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School Governors

All state schools are required to have a Governing Body which has a responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and acting as a critical friend. They are the largest volunteer force in the country. 

Costock School Governors

At Costock C of E Primary School, the Governing Body is made up of Staff, Parents, members of the Local Authority and of the Community. 

There is an expectation within our Code of Conduct for Governors that each governor will become a member of a committee and will take on additional responsibilities as a Link Governor. 

 Who are the Governors?
Name
Category of Governor
Appointing Body
Term of Office
Register of Interests
Attendance over rolling 12 month period (3 meetings)
Governance roles elsewere
Material Interests
Jo Taylor
Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor
Governing Body
21/7/23 – 20/7/27
None
100%
None
None
Dee Wombwell
Co-opted Governor
Governing Body
17/03/24 - 16/06/28
None
100%
None
None
Sarah Smith
Vice Chair
Governing Body
18/6/22 - 17/06/26
None
67%
None
None
Charlotte Harris
Co-opted Governor
Governing Body
22/7/23 - 21/7/27
None
34%
None
None
Rev Tim Parker
Foundation Governor
Diocese
31/03/14 -
None
100%
None
None
Gaynor Rice
Foundation Governor
Diocese
23/11/21 – 22/11/25
None
100%
None
None
Georgina Edwards
Parent Governor
Governing Body
02/10/23 - 01/10/27
None
100%
None
None
Liz Lyon
Parent Governor
Governing Body
02/10/23 - 01/10/27
None
100%
None
None
Graham Collington
Parent Governor
Governing Body
01/01/21 - 31/12/25
None
67%
None
None
Bethan Skingle
Parent Governor
Governing Body
22/03/24 - 21/03/28
None
100%
None
None
Jane Mellor
Head Teacher
01/09/09 -
None
100%
None
None
Kerry Rhodes
Staff Governor
Governing Body
27/11/21 - 26/11/25
None
100%
None
None
Kat Auckland
Associate Governor 
Governing Body
3/9/2021 - 2/9/2025
None
67%
None
None

School Register of Governors Interests

 

The following Governor/s completed their term of office during the last 12 months:

Chris Gottwald 

Heather Thurgood

Chrissie Carter

Chris Beckitt

Finance and Personnel Committee 
Name
Attendance over rolling 12 month period (3 meetings)
Sarah Smith
67%
Jo Taylor 
100%
Liz Lyon (Chair)
100%
Jane Mellor
100%
Kerry Rhodes
100%
Curriculum and Pupil Committee 
Name
Attendance over rolling 12 month period (3 meetings)
Jane Mellor
100%
Charlotte Harris (Chair)
 34%
Gaynor Rice 
67%
Georgina Edwards
67%
Kerry Rhodes
100%
Graham Collington
67%

Please contact the school office if you wish to see the minutes from the Full Governing Body Meetings or the Committee meetings.

Click to view the Governors Year End Statement for the financial year ended 2023-24

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