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On the 1st June 2018, the CPD Federation was formally established and our new governing body came into effect.  The governing body is made up of elected staff and parent governors, a local authority governor and co-opted governors.  Our governing body will meet formally each half term, with attendance information being updated on this page regularly.  The governors will also come into both schools at various points in the year to work with various staff members, the children and parents.



what do governors do?

The purpose of governance is to:

... provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

The 3 core functions of the governing board are:

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

How can I speak to a governor?

At Dersingham, the elected parent governor is Mrs Sahida Hussain.  Parent governors are elected to be a representative of the parental body of the school.  

If you would like to speak to a governor, please come in (or call) the school office to leave your contact details.  We will then pass these on to Sahida.  

The Chair of Governors can also be contacted in this way.

Governing body structure

The CPD Federation Governing Body consists of 12 members - our Executive Headteacher, two parent governors (one from each school), one staff governor, one local authority governor and seven co-opted governors.

Name Category of Governor Term of office ends
Mr Darren Williams Executive Headteacher Member
Mr Ashuk Hussain JP MBE Co-Opted/Chair 31/05/2022
Mrs Ghazala Raja Co-Opted/Vice Chair 31/05/2022
Miss Anita Waring Authority Governor 31/05/2022
Mr Dean Benoit Co-Opted 31/05/2022
Mr David Bond Co-Opted 31/05/2022
Mrs Victoria Gray Co-Opted 31/05/2022
Miss Emma Griffin Co-Opted 31/05/2022
Miss Gemma Hunt Co-Opted 31/05/2022
Ms Leena Prabhakumar Staff Governor 31/05/2022
Mrs Sahida Hussain Parent Governor (Dersingham) 31/05/2022
Mrs Sashna Uddin Parent Governor (Central Park) 31/05/2022


attendance at governing body meetings

The CPD Federation Governing Body held its first meeting on 4th July 2018 at Central Park Primary.  An away day was also held in July to map out the strategy for this academic year.  From September, the governing body will meet once per half term.  Smaller committess may also meet more frequently.

pecuniary interest declarations

All members of the governing body are required to complete a pecuniary interest declaration.

Please see full details about our governors on our CPD Federatio  website here.


previous governance at dersingham primary

Prior to the formation of the CPD Federation, Dersingham Primary was governed by an Interim Executive Board (IEB).  The IEB consisted of four members: Jill Pullen (Chair), Ian Morton, Christine Alexander and Tosca Boothman.  

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