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Governing Body

DPA's Governing Body

DPA’s governors play an important role in trying to ensure that every student in the school gets the best possible education.

Governors are required by Law to focus on three core strategic functions:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, plus the performance management of staff;

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent and the academy continues to succeed.

The Governing Body are the strategic leaders of the school. The Headteacher with her Senior Leadership Team lead and manage the school on a day-to-day basis.

Our Governing Body currently has 6 members in total, which consists of 1 parent, 1 staff, 3 co-opted and 1 Trust Governor. Each governor is a volunteer. Once appointed they will serve for four years, after this time of service they can be re-elected, re-appointed or replaced. here

From September 2021 the Governors adopted ‘The Circle Method’ of six Full Governor meetings a year with a separate Risk & Audit committee that meets three times a year, as statutorily required.

Meetings 2021/22

27th September 2021

29th November 2021

17th January 2022

21st March 2022

23rd May 2022

11th July 2022


DPA's Governors (Register of business and pecuniary interests). Our trust is committed to acting with integrity and impartiality. To this end we hold a register of interests with respect to governors trustees, senior employees and the accounting officer. These interests are anything that might sway decision making, or affect an ability to act in an impartial way. Relevant information may be found on the Governing Body information page.




If you have any questions regarding the work of the Governing Body please contact the clerk, Mrs Karen Phillips -