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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

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

Governor List: 



NameGovernor CategoryAppointed ByCommittee MembershipPositionTerm of Office fromTerm of Office End DateDeclaration of Pecuniary InterestDate of RecordVoting Rights
Natasha VassHead TeacherGoverning BodyFGB, Pay, HT Performance Management 01/09/2019n/aEmployed at the School25/08/2020Full
Madeleine PeckCo-OptedGoverning BodyFGB, Pay HT Performance Management,Vice Chair12/02/201511/02/2023None16/09/2020Full
Esme TrufittCo-OptedGoverning BodyFGB, Pay 22/03/201821/03/2022 01/02/2021Full
Tanya WhitbyStaffStaffFGB 01/10/201430/09/2022Employed at the School24/08/2020Full
Sally DoughtyCo-OptedGoverning BodyFGB, HT Performance ManagementChair of Governors & Chair of Pay Committee01/09/201901/09/2023None09/09/2020Full
Kate BeesCo-OptedGoverning BodyFGB 01/09/201901/09/2023None21/09/2020Full
Nicola WilsonParentParentsFGB 21/10/202020/10/2024None02/02/2021Full
Tina SmithCo-OptedGoverning BodyFGB 18/11/202017/11/2024None22/11/2020Full
Vicky O’HareParentParentsFGB 21/10/202020/10/2024None01/02/2021Full
Carrie MariesAssociate MemberGoverning BodyFGB 01/09/201901/09/2023Employed at the School25/08/2020None
Beverley MarshallLeft the Governing Body 30/9/2020     None11/10/2019Full