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Dunottar School is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2019 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

Local Governing Body

A Local Governing Body (LGB) is in place at Dunottar School. This body reviews local issues and meets with the Headmaster and other staff as necessary.  The Chair of the Local Governing Body is Rosalind Given-Wilson.

  • Dr Rosalind Given-Wilson, Chair
  • Mrs Olivia Gadd
  • Mr Kari Hale
  • Mrs Julie Maddocks
  • Mr Charles Mathias, Health and Safety Representative
  • Mr Oliver Moses
  • Mr Andy Porteous
  • Mrs Ginevra Stoneley
  • Mrs Gina Watson, Governor in Charge of Safeguarding

Any correspondence for the Chair of the LGB should be sent to the Dunottar School office.

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