About the Devon Association
of Governance

Introduction

The Devon Association of Governance (DAG) is the association of school Governing Bodies, including Clerks, in the Devon Local Authority.  It was formed in 1993 and is part of a nationwide network of Governing Bodies through membership of the National Governors’ Association.

Part of a nationwide network of Governing Bodies

Membership of DAG is automatic for all Governing Bodies of Local Authority maintained schools and academies.  Individual governors and clerks are members by virtue of being members of a Governing Body which is itself a member.

The association has academy representatives on the DAG Board and is currently developing its relationship with Academies.

What does DAG aim to do?

DAG aims to help governing bodies to further the interests of the children in our schools by:

  • providing a collective voice for governors both locally in relation to the Local Authority and nationally through the National Governance Association by making representations and responding to consultations;
  • sharing and consulting on issues of common concern and offering guidance as appropriate;
  • disseminating the national experience of Governing Bodies and governor associations;
  • encouraging local branches for governors to share experience and concerns;
  • identify and distribute best practice.

The Way DAG Operates

Governing Bodies are directly represented in the election of a member at the Annual General Meeting. The DAG Board is elected by the AGM to further the interest of the Association.  The officers and representatives of the Association are appointed by the Board. DAG also holds an annual Governors Conference, although a special Conference can be called to deal with urgent issues.

DAG Constitution

DAG Annual General Meetings

The DAG Annual General Meeting (AGM) is DAG’s highest decision-making body and usually convenes ordinarily once a year to approve the accounts and elect board members.

DAG AGM 2018 Agenda – Chairman’s Report

One item on the Agenda is a motion, put forward by the DAG Board. to amend the DAG Constitution. The motion is: To change paragraph 1.10 of the DAG Constitution (No chair or vice-chair(s) shall hold the office for more than three years consecutively) to “ No chair or vice-chair(s) shall hold the office for more than two consecutive three year terms”.

DAG AGM 2017 Agenda – Chairman’s Report – Draft Minutes

DAG AGM 2016 Agenda – Minutes

DAG AGM 2015 Agenda – Minutes

DAG accounts

DAG’s accounts are published in the public domain, are audited externally and formally approved by the AGM each year.

Income and Expenditure Statement for the year ending 31st March 2018

Income and Expenditure Statement for the year ending 31st March 2017

Income and Expenditure Statement for the year ending 31st March 2016

Income and Expenditure Statement for the year ending 31st March 2015

 

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