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.

Hampshire Governor Services

  • The minutes of the Full Governing Body are available by request.
Name Governor Category Appointed By Committee Membership Date of Appointment Term of Office End Date Date of Resignation (if applicable)
Mrs Beverley Marshall Parent Parent Community FGB, H&S 02/12/2017 01/12/2021
Mrs Natasha Vass Headteacher Governing Body FGB, H&S, Resources 01/09/2019 n/a
Mrs Madeleine Peck Co-Opted Governing Body FGB, Pay (Teachers), HT Performance Management, Resources 12/02/2015 11/02/2023
Mrs Esme Trufitt Co-Opted Governing Body FGB, H&S, Pay (Teachers), Resources 22/03/2018 21/03/2022
Mrs Tanya Whitby Staff Governing Body FGB, H&S, Resources 01/10/2014 30/09/2022
Mrs Sally Doughty Co-Opted Governing Body FGB, H&S, HT Performance Management 01/09/2019 01/09/2023
Mrs Kate Bees Co-Opted Governing Body FGB 01/09/2019 01/09/2023
Miss Carrie Maries Associate Governor        (No Voting rights) Governing Body FGB, H&S 01/09/2019 01/09/2023
Vacancy Parent Parent Community
Vacancy Co-Opted Governing Body
Vacancy Co-Opted Governing Body
Vacancy LA Governing Body
Vacancy Co-Opted Governing Body
Changes since September 2017
Mrs Hilary McKay Headteacher Governing Body All committees 01/09/2016 n/a 31/08/2019
Mrs Jo Barker Associate Governor (No voting rights) Governing Body FGB 01/09/2015 05/07/2018
Rev Esther Prior Co-Opted Governing Body FGB Pay (teachers) 20/11/2014 n/a 05/07/2018
Nick Pearson Co-Opted Governing Body FGB,Resources, HT pay Panel 20/11/2014 19/11/2018 31/12/2018
Miss Gina Wadham Clerk n/a 18/01/2018 n/a 31/12/2018
Mrs Barbara Hurst Local Authority Governing Body FGB, Resources, H&S, HT Pay 20/11/2014 20/10/2022 19/09/2019
Mr Darryl James Parent Parent Community FGB 01/09/2019 01/09/2023 07/01/2020
Mr Milesh Lakhani Co-Opted Governing Body FGB, HT Pay Panel, Resources 24/11/2016 23/11/2020 14/05/2020

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