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Prince William School

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The Governing body plays an extremely important role at Prince William School.

The purpose of having a governing body is to

  • help the school to set high standards by planning for the school's future and setting targets for school improvement
  • keep the pressure up on school improvement
  • be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
  • help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • make the school accountable to the public for what it does
  • work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
  • exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the Head teacher and staff
  • not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.

(Department for Education 2011)

All school Governors attend full governors meetings usually held once a term. Governors are also members of one of a number of sub-committees, for example Finance and premises. Governors are also expected to be a visible presence at school events supporting the students and staff through their achievements and successes

Duncan Mills Chair
Dr Jane Doughty  LGB Chair
Dara Carroll  Interim Executive Principal 
Stephen Harvey Head of School 
Vic Maher Interim Executive Principal 
Catherine Burbage LGB member 
Kerry Batten TWE Rep
Richard Gordon Clerk


Jane Doughty Chair
Emma Tansley LGB member
Dara Carroll  Interim Executive Principal 
Vic Maher Interim Executive Principal 
Stephen Harvey Head of School
Duncan Mills EMLC AT Rep
Debbie Ashworth Staff
Andy Davis Parent
Catherine Burbage Parent
Richard Gordon Clerk


DSW Group
Emma Tansley Chair
Duncan Mills EMLC AT Rep
Stephen Harvey Head of School
Debbie Ashworth Staff
Jo Baron Vice Principal
Andy Davies Parent
Richard Gordon Clerk


FHR Group
Andy Davis Chair
Jane Doughty  LGB Chair
Gina Tucker EMLC AT 
Duncan Mills EMLC AT 
Dara Carroll Interim Executive Principal
Liz Dormor Principal Designate