Governors

Scheme of Delegation

Under the leadership of the Ivy Education Trust Board, duties are delegated to the local governing board at Cockwood School. The Local Governing Board is made up of parent, staff and community representatives. The role of the school governors is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

Our local governing board consists of:

  • two parent governors
  • one staff governor
  • one headteacher
  • eight co-opted governors

The three core functions of the governing board are:

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

All governors attend the local governing board meetings which take place at least once a term (twice in the summer term), and either serve on one or more of the following committees:

  • Teaching & Learning Committee
  • Resources Committee
  • Pay and Performance Committee

The two main committees meet once a term and the Pay and Performance Committee meets twice a year.

From the start of the Summer Term, following a change to the leadership structure, Governors from Cockwood, Kenn and Kenton are working on merging to form one Local Governing Body. This new structure will be embedded from September 2022.

For more information regarding the full committees structure, please click on the link below:

CW Committees Structure 2021 – 2022

Presents Governors are:

Michelle Addyman – Staff Governor, Kenn.  Elected by school staff.  Term ends 28.09.2025.  Member of the Teaching and Learning Committee.  Registered business interests:  Member of staff.

Bob Baker – Co-Opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body.  Term ends 16 March 2025.  Member of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee.  Registered business interests:  Employed by Exeter Arena Athletics Track (Exeter City Council)

Joe Baxter – Staff Governor, Kenton.  Elected by school staff.  Term ends 12.06.2023.  Member of the Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee.  Registered business interests:  Member of staff.

Glynis Buckle – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Trust Board, term ends 13/06/23, Safeguarding Governor. Registered business interests: None

Lorraine Curry – Executive Headteacher – member of governing body by virtue of her office.  Registered business interests: None

Carla Custons-Cole – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Trust Board term ends 12.10.2025, member of the Teaching & Learning Committee. Registered business interests: None

Will Dale – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the governing body, term ends 12/06/23, Chair of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee Governor responsible for Safeguarding.  Registered business interests:  Chartered Surveyor, JLL, Company Director, Pinpoint Electronics Ltd

Mark Gilchrist – Parent Governor, appointed by the Governing Body.  Term ends 21.1.2024.  Member of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee; Governor responsible for Health & Safety.  Registered business interests: Employed at University of Exeter, Honorary Consultant Appointments Torbay Hospital and Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.

Holly Hilliard – Staff Governor, Cockwood, appointed by the Trust Board, originally elected by the school staff, term ends 13/06/23, member of the Teaching & Learning Committee. Registered business interests: Member of Staff

Liz Price-Holden – Parent Governor, appointed by the Trust Board (normally elected by other parents at the school, but not enough parents stood for election), term ends 13/06/23, member of the Teaching & Learning Committee. Registered business interests: None

Judith McGrath– Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Trust Board, term ends 13/06/23, Chair of the Teaching & Learning Committee and the Pay and Performance Review Committee. Registered business interests: Elmvine Ltd, Education Consultancy

James Moffat – Co-Opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body.  Term ends 17.09.2024.  Member of the Teaching & Learning Committee.  Governor responsible for Pupil Premium and PE Funding.  Registered business interests: Managing Director of Organic Development Ltd

Nick Tallamy – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Trust Board, term ends 13/06/23, Chair of the Governing Body and a member of the Resources Committees. Registered business interests: None

Tracey Roberts – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Trust Board, term ends 15/02/26, member of the  Finance & Resources Committee. Registered business interests:None

Tania Weeks – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Trust Board, term ends 13/06/23, member of the Teaching & Learning and the Pay and Performance Review Committees and SEND Governor. Registered business interests: None

Charlotte Wilkin – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Trust Board, term ends 13/06/23, Health & Safety Governor and member of the Finance & Resources Committee. Registered business interests: None

Rev John Williams – Ex-officio Governor, member of the Teaching & Learning Committee and Appeals Committee. Registered business interests:  none

Nicola Rose– Local Governance Officer, E-mail clerk@cockwoodschool.co.uk

How to contact us: Please email governors@cockwoodschool.co.uk

 

 

Governors who have served over the previous 12 months:

Neil Barnes – Co-Opted Governor – Resigned 30.09.21

Jan Caig – Co-Opted Governor – Resigned wef 31.12.21

Gareth Harris – Co-Opted Governor – Resigned 23.09.21

Leigh Mansfield – Co-Opted Governor – Resigned 26.01.2021

Liz Rycroft – Co-Opted Governor – Resigned wef 06.07.2021

Amanda Somerwill – Ex-officio by virtue of office – Resigned wef 31.12.21

Frances Parr – Parent Governor – Resigned 31.06.22

 

 

How to contact us: Please email governors@cockwoodschool.co.uk

 

Governors who have served over the previous 12 months:

Neil Barnes – Co-Opted Governor – Resigned 30.09.21

Jan Caig – Co-Opted Governor – Resigned wef 31.12.21

Gareth Harris – Co-Opted Governor – Resigned 23.09.21

Leigh Mansfield – Co-Opted Governor – Resigned 26.01.2021

Liz Rycroft – Co-Opted Governor – Resigned wef 06.07.2021

Amanda Somerwill – Ex-officio by virtue of office – Resigned wef 31.12.21

To contact the governing board, please email governors@cockwoodschool.co.uk.

