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Snaith Road, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 9DG


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

  1. Our School
  2. Meet The Team
  3. Governors

School Governors

Chair Of Governors                                                    Mrs Chris Collins

Vice Chair/ Chair of Resources Committee               Rev Eleanor Robertshaw

Headteacher                                                              Mrs Katherine Rawes

Rev Ryan, Mrs Collins, Mrs Ram, Rev Robertshaw, Mrs Wade and Mr Martin.
Rev Ryan, Mrs Collins, Mrs Ram, Rev Robertshaw, Mrs Wade and Mr Martin.
Term of Office ends Responsibilities

Committee Memberships

Staff Governor Mr A Martin 01/02/23

Foundation Governor

Rev Eleanor Robertshaw Ex Officio Personal Development, Behaviour, Wellbeing

Resources Performance Review Personnel

Foundation Governor Rev Diane Ryan 05/09/20  Personal Development, Behaviour, Wellbeing Resources
LA Governor Mrs Theresa Ram 06/02/21 Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Outcomes, SEND, Health and Safety

Resources Performance Review

Parent Governor Mr William Cannon tbc


Parent Governor Vacancy


Co-opted Governor Mrs Chris Collins 06/06/23 Leadership, Management, Safeguarding

Resources Performance Review Personnel

Co-opted Governor Vacancy
Associate Governor Mrs Kim Reed 13/11/21 Training Link Governor Resources Secretariat
Associate Governor Mrs Collette Bagguley 25/02/23



Rev Robertshaw is also Chair of Pollington-Balne CE Primary School Governing Body. Rev Ryan is also on the governing body at Pollington Balne. 

No other pecuniary interests have been declared by governors.


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.