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Cockerham Parochial

Church of England Primary School

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SIAMS December 2022

'The recently reviewed and renewed Christian vision permeates this warm and engaging rural village school. Governors keenly articulate how the vision stems from Christian theology. They draw upon the associated Bible verse to encourage and sustain them in their decision making. This results in a cohesive and strategic leadership body whose actions are fundamentally driven by the vision.'

Cockerham Parochial C E Primary School Governing Body



Mrs Lesley Brookbanks -  BDBE Foundation Governor

Chair of Governors

Committee member: Resources

Committee member: Standards and Effectiveness (Chair)

Committee member : Vision and Values (Chair)

SEND governor

Link Governor

Term of office: 01/12/2020 - 30.11.2024



Reverend Gary Lewis, vicar – Ex-officio

Term of office: 14.05.2014  onwards

Worship and RE Governor

Committee member of:  Finance and staffing, Pay appeals, Church School Distinctiveness/Vision and Values, Standards and Effectiveness



Mr Andrew MackerethBDBE Foundation Governor

Health and Safety and Risk Assessment

Link Governor for  Creative Team

Committee member of: Resources

Term of office: 12.01.2021 - 11.01.2025



Mr Dan Creed - PCC Foundation Governor

Term of office: 07-02-23 to -06/02/2027

Committee member of Safeguarding, CLA, Prevent and Child Prevention, Website and online safety and remote learning 

Link Governor for STEM Team

Chair Committee member of: Resources



Mr David Wilson - Parent Governor

Term of office: 14/11/2022 - 13/11/2026



Mrs Sarah Baldwin - Parent Governor

Term of office: 14/11/2022 - 13/11/2026



Mrs Angela Ayrton - Staff representative (08.10.2021)

Term of office: 17.09.2001 onwards

Committee member of: Resources 

Link Governor for Humanities Team



Mrs Kathryn Hutchins – Headteacher – Ex-officio

Term of office: 01.09.2021 onwards

Committee member of : Admissions, Resources, Standards and Effectiveness, Church School Distinctiveness/Vision and Values



SEN Governors' Statement to Parents

The school wishes to support children with Special Educational and Behavioural Needs and their integration into mainstream schooling. The school will identify any child with special needs and then discuss with parents the appropriate action required. Following the stages of the code of practice, a child with special needs will be registered in the school files at the relevant stage.


The School currently has 12 children on the SEN register at SEN Support and 1 pupil with an EHC plan. Each child has an Individual Education Plan containing specific short term targets. Cockerham School uses PIVATs 5 for pre-key stage targets and assessment.


All of the children on the register receive varying amounts of support.  All IEPs are reviewed termly and parents and children are invited to the reviews, where previous targets are discussed and if appropriate, new targets are set. IEPs are reviewed half-termly in EYFS.


If a child at SEN Support is seen not to be making progress, despite extra input from school, then advice is sought from outside agencies. This can lead to extra funding if the child's performance is significantly below age related expectations, according to the results of specific testing.


At present, according to statistics comparing our SEN children's progress with those nationally, our results show that progress is outstanding with children achieving far beyond the levels expected.


The SEN Policy and Information Report are (which are available on the website and in school) are ongoing plans showing how the School is attempting to meet its responsibilities to improve access in all areas for all users of the School.  The Disability Equality Scheme (also available on the website and in school) outlines in detail how the School is attempting to eliminate discrimination in as many areas as possible.


The school’s Special Needs Co-ordinator is Mrs Starr and the Special Needs Governor is Mrs Lesley Brookbanks.. The school’s Educational Psychologist can be contacted through Cockerham School.

Governing Body Meetings 2023-2024

All committees are 4:30pm and Full Governors are held at 6:30pm

Autumn Term 2022

  • Resources                     Tuesday 10th October 2023
  • Standards and Effectiveness Tuesday 3rd October 2023
  • Vision and Values        TBA
  • Full Governors              Tuesday 12th December 2023


Spring Term 2023

  • Resources                     Tuesday 30th January 2024
  • Standards and Effectiveness Tuesday 16th January 2023
  • Vision and Values     TBA
  • Full Governors             Wednesday 12th December 2024


Summer Term 2023

  • Resources                     Tuesday 7th May 2024
  • Standards and Effectiveness Tuesday 30th April 2024
  • Vision and Values        TBA
  • Full Governors              Tuesday 9th July 2024









Governors' Meetings & Attendance 2022-23

Governors' Meetings & Attendance 2023-24

Governors' Register of Business Interests