The governing body is an integral part of the school leadership team. It is made up of staff, church, parent and LEA (Local Education Authority) representatives who meet once a term. The governors are responsible for the welfare and pastoral care of the whole school community, the quality and effectiveness of education given to all pupils and embedding a Christian ethos. Their duties also include setting and reviewing policies and objectives, challenging and supporting the senior management staff by being their 'critical friend', developing the learning environment and ensuring the happiness of children, staff and families within the school and its community.
There are three sub-committees: Premises, Health & Safety; Finance & Personnel; Curriculum & SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability). These committees meet separately to maintain the upkeep of school premises, including health and safety issues; manage the school budget; and monitor the delivery of a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum. Minutes of the sub-committee meetings are freely available from the school office.
Our Governing Body is comprised of both Foundation and Non-Foundation Governors: Foundation Governors are appointed by either the Diocese of Canterbury Board of Education or by St Dunstan's PPC. Non-Foundation Governors are members of the school community: headteacher, teaching staff, support staff, parents and an LEA-appointed governor.