Governors

A Welcome Message from the Governors…

The school’s governors would like to welcome you and your child(ren) 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 is responsible for overseeing how the school is managed. The Department for Education defines a governor’s role as: -

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction.
  • Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Using experience from our various backgrounds, we provide support to the school’s community. We are very proud of our pupils and staff and all their achievements. It is a privilege to be part of helping each child become thoughtful, responsible, caring members of our school equipped with the skills needed when they move on.

We would be delighted if you want to get 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.

Chair of Governors Report - June 2021

Structure of the Governing Body

The Cove Junior School Governing Body is made up of potentially 12 members. At any one time the membership allows for the membership of: The Head Teacher, a Local Authority governor, a Staff governor, three Parent governors and six Co-opted governors.

At Cove Junior School the Governing Body has moved to a flat structure. This means that we now meet 10 times a year, every month except August and December. We moved away from a sub committee structure with twice termly full governor body meetings so that we could all be more knowledgeable and more dynamic in our decision making.

Minutes of meetings are available for parents to see on request

 

Governor Name Governor Category Period of Service Role Percentage Attendance 2019-20
Katerine Brant Co-opted 07.19-07.23

Vice-chair, Safeguarding, Mental Health Campion, NQT Link governor, SMSC

82
Eirian Freeman Staff 07.20 – 07.24   100
Warren Gargan Co-Opted 10.18 - 10.22 Deputy Headteacher 100
Tracey Hickie Headteacher 09.16 - ongoing Headteacher 100
Sarah Maddox Parent 11.18 - 11.22   Agreed Leave
Caroline Pickup Co-opted 11.18 - 11.22 Chair of Governors, SMSC 86
Nikki Roberts Parent 10.18 - 10.22  SEND 82
Louise Wall Co-opted 07.19 -07.23 Pupil Premium 75
Irina White Parent 11.20 - 11.24   N/A
Stephanie Wright Co-Opted 05.18 - 05.22 Development and Training governor, Benchmarking 92

Business Interests and governance roles in other schools

Current Governors

Governor Name Governor Category Period of Service Pecuniary Interests Governance Roles at other schools

Katerine Brant

Co-opted

07.19 - 07.23

 None

None 

Eirian Freeman

Staff

07.20 – 07.24

Staff 

None

Warren Gargan

Co-Opted

10.18 - 10.22

Staff& Other 

None

Tracey Hickie

Headteacher

09.16 – ongoing

Staff

None

Sarah Maddox

Parent

11.18-11.22

Parent

None

Caroline Pickup

Co-opted

11.18 – 11.22

None

None

Nikki Roberts

Parent

10.18 - 10.22

None

None

Louise Wall

Co-opted

07.19-07.23

 None

None 

Irina White Parent 11.20-11.24 None None

Stephanie Wright

Co-Opted

05.18 - 05.22

None

None

 Link to Declaration of interest for the current governors.

Previous Governors

Governor Name Governor Category Period of Service Business Interests Governance Roles at Other Schools

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

Sanhita Dandekar

Parent

2016 - 2018

None

None

Amy Bateman

Co-opted

2017 - 2018

Staff

None

Iain Findlay

Parent

2016 - 2017

None

None

Sue Mann

Co-opted

2008 - 2018

None

None

Mark Venner

Co-opted

2010 - 2019

None

None

Brian Coxhead

Co-opted

2008-2019

None

None

Gareth Payne

Co-opted

2019

None

None

Esme Trufitt

Parent

10.16 – 10.20

None

Cove Infant School

Sarah Merry

Local Authority

05.13 – 04.21

None

None