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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. 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.

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. 


You can find out more about school Governance, including what it is like to be a school Governor, here: 

Hampshire Governor Services

Are you looking to become a School Governor?

We currently have vacancies! If you are interested in joining us, please visit Hampshire Governor Services to find out more, or contact us to request an application form.  

The minutes of the Full Governing Body are available by request.


Governor List: 



NameGovernor CategoryAppointed ByCommittee MembershipPositionTerm of Office fromTerm of Office End Date

Declaration of Pecuniary Interest including

governor elsewhere, related to member of school staff, employed at school

Date of RecordVoting Rights
Natasha VassHead TeacherGoverning BodyFGB 01/09/2019n/aEmployed at the School07/09/2021Full
Madeleine PeckCo-OptedGoverning BodyFGBVice Chair12/02/201511/02/2023None20/09/2021Full
Esme TrufittCo-OptedGoverning BodyFGB 22/03/201821/03/2026None13/09/2021Full
Tanya WhitbyStaffStaffFGB 01/10/201430/09/2022Employed at the School07/09/2021Full
Kate BeesCo-OptedGoverning BodyFGBChair of Governors01/09/201901/09/2023None13/09/2021Full
Vicky O’HareParentParentsFGB 21/10/202020/10/2024None13/09/2021Full
Carrie MariesAssociate MemberGoverning BodyFGB 01/09/201901/09/2023Employed at the School23/9/2021



Arvinderjit SandhuParent Governor


FGB 21/10/202120/10/2025None07/11/2021Full
Tina SmithLeft the Governing Body 2/1/2022     None07/09/2021 
Sally DoughtyLeft the Governing Body 21/9/2021     None09/09/2020 
Nicola WilsonLeft the Governing Body 2/9/2021     None02/02/2021