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Associate Improvement Board

Dunston Primary and Nursery Academy is part of Cavendish Learning Trust. This means that the responsibilities of the previous governing board have changed. Following a review of governance, it has been agreed that the local school board will be known as the Dunston Primary and Nursery School Improvement Board (SIB) and the governors will now be known as Associates of the SIB.

The key responsibility is, as the name describes, to oversee school improvement and to monitor the quality of teaching and learning. This includes


• Staffing

• Safeguarding, attendance and ensuring compliance with key policies. This includes those relating to pupils with special educational needs and disability (SEND) and Health and Safety requirements

• Financial oversight of specific budgets including Pupil Premium, Sports Premium and SEND

• Curriculum

• Community liaison


Associates will work closely with the senior leadership in school and with key members of the Cavendish Learning Trust to ensure we support excellent provision in school so that every pupil has a happy and successful experience.


Appointed By

Governor Role

Register of Interests

Term of Office

Tina Shewring Co-opted Governor Chair of Governors, Safeguarding and Curriculum link None

1/2/2018 To 31/1/2022

Angela Caulton Governing Body  

Derbyshire County Council Associate Advisor.

Museum Intelligence (Monitoring of projects HLF and education consultancy).


Retiring Date


Resigned February 2019

Fiona Parsons

Elected by Trust 

Vice Chair of Governors, Pupil Premium and assessment link None

1/2/2018 To 31/1/2022

M Parkinson

 Through Appointment as Headteacher

Headteacher None  03/09/2018
Rob Hobson Staff  Staff Governor None



Claire Kirwan Parents


Health and Safety Link None



Kerry Carranza

Elected by Parents

EYFS and Assessment link None

23/01/2018 To 22/01/2022

Frances Green


SEND link None

15/01/2019 To


Statement of School Improvement Board