Our Governing Body
Structure and Remit of the Governing Body
The Governing Body consists of up to 11 Governors.
- 2 are elected by parents
- 2 are elected by the staff
- 1 is the Headteacher
- 6 are co-opted governors appointed by the Cygnus Trust/ Governing Body
The Governing Body may also appoint Associate Members, who are not Governors and do not have voting rights, but who attend Local Governing Committee meetings. Except for the Headteacher, all Governors are appointed or elected for a term of 4 years. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected every two years by the Governors.
The Governing Body usually meets 4 times a year.
The role and responsibilities of Local Governing Committees are set out in the Cygnus Trust's Scheme of Delegation.
Mr Paul LangridgeChair of Governors
Mr Paul Langridge
Mrs Elizabeth AlamuVice Chair
Mrs Elizabeth Alamu
Mrs S BurtonStaff Governor
Mrs S Burton
Mrs S SmithHeadteacher
Mrs S Smith
Mrs Azuka SalamiParent Governor
Mrs Azuka Salami
Mrs D FarrantStaff Governor
Mrs D Farrant
Mrs Kobika ArulvadivelParent Governor
Mrs Kobika Arulvadivel
Mr Tom ClaytonCo-opted Governor
Mr Tom Clayton
Mrs Linda RileyCo-opted
Mrs Linda Riley
Ms Olufunmilayo OnuohaCo-opted Governor
Ms Olufunmilayo Onuoha
If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors please email the school office marking the email 'For the attention of the Chair of Governors' or send a letter to the school address.
Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School address: Dartford Community Primary school, Birdwood Avenue, Dartford, Kent DA1 5GB
To enquire about governor vacancies at Dartford Bridge Community Primary School, please contact Mrs Smith or Mr Langridge via the school office and they will happily tell you about life as a school governor. Should a vacancy become available at Dartford Bridge you will be informed and you can put yourself forward. Please also visit Inspiring Governance or Governors for Schools to learn more about why schools need volunteers like you and the benefits and rewards of becoming a Governor.