 

Local Governing Body Members Business Interests – September 2021 

NamePositionCategory of GovernorRelevant Business InterestsDate Interest DeclaredDate Interest CeasedDate of Appointment to Local Governing BodyTerm of Office Expiry Date
Nick TallamyChair of Governors
Member of Finance and Resources CommitteeCo-OptedCompany Director Tall Amy Bags11.12.1416.6.1916.6.23
Deputy Safeguarding GovernorFamily member (wife) employed at Dawlish College1.6.22
Judith McGrathGovernorCo-OptedElmvine Ltd, Education Consultancy16.6.1916.6.1916.6.23
Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee
Glynis BuckleGovernorCo-OptedExternal Examiner - Cardiff University1.10.1530.4.2016.6.1916.6.23
Chair of Finance and Resources CommitteeGP Appraiser - NHS England
Safeguarding Governor
Tania WeeksGovernorCo-OptedHusband (Mr R Weeks) owner of woods that have been used11.12.141.7.1916.6.1916.6.23
Member of Teaching and Learning Committeeby school for Forest School
Member of Pay and Performance Committee
Lorraine CurryExecutive HeadteacherEx-OfficioNone16.6.19n/a
Holly HilliardStaff GovernorStaff GovernorNone16.6.1916.6.23
Member of Teaching and Learning Committee
Liz Price-HoldenGovernorParent GovernorNone16.6.1916.6.23
Member of Teaching and Learning Committee
Charlotte WilkinGovernorCo-OptedMember of staff at Dawlish College1.6.2216.6.1916.6.23
Member of Finance and Resources Committee
Health and Safety Governor
Carla Custons ColeGovenorCo-OptedNone12.10.21.12.10.25
Member of Teaching and Learning Committee
Tracey RobertsGovernorCo-OptedNone15.2.2215.2.26
Member of Finance and Resources Committee
Bob BakerGovernorEmployed by Exeter Arena Athletics Track (Exeter City Council)16.3.2116.3.2116.3.25
Member of Finance, Personnel & Premises CommitteeCo-OptedFamily member (wife) employed at Dawlish College1.6.22
Joe BaxterStaff Governor, KentonStaff ElectedMember of staff1.9.1513.6.1913.6.23
Member of Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee
Michelle AddymanStaff Governor, KennStaff ElectedMember of staff28.9.2128.9.25
Member of Teaching & Learning Committee
Will DaleGovernorCo-OptedChartered Surveyor at JLL21.9.1513.6.1913.6.23
Chair of Finance, Personnel & Premises CommitteeCompany Director of Pinpoint Electronics Ltd21.9.15
Governor Responsible for Safeguarding
Mark GilchristParent GovernorParent, GB appointedEmployed by Exeter University21.2.2021.1.2021.1.24
Member of Finance, Personnel & Premises CommitteeHonorary Consultant Apointments, Torbay Hospital and RD&E21.2.20
Governor Responsible for Health & Safety
James MoffatGovernorCo-OptedDirector of Organic Development Ltd17.9.1917.9.1917.9.23
Member of Teaching & Learning CommitteeDirector of Oxton Estates Ltd17.9.19
Governor Responsible for Pupil Premium & PE FundingDirector of Toolbx Ltd17.9.19
Rev John WilliamsFoundation GovernorEx-OfficioNone13.6.19
Member of Teaching & Learning Committee
Resigned within the last 12 months
Leigh MansfieldGovernorCo-Opted
Governor Responsible for Safeguarding
Member of Finance, Personnel & Premises CommitteeCo-OptedNone13.6.19Resigned 26.1.20
Liz RycroftGovernorCo-OptedNone13.6.19Resigned 6.7.21
Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee
Gareth HarrisGovernorCo-OptedRetail Manager for Park Holidays UK13.7.20Resigned 23.9.21
Member of Finance and Resources Committee
Neil BarnesVice Chair of GovernorsCo-OptedNone13.7.20Resigned 30.09.21
Member of Finance and Resources Committee
Member of Pay and Performance Committee
Jan CaigChair of Governors,Co-OptedNone13.6.19Resigned 31.12.21
Member of Teaching & Learning Committee,
Governor Responsible for SEND
Amanda SomerwillExecutive HeadteacherEX-OfficioMember of Staff13.6.19Resigned 31.12.21
Frances ParrGovernorParentNone15.2.22Resigned 30.06.22
Member of Finance and Resources Committee

Governing Body Members Meeting Attendance Records – 2020-2021 (click table below to enlarge)

 

 

 

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