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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 (Chair)

  • Foundation Governors

    Mrs Katherine Bradley

    Revd Mark Close

    Mr Simon Padley (Vice Chair)

  • Staff Governors

    Miss Carina Dixon

  • Parent Governors

    Mr Sam Moody

    Mr Kevin Smith

  • Co-opted Governors

    Mr Joe Ambrose

    Mr Ian Bradley

    Mrs Caroline Freeman

    Mrs Alison Turner

    Mr Christopher Widden


     

  • Head Teacher

    Mrs Keely Folker 

Committee Structure

  • Education & Achievement

    Mr Joe Ambrose

    Mrs Brenda Bentley (Chair of Governors)

    Revd Mark Close

    Miss Carina Dixon

    Mrs Keely Folker (Head)

    Mr Sam Moody

    Mr Simon Padley (Chair of Committee)(Vice Chair)

    Mrs Alison Turner

  • Finance & Resources

    Mr Ian Bradley

    Mrs Katherine Bradley (Chair of Committee)

    Mrs Keely Folker (Head)

    Mrs Caroline Freeman

    Mr Kevin Smith

    Mr Chris Widden 

     

    Mrs Kathy Haig (School Business Manager  in attendance)

  • Pay Panel

    Mr Joe Ambrose

    Mr Ian Bradley

    Revd Mark Close

  • Head Teacher's Performance Management Panel

    Mrs Brenda Bentley (Chair of Committee)
    Mrs Katherine Bradley
    Mr Christopher Widden

Governor Information

  • Mrs Brenda Bentley

    Category of Governor
    Local Authority Governor - Chair of Governors

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    Chair of Governors; English; Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

    Appointed By

    Local Authority and Governing Body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    Hucclecote Parish Councillor

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    01–12-18

  • Mrs Keely Folker

    Category of Governor
    Head

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    Head Teacher

    Appointed By
    Governing Body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    Employee of the school; Spouse is Director of Fat Cinnamon which supplies published media to the school; Member of the Coopers Edge Trust

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
     

    Ex Officio

  • Mr Christopher Widden

    Category of Governor
    Co-opted Governor

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    Staff Training; Deputy Safeguarding and Child Protection

    Appointed By
    Governing Body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    N/A

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    Chair of Gloucestershire Governor Association and a governor at Churchdown Academy

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A-

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    09-01-17

  • Mr Ian Bradley

    Category of Governor
    Co-opted Governor

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    Premises; Health & Safety; Data Protection 

    Appointed By
    Governing Body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    N/A

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    Married to another governor

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    07-07-15

  • Mr Simon Padley

    Category of Governor
    Foundation Governor - Vice Chair of Governors

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    Vice-Chair of Governors; SEND; Pupil Premium; PE and Sports Premium

    Appointed By
    Coopers Edge Trust

    Relevant Business Interest
    Employed as a Teaching Partner at Coopers Edge School

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Appointment
    01/08/2018

  • Mrs Katherine Bradley

    Category of Governor
    Foundation Governor

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    Chair of Finance & Resources Committee; Mathematics

    Appointed By
    Coopers Edge Trust

    Relevant Business Interest
    Employee of PA Consulting – previous clients of the company have included DfE and other schools, academies and trusts

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    Married to another governor

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    05-07-16

  • Mrs Alison Turner

    Category of Governor
    Co-opted Governor

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    English

    Appointed By
    Governing Body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    N/A

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    10/12/2018

  • Mr Sam Moody

    Category of Governor
    Parent Governor

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    Science; Maths

    Appointed By
    Elected by the parent body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    N/A

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    04/10/17

  • Mr Joe Ambrose

    Category of Governor
    Co-opted Governor

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    SEND, Pupil Premium, English

    Appointed By
    Governing Body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    N/A

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    July 2018

  • Mr Kevin Smith

    Category of Governor
    Parent Governor

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    TBC

    Appointed By
    Elected by the parent body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    N/A

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    11/10/2018

     

  • Revd Mark Close

    Category of Governor
    Foundation Governor

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    RE and SMSC; Early Years; Staff Wellbeing 

    Appointed By
    Coopers Edge Trust

    Relevant Business Interest
    N/A

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    June 2018

  • Miss Carina Dixon

    Category of Governor
    Staff Governor

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    Staff Training and Learning Environment 

    Appointed By
    Staff of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    Assistant Head Teacher at Coopers Edge School 

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    September 2018

  • Mrs Caroline Freeman

    Category of Governor
    Co-opted Governor

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    Staff Training

    Appointed By
    Governing Body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    N/A

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    10/12/2018

Past Governors

  • Mrs Kathy Haig

    Category of Governor
    Staff Governor

    Appointed By
    Staff of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    Employee of the School

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Resigned
    10-01-17

  • Mrs Keeley Newman-Goodall

    Category of Governor
    Co-opted Governor (and a parent of a child at the school)

    Appointed By
    Governing Body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    N/A

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Resigned
    24-10-16

  • Mr Ryan Whincop

    Category of Governor
    Co-opted Governor

    Appointed By
    Governing Body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    Director of Edge Networks, provider of ICT services

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Resigned
    April '16

  • Mr Ceri Jones

    Category of Governor
    Parent Governor

    Appointed By
    Elected by parent body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    Employee of the School

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A-

    Date Resigned
    October '17

  • Mr Richard Barnard

    Category of Governor
    Foundation Governor

    Appointed By
    Coopers Edge Trust

    Relevant Business Interest
    Member of the Coopers Edge Trust

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    The Robinswood Academy Trust and Moat Primary School

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Resigned
    May '18

  • Mrs Joanne Vickers

    Category of Governor
    Foundation Governor – (and a parent of a child at the school)

    Appointed By
    Coopers Edge Trust

    Relevant Business Interest
    Employee of Enterprise Holdings which include contracts of hire to Education Authorities and Ofsted. Chair of Coopers Edge Trust.

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A-

    Date Resigned
    June '18

  • Mr Douglas Herbert

    Category of Governor
    Staff Governor

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    Extra-Curricular provision

    Appointed By
    Staff of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    Employee of the School

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A-

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    07-02-17

  • Mrs Hayley Nicholls

    Category of Governor
    Co-opted Governor

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    (on Maternity Leave)

    Appointed By
    Governing Body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    Employee of the School

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    N/A

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    07-07-15

  • Mrs Johanna Mabbutt

    Category of Governor
    Co-opted Governor

    Governors’ Link Roles and Individual Responsibilities
    Safeguarding and Child Protection

    Appointed By
    Governing Body of Coopers Edge School

    Relevant Business Interest
    N/A

    Any other Educational Establishment governed
    N/A

    Relationship with the School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives
    Parent of pupils who attend the school

    Date Appointed (for a four year term)
    27-06-17

    Date Resigned

    October 2018

Governors' records of attendance over the last 12 months

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