Governors

The Governing Body of Corley Centre is committed to working in partnership with the Headteacher, staff and students to promote high standards of educational achievement and pastoral care.  Governors monitor the school’s activities by receipt of reports at  meetings and conducting whole school self-evaluation monitoring visits on a half termly basis. Each visit has a separate focus; Leadership and Management, Progress and Achievement, Teaching and Learning, Behaviour and Safety, External Agency Working and Curriculum.

Our Governing body comply with the Governor Code of Practice Policy

Full Governing Body meetings are held termly.  Sub-committee meetings are held half termly.

Terms of reference Resource Management Committee

Terms of reference Performance and Standards Committee

Instrument of Government

Should you wish to contact the Governors please forward details in writing, marked private and confidential for the attention of Mr P Barker, at the school address.

Chair Mrs M Lea (Co-opted Governor)

Safeguarding/ Child Protection (Chair of Performance and Standards Committee (PSC))

I have been a school Governor since 2001 and presently my role is Vice Chair of Governors.  My previous experience in services in Early Years Childcare has helped me to understand and develop my role as a Governor.  I find the role interesting and on occasions challenging.  I have seen many changes in Corley Centre over the years and have been fortunate to be able to make a positive contribution to these processes.

Declaration of Interest – None to declare.

Staff Governors 

Mrs L Batch (Headteacher) FSM – Pupil Premium (RC & PSC) Information Sharing

Mr M White (Deputy Headteacher)  SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and  Cultural ) Curriculum (PSC)

LA Governors 

Ms F Cipolat (RC) ICT  (Vice Chair and Chair of Resource Committee)

I have been a Local Authority Governor since September 2011, having previously been a school Governor of a secondary school in Sandwell.  I work in the private sector as a partnership manager for a group of specialist schools and children’s homes for children with a range of special educational needs. I believe my experience there allows me to bring a different perspective to the governing body.   Since moving to Coventry, I wanted to make a contribution to the local area and being a Governor at Corley Centre allows me to do this; I find it incredibly rewarding.

Declaration of Interest – None to declare.

 

Parent Governors

Mrs K Jones (PSC)

I have been a Parent Governor at Corley Centre since September 2013.  I am also Chair of Governors at my younger son’s school and have developed my skills and knowledge around governance and SEN policy and practice.  I have always been an active parent by being involved in CAFAG a parent support group as well as one voice parent forum.  I have a keen interest in special education needs and am currently in my third year at university studying childhood, education and society.  I am passionate about being aspirational for the students of Corley Centre and look forward to the challenge of supporting the school community and Governing Body.

Declaration of Interest – None to declare.

Mrs P Williams (RC)

I have been a Parent Governor since October 2013.  I was also a Trustee at my son’s primary school so feel I have some knowledge of the how the Governing body works to help and support the school. I am also a Lecturer and Manager at a local College where many young people from special schools move on to when they become young adults.  I am enjoying the role and hoping to help further develop my knowledge of literacy across the school and offer any support to enhance the student experience.

Declaration of Interest – None to declare.

Co-Opted Governors

Mr D McMahon (RC)

I have been a Governor at Corley Centre since 2005, originally a Parent Governor and now co-opted.  I offered to take up this role in appreciation of all the work that the school were doing in support of my son and saw it as an opportunity the offer something back.  I would encourage other parents to consider taking an active part and volunteering their service in the same way.

Declaration of Interest – None to declare.

Mrs M Wilkinson (School Business Manager)

Link Governor / Training (RC)

I have been a co-opted Governor since the Summer Term 2013 and am finding the whole experience extremely rewarding.  I have been the School Business Manger at Corley Centre since 2007 and felt that I wanted to be more involved in the school community and this allows me to do this.  I was a Parent Governor at my daughter’s school for four years and use this and my role knowledge to contribute to the Governing body.

Declaration of Interest – None to declare.

Clerk to Governors

 

Parent Governor vacancies will be advised on our website and letters will be sent home to all parents/carers.  Please note there are currently no vacancies.