About Devon SLS

Our Mission:

‘For Schools ~ With Schools ~ By Schools’

Our Vision:

To advance education for the public benefit by supporting teaching and learning, leadership and community engagement in schools throughout Devon and South West England. Specifically, to be met through the provision of relevant training and development to ensure schools have the most effective leadership, pedagogy and support in place for the benefit of children, young people and families.

Our Values are:

Children First
Needs of Leaders
Provision through Partnerships

Our Guiding Principles are:

‘Equity ~ Ethical ~ Equality ~ Honesty ~ Integrity ~ Democracy’

DSLS Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees will hold the charity ‘in trust’ for current/future beneficiaries and achieve its Object by:

  • Ensuring that the charity has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these.
  • Being responsible for the performance of the charity and for its ‘corporate’ behaviour; ensuring that the charity complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Acting as guardians of the charity’s assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application.
  • Ensuring that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard.

The Board comprises of the Chair, the Treasurer, up to eight appointed trustees and the Business & Operations Manager (non-voting & designated Charity Secretary).

Contact the DSLS Board of Trustees |  View the Devon SLS CIO Structure Chart

DSLS Schools Executive Committee (the SEC)

The Schools Executive Committee (SEC) is the only permanent sub-committee of DSLS CIO and undertakes the role of being the core consultative and advisory group for the CIO and schools. It is the vehicle for educational planning for Devon SLS and will act as the unified voice for schools.

The SEC comprises of 12 elected members (6 primary plus 6 secondary) ideally with proportionate representation from L/A and academy schools from each of the 4 areas of Devon and provide an optimum spread of specialist knowledge from each of the key DCC working group/statutory boards e.g. Devon Education Forum, Schools Finance Group, Schools Organisation, Capital and Admissions, SEND, Safeguarding and other themes identified as priority areas from time to time.

Contact the DSLS Schools Executive Committee 2023-24

Further reading:

Download the DSLS Constitution

Download the Schools Executive Committee Terms of Reference

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