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Covingham Park Primary School

Caring for Pupils, Promoting Success

Meet Our Governors

About the Governing Body


The Covingham Park Primary School Governing Body is made up of representatives from the Authority, the community, parents and members of staff.  Collectively, our Governors have a wealth of expertise and their aim is to support Mrs Polley and the staff.  Ultimately, their goal is to improve standards and ensure the school continues to be a happy and safe place for the pupils to learn. All of our governors are voting members.


Governors are appointed as follows:

Staff Governors are elected by fellow members of staff

Parent Governors can be elected by fellow parents or the governing body

Co-Opted Governors are elected by the governing body

The term of office of each governor is 4 years. This is renewable.


Each of our Governors is assigned to at least one of two committees –

Resources or Standards.


Each of the committees has delegated powers of decision making on policy matters relating to their specific areas of school organisation. A brief description of the work carried out by each committee is shown below –


Resources Committee

This Committee evaluates and prioritises programmes of improvement and development, including specific premises projects, all in accordance with the school's Health and Safety Policy.  It also recommends an annual budget to support the one year objectives, monitors spending and ensures the financial constraints placed on the school are not exceeded. It also makes decisions concerning staff deployment, recruitment, appointment and development.


Standards Committee

This Committee monitors and evaluates the implementation of the School Improvement Plan to ensure the raising of standards. It receives regular updates on progress and attainment in all areas of the curriculum.


Mrs Polley attends all Committee meetings.


Contacting the Governors

Comments and requests should be made in writing, via the School Office, marked FAO: Stephanie Connolly, Clerk to the Governing Body. Email