Governing Body

Core Functions and Strategic Duties

The three core functions of a governing body as indicated in Ofsted’s inspection criteria are:

  • setting a strategic direction for the school,
  • creating robust accountability,
  • ensuring financial probity.

Governing bodies have a number of statutory duties that need to be fulfilled. One duty is to ensure that key policies have been approved and reviewed on a regular basis. The key policies can be found in the Department for Education (DfE) list of Statutory Policies.  Governing bodies are also advised to use a handbook as a key reference tool – the DfE Governance Handbook.

Committee Structure & Responsibilities

You can find a list of the committee structures and individual governor responsibilities by following this link.


Meet The Governors

Click each governor’s photo to find out more about their role.

Roger Holmes

Chair of Governors

Kate Davies


Mark Pawson

Vice Chair


Stephen Wragg

Community Governor

James Martin

Parent Governor

Stephen Morgan

Parent Governor


Judy Davies

Staff Governor

We currently have two governor vacancies, one LA and one Community to replace Louise Nock (Oct 2013 – June 2017) and Michelle Sault (May 2015 – August 2017) who have both ended their term of office. Alan Kelleher has resigned from his position with effect from 28th November 2017.

Committee Meeting Attendance Records

2016/17 Full Governors Attendance
2016/17 Sub-Committee Attendance
2015/16 Full Governors Attendance
2015/16 Sub-Committee Attendance

Contact Details

If you would like to contact a member of the governing body, please contact:-
Mrs Janice Young, Clerk to the Governing Body, Darton College on:
Tel: 01226 382568