Cove Infant School is very much part of the community to which we, pupils, parents, teachers and governors all belong. The governors share a common interest in our school and recognise that the school has a role to play in the success of the community, which it serves.
The governors are responsible for the general management of the school, acting within a policy framework set by National Legislation. It is the responsibility of the Headteacher to carry out the day-to-day management of the school. At Cove Infant School the Headteacher and governors work in partnership and liaise closely on all matters affecting the school.
The governors meet formally twice a term with the Headteacher for a general review of the school. Governors will also meet at other times to deal with specific issues, either as a whole or in working groups where appropriate. All fundamental decisions would only be taken at a full meeting of the governors and Headteacher.
Governors at Cove Infant School are either elected, appointed or co-opted. A Chair and vice-chair are elected each year to conduct the meetings and to be available for contact by the Headteacher. A clerk to the governors is also appointed to take minutes and to deal with correspondence.
The governors are responsible for the following areas of the curriculum.
|Name||Governor Category||Appointed By||Committee Membership||Term of Office/End Date||Responsibilities|
|Hilary McKay||Headteacher||Governing Body||ALL||Ex-officio||
|Tanya Whitby||Staff Governor||Governing Body||Resources||4yrs 30.09.2018||Business Manager (Finance)|
|Esther Prior||Co-Opted||Governing Body||H&S||4yrs 19.11.2018||
Chair of H&S
|Barbara Hurst||LA Governor||Governing Body||
HT Perf Management
Chair of Resources
|Nick Pearson||Co-Opted||Governing Body||
HT Perf Management
Chair of Governors
|Madeleine Peck||Co-Opted||Governing Body||
Training Liaison Gov
Vice Chair Resources
Gifted & Talented
|4yrs 01.12.2017||Extended Day|
|Milesh Lakhani||Co-Opted||Governing Body||H&S||4yrs 24.11.2020|
(No voting rights)
|Governing Body||4yrs 31.08.2019||Deputy Head (Data)|