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The Governing Body

The governing body at Dodleston CE CE Primary School is chaired by Anne Tunnicliffe and consists of the head teacher, three parent governors, three foundation governors (from the local Church diocese), a Local Authority (LA) governor, a staff governor and three co-opted governors.

Parent governors are elected by parents of children at the school. Foundation governors are appointed by the local Diocese Board of Education.  Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body and LA governors are appointed by the local authority that maintains the school (Cheshire West and Chester Council).

The composition of the school’s governing body therefore reflects a range of groups from the community and enables the governing body to draw on a wide variety of skills and experiences.

Our Governors

Anne Tunnicliffe - Chair
Co-opted Governor

Graham Proctor - Vice Chair
Local Authority Governor

Julie Boyes
Head Teacher

Keith Rigg
Parent Governor

Fiona Lewis
Parent Governor

Alison McConnell
Parent Governor

Richard Kitchin
Co-opted Governor

Joanne Robertson
Staff Governor

Co-opted Governor

Lynne Russell
Foundation Governor

Jill Griffiths
Foundation Governor

Pat Turner
Foundation Governor


The three main functions of the governing body are:

• To provide a strategic overview by the setting aims and objectives for the school and by adopting policies and setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives.

• To monitor and evaluate the school’s progress towards achieving its aims and to act as a “critical friend” to the Headteacher by supporting and challenging them in managing the school.

• To ensure accountability to the pupils, the parents, the local community, the local authority and the staff with the aim of raising standards and improving the outcomes for the pupils at the school.

The governors are not responsible for the day to day management of the school; this is the Headteacher’s role. The Headteacher is also responsible for the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body, the implementation of the school’s policies and the internal organisation of the school.

The Headteacher provides information and advice to the governors to enable them to fulfil their functions and reports to the governing body on the school’s progress at least once a term. The governing body meet once a term (three times per year) and delegate some areas of work to sub-committees.