 Full Governors Minutes – September 2018

Governor Attendance

 Attendance Register 2018-19

Oglethorpe & Dawson Educational Foundation

The Oglethorpe and Dawson Educational Foundation Information

Funding Given by Oglethorpe and Dawson 2019-2020

 Funding Given by Oglethorpe and Dawson 2018-2019