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Cookley Sebright Primary School

'Developing a love of learning at the heart of the community'



Governing Body

Our governors are a team of people, drawn from the community who are responsible for ensuring that the school provides the best quality education that we can for the children.


Following due consideration and full discussion by the Governing Body at the Full Governing Body meeting in March 2015 the Governing Body decided that it would be reconstituted with:


Three parent governors

One LA governor

One staff governor

One Headteacher

One foundation governor

One ex officio governor

Three co-opted governors

Total number of governors 11


The Chair is elected by all the governors on an annual basis. All Governors apart from the Headteacher and the nominee of the Rector of the Kidderminster Ismere Team Ministry hold office for a period of four years.


All parents at the school are eligible to vote and elect parent governors. You will be notified when any parent elections are due. If you are interested in being involved in this capacity please ask for more information or speak to one of the governors who will be happy to tell you about their work


The purpose of governing bodies is to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school.


Our governing body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:


  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the Headteacher of the school to account for the educational performance and well being of the school and its pupils, and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


Our current Governing Body is as follows:

Governor Name


Period of Office ends

Dean Cox

Chair (Local Authority Governor)

20th October 2021

Elizabeth Fisher

Vice-Chair (Co-opted Governor)

6th March 2021

Reverend Nigel Taylor

Ex-Offico Foundation Governor


Mr Chris Nicholls

Foundation Governor (Sebright)

21st November 2019

Mrs Annie Oliver

Co-opted Governor

8th May 2022

Mrs Rebecca Fox

Co-opted Governor

25th September 2021

Mr Dan Stanier

Parent Governor

26th September 2021

Mr Steven Paddy

Parent Governor

26th September 2021

Mrs Cate Young

Parent Governor

26th September 2021

Mrs Vickie Crisp



Mr Matt Terrado

Staff Governor



The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Jan Porter who can be contacted via school.