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Governing Body

DPA's Local 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 Local Governing Body are the strategic leaders of the school. The Executive Headteacher with his Senior Leadership Team lead and manage the school on a day-to-day basis.

Each governor is a volunteer except the Executive Headteacher. 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. On the 1st February, 2023 DPA joined Esteem Multi Academy Trust.              

Meetings 2022/23                                                         Meetings 2023/24

      3rd October 2022                                                         2nd October 2023

      28th November 2022                                                  27th November 2023

      23rd January 2023                                                      22nd January 2024

      20th March 2023                                                          18th March 2024

      22nd May 2023                                                              20th May 2024

      10th July 2023                                                               8th July 2024

 plus 1 Audit & Risk

DPA's Governors (Register of business and pecuniary interests). We are committed to acting with integrity and impartiality. To this end we hold a register of interests with respect to governors and senior employees. 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 Local Governing Body please contact the clerk, Mrs Karen Phillips -