The Governing Body & Financial Information

The Governing Body

The Governing Body at De Bohun works with the school to ensure that all of the pupils at De Bohun enjoy learning and achieve their full potential.

We do this by:

  • Monitoring how well the children are doing in the school
  • Working with the staff to make sure that the teaching is as good as it can be and that all of the children are properly cared for
  • Holding the school’s Leadership Team to account for using the school buildings and our other resources to provide the best learning environment for the children

Please click 2023-24 Workplan to see what we are doing this academic year.

The Governing Body is made up of people representing all of the groups involved in our school: parents, staff, the Local Authority, and the Community.  The full Governing Body meets at least once a term as a whole.  We also have sub-committees (Teaching and Learning and Resources) of the Governing Body which meet once a term to look more closely at pupil progress, teaching and learning, the school buildings, and the school’s budget.

We are fortunate to have a Governing Body with a wide variety of skills and interests.

Name Type of Governor
Lucy Peatfield Associate Governor
Bhavesh Patel Co-Opted Governor
Dominic Smart Executive Head Teacher
Zaahirah Ali Staff Governor
Nicky Downes Co-Opted Governor
Katerina Georgiou Parent Governor
Sarah Roberts Co-Opted Governor
Matt De Bono Parent Governor
Zoe Ansell Associate Member (non-voting)

For further information, please click Terms of Office 2022-2023 & 2022-23 Roles Responsibilities

Please click Declarations of Interest 2022-2023 for information on each Governor’s business interests, financial interests and roles in other schools. There are not currently any material interests arising between GB members of relationships between GB members and school staff.

Meeting Attendance 2022 – 2023

If you’d like to get in touch with the Governing Body, you can write to the Clerk of the Governing Body c/o the school. Alternatively, please contact the Chair of the Governing Body, Nicky Downes C/O (

Please click here to read our Standing Orders document. Contained in here are details about voting, decisions and meetings, which can also be viewed here.

Finance Information

To see the financial information about our school, please follow the link here.

We do not have any school employees on a gross annual salary of over £100,000.