Cosby Primary School

"Working Together for Excellence"

0116 286 3103

office@cosby.school

Portland Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 1TE

Governors

Mr S Burton Mr M Booley Mrs T Withers Mrs J Haddock
Chair of Governors

Vice-Chair of Governors

Chair of Finance Committee

Head Teacher Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee
Parent Co-Opted Ex-officio Co-Opted

Management Committee

Health & Safety

English

SMSC

 Samuel is Chair of Governors at Cosby, a role he took on in September 2017. he joined the Governing Board as a parent governor in 2014. He was previously chair of the Management Committee.

He is a Chartered Insurer and has worked in the Insurance industry since 2000 with a background in H&S and Risk Insurance. Samuel is now an IT Manager for a large insurance firm based in Stratford Upon Avon.

Samuel has three children, including twins, all of whom are pupils at Cosby. Outside of work and school, Samuel is a keen long long distance runner and has recently got the bug for endurance mud running!

Finance Committee

Teaching & Learning Committee

Safeguarding

PSHE

Wellbeing

Melvyn has been a Governor at Cosby Primary school since 2003. He held the position of chair from 2006 to 2017.

During this time he has been a member of all sub committees; Finance, Curriculum, Management and Standards. As well as being actively involved in the School Improvement Group, he has been responsible for a number of subject areas including Art and Design and PSHE.

Currently Melvyn is Chair of the Finance Committee and also has responsibility for Safeguarding Children. In 2016 Melvyn was elected Chair of Trustees for Success Academy Trust a Multi Academy Trust that Cosby Primary School joined in February 2017.

As a Company Director for a Leicester based SME Melvyn has over thirty years of business experience that covers business finance and employment as well as Health and Safety. He has lived in Cosby since 1997 and has one son, Adam

Teaching & Learning Committee

Maths

 My connection with Cosby Primary School began as a parent more than thirty years ago, when my son started school at the annexe (now Brook House School) on Croft Road which housed some of the Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 pupils.

I have recently retired from a career in education. I have taught in several primary schools and have always had an interest in the learning of mathematics. This has led to roles in teacher education; working for Leicestershire County Council as an advisor and as an associate tutor at the Universities of Leicester & Northampton.

I became a Governor at the school in 2016 and have enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside committed staff and governors who are determined to ensure an excellent education for all the children at the school.

 

Mrs V Rye

Vice-Chair of Governors

Mrs J Heaton

Chair of Management Committee

Mrs R Woodland

Mr L Von Anrep

Co-Opted 

Co-opted 

Co-opted Parent

 Teaching & Learning Committee

SEND Governor

FOCS Link

I was co-opted on to the governing body in October 2018. I am a Parish Councillor and hope to continue to form strong links between the school and council. I am interested in all aspects of school life especially early years and special educational needs and disabilities.

 

 

Management Committee

RE

 

Janet was new to the Governing Body in March 2019 having recently retired from her role as Head of Internal Audit and Risk for McKesson UK (owner of Lloyds Pharmacy) and is also a Chartered Governance professional having worked in various governance roles for most of her career. Janet has lived in the village for over 20 years and is looking forward to getting involved with Cosby Primary School as a governor and using her work experience for the benefit of the school and the children of Cosby. Janet currently chairs the Management Committee.

 

Finance Committee

History

 

Rosie was a staff governor of Cosby Primary School for nine years. Having retired from her role as Assistant Head she continues to support the school as a Co-opted Governor on the Governing Body. She is presently a member of the Finance Committee. 

 
Before entering the teaching profession, she trained and worked as an archaeologist and this links with her responsibility as a governor for History. She believes in the value of outdoor and practical activities in extending children’s learning and in the development of the school grounds for use as a stimulating learning environment.  

Finance Committee

MFL

 

Lee has been a governor since 2014, moving to the village the previous year. He has two children, one of whom attends the school. Lee has a background in commercial banking and sits upon the finance committee.

Mr W Von Anrep

Mrs C Brown

Mr G White 

 

Co-Opted

Parent

Co-opted   

Management Committee

Computing 

I joined the Governing Body in June 2019 and am a member of the Management Committee.

I have previously been involved in Information Technology in the military and also various technical and management roles in industry. I have a keen interest in the early access to technology and introduction to programming for primary school pupils. I am currently involved with the local hackspace and I manage the finances and running of the space.

I have 2 grandchildren who attend the school. I believe that a safe, welcoming and learning environment is something that I can contribute to resulting in happy and successful children.

 

Management Committee

Early Years

Chelsee has been a governor since December 2019. She joined as a parent governor when her child joined Cosby Primary. She sits within the management committee and is committed to ensure that children are safeguarded within education and is pleased to be have the opportunity to work alongside the committed staff at the school. Chelsee works closely with the early years provision within the school.

 She is a Senior Social Work Practitioner who works within a child protection team for the Local Authority and has many years of experience in safeguarding children and families and child development. Chelsee has a passion to ensure all children are given opportunities to be the best version of themselves and supports families to create changes required to keep children safe and happy. 

Management Committee

Art & DT

Gavin joined as a co-opted governor in December 2019 and sits within the management committee. He has 2 children who are both currently at Cosby Primary School, although his interest in becoming a school governor began whilst first looking around the school and deciding it was the place for his children.

He believes every child should have a safe place to learn, free from bullying and discrimination, and have the chance to become the best they can be.

Gavin spent the first part of his career in housing maintenance before spending 2 years living and working in Kenya. It was then time for a change and he has spent the last 15 years working for the Police.

 

 

Mrs D Miller

Miss C Bates

Mr P Burton

Staff

Staff

Staff

Teaching & Learning Committee

 

Dawn is a mother of four grown up children who all attended Cosby Primary School. She has worked at the school for 16 years and is currently an HLTA Lead LSA. She came to the school to complete a placement whilst studying for a Diploma in Childhood Studies and never left! She believes strongly that with the support of parents, staff and governors we can help children to achieve their potential.

Teaching & Learning Committee

 

Carley was new to the role of staff governor at Cosby Primary School in July 2018. She represents staff on the governing body and is a member of the teaching and learning sub-committee. Carley teaches year 1/2 and is responsible for Maths  across the school. Previously she has taught in Year 6 and 3/4 at Cosby.
Carley recognises the importance of the close relationship between the governors and staff.

Finance Committee

Management Committee

 My expertise are broad, ranging from Health and Safety, Human Resources, Leadership and Management, Project Management, Finance and Food Services Operations.

I am accredited with the Institute of Leadership and Management, Chartered Institute of Professional Development and the Institute of School Business Leaders which I see as areas which I can draw upon to support the school.

I am passionate about providing opportunities for all children both academic and vocational, and feel that I have a strong skill set to help the school achieve its potential.

  

 

Mrs K Carpenter

Vacancy 

Vacancy

Vacancy

 Parent

 Parent 

Parent

Co-opted

 

I took early retirement during the first COVID wave from a 30 year career with BT. My most recent work had been around business process efficiency.
Currently I am a serving magistrate in the Family Courts in Northamptonshire as well as looking after our 3 grandchildren- 2 of who attend the school.
I’m delighted to be appointed and very much look forward to being part of such a successful and positive school environment

 

 

 

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