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Cosby Primary School

"Working Together for Excellence"

  1. About Us
  2. Governors


Mrs K Carpenter

Chair of Governors

Mr S Burton

Vice Chair

Mr M Booley

Mrs J Haddock

Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee

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

Finance and Management Committee

Health & Safety



 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 and Management Committee

Teaching & Learning Committee




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


 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


Mrs R Woodland

Mr L Von Anrep

 Teaching & Learning Committee



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.





Teaching & Learning Committee



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 and Management Committee



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 

 Mrs S Viner

Finance and Management Committee


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.


Finance and 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. 

Finance and 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.



Teaching & Learning Committee


I joined the governing body as a parent governor on the Teaching and Learning committee. 

in 2021. I am interested in all aspects of school life, in particularly safeguarding and encouraging girls in sport and confidence. 

 My current work as a psychological coach, along with my previous professional experience in the Youth Offending and Probation Services provide valuable expertise to bring to the school and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the staff and other governors to make our school the best it can be.

Mrs T Withers

Mrs H Knox

Mr P Burton Mrs M Medhurst

  Teaching & Learning Committee

 Finance and Management Committee

Teaching & Learning Committee



Finance and 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, Institute of Occupational Health and Safety 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.

Teaching & Learning Committee



Mr A Boal

Chair of Finance and Management Committee

 Mrs M Potter

 Finance and Management Committee


 Teaching & Learning Committee


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