William Bellamy Primary School We learn... We grow... Together

The Role of the Governing Body

The role of the governing body is to work together with the Head teacher, who has day to day management responsibility, to review the school's aims and policies and drive the improvements.


They also:

  • Set Strategic Direction
    Through clarity of vision, meeting statutory duties, engagement of parents and community stakeholders;
  • Act as a Critical Friend
    By supporting and challenging the school to improve;
  • Create Robust Accountability
    Setting targets for pupil progress and achievement, teaching, behaviour and safety, review staff performance and pay, contribute to school evaluation;
  • Ensure Financial Probity
    Managing the school's finances and effectively utilise pupil premium to improve pupil progress and achievement.


The Governing Body is made up of people from the local community, including local councillors, parents and staff of the school. Their main responsibility is to make sure that all decisions made are in the best interest of ALL the pupils in the school. They meet every term, sub committees have specific responsibilities and also meet termly.


Any parent, with a child in the school, can become a parent governor if there is a vacancy. Parents will be notified when an election is to take place. Governors training is provided for governors by the school and the local authority which will equip them with the necessary skills to robustly challenge the school.


Vision for the School

In our society today, we see many of our young people not being able to fulfil their potential. We here at William Bellamy, from the Head Teacher Mrs Massar, Board of Governors and all members of teaching and non-teaching staff are working tirelessly to ensure that 100% of our pupils receive the absolute best possible start in education. Our main aim is to make sure that when they graduate and move on to the next stage of their studies - they are well equipped and ready to fulfil their ambitions.

Meet our Governing Body!

Note from Chair of Governors - Ms Kathy Dee


I would just like to say...welcome to our Governors' Page. I have been a governor here since the amalgamation in April 2012, but prior to that I was a governor on both the infant and junior school governing bodies. I have been involved with the William Bellamy community now for 8 years; I live in Dagenham and know the community very well.


As a governor, I am totally committed to making sure that every child has aspirations to fulfil their potential. My main aim is to ensure that all our pupils have a good school where they feel valued, happy and safe.


I am regularly in the school and would be happy to speak with you at your request. Please feel free to contact me via the Contact Form or email me directly at


Notes from Other Governors


Kevin Pike - Parent Governor


My name is Kevin Pike and I am a Parent Governor at William Bellamy Primary School. I take it as a great privilege to be a part of such a body. As a parent, your wish and dream is to see that your child or children receive the best education possible.


In my role as a School Governor it helps me to get a clear insight and allows me to be able to contribute and be a part of taking the school in the right direction, so that every individual pupil receives the best possible education regardless of who they are or where they are from. This will enable to take them to the next stage of their lives.

Contact the Governors