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Cotham Gardens Primary School

A Co-operative Academy

Governors

Cotham Gardens Primary is a Co-operative Academy Trust and the governors are also the Academy Trust Trustees

The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

The 3 core functions of the governing board are:

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

What does the governing body do?

Current News ...

School Name Consultation

To view our latest audited accounts please see our School Finances pages.

To view our funding agreement, please click here

To view our Articles of Association please click here

To view our Memorandum of Association please click here

To view our trustee list, please click here

To view the Register of Interests, please click here

Who are the current school governors?

The governors are made up of parent governors elected by parents, community governors elected by the parents and co-op members, co-opted governors appointed by the governing body, staff governors elected by the staff, the headteacher and the business manager (non-voting attendee)

Governing body membership as at October 2018

Kate Swainson Price

Kate Swainson Price (Chair)

Parent Governor, elected 11 May 2015

Committees: Outcomes, Premises, Performance Review; Working Groups: MAT

Link governor roles: NW24 partnership, Fundraising, Food for Life

Term of office ends 10 May 2019

Emma Gledhill, Co-opted Governor 

Emma Gledhill

Co-opted Governor, elected 13 June 2017

Committees: Finance and Staffing (Finance Lead)

Term of office ends 13 June 2021

 

Niklas Serning, co-opted Governor 

Niklas Serning

Co-opted Governor, elected 26 May 2017

Committees: Outcomes

Link governor roles: SEND, (Special Educational needs and disabilities) and PP (Pupil Premium) 

Term of office ends 25 May 2021

Katy Dunscombe

Katy Dunscombe 

Co-opted Governor, re-elected 5 July 2018 

Committees: Finance and Staffing, Premises, Outcomes (Co-Chair)

Link governor roles: Looked After Children, Safeguarding and Attendance

Term of office ends 4 July 2019

 

Pauline Allen

Pauline Allen 

Community Governor, elected 11 March 2016 

Committees: Premises (Chair)

Link governor roles: Health and Safety Governor (satutory requirement)

Term of office ends 10 March 2020 

Sally Reardon, Parent Governor

Sally Reardon

Parent Governor, elected 26 May 2017

Committees: Outcomes (Co-Chair)

Link governor roles: shadowing Looked After Children, Safeguarding and Attendance (statutory requirements)

Term of office ends 25 May 2021

Jamey Wilkinson

Jamey Wilkinson

Co-opted Governor, elected 21 September 2017

Committees: Finance and Staffing (Chair), Performance Review; Working Groups: MAT group, Strategic Vision

Term of office ends 20 September 2021

Imran Nazir

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Community Governor, elected 5 July 2018

Committees: Finance and Staffing, Outcomes

Link Governor Roles: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Term of office ends 4th July 2022

Mike Paton

[Awaiting photo]

Co-opted Governor, elected 13th September 2018

Committees and Working Groups: tbc - induction period

Link Governor Roles:  tbc

Term of office ends 12th September 2022

Maxine Phillips

[Awaiting photo]

Staff Governor, elected 13th September 2018

Committees and Working Groups: tbc - induction period

Term of office ends 12th September 2022

Emily Young, Staff Governor

Emily Young

Staff Governor, elected 14 October 2016

Committees: Outcomes

Working Groups: MAT

Term of office ends 13 October 2020

Alex Bell Headteacher

Alex Bell

Headteacher and Principal Advisor to the Governors

Appointed January 2016

Committees: Outcomes, Finance and Staffing, Premises

Working Groups: MAT, Strategic Vision

 

Adam Sheldon

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School Business Manager, Non-voting attendee and business advisor to the governors

Appointed September 2018

Committees: Finance and Staffing, Premises

Working Groups: MAT, Strategic Vision

Leanne Sowersby, Clerk

Leanne Sowersby

Clerk to the Governors, Appointed June 2015

Governors first point of contact: governors@cothamgardens.co.uk

 

Would you like to be a governor? Do you know anybody with the right skills and time to commit who may be interested?

Current governor vacancies:

  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 Partnership governor
  • 1 co-opted governors - looking for legal and business expertise

For further information and expressions of interest please contact the clerk on governors@cothamgardens.co.uk in the first instance

Latest Governor News ...

Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes 2016/17 available below: 

You can see who attended each meeting by downloading the attendance register here.

Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes 2017/18

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