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Meet The Governors

Meet the Governors

The Governing Body, consisting of a team of volunteers, works hard to act as a 'critical friend' for the senior management of the school. It is our role to hold the school to account in its efforts to continue to improve and strategically develop the school. We ensure that the education of our pupils remains its core focus. 


The core functions of governance are:
1. Ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined.
2. Ensuring that the head teacher performs their responsibilities for the educational performance of the school.
3. Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.
In line with this, Ofsted have expanded the criteria used by inspectors, which now include:
How well Governors;

  • Contribute to the school’s self-evaluation and understand its strengths and weaknesses, as well as ensuring they reflect on their own impact on school improvement.


  • Support and strengthen school leadership, including their own development, by attending relevant training and development opportunities.


  • Provide challenge and hold the school to account for improving the quality of teaching, pupils’ achievement and pupils’ behaviour and safety.

In practical terms this means we, as Governors, must ensure we understand the vision of the school and ask questions and comment at meetings so that our role in leadership can be evidenced within governing body minutes.  We also attend training courses and use the skills learnt in practical ways to benefit the school. 

Governor details and meeting attendance 2021-2022 & 2022-2023






   Meeting attendance


Meeting attendance 2022-2023





Start date

Term of office end

Appointed by

FGB meetings: 

       6 planned meetings         (+1 in Dec 21):

Total 7

FGB meetings:

6 planned meetings

 Liz James:  ChairParent01/01/2231/12/25Parent Election4/4 
 Keith ColemanParent01/01/2231/12/25Parent Election4/4 
 Jenny AshleyLA01/01/2231/12/25LA4/4 
 Efisio GigliottiCo-opted01/01/2231/12/25Governing Body4/4 
 Marie LangerCo-opted01/01/2231/12/25Governing Body4/4 
 Alexandra SweetloveCo-opted08/03/2207/03/26Governing Body3/4 
 VacancyCo-opted   - 
 Hayley ClarkStaff01/01/2231/12/25Staff4/4 
 Sarah StokesHeadteacher01/01/14n/aEx-Officio7/7 
 Catriona SandersonClerk01/09/07n/an/a7/7 
 Past Governors  Date left   
 Chris WilliamsonAppointed27/01/2117/12/21LA3/3 
 Linda JasperAppointed27/01/2112/07/22LA7/7 
 Alan GardnerAppointed27/01/2112/07/22LA7/7 


Dormansland Primary School

Governing Body

Register of Interests as declared Academic Year 2021-2022


 Name of Organisation

 Nature of Business

 Nature of Interest

Date Declared

 Liz James Michael Hall School, Forest Row Education Employee 15/12/21
 Keith Coleman None None None 08/12/21
 Jenny Ashley None None None 04/01/22
 Hayley Clark Dormansland Primary School Education Teacher 07/12/21
 Efisio Gigliotti None None None 14/12/21
 Marie Langer None None None 14/12/21
 Alexandra Sweetlove Lingfield College, Lingfield, Surrey Education Employee 09/02/22