Cowick C of E Primary School

Cowick C of E Primary School

"Teach a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it" Proverbs 22:6

Snaith Road, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 9DG



School Governors

We have a couple of vacancies within our Governing Body.

Please complete the nomination form below and return to school by Thursday 30th September if you are interested in joining the team.


Download the Nomination Form here

Chair Of Governors                                                    Mrs Terry Ram

Vice Chair                                                                       Mrs Shelley Messenger

Chair of Resources Committee                                   Rev Eleanor Robertshaw

Voting Headteacher                                                   Mrs Katherine Rawes

Type of Governor Name Appointment date Term of Office ends Responsibilities

Committee Memberships

Voting rights

Headteacher Mrs Katherine Rawes 04/06/18


All Meetings
Staff Governor Mr A Martin 04/02/19 03/02/23



Resources All Meetings

Foundation Governor

Rev Eleanor Robertshaw 06/06/13 Ex Officio

Chair of Resources Committee

Personal Development, Behaviour, Wellbeing


Resources Performance Review Personnel

All Meetings

Foundation Governor Vacancy
LA Governor Mrs Terry Ram 26/04/18 25/04/22

Chair of Governors

 Health and Safety


Resources Performance Review

All Meetings

Parent Governor Mr Russell Faid 19/04/21 18/04/25


All Meetings 

Parent Governor Vacancy



Co-opted Governor






Co-opted Governor Mrs Shelley Messenger 14/06/21 13/06/25

Vice Chair of Governors


Resources  All Meetings
Associate Governor Mrs Kim Reed 13/11/17 13/06/25 Training Link Governor Resources Secretariat Resources Meetings only
Associate Governor Mrs Collette Bagguley 25/02/19 24/02/23 Resources Resources Meetings only


Our Clerk is Lindsay Newton.

Rev Robertshaw is also Governor at Pollington-Balne CE Primary School. 

Mrs Messenger works for the ERYC

Mr Faid is married to a member of the school staff.

No other pecuniary interests have been declared by governors.

Governor attendance at meetings - Please see attached document

If you would like to ask Governors a question, please complete the contact form below. 

Your questions will be taken to the next Governors meeting and a response sent to you directly.

Thank you.

Contact Form

What is the role of a Governor?

Governors are responsible for making sure that the school provides the highest possible standard of education for its pupils, with a very clear focus on raising standards of achievement. All stakeholders are represented on the Governing Body – parents, staff, the Education Authority and the local community. We work together as a team, setting the school’s aims and agreeing its policies which are designed to promote the most effective ways of teaching and learning. We do this together with Mrs Rawes, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

When we meet, which is at least twice a term we discuss the school’s finances, staffing, pupils’ welfare or building developments on the site. We always consider what impact our decisions will have towards improving the pupils’ learning. We plan the future direction of the school; make sure the National Curriculum is taught; decide how best the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, cultural and moral development; and make sure that we provide for all our pupils, including those with special needs. We work closely not only with Mrs Rawes but all members of the Leadership Team, who act as advisers in our meetings. We are able to ask relevant questions, challenge recommendations where appropriate, and offer support when needed.

To help us make the best possible decisions in our meetings we involve ourselves as much as possible in school life. We do this in a variety of ways, including linking governors with a class, having special responsibilities for health and safety and safeguarding, visiting the school, helping to make staff appointments and attending school events. This not only makes us better informed but it is also very rewarding and enjoyable.

Are you interested in becoming a Governor?

Governors do not need to have any special skills or qualifications as the Local Education Authority provides the necessary training. We have governors from all walks of life who have different types of skills and expertise.

If you think you might like to become a parent governor you will need to be a parent of a current pupil in the school. Please contact Mrs Reed in the school office who will pass on your details to Mrs Collins, Chair of Governors.


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