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
Mr K DawsonVice Chair/Middle Leadership/Co-opted
Mrs T PickeringSafeguarding and Inclusion/Local Authority
Mrs K Johnson Finance/Co-opted
Mr Y GurungMaths/Co-opted
Mr D AscottCo-opted
Mrs R WatersStaff Governor
Mrs C GoodallStaff Governor
Mr J RiellyHeadteacher
Mrs C CooperClerk/Co-opted
Mr R LukeHealth and safety/Parent Governor
VacancyParent Governor
On the governing body, we have members who represent a variety of the protected characteristics.

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]).