Chapel Allerton Primary School

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Gemma Dolden

I have enjoyed being a governor at CAPS for four years and am currently chair of the Personal, Development, Behaviour and Welfare committee as well as being the governor with responsibility for Safeguarding, Children Looked After and Attendance monitoring. The role is incredibily rewarding as I am able to work closely with a fantastic team of other governors, as well as the dedicated staff team, in order to ensure that the children of CAPS enjoy coming to school and have access to opportunities and support to enable them to meet their full potential and become well rounded individuals.  

Meeting and hearing from the children themselves is a real highlight and as a governing body we are committed to listening and responding to the children of CAPS who are at the heart of our school community. 

I have a child who started F2 at CAPS in 2020 and another who will hopefully join the school in 2023. In my professional life I work as a Paediatrician with an interest in Safeguarding, including Children Looked After, and working with children with Neurodisability. I am used to working with a range of professionals in order to meet the needs of the child and I spend a considerable amount of time contributing to quality improvement and appraisal of evidence, which are skills transferrable to school governance. Being a school governor has also given me a unique perspective in my role within Community Paediatrics.

Serving Term:

23/11/2017 - 01/12/2025


Committees and Areas of Responsibility:

Personal Development & Behaviour Chair



Looked After Children


Code of Conduct form complete:

Business Interest declaration completed:

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