Meet the Governors
Governing Body Home Page
Welcome to the homepage of The Dowson Academy Local Governing Body. The Local Governing Body of our school is made up of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. For more information on individual Governors, please use the links by clicking on the names in the ‘Meet the Governors’ section below.
The Role of the Local Governing Body
The Local Governing Body comprises a group of individuals, who are elected, nominated or co-opted and are representative of parents, teachers and the community.
The Academy Governors work with the Principal and are jointly responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school and ensuring the Principal and her team of staff are held accountable for the effectiveness of their work. Meetings are held once each half term.
The term of office for Governors is 4 years and in usual circumstances, there are 9 members of the Governing Body.
If you would like to become a Governor or would like to talk to the Governing Body, please either contact the chair of the Governing Body via the contact form here or contact the Principal to ask about any vacancies and ask for a Governor’s Information Pack.
Governor Role Paul Houghton Chair of Governors Julie Holmes Vice Chair of Governors Heather Kindleysides Clerk Kathryn Thornburn Principal Lorraine Walkden Staff Governor Joanne Duffy Parent Governor Kate Jeffries Parent Governor Paul Lovell Community Governor Lois Samuels Community Governor John Thornley Community Governor
You can contact the Chair of Governors either in writing to Paul Houghton, Dowson Primary Academy, Marlborough Road, Hyde, Sk14 5HU or by completing the contact form below or direct email to email@example.com