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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.

Please see the CPD Federation website here for further details about our governance.



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 Profile Pecuniary Interest Declaration
Mr Ashuk Hussain JP MBE Co-Opted/Chair 31/05/2022 Profile Pecuniary Interest Declaration
Mrs Ghazala Raja Co-Opted/Vice Chair 31/05/2022 Profile Pecunary Interest Declaration
Miss Anita Waring Authority Governor 31/05/2022 Profile Pecunary Interest Declaration
  Mr David Bond Co-Opted 31/05/2022 Profile Pecunary Interest Declaration
Miss Emma Griffin Co-Opted 31/05/2022 Profile Pecunary Interest Declaration
  Miss Gemma Hunt Co-Opted 31/05/2022 Profile Pecunary Interest Declaration
  Mr Irfaan Ibne  Co-Opted 31/05/22 Profile Pecunary Interest Declaration
  Katie Kendrick Co-opted  31/05/22 Profile Pecunary Interest Declaration


Policies and Reports

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.


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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