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The Governing Body

Welcome to the governors’ page of George Dixon Primary School website. 

The Role of the Governing Board

The role of the Governing Board is to help to shape the strategic direction of the school and to safeguard the interests of the community within it. As our role is strategic we do not get involved in the day to day running of the school; this is the role of the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team. We make sure that they are accountable for decisions and actions taken. We ensure the maintaining of and improvement of standards of achievement and attainment within our school. We are also responsible for ensuring the school’s policies and administration meet statutory requirements and that our children are able to maximise the educational opportunities provided.

The governors are appointed to provide:

  • An independent view

  • A wide experience of the outside world

  • A visible form of accountability for the head teacher and staff of the school

  • A focus on long term development and improvement

  • Accountability to the community for the use of resources and the standards of teaching and learning in the school

  • Support for the head teacher and staff 

The Governing Board are the strategic planners of the school; we:

  • Employ others to carry out the work

  • Appoint the head teacher who is responsible for the day to day management of the school

  • Agree policies and practice which allows the head teacher to carry out their responsibilities

  • Agree principles and targets for improvement

  • Support and challenge the head teacher

  • Review our own working practices


Individual governors will also be involved in:

  • School development planning

  • Head teacher Performance Management

  • Staff appointments

  • The financial management of the school

  • The curriculum


Our full Governing Board meets twice every term.  Once with a Resources Management focus and once with a Performance and Standards focus. 


All governors, once appointed, share the responsibilities and work as a team.


We are proud of our school and feel privileged to support Mrs Good and the staff in delivering a varied and stimulating education for our children.


If you would like to talk to me please leave a message at the office for the Chair of Governors and I will contact you.


Lynda Donaldson,
Chair of Governors

Our Governing Body

Governing Board Attendence

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