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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

    Vacancy

  • Foundation Governors

    Mr Sam Moody (Chair of Governors)

    Mr Kevin Smith 

    Revd Simon Fellows

  • Staff Governors

    Mrs Carina Goodwin

  • Parent Governors

    Mr Dan Gittings

    Mrs Abimbola Oyekoya

  • Co-opted Governors

    Mrs Isabel Ambrose

    Mr Joe Ambrose (Vice Chair)

    Mr Robert Clyne

    Mrs Caroline Freeman

    Vacancy

    Vacancy

  • Head Teacher

    Mrs Keely Folker 

Standing Committees

  • Pay & Conditions Committee

    Mr Joe Ambrose

    Mr Dan Gittings

    Mr Sam Moody

  • Head Teacher's Performance Management Panel

    Mrs Isabel Ambrose

    Mr Sam Moody

    Vacancy
     

Governors' Details

Isabel Ambrose

Category of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

17/07/2020

Appointed/Elected by:

Co-opted by the Governing Body

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Headteacher's Performanace Management Panel; Inclusion; Safeguarding & Child Protection;

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Employed by the Greenshaw Trust

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

Married to fellow governor, Joe Ambrose

 

Joe Ambrose

Category of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

12/09/2022 (Second term of office)

Appointed/Elected by:

Co-opted by the Governing Body

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Vice 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)

Married to fellow governor, Isabel Ambrose

 

Robert Clyne

Category of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

04/03/2024

Appointed/Elected by:

Co-opted by the Governing Body

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

TBC

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

 

Simon Fellows

Category of Governor:

Foundation Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

18/07/2023

Appointed/Elected by:

Coopers Edge Trust

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

TBA

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:

N/A

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:

N/A

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:

10/12/2022 (Second term of office)

Appointed/Elected by:

Co-opted by the Governing Body

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Geography and History;  

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:

Employee of the School

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

N/A

 

Dan Gittings

Category of Governor:

Parent Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

11/10/2021

Appointed/Elected by:

Elected by parents

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

TBA

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

 

Carina Goodwin

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:

N/A

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

 

 

Sam Moody

Category of Governor:

Foundation Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

27/09/2021

Appointed/Elected by:

Coopers Edge Trust

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Chair of Governors; 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

Abimbola Oyekoya

Category of Governor:

Parent Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

11/10/2022

Appointed/Elected by:

Elected by parents

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Early Years Foundation Stage

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:

12/10/2022

Appointed/Elected by:

Appointed by the Coopers Edge Trust

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Parental Engagement

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

Governors Who Stepped Down in the Last 12 Months

William Meldrum

Category of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

17/07/2020

Date Stepped Down or Term Ended:

14/11/2023

Appointed/Elected by:

Co-opted by the Governing Body

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

PE and Sport;

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

 

 

Charlotte Mabbott-Quartey

Category of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Date Appointed for a 4-year term:

18/10/2021

Date Stepped Down or Term Ended

22/06/2023

Appointed/Elected by:

Co-opted by the Governing Body

Governor Link Roles and Responsibilities:

Finance;

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Parent of child or childrfen attending the school

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

N/A|

Governor attendance during the last 12 months

  13-03-23 15-05-23 26-06-23 17-07-23 11-09-23 23-10-23 27-11-23 29-01-24 04-03-24
Isabel Ambrose                  
Joe Ambrose                  
Simon Fellows                  
Keely Folker                  
Caroline Freeman                  
Dan Gittings                  
Carina Goodwin                  
Charlotte Mabbott-Quartley                  
William Meldrum                  
Sam Moody                  
Abimbola Oyekoya                  
Kevin Smith                  

Notes

1. Charlotte Mabbott-Quartley stepped down on 22nd June 2023.

2. Simon Fellows was appointed as a foundation governor with effect from 18/07/2023

3. William Meldrum stepped down on 14th November 2023.

Key:                                       

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  Absent
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