School Governors

Structure and Remit of the Governing Body and Committees

The governing body has 12 members. The headteacher is a member as of right. There is a local authority appointee and a staff governor.  There are three parent governors.  The six other governors  are co-opted on to the governing body.

The Governing Body delegates a lot of activities to its two main committees – resources and learning & development and so receives regular reports from these committees. It deals with appointments of governors and the headteacher, approves budgets, agrees targets for pupil achievement and agrees the long-term strategy for the school including whether it should become of a federation.

Our standing orders have provision for a strategy committee but we have agreed that reviews of strategy be carried out at two governor conferences in January and July of each academic year.

The Resources Committee monitors progress against the priorities of the school improvement plan. It ensures the school has in place all statutory policies and reviews regularly those remitted to the committee. It maintains an up to date “balanced” three year budget plan.  It evaluates and recommends the annual budget.  It reviews the school’s financial procedures and benchmarks the school’s finance performance against other schools.  It examines value for money and monitors its achievement of the financial management standards.  It determines numbers of staff and agrees the management structure, in consultation with the headteacher, to the full governing body.  It monitors health and safety including safeguarding.

The Learning and Development Committee monitors progress against the priorities of the school improvement plan. It also monitors and reviews the curriculum, monitors pupil progress and examines pupil performance data.  It ensures equal opportunities for all pupils.  It reviews the use of exclusions and decides whether to confirm all permanent exclusions and fixed-term exclusions. It monitors the impact of extended services and reviews regularly how the school is regarded by the pupils and parents.  It reviews governor training. It establishes and reviews a discipline policy.  It monitors pupil admissions and numbers. It reviews the school’s charging and remissions policy.

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Our School Governors

Dr Alastair Jeffordajgov

Type: Local Authority Governor
Position: Chair of Governing Body and Chair of Resource Committee
Term of Office: 23.02.15 – 06.02.19
Committees/Specialisms: FGB, Resources Conference. Safeguarding Lead and IT
Attendance 2016/2017: FGB: 2/2 Resources: 4/4 Conference: 1/1
Business Interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Material interests: none
Profile: Alistair retired as Kent’s Director of Highways in 2006 and does part time consultancy work. A school governor since 1983, he has chaired governing bodies for over 25 years.  He has four grandchildren which are a delight..mostly!


Ms Jayne Allenjagov

Type: Co-opted Governor
Position: Vice Chair Governing Body
Term of Office: 23.01.14 – 22.01.18
Date Stepped Down: 15.03.17
Committees: FGB, Resources, Conference. Health and Safety Lead.
Attendance 2016/2017: FGB: 0/1, Resources: 3/3, Conference: 1/1.
Business Interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Material interests: none


Mrs Bridget Sparksbridgetgov

Type: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 10.12.14 – 22.01.18
Committees: FGB, L&D (Curriculum), Conference.
Attendance 2016/2017: FGB: 2/2, L&D (Curriculum): 4/4, Conference: 1/1.
Business Interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Material interests: none
Profile: I am a Community Governor at The Bridge Community Primary School.  I was asked to be a Governor because of the work I do within the school on behalf of Asda, Greenhithe where I am the Community Champion with the Asda School Toolkit. I enjoy working on the Curriculum Committee to help oversee the lessons within the school.


Rev. Martin Henwoodhmgovnew

Type: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 23.01.14 – 22.01.18
Committees/Specialisms: FGB, L&D (Curriculum), Conference. Learning & Development Committee
Attendance 2016/2017: FGB: 1/2, L&D (Curriculum): 2/4, Conference: 1/1.
Business Interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: Chair of Governors at Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School.
Material interests: none
Profile: I am the Vicar of Dartford Parish Church and a former Chair of a local NHS Trust.  I have a passion for Drama, Football, Australia and organisational analysis.


Mrs Sue Tunnicliffestgov

Type: Co-opted Governor
Position: Chair of Curriculum Committee
Term of Office: 23.01.14 – 22.01.18
Committees/Specialisms: FGB, L&D (Curriculum), Conference.  Learning & Development Committee.
Attendance 2016/2017: FGB: 1/2, L&D (Curriculum): 4/4, Conference: 1/1.
Business Interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: SIA (Aletheia Anglican Academies Trust)
Material interests: none
Profile: I have over 33 years of experience as teacher, Headteacher, Local Education Officer, District Headteacher and Senior School Improvement Advisor…and have thoroughly enjoyed every education role. In my spare time I love nothing more than spending time in the outdoors, walking up hills in the Lake District or skiing down them in colder climates!


