The school is served by a team of governors who offer a range of experiences, skills and perspectives. The role of school governor is increasingly important in modern education and a strong governing body is needed to offer support and challenge in equal measure so that our overall standards are kept as high as possible. Downlands Community School Governing Body meet every month under a ‘single meeting structure’, whereby all matters (school improvement, finance, staffing, premises) are appraised by all Governors. The annual planner below provides an outline of agenda items discussed across the year.

Governor NameGovernor role/type
Mr J OsborneChair/Co-opted
Mrs J CrosbyVice Chair/Local Authority
Mrs A CansfieldSafeguarding and Inclusion/Co-opted
Mr K DawsonMiddle Leadership Link/Co-opted
Capt. A Pun
Sgt. J Pheasey
Mrs R WatersStaff Governor
Mrs C GoodallStaff Governor
Mr J RiellyHeadteacher
Mrs C CooperClerk/Co-opted
VacancyParent Governor
VacancyParent Governor

The attachment below details attendance at recent governor meetings.

If you are interested in becoming a governor, you are welcome to read the Governor Information Pack below. Furthermore, all enquiries to the Governing Body should be made via the Clerk, Mrs C Cooper ([email protected]).