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Governors

The Governing Body at Dorking Nursery School and Children's Centre is responsible for 3 key functions:-

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organise and its children, and the performance management of staff; and

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body also leads and manages the Children's Centre.

Our Governing Body is made of 12 individuals who contribute in different ways.  to find out more about our Governing Body - download our Who's Who!

The Governing Body has a long term strategic plan for the next three years.  Click here to download.

Attendance Category Name Position Nominated Office/Committee Start Date End Date
100% Staff Donna Harwood-Duffy Headteacher
  • Attendance at all committees
01-09-2013
67% Co-opted Sandy Horvath Chair
  • Chair
  • Headteacher Performance Review Panel
  • Resources
  • Advisory Board
  • Standards and Performance
  • Strategic
29-11-2016 28-11-2020
100% Co-opted Andy Whitehouse Vice Chair of Governors
  • Vice Chair
  • Resources (Chair)
  • Standards and Performance
  • HT Review Panel
  • Named Governor responsible in the event of an allegation against the HT
  • Strategic
25-11-2014 24-11-2018
0% Parent VACANCY
  • TBC
100% Local Authority Sylvina Mellor
  • Admissions
  • Safeguarding Governor
  • Advisory Board
01-09-2014 31-08-2018
50% Co-opted Jackie Smith
  • Advisory Board
  • Standards and Performance
25-11-2014 24-11-2018
100% Co-opted Katherine Stanger
  • Standards and Performance (Chair)
01-07-2014 30-06-2018
83% Staff Helen Sutherland Children’s Centre Manager
  • Advisory Board
  • Resources
01-10-2014 30-09-2018
83% Parent Clover Maguire
  • Named CLA Governor
  • Named SEND Governor
  • Advisory Board
30-11-2016 29-11-2020
100% Co-opted Mark Williams
  • HT Review Panel (Chair)
01-07-2014 30-06-2018
100% Parent Kathy Bonomini
  • Lead on Communication Strategy
  • Standards and Performance
09-11-2016 08-11-2020
100% Co-opted Mary McCrea
  • Resources
  • Strategic
  • Standards and Performance
04-07-2017 03-07-2021