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Governors

Welcome to our Governors Section.

We are a delegated governing committee and are the strategic leaders of our school. We have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. This is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.

Our governors have a strong focus on ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, and holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.

 

Effective governance is based on six key features:

Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy.

Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance.

People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity.

Structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.

Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance

Governance Handbook 2017

The Acting chair of governors is Sharon Tilki who can be contacted via the school office.

The different categories of governors on our governing body are:

Parent Governors have a child in school at the time of their election, and are elected by the parents with children at the school.

Staff Governors are a member of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues.

Co-opted Governors are appointed on to the governing body by the other members because they come from a specialist group, such as the business community or because they possess a particular skill which can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

 

These governors have served at any point over the past 12 months:

      Sharon Tilki – Acting Chair of Governors

      • Appointed by parent Election 01.12.18 - 30.11.22
      • Register of interests - One child attends the school.

                  Di Brown – Co-Opted Governor

                  • Appointed by Governing Body on 01.12.18 - 30.11.22
                  • SEND Governor.
                  • Register of interests - Previous temporary staff member

                  Jennifer Appleton - Co-Opted Governor

                  • Appointed by Governing Body on 02.09.2020 - 01.09.2024
                  • Register of interests - None declared

                  Emma Grace – Staff Governor

                  • Appointed by Governing Body on 01.12.18 - 30.11.22 
                  • Register of interests – Member of staff - Deputy Head Teacher

                  Anthony Fessey - Parent Governor

                  • Appointed by Parent Election - Unopposed - on 01.03.19 - 28.02.23
                  • Register of interests - One child attends the school

                   

                  Governors who have served over the last 12 months but are no longer members of the Governing body:

                  Tracy Lowe

                  • Appointed by the Governing body 01.12.18 - 01.09.2021

                   

                  Laura Osborne - Co-Opted Governor

                  • Appointed by Governing Body on 02.09.2020 - 01.09.2021

                   

                  All Governors to a school’s Governing Body must be elected or appointed.

                  If you want to be part of Dines Green Community Academy Governing Body please inquire about any vacancies.

                  Contact: Sharon Tilki, Acting Chair of Governors, on 01905 423228

                  The DfE Governance Handbook for governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools is a key document for governors and highlights their roles and responsibilities

                  A copy of the latest Governance handbook and Competency Framework for Governors can be accessed using this link:

                  https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/788234/governance_handbook_2019.pdf

                  A hard copy can be obtained from the clerk or school office.

                  Sharon Tilki - I am married with one daughter in KS2 and a former pupil of Dines Green School. As a self-employed dance teacher I have worked in TV and theatre, schools and colleges and trained competition dancers as well as community classes. I have choreographed and instructed the winners of Strictly Worcestershire for the past 3 years. I also have various other business ventures in retail, property and events. In 2016 I won the One Woman Business Category in Wonderful Worcestershire Women Awards. I am determined and considered to have a measured but clever approach to business. These varying people and business skills I bring to my role as a Governor. I am passionate about our school and the community and continually strive for the best education and opportunities for our children, staff and school as a whole.

                   

                  Di Brown - Originally from Birmingham, I came to Worcester to train as a teacher. After qualifying I settled in Worcestershire. I taught in a number of high schools in the county before having my family. When I returned to teaching I spent the next 23 years of my career teaching in Local Authority learning support teams. 20 of these years were spent as the designated support teacher for Dines Green Primary School, and throughout these years I developed a close relationship with the school. I continue to have an interest in SEN and since my retirement I voluntarily support at Worcester Dyslexia Parents Support Group.

                   

                  Antony Fessey - I’m married with one Son in KS2 at the school. I’m proud to be part of the governing body. To help the school be the best it can and for the children’s education. I’m a cabinet maker and enjoy my job. I also enjoy photography and motorsport. Spending time with my family and doing my best in everything I do.

                   

                  Jennifer Appleton – I have lived in Worcester since a very young age and I now run a family consultancy business based in St Johns. I have been involved in various different initiatives involving the education world over the years such as being a member of the Worcestershire Education Network and being an Enterprise Advisor for the Careers and Enterprise Company. This latter role involved me supporting a high school with their internal careers programme by offering support and connections from the business community. I am keen to support the education of Worcestershire children and to help improve and shape their future, which is why I’m delighted to be part of the governing body at Dines Green Community Academy.