Governors

Governing Body

The Governing Body is made up of sixteen governors and has three main roles:

  • Strategic- setting the general direction of the school 
  • Critical Friend- working together with the Headteacher creating a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing a school
  • Accountability- the Governing body must have a professional attitude and use its collective skills to benefit the learners.  It must gather and decide what is best for the school.

The governors meet, as a full group, at least once a term and much more often in committees - there are currently two committees: 

  • Curriculum and Monitoring
  • Finance, Personnel and Premises

Anyone wishing to communicate with Governors may do so in writing through the clerk to the governors, Linda Critchley: office@disshigh.norfolk.sch.uk

 

Name of Governor

Category

Date of appointment

Date of leaving

Body which Appoints and Term of Office

Sub Committee

Positions

Governor of  other  establishment?

Register of Interests

% Attendance

Mrs Valerie Attenborough

Co-opted Governor

 16/09/2015

 

Governing Body

Term  ends: 16/09/2022

Human Resources

 

No

Justice of the Peace

98

Mrs Julie Botwright

Parent Governor

 16/09/2014

 

Parent Election

Term ends: 16/09/2022

Curriculum & Safeguarding

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum Committee

SEND

No

None

85

Mr Chris Brown

Parent Governor

 

26/11/2018

 

Parent Election
Term ends: 26/11/2022

 

 

 No

Head of Standards at Ambito Care and Education

70

Miss Sonia Browne

Parent Governor

 

16/09/2015

 

Governing Body

Term ends: 16/09/2022

Human Resources

Responsible Officer

No

None

98

Mr Stephen Drake

Co-opted Governor

 

13/10/2014

 

Governing Body

Term ends: 13/10/2022

Finance & Premises

Chair of Governors

Chair of Finance & Premises Committee

No

Steele’s Law

100

Mrs Lisa Hamill

Parent Governor

 04/11/2016

 

Parent Election

Term ends: 03/11/2022

 

 

No

None

96

Dr Janet Hunt

Co-opted Governor

 

01/08/2011

 

Governing Body

Term ends: N/A

All Committees

Headteacher

No

None

100

Mrs Clare Jacobs

Support Staff Governor

 24/02/2017

 

Governing Body

Term ends: 24/02/2023

 

 

No

None

100

Mr Derek Johnson

Co-opted Governor

 01/03/2016

 

Governing Body

Term ends: 01/03/2023

Curriculum

 

No

West Suffolk College

89

Lt Col  (retired) Keith Kiddie

Co-opted Governor

 21/09/2013

 

Governing Body

Term ends: 21/09/2022

Finance & Premises

Health & Safety

No

District Councillor

98

Miss Charlotte Lucas

Teacher Governor

 

25/09/2020

 

Governing Body

Term ends 03/09/2024

 

 

No

None

100

Miss Jessamyn Read

Teacher Governor

 

01/02/2019

 

Teacher Election

Term ends: 01/02/2023

 

 

No

None

98

Mrs  Joy Shawcross

Co-opted Governor

 01/10/2018

 

Governing Body

Term ends  01/10/2022

 Curriculum

 

No

None

70

Mr Stephen Wells

Co-opted Governor

 13/10/2014

 

Governing Body

Term ends: 13/10/2022

Curriculum

 

No

None

96