If you are new to The Dorcan Academy or considering sending your child here, I would like to welcome you.
We have seen a continuation of our improving GCSE results. Much of this progress is down to the tremendous hard work of the staff in lessons and during extra curricular sessions.
What really makes Dorcan stand out is that it is truly “An academy of Opportunity”. The range of out of school activities on offer is amazing. The staff give up much of their time voluntarily to ensure that our students have so many opportunities to experience a wide range of visits and activities.
Along with the academic opportunities, there are other activities to help each student to develop fully as an individual. In turn this gives a great foundation for when they move on to the next stage of their education.
All these changes are working towards our aim of making The Dorcan Academy an outstanding school of first choice at the heart of our community.
We continue to strengthen our team of Trustees (Governors). They are all committed to providing the best environment for each of our students to thrive in.
If you are interested in becoming a Trustee (Governor) do please contact the Governance Professional at the school or by emailing email@example.com. Becoming a trustee is rewarding and an important way of making a contribution to the school. Trustees are also encouraged to attend training courses as part of their continuing development.
As Trustees we would encourage every parent and carer to support the academy in every way possible and in so doing enabling their child to get the most from their time with us.
I can be contacted at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
The Trustees of the school have responsibility for the strategic management and oversight of the Academy. A separate body of Members has an overview of the work of the Trustees. The Members have a similar role to the shareholders of a company and have oversight of the work of the Trustees and appoint Trustees to the Board.
The Governing Board of Trustees has a number of responsibilities. The Governing Board acts as a ‘critical friend’ to the school’s senior leadership team, however trustees are not involved in the day-to-day operational management of the school.
Establishing strategic direction: set the vision, values and objectives for the school; agreeing the school improvement strategy/plan with priorities and targets; meeting statutory duties
Ensuring accountability: appointing the Headteacher; holding the Headteacher to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening the Headteacher’s leadership; performance managing the Headteacher; engaging with stakeholders; contributing to school self-evaluation
Ensuring financial probity: setting the budget; monitoring spending against the budget; ensuring value for money is obtained; ensuring risks to the organisation are managed
There are 3 Members.
The Governing Board of Trustees consists of 12 posts:
10 Trustees who are volunteers from the local community and are elected by the Member.
2 Parent Trustees nominated and elected by parents/carers
The Governing Board has a number of responsibilities. The Governing Board acts as a ‘critical friend’ to the school’s senior leadership team, however trustees are not involved in the day-to-day operational management of the school and a board of Members oversee their work.
If you have any queries about the Governing Board or an interest in becoming a Trustee please contact us at email@example.com