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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

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: 07/02/2019-06/02/2023

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 2022-2023

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

Autumn Term 2022

  • Resources                     Tuesday 20th September 2022
  • SEC 1                             Tuesday 4th October 2022
  • Vision and Values        TBA
  • Full Governors              Tuesday 15th November 2022


Spring Term 2023

  • Resources                     Tuesday 17th January 2023
  • SEC 1                             Tuesday 31st January 2023
  • Vision and Values     TBA
  • Full Governors             Thursday 16th March 2023.


Summer Term 2023

  • Resources                     Tuesday 2nd May 2023
  • SEC 1                             Tuesday 16th May 2023
  • Vision and Values        TBA
  • Full Governors              Thursday 13th July 2023









Governors' Meetings & Attendance 2022-23

Governors' meeting dates and attendance

Cockerham Parochial C E Primary School

Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2021/22

Governing Body Meeting                                                                  Date & attendance

Date & attendance

Date & attendance       

Full Governing Body25.11. 202124.03.2022


Mrs L Brookbanks ChairPresentPresentPresent
Mrs D Holland Clerk to the Governors LCCPresentPresentApologies
Rev. G. LewisPresentApologiesPresent
Mrs K Hutchins HeadteacherNot in postNot in postPresent
Mrs M GlenPresent Present
Mr D CreedPresentPresentPresent
Mrs A Ayrton PresentPresentPresent
Mrs O HainesPresent Apologies
Mr A MackerethPresentPresentPresent
Mrs A Heywood (Clerk)  Present
Mr N Riches (Acting HT) Present 
Mrs K Sutton (Acting HT)PresentPresent 
Standards and Effectiveness 05.10.2102.02.2230.06.22 
Mrs L Brookbanks Chair PresentPresentApologies 
Rev. G Lewis  Present



Mrs K Hutchins Headteacher PresentNot in postPresent 
Mrs M Glen PresentPresentPresent 
Mr D Creed  PresentPresent 
Mrs O Haines 


Mrs M Goggin (MIT) PresentPresentPresent 
Mrs K Sutton (Acting HT)  Not in postPresent  
Mrs J Brucciani  Present   
Mrs D Holland (Clerk) PresentPresentPresent 
Resources22.09.202126.01.2022  18.05.2022
Mrs L Brookbanks ChairPresentPresentPresent
Mr A MackerethPresentPresentPresent
Mr D CreedPresentApologiesPresent
Rev. G Lewis PresentApologies Present  
Mrs A Ayrton (Observer)PresentPresentPresent
Mrs K Hutchins HeadteacherPresent Present
Mrs D Holland (Clerk)PresentPresentPresent
Mrs K Sutton (Acting HT) Present 

Resources extra ordinary meetings


Mrs L Brookbanks


Mr A Mackereth Chair Present 
Mr D Creed Present 
Mrs K Sutton Acting Headteacher Present 
Rev G Lewis Present 


Governors' Register of Business Interests