Governance

Governance has never been more critical to the education of our nation's young people.  As Minsiter for the School System I see at first hand the impact of governors and governance professionals.  The governance duty is, above all, to drive relentless ambition for the young people served by our schools system, whatever the circumstances.
Baroness Elizabeth Berridge - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools

Our Governing Board takes its role of providing confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance seriously.   

The Governing Board has three core functions: 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff 
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

Our governing board meets as a full body every half term. Our Resources committee meets every half term, and our Curriculum and Standards committee meets every full term.

Key roles and responsibilities are distributed amongst the board.  Details can be found below. 


Full name 

Date of appointment 

End date 

Date they stepped down (where applicable) 

Category  

Appointed by 

Relevant business and pecuniary interests 

Roles and responsibilities 

Attendance record at  governing  meetings  

2021-2022 

Julian Adams 02/10/2020 01/10/2024 Staff Governor Staff None Governor FGB - 3/6
Robin Bolivar 17/11/2020 16/11/2024 Parent Governor Parents None

Governor

Curriculum & Standards Committee

FGB - 6/6

C & S - 3/3

Richard Coombs 

12/12/2019 

11/12/2023 

Co-Opted 

Governing Body 

Trustee at Dean Close Foundation of Schools 

Governor

Efficient and effective school development priorities 

FGB – 3/6

Daniel Fludder 24/03/2021 23/03/2025

Co-Opted 

Governing Body 

None 

Governor

Chair of Resources Committee

FGB – 3/6

R – 7/7

Moira Gage 

12/12/2019 

11/12/2023 

Local Authority 

Governing Body 

None 

Governor

Curriculum & Standards Committee

SEND
Pupil Premium 

FGB – 6/6

C & S - 3/3

Alison Godfrey

01/01/2019 

NA 

Headteacher 

Ex-Officio 

None 

Headteacher 

FGB – 6/6

R – 7/7

C & S - 3/3

Simon Masters

08/12/2021

07/12/2025

 

Parent Governor

Parents

None

Governor

Resources Committee

Curriculum & Standards Committee

FGB 3/4

R - 2/5

C&S - 2/3

Ben Maughan

09/12/2020

08/12/2024

Co-Opted

Governing Body

 None

Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum & Standards Committee

FGB – 6/7

C & S - 3/3

Mark McShane

09/02/2022

08/02/2026

Co-Opted

Governing Body

Head Teacher
Stroud High School

Governor

Resources Committee

FGB - 3/3

R - 3/4

Brenda Moody

14/07/2021

13/07/2025

Co-Opted

Governing Body

None

Governor

Curriculum & Standards Committee

FGB - 5/6

R – 5/7

C & S - 2/3

Angela Elizabeth Pilling

09/12/2020

07/04/2022 Chair of Governors

08/12/2024 

Co-Opted

Governing Body

None 

Governor

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding

FGB – 6/6

Katharine Shepherd

07/10/2020

08/12/2021
Chair of Governors

06/10/2024

04/02/2022

Co-Opted Governing Body Clerk to other LA Schools/MATS
Employed by GCC 

Stepped Down

FGB – 2/2

Wacky Hair Day - Thursday 3rd November

29 Oct 2022

Our School Councillors have organised a school fundraiser on Thursday 3rd of November, we are having a Wacky Hair Day.

A cyber-safety information evening

27 Oct 2022

We will be hosting a cyber-safety information session for ALL parents/carers on 3rd November at 6pm. Please book your tickets HERE

Dunalley Open Day

21 Oct 2022

Dunalley Open Day
Wednesday the 11th January from 10.30am
email 2023starters@dunalley.gloucs.sch.uk
to let us know you'll join us

Call of the Wild

04 Oct 2022

Our Year 6 residential week is underway.The children are having a fabulous time.

Y6 - Secondary School Open Days

16 Sep 2022

Over the coming few weeks there are a number of open days in the local area that we would like to make you aware of.
https://dunalleyps.schoolzineplus.co.uk/secondary-schools-open-days

Summer Fete - July 15th 3pm - 5pm

17 Jun 2022

Friday July 15th from 3pm to 5pm
We are busy getting things planned for our first Summer Fete in a few years. Alongside our own stalls (with...

Y1 Visit from the RNLI

17 Jun 2022

Y1 enjoyed a visit from the RNLI and learnt about safety at the beach

Our Jubilee Picnic

30 May 2022

Click here to watch our fantasic overhead video of our Jubilee Picnic.

Jubilee Writing Competition

23 May 2022

Jubilee Writing Competition
To help us to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Dunalley will be holding a writing competition. 

Dunalley Lates

13 May 2022

As we mentioned in our previous newsletters we are very pleased to be able to offer more opportunities for the children attending Lates.