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.
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The minutes of the Full Governing Body are available by request.
|Name||Governor Category||Appointed By||Committee Membership||Position||Term of Office from||Term of Office End Date|
Declaration of Pecuniary Interest including
governor elsewhere, related to member of school staff, employed at school
|Date of Record||Voting Rights|
|Natasha Vass||Head Teacher||Governing Body||FGB||01/09/2019||n/a||Employed at the School||07/09/2021||Full|
|Madeleine Peck||Co-Opted||Governing Body||FGB||Vice Chair||12/02/2015||11/02/2023||None||20/09/2021||Full|
|Esme Trufitt||Co-Opted||Governing Body||FGB||22/03/2018||21/03/2026||None||13/09/2021||Full|
|Tanya Whitby||Staff||Staff||FGB||01/10/2014||30/09/2022||Employed at the School||07/09/2021||Full|
|Kate Bees||Co-Opted||Governing Body||FGB||Chair of Governors||01/09/2019||01/09/2023||None||13/09/2021||Full|
|Carrie Maries||Associate Member||Governing Body||FGB||01/09/2019||01/09/2023||Employed at the School||23/9/2021|
|Arvinderjit Sandhu||Parent Governor|
|Tina Smith||Left the Governing Body 2/1/2022||None||07/09/2021|
|Sally Doughty||Left the Governing Body 21/9/2021||None||09/09/2020|
|Nicola Wilson||Left the Governing Body 2/9/2021||None||02/02/2021|