Greenkeepers Rd, Great Denham, MK40 4GG


Great Denham Primary

Inspiring excellence; everyone, everyday

Governing board


Mrs Paula Dunne is our chair of governors.

Paula has had a varied career, primarily in financial services and more recently specialising in employee engagement, culture change, well-being, inclusion and diversity. She also has experience in internal and external communications, marketing, risk and customer facing roles. As Chair of the Governors, Paula aims to use her own skills and those of her fellow Governors to help ensure Great Denham Primary School achieves it's very best for it's students.

If you need to speak with her you can contact her at


The governing body have a vitaalrole to play at Great Denham Primary School in making sure every child gets the best possible education in a safe environment. The key roles of the governors are:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, the performance management of staff and
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Our role is not to be involved in the day to day teaching and support of the children, it is our job to provide support and challenge to the Headteacher and senior leaders in the school through regular meetings and by arranging visits to the school.

The governing body is made up of local people with a variety of skills and knowledge including teachers, non teaching staff, parents and prepresentatives from Bedford Borough Council and the local community. We regularly review the composition of the governing body to ensure we have the right mix and balance of knowledge, skills and experience to support the school to continually improve.
If you would like more information about the governing body please contact me.

We have recently recruited a new Clerk to the Governors, Anna O'Meara.  If you require any information please contact myself or Anna on


The Governing Body



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