Mrs Elizabeth Alamueagov

Type: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 01.01.16 – 31.12.20
Committees/Specialisms: FGB, Resources, Conference. Health and Safety.
Attendance 2016/2017: FGB: 2/2, Resources: 4/4, Conference: 1/1.
Business Interests: H&S at Leigh Academy
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Material interests: none
Profile: I live in the local community with my family and work as a Health and Safety Advisor for a Local Government Authority. I also volunteer as a Sunday School Teacher for children aged 9-12 at my local church. I like a good movie when I have enough time to sit and watch one undisturbed.


Mrs Sarah Williams

Type: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 11.03.15 – 10.03.19
Committees/Specialisms: FGB, L&D (Curriculum), Conference
Attendance 2016/2017: FGB: 2/2, L&D (Curriculum): 3/4, Conference: 1/1.
Business Interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Material interests: none


Mrs Jemma Hall gemmagov

Type: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 01.01.16 – 31.12.20
Committees/Specialisms: FGB, Resources, Conference. Resources Committee
Attendance 2016/2017: FGB: 1/2, Resources: 2/4, Conference: 1/1 .
Business Interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Material interests: none
Profile: Newly elected Parent Governor. I currently own my own ladies clothing business and do a lot of fund-raising and charity events with my business. I am also working with the NHS as a Payroll/HR Clark.


Mr Antonio Fletcher

Type: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 20.03.17 – 19.03.21
Committees: FGB, Resources
Attendance 2016/2017: FGB: 1/2, Resources: 1/4.
Business Interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Material interests: Married to member of staff.


Mrs Carna Brooks

Type: Staff Governor
Term of Office: 12.10.16 – 11.10.20
Committees/Specialisms: FGB, L&D (Curriculum), Conference
Attendance 2016/2017: FGB: 1/2, L&D (Curriculum): 3/4, Conference: 1/1.
Business Interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Material interests: none


Mrs Linda Pilbeamlpgov

Type: Co-Opted Governor
Position: Business Manager
Term of Office: 23.01.14 – 22.01.18
Committees/Specialisms: FGB, Resources, Conference.
Attendance 2016/2017: FGB: 2/2, Resources: 3/4, Conference: 1/1.
Business Interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Material interests: none
Profile: I have been a school governor for 25 years, 5 years at DBCPS and 21 years at my previous school.  I was lucky enough to be amongst the staff that opened the school in September 2009. Working at DBCPS is an honour and a pleasure.


Mr Steven Eastessegov

Type: Deputy Headteacher
Position: Associate Member
Term of Office: 11.10.16 – 10.10.20
Committees/Specialisms: FGB, Resources, L&D (Curriculum), Conference. Learning & Development Committee.
Attendance 2016/2017: FGB: 2/2, Resources: 3/4, L&D (Curriculum): 3/4, Conference: 1/1.
Business Interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Material interests: none
Profile: Steven is the proud Deputy Headteacher at DBCPS. Having started at DBCPS five years ago as a NQT Steven has progressed through the school.  Steven is now the Deputy Headteacher at DBCPS and as part of the role is the Pupil Premium champion and Key Stage 2 leader.  Steven loves teaching and enjoys being part of the DBCPS team and continuing to improve our school.  Outside of school he enjoys playing all sports (especially football) and avidly supports Sheffield Wednesday.  Having spent time living in various countries across the world Steven is now trying to keep a healthy balance between paying the household bills and socialising!  A difficult task!


Miss Sarah Randallsrandall

Type: Headteacher
Position: Headteacher
Committees: FGB, Resources, L&D (Curriculum), Conference
Attendance 2016/2017: FGB: 2/2, Resources: 4/4, L&D (Curriculum): 4/4, Conference: 1/1.
Term of Office: ongoing
Committees/Specialisms: Resources and Learning & Development Committees
Business Interests: none
Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
Material interests: none


Governor Meeting Attendance Records

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Past Governors

Mr Steven Eastes
Boye Sodeke
Bart Woodhouse
John Muckle
Radhika Hillier