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.

Hampshire Governor Services

  • 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 Date of Record Voting Rights
Natasha Vass Head Teacher Governing Body FGB, Pay, HT Performance Management 01/09/2019 n/a Employed at the School 25/08/2020 Full
Madeleine Peck Co-Opted Governing Body FGB, Pay HT Performance Management, Vice Chair 12/02/2015 11/02/2023 None 16/09/2020 Full
Esme Trufitt Co-Opted Governing Body FGB, Pay 22/03/2018 21/03/2022 Governor Cove Junior School 01/02/2021 Full
Tanya Whitby Staff Staff FGB 01/10/2014 30/09/2022 Employed at the School 24/08/2020 Full
Sally Doughty Co-Opted Governing Body FGB, HT Performance Management Chair of Governors & Chair of Pay Committee 01/09/2019 01/09/2023 None 09/09/2020 Full
Kate Bees Co-Opted Governing Body FGB 01/09/2019 01/09/2023 None 21/09/2020 Full
Nicola Wilson Parent Parents FGB 21/10/2020 20/10/2024 None 19/11/2020 Full
Tina Smith Co-Opted Governing Body FGB 18/11/2020 17/11/2024 None 22/11/2020 Full
Vicky O’Hare Parent Parents FGB 21/10/2020 20/10/2024 None 01/02/2021 Full
Carrie Maries Associate Member Governing Body FGB 01/09/2019 01/09/2023 Employed at the School 25/08/2020 None
Milesh Lakhani Left the Governing Body 14/5/2020 None 14/10/2019 Full
Daryl James Left the Governing Body 7/1/2020 None Full
Barbara Hurst Left the Governing Body 19/9/2020 None Full
Hilary McKay Left the Governing Body 31/8/2020 Employed at the School Full
Beverley Marshall Left the Governing Body 30/9/2020 None 11/10/19 Full