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Governors

Introduction

At Coopers Edge School there is capacity for 14 governors – one Local Authority governor agreed between the governing body and Gloucestershire County Council, one staff governor elected by the school staff, the head teacher, two parent governors who are elected by the school’s parent body; three foundation governors who are appointed by Coopers Edge Trust and six co-opted governors.

The key roles of the governing body are:

Full Governing Body

  • Clerk to Governors

    Mr Roger Slater 

  • LA Governors

    Mrs Brenda Bentley (Vice Chair)

  • Foundation Governors

    Mrs Katherine Bradley (Co-Chair)

    Revd Mark Close

    Vacancy

  • Staff Governors

    Miss Carina Dixon

  • Parent Governors

    Mr Sam Moody

    Mr Kevin Smith

  • Co-opted Governors

    Mr Joe Ambrose (C0-Chair)

    Mr Ian Bradley

    Mrs Caroline Freeman

    Mrs Alison Turner

    Vacancy

    Vacancy

  • Head Teacher

    Mrs Keely Folker 

Standing Committees

  • Pay & Conditions Committee

    Mr Joe Ambrose

    Mr Ian Bradley

    Revd Mark Close

  • Head Teacher's Performance Management Panel

    Mrs Brenda Bentley (Chair of Committee)
    Mrs Katherine Bradley
    Mrs Alison Turner

Governors' Details

Joe Ambrose

Category of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

09/07/2018

Appointed/Elected by:

Co-opted by the Governing Body

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Co-Chair of Governors; Pay & Conditions Committee; Curriculum Leadership; Pupil Premium

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Employed by the Greenshaw Trust

Other Relevant Information (eg related to school staff; governor of another school)

N/A

Brenda Bentley

Category of Governor:

Local Authority Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

01/12/2018

Appointed/Elected by:

Nominated by Gloucester County Council and appointed by the Governing Body

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Vice Chair of Governors; Headteacher's Performance Management Panel, Inclusion, Safeguarding & Child Protection; Early Years

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:

Member of the Hucclecote Parish Council

Other Relevant Information (eg related to school staff; governor of another school)

N/A

 

Ian Bradley

Category of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

07/07/2019

Appointed/Elected by:

Co-opted by the Governing Body

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Health & Safety

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

None

Other Relevant Information (eg related to school staff; governor of another school)

Married to another Governor, Katie Bradley

Katie Bradley

Category of Governor:

Foundation Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

05/07/2020

Appointed/Elected by:

Coopers Edge Trust

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Co-Chair of Governors; Headteachers' Performance Management Panel; Finance and Data Protection

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:

None

Other Relevant Information (eg related to school staff; governor of another school)

Married to another Governor, Ian Bradley

Mark Close

Category of Governor:

Foundation Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

26/06/2018

Appointed/Elected by:

Coopers Edge Trust

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Pay & Conditions Committee; Religious Education; Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:

Priest in Charge of St Philip and St James' Church, Hucclecote

Other Relevant Information (eg related to school staff; governor of another school):

N/A

Carina Dixon

Category of Governor:

Staff Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

17/09/2018

Appointed/Elected by:

Staff at the School

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

 

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:

Assistant Headteacher of Coopers Edge School

Other Relevant Information (eg related to school staff; governor of another school):

N/A

Keely Folker

Category of Governor:

Headteacher

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

01/09/2011 - Ex Officio

Appointed/Elected by:

Ex Officio

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

 

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:

None

Other Relevant Information (eg related to school staff; governor of another school):

N/A

Caroline Freeman

Category of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

10/12/2018

Appointed/Elected by:

Co-opted by the Governing Body

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Staff Wellbeing; Continuing Professional Development 

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:

Employee of the School

Other Relevant Information (eg related to school staff; governor of another school):

N/A

Sam Moody

Category of Governor:

Parent Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

04/10/2017

Appointed/Elected by:

Elected by Parents

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Maths; Computing; Science

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:

Parent of child or children attending the school

Other Relevant Information (eg related to school staff; governor of another school)

N/A

Kevin Smith

Category of Governor:

Parent Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

12/10/2018

Appointed/Elected by:

Elected by Parents

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Parental Engagement; PE & Sport

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:

Parent of child or children attending the school

Other Relevant Information (eg related to school staff; governor of another school):

N/A

Alison Turner

Category of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

10/12/2018

Appointed/Elected by:

Co-opted by the Governing Body

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Headteacher's Performance Management Panel; English; Geography; History

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:

None

Other Relevant Information (eg related to school staff; governor of another school):

N/A

Governors Who Stepped Down in the Last 12 Months

Simon Padley

Category of Governor:

Foundation

Date Appointed for a 4-year Term:

01/08/2018

Date Stepped Down or Term Ended:

22/06/2020

Appointed/Elected by:

Coopers Edge Trust

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

PE and Sports Premium

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:

None

Other Relevant Information:

Parent of child or childrfen attending the school

 

Christopher Widden

Category of Governor:

Co-opted

Date Appointed for a 4-year Term:

09/01/2017

Date Stepped Down or Term Ended:

19/07/2019

Appointed/Elected by:

Co-opted by the Governing Body

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Staff Training 

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:

None

Other Relevant Information:

Governor of Churchdown School

Governor attendance during the last 12 months

  16-09-19 14-10-19 25-11-19 20-01-20 23-03-20 11-05-20 22-06-20 13-07-20
Joe Ambrose                
Brenda Bentley                
Ian Bradley                
Katherine Bradley                
Mark Close                
Carina Dixon                
Keely Folker                
Caroline Freeman                
Sam Moody                
Simon Padley                
Kevin Smith                
Alison Turner                

Notes

1. The Meeting on 23rd March 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

2. Simon Padley stepped down on 22-06-20

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