Governors

A Welcome Message from the Governors…

The school’s governors would like to welcome you and your child to Cove Junior School. We are proud to be part of a school that provides the children with a safe, happy environment in which they can flourish.

The school’s governing body plays an important role in overseeing how the school is managed. Using experience from our various backgrounds, we provide support that includes; ensuring the school’s performance is evaluated and continually improves, helping to develop strategic direction for the school and ensuring legal obligations are met. Most importantly, the governing body is made up of members who care about the school and want it to continue to succeed. We are very proud of our pupils and all of their achievements. It is a privilege to be part of helping each child become thoughtful, responsible, caring members of our school and wider community.

Please don’t hold back in getting involved with our school community. Whether it is joining the school PTA, supporting trips and events or joining us as a governor, you will be made most welcome. We hope your child enjoys their time at Cove Junior School.

 

Structure of the Governing Body

 

The Cove Junior School Governing Body is made up of potentially 15 members. At any one time the membership allows for the membership of: the Head Teacher, a Local Authority governor, a Staff governor, six Parent governors and six Co-opted governors.

Meetings are organised into specific areas so as to be as efficient in discharging our duties as possible. At Cove Junior School, we have divided our duties into three areas, each with its own committee. These committees are: the Finance and Personnel Committee, the Raising Standards (curriculum) committee and the Health and Safety committee. Any other important matters that do not fall into those categories (such as the appointment of a new Head teacher or a new building) are addressed by nominated members of specific working parties. All of the committees have terms of reference that detail their remit. Each of the committees report to the Full Governing Body meeting and all minutes are shared.

All governors are expected to attend the Full Governing Body meetings and in addition join two of the committees to aid with the workload.

 

Governor Name Governor Category Period of Service Role Committee Membership
Amy Bateman Co-opted 05.17 – 05.21

Acting Deputy Head

Inclusions Manager

FGB, RS,
Brian Coxhead Co-opted 2000 - 11.18 Benchmarking Governor FGB, H&S, F&P
Sanhita Dandekar Parent 10.16 –10.20 FGB, RS
Iain Findlay Parent 07.16 – 07.20 Chair of RS FGB, F&P, RS
Eirian Freeman Staff 07.16 – 07.20 FGB, RS, H&S
Tracey Hickie Headteacher 09.16 - ongoing Headteacher FGB, RS, F&P, H&S
Carol Lloyd Co-opted 1988 -   07.17 FGB, F&P, RS
Sue Mann Co-opted 07.08 - 07.20 FGB, F&P, RS
Mark McGowan Parent 10.16 – 10.20 EV Governor FGB, H&S, RS
Sarah Merry Local Authority 2013 – 04.21 Chair of Governors FGB, RS, F&P,
Caroline Pickup Co-opted 11.09 - 11.18 Chair of Finance and Personnel FGB, F&P, RS.

Esme Trufitt

Parent 10.16 – 10.20 FGB, H&S, RS
Mark Venner Co-opted 11.10 – 11.18

Vice-Chair of Governors.

Chair of Health and Safety.

FGB, H&S, RS

 

Business Interests and governance roles in other schools

 

Current Governors

Governor Name Governor Category Period of Service Business Interests Governance Roles at other schools
Amy Bateman Co-opted 05.17 – 05.21 Staff None
Brian Coxhead Co-opted 08.00 – 11.18 None None
Sanhita Dandekar Parent 10.16 – 10.20 None None
Iain Findlay Parent 07.16 – 07.20 None None
Eirian Freeman Staff 07.16 – 07.20 Staff None
Tracey Hickie Headteacher 09.16 – ongoing Staff None
Carol Lloyd Co-opted 1988 – 07.17 None None
Sue Mann Co-opted 07.08 – 07.20 None None
Mark McGowan Parent 10.16 – 10.20 Faith + Football None
Sarah Merry Local Authority 05.13 – 04.21 None None
Caroline Pickup Co-opted 11.09 – 11.18 None None
Esme Truffit Parent 10.16 – 10.20 None Cove Infant School
Mark Venner Co-opted 11.10 – 11.18 None None
Vacancy Parent
Vacancy Parent

 

Previous Governors

 

Jan Hayden

Co-opted,

staff

2008 - 2017 Staff None
John Lewis Local Authority 2011 - 2017 None None
Mark Graves Parent 2008 - 2016 None None
Patrick Benjuya Parent 2013 - 2015 None None
Warren Gargan Staff 2014 - 2016 Staff None
Katy Young Head teacher 2009 - 2015 Head teacher None