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Local Governing Body

Welcome to the part of our website which is designed to give you information about the composition and role of the Local Governing Body of Denbigh High School. As Governors, we all undertake our extensive commitment to the school on a voluntary basis. We do this because we are immensely proud of Denbigh’s many achievements over the years and we are dedicated to supporting and challenging the school to maintain its outstanding status and guiding it to ever improved outcomes in the future.

We are always keen to receive comments about the school, things that you are pleased with or things you think could be done better. If you have any comments you wish to make to Governors, then please contact us using the contact form within this website.

Heather Cox - Chair of Governors


The role of the Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body;

  • implements and administers the Trust’s policies at local level and reports termly to the Board of Trustees
  • monitors and is accountable for the performance and standards of the school to Ofsted
  • governs exclusions in accordance with appropriate regulations
  • considers budget monitoring information and proposals
  • acts as a critical friend to the Headteacher
  • represents the views of the community.


Composition of the Local Governing Body

Our Governing Body is made up of a range of different people with very different skill sets and experience, but with one common aim - to help ensure that the school maintains its high standards and achievements.

The current composition of our Local Governing Body is as follows:

Chair from Board of Trustees
Community Governor
Community Governor
Staff Governor
Parent Governors
Co-opted Governors

Heather Cox

Colin Townsend


Dr Basil Polychronopulos

Anna Walczynska

Clare Elevique

Shenila Abbas



Fozia Hussain (Dr)


Monjour Ahmed (Dr)

How we work

The Local Governing Body meets half termly to monitor and evaluate the school’s performance in the following areas:

  • Achievement and Teaching – half termly

  • Behaviour, Attendance and Safety – once a term

  • Leadership and Management – once a term

  • Finance – half termly

  • Personnel – once a term

  • Facilities Management – once a term

In addition, individual Governors take a special interest in specific areas of school activity such as safeguarding and child protection, SEND, finance and health and safety.

Contacting us

Most queries about Denbigh High School and the progress or welfare of any individual child should be directed to the school itself.

If you do need to contact the Local Governing Body then letters directed to us should be sent to the school for our attention.