Governors at Dovecot have pledged to uphold the ‘Liverpool Promise’ and will work alongside other Liverpool organisations and associations, who aim to support Liverpool in its aim to be the best city in the UK to grow up in – where children are healthy, happy, safe from harm, ready to learn, ready for school and ready for work.
Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body of Dovecot Primary School
In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of Dovecot Primary School Governing Body are:
1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, values and strategic direction;
2. Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
The Governing body is made up of 12 Governors:
1 head teacher governor, 2 parent governors, 1 staff governor, 1 Local Authority governor and 7 co-opted governors.
The Full Governing Body meets at least once each term, we also have 2 committees to consider different aspects of the school in detail. These committees are:
Resources and Resources Committee
The Resources and Finance Committee looks at the maintenance and development of the school premises, and makes decisions about how the school should use its budget. One of the roles for the governors is reviewing and agreeing school policies, and this year we have considered a number of key policies.
The Curriculum committee has spent time evaluating the curriculum and governors also discuss key data giving the results of pupil achievement and progress, so that we can be sure that the school is on track to fulfill its ambitious targets for all pupils. We continue to focus on “vulnerable groups” of children and how the Pupil Premium and Sports Grants are being spent by the school and what impact this has on their outcomes.
This committee updates the Health and Safety and SEND Policies, monitored and tracked attendance and overseen all aspects of Safeguarding. Miss Louise Everitt is the nominated Safeguarding Governor and gives a termly report to the governors about any safeguarding matters and oversees the role of the Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Kathryn Honey, Executive Headteacher.
Dovecot Primary School Instrument Of Government
All the governors of Dovecot Primary School have signed the Register of Personal, Pecuniary or Business interests. This is a declaration of any personal or business interest they or any relative or person closely connected with them, have with businesses or other organisations that may have dealings with the school. This could for example include owning or having a relative work for a business that had dealings with school; having a relative working in or for school or being a governor of another school.
If any interest a governor has could be seen to cause a conflict of interest they would be asked to withdraw from any decision making concerned. This is to ensure that our governors can always be seen to be putting the interest of the school first.
Please click on the 'Governor Information' link below to see further details about our Governors.