Dormers Wells Infant School

Dormers Wells Infant School

Governing Body

Governing Body’s Mission Statement

  • Our aim is to provide a curriculum, which is broad and balanced, offering a range of experiences, which are relevant to the children’s present and future interests and needs.
  • Education is a life long process and we aim to help the children to achieve their full potential and to acquire the concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes that will equip them for life in a fast changing world.
  • The children will be provided with enjoyable and stimulating learning experiences in a secure, happy and caring environment where each individual is valued and respected.  We aim to provide each child with opportunities to experience success and achievement and to develop a positive image.
  • The Role of the Governing Body:

    Governors help direct the school's future by feeding into the school's development plan and looking forward strategically to how the school should be improving. They act as a 'critical friend', challenging and supporting the management team. They are also accountable for monitoring the school's progress against development aims, ensuring strong financial control against the budget and ensuring statutory requirements are met. Governors are not involved with the day-to-day running of the school, which is the responsibility of the Head and the School Leadership Team.


    Dormers Wells Infant School Governors:

    The Full Governing Body of 13 people meets at least once termly and delegates some responsibilities to committees and working groups. Currently at  Dormers Wells Infant School, there are 4 committees - Curriculum, Personnel, Finance and Premises.  There are four categories of Governor:

    • Parent Governors (voted in by the parents and carers)
    • Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Governing Body for their expertise and knowledge of the needs of the community, or hold any form of expertise that may benefit our school and Governing Body)
    • Staff Governors (voted in by members of the school staff)
    • LA Governors (appointed by Ealing Education Authority).

    All governors are unpaid volunteers, who give their time and enthusiasm freely, and at Dormers Wells Infant School.

    Governing Body Meetings:

    Observers may attend Full Governing Body Meetings upon request, and should give notice to the Clerk via the school that they would like to come.

  • Minutes of committee and Full Governing Body meetings are available in the school entrance.

     Should a parent wish to contact the Chair of Governors please do so in writing, care of the school, or via email: