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ALDERMAN COGAN’S CE PRIMARY ACADEMY LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

Governor

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office Ends

Jane Dawson *


Parent Governor

Parent vote

06/01/19

Amanda Devaney

Head of School

By virtue of office

Office Ends

Julie Knott *

Foundation Governor

Diocese

27/04/18

Claire Lawson *

Parent Governor

Parent vote

03/03/20

Dave Milns *

Foundation Governor

Diocese

31/08/20

James Moore *

(Vice Chair)

LA Governor

LA

03/10/20

Anthony Oram *

Foundation Governor

Diocese

15/05/20

Richard Phillips *

Ex-Officio

By virtue of office

Office Ends

Jeanette Sutherland

Associate Governor

Governing Body

02/07/21

Sue Walkington *

Staff Governor

Staff Vote

21/01/20

Mel Whetton *

Foundation Governor

Diocese

25/09/21

Martin Wood

Foundation Governor

Diocese

22/09/17

GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS’ BUSINESS INTERESTS

Governor

Business Interests

Other Educational Establishments Governed

Staff Relationships

Jane Dawson

None

None

None

Amanda Devaney

None

None

Chris Devaney (Spouse)

Julie Knott

None

None

None

Claire Lawson

None

None

None

Dave Milns

None

None

None

Anthony Oram

None

None

None

Richard Phillips

None

None

None

Jeanette Sutherland

None

Involved in other LGB's in Ebor Academy Trust

None

Sue Walkington

None

None

None

Mel Whetton

None

None

None

GOVERNING BODY ATTENDANCE RECORD

This is a record of the meetings that each governor attended in the academic year

September 2016 - July 2017

Jane Dawson

9  meetings

Amanda Devaney

9  meetings

Chris Devaney

6  meetings

Julie Knott

10  meetings

Claire Lawson

9  meetings

Dave Milns

9  meetings

Anthony Oram

5  meetings

Richard Phillips

12  meetings

Sarah Sidwell

13  meetings

Jeanette Sutherland

19  meetings

Sue Walkington

7  meetings

Mel Whetton

11  meetings

Martin Wood **

2  meetings

For further information about the Governing Body click here.

PREVIOUS GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS 2016 - 2017

Governor

Category

Appointed by

Committees

Term of Office Ended

Chris Devaney

Associate Member

Governing Body

All committees

31/12/16

Sarah Sidwell

(Chair)

Foundation Governor

Diocese

Curriculum Committee, Finance Committee

13/09/17

Hi, I'm Jane Dawson and I’ve been a Parent Governor since March 2011. I have been married to my husband Neil for 16 years and we have two children at Alderman Cogan’s, therefore I have an invested interest in making the right decisions for our children.  I live in the area and I'm proud and blessed to be part of the school.


During my years as parent governor I have been involved with the Premises Committee throughout the building of the new school nursery and the installation of the new school roof with solar panels and the brise soleil that makes the school look like a fun place to learn.  In the last year I have become Vice Chair of the Governing Body and have taken a more active role.    We are working hard to make our school a great place to learn.


During my 20 years of service with my present employer I have gained extensive experience in managing finance, people and performance. I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to provide my services to our school and our children.





Hello, I’m Sarah Sidwell and I’m a Foundation Governor at Alderman Cogan’s.  As part of my role on the Governing Body I am the RE Governor and I serve on the Foundation Values Monitoring Group, Personnel Committee and Premises Committee.


I feel very fortunate to be a Foundation Governor at Alderman Cogan’s and a member of Jubilee Church Hull. I am excited to be moving closer to the school as we start a new church in East of Hull. 


I work for Hull Foodbank and am so grateful for the food donations the children and families donate to the charity.


                                                At home I enjoy crafting, particularly rubber stamping and paper crafts.




Hi!  I’m Sue Walkington and I was voted onto the Governing Body as Staff Governor in January 2016.  I have previously served as a parent governor at another local primary school.

I have worked at Alderman Cogan’s since 2005 and am currently employed as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, teaching classes whilst the class teachers are planning, training, assessing or otherwise absent.  Previously I have been a Teaching Assistant and a Learning Links Worker during my time at Alderman Cogan’s.

I like to get involved in the life of the school and help with the organisation of various events such as the school disco, talent show and charity fundraisers.

I am married with 3 grown up children. In my spare time I like reading and being outdoors, and supporting a local ruby team.


Hi, I’m Julie Knott.  I joined the governing body as a Parent Governor in 2001 and when my children had moved up to secondary school and my term of office ended I was appointed by the St. Aidan’s Parochial Church Council as a Foundation Governor.  I Chair the Finance Committee and I also served as Chair of Governors from 2011 until 2017.

As a member of St. Aidan’s Church who lives in the local community I have a particular affection for the school.  My husband is a former pupil and one of my sons loved being at Alderman Cogan’s so much that he never had a day off in SEVEN years!

I was very proud when in October 2015 the National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools graded the school “OUTSTANDING” and noted the staff and governors’ “strong and unswerving Christian vision which is embraced by everyone”.  I look forward to continuing to work with the school in providing a nurturing and inclusive educational environment supportive of all, regardless of faith background.


My name is Reverend Rich Phillips and I’m the vicar at St Aidan’s, which is Alderman Cogan’s partnership church.  In my role as vicar I serve on the governing body as an Ex-Officio Governor.  

I grew up in Hull before studying in Manchester and then living and working in London for 10 years. After coming to faith in Jesus in 2005 I soon after felt God call me to ordination in the Church of England, which has led me back to Hull and it’s wonderful to be back!

At St. Aidan’s we welcome our family at Alderman Cogan’s to participate in church life and the pupils visit us for services at Easter, Christmas and at the end of the school year. The curate and I regularly lead worship sessions at the school and visit for RE days and harvest celebrations and the children know us well.  We even hold “pretend” weddings and christenings at the church so that the children can experience hands-on learning.

St Aidan’s is a lively modern church where we welcome families with open arms. Do come and join us at one of our 10am Sunday services.


Hi, I’m Mel Whetton.  I have been a member of St. Aidan’s Church for twelve years and became a Foundation Governor at Alderman Cogan’s in 2013.  As a Foundation Governor I have a particular interest in the school’s Christian base. I have a deep desire for each child to reach their full potential through being nurtured in the right environment that makes learning an enjoyable experience. I began work (many years ago!) as a Nursery Nurse working in a school reception class and nurturing project. Since moving to Hull I worked for Barnardo’s and the Hull Safeguarding Board with vulnerable young people age four to seventeen years.  I am the chair of the Personnel Committee and involved in safer recruitment at the school, regularly sitting on interview panels.  I am also a member of the School Governors’ Finance Committee.

I look forward to continuing to work together with the Headteacher, governors and staff to fulfil a shared Christian vision for the school.



I’m Claire Lawson and I am very pleased to have been elected as a Parent Governor at Alderman Cogan’s.  I am employed by Humberside Police and have been since leaving school at 15 years old. I am the co-ordinator of the Humberside Young Witness Service which provides support to any child/young person that is required to attend court and give evidence within the Humberside Police force area.  My role sits within the Hull Safeguarding Children Board.  

Due to my background in safeguarding and the recruitment and training of new support workers I am the designated Safeguarding Governor and also serve on the Governors’ Personnel Committee.

I am also an ex-pupil of the school and have some very happy memories of my time here.  I am very happy about being chosen to be parent governor at the school and hope that I can make a difference.

Thanks, Claire Lawson.


** Appointed towards the end of the academic year.


Hello, I’m Dave Milns and I am a Foundation Governor at Alderman Cogan’s, nominated by the St. Aidan’s Parochial Church Council.  I serve on the Governors Personnel Committee and I am about to start my fourth term of office.

I currently work as the Engineering Buyer for AAK (UK) Limited (edible oils refinery on King George Dock) and I have supported Hull City through thick and thin since the mid-1970’s!

Until recently, my three children were all pupils at Alderman Cogan’s and my family has been very involved in school life.  I am a member of St. Aidan’s Church and I am one of the leaders of 12th Hull Boys’ Brigade, which meets every Friday night. I live in the local community and know many of the families at Alderman Cogan’s.

I enjoy working with the governors and staff to continue to give all of our children the good start in education that my children had.



I am very pleased and privileged to have been elected as the Local Authority Governor at Alderman Cogan’s.  I am employed by Hull City Council and have been working closely as a friend of the school in my day job on a number of projects, from acquiring soil and plants for the gardening project to assisting in the purchase of playground equipment. I work closely with Rev Rich Phillips and recently arranged to have St Aidan’s Scout Hut repainted.

I live, as well as work, in the area and know many families whose children attend Alderman Cogan’s.  I have two grandsons that attend the school and believe passionately in making the correct decisions for our children.  I am committed to supporting the Headteacher and staff in ensuring that Alderman Cogan’s never gives up on a young person, but am not afraid to ask the challenging questions that need answering.



I am really excited about this new experience, look forward to helping move the school forward in a time of constant change and am pleased to be associated with the school. I feel that the skills and experience that I have gained in 13 years in the Army and 12 years at Hull City Council, along with living with my uncle who is a recently retired C of E vicar, will enable me to make a positive contribution to the education of another generation of children.

I understand that school governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education, which I firmly believe I would do. I believe that all children, including those with special educational needs, should have access to a broad and balanced curriculum.

November 2016





Hello, I’m Reverend Anthony Oram and I am a Foundation Governor at Alderman Cogan’s, nominated by the St. Aidan’s Parochial Church Council.  I serve on the Governors’ Curriculum Committee.

I am the curate at St. Aidan’s Church and so I know the school community very well.  I visit the school regularly to take worship sessions and am involved with the “Worship Squad” – a group of children who prepare material for the class worship that takes place at Alderman Cogan’s.

Having been a Primary school teacher before entering the priesthood, I am familiar with the workings of a school and appreciate both the busy learning atmosphere of the school and the energy of the pupils.