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.
- 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|
|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|