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Cockerham Parochial

Church of England Primary School

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Cockerham Parochial C E Primary School Governing Body



Mrs Lesley Brookbanks -  BDBE Foundation Governor

Chair of Governors

Term of office: 01/12/2020 - 30.11.2024



Mrs Sue Tresilian - Local Authority Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Term of office:18/11/2019 - 18/11/2023



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, Standards and Effectiveness



Mrs Olivia Haines - Parent Governor

Term of office: 30/11/2020 - 29/11/2024



Mr Andrew MackerethBDBE Foundation Governor

Term of office: 12.01.2021 - 11.01.2025



Mrs Michelle Glen - Parent Governor

Term of office: 7th Feb 2019 - 6th Feb 2023

SEN Governor

Committee member of:  Standards & Effectiveness



Mr Dan Creed - PCC Foundation Governor

Term of office: 07/02/2019-06/02/2023

Committee member of:



Mrs Judith Brucciani – Staff representative

Term of office: 09.10 2013 - 08.10. 2021

Committee member of: Standards and effectiveness, Church School Distinctiveness



Mrs Angela Ayrton  Co-opted Finance

Term of office: 17.09.2001 onwards

Co-opted committee member of : Finance and staffing

Mrs Ayrton does not have voting rights on the Finance and Staffing committee.



Mrs Jackie Cookson – Head teacher – Ex-officio

Term of office: 01.09.2011 onwards

Committee member of : Admissions, Buildings, Health & Safety, Finance & staffing, Standards and effectiveness, Church School Distinctiveness



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.


TheSEN 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 Brucciani and the Special Needs Governor is Mrs Michelle Glen. The school’s Educational Psychologist can be contacted through Cockerham School.

Governing Body Meetings 2020-2021

Full Governing Body meetings 2020-2021

Monday 16 November 2020 @ 6.30pm

Monday   8 March 2021 @ 6.30pm

Monday 14 June 2021 @ 6.30pm


Buildings Health and Safety Committee Meeting 2021

Wednesday 10 February 2021 @ 8.00am


Standards and Effectiveness Committee Meetings 2020-2021

Tuesday 3 November 2020 @ 4.30pm

Wednesday 10 February 2021 @ 4.30pm

Wednesday 19 May 2021 @ 4.30pm

Finance and Staffing Committee Meetings 2020-2021

Tuesday 3 November 2020 @ 9.30am

Tuesday 9 February 2021 @ 9.30am


Resources Committee Meetings 2021

Monday 10 May 2021 @ 4.30pm









Governors' meeting dates and attendance

Cockerham Parochial C E Primary School

Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2020/21

Governing Body Meeting                                                                  Date & attendance

Date & attendance


Date & attendance       

Full Governing Body16.11 202008.03.2021


Mrs L Brookbanks Chair Present  
Mr D Woodhead ChairPresent        
Mrs D Holland Clerk to the Governors LCCPresentPresent  
Rev. G. LewisPresentPresent  
Mrs J Cookson HeadteacherPresentPresent  
Mrs M GlenPresentPresent  
Mr D CreedApologies Present  
Mr S ScottPresentPresent  
Mrs S Tresilian Vice ChairPresentApologies  
Mrs J BruccianiPresentPresent  
Mrs A AyrtonPresentPresent  
Mrs J Fryer LEA Area North school advisorPresent   
Mr S Whittaker Blackburn Diocesan Director of EducationPresent   
Mrs O Haines Present  
Mr A Mackereth Present  
Standards and Effectiveness03.11.202010.02.202117.03.202110.05.2021
Mrs L Brookbanks Chair  PresentPresentPresent
Rev. G LewisApologiesApologiesPresent



Mrs J Cookson HeadteacherPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs M GlenPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr D CreedPresentPresentPresentApologies
Mrs O Haines 




Mrs S Tresilian 

Vice Chair

Mrs J BruccianiPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr D Woodhead ChairPresent   
D CarrollPresent   
Mrs D Holland Clerk to Governors PresentPresentPresent
Mrs M Goggin (Observer) PresentPresentPresent
Finance and Staffing03.11.202009.02.2021  19.05.2021 
Mrs L Brookbanks Chair Present  
Mr A Mackereth Present  
Rev. G Lewis ApologiesPresent     
Mrs A Ayrton PresentPresent  
Mrs J Cookson HeadteacherPresentPresent  
Mrs D Carroll Present   
Mr D Woodhead ChairPresent   

Buildings, Health and Safety

(Buildings, Health and Safety, Finance and Staffing is now the  Resources Committee from 19.05.2021)


Mrs L Brookbanks


Mr A Mackereth Chair Present  
Mr R Scott Present  
Mrs J Cookson Headteacher Present  
Mr D Creed Apologies