Coates Primary School

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Meet the Governors



Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. Governor attendance records and a Register of Governor Interests.


Constitution and Structure

Executive Summary

As we had an obligation to reconstitute our governing body under the School Governance Constitution Regulations 2012 by 1 September 2015, we undertook a review of our instruments of government in light of the new guidance to ensure that we were in full compliance with DfE expectations. Our revised Instruments of Government was published in January 2014. In September 2016, the DfE released updated statutory guidance, ‘The Constitution of Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools’. As per our duty to publish them, our governance arrangements are outlined below.


Paul Howe

Chair of Governors


Governing body

In order to meet the skills requirements necessary to fulfil our core functions, we have a total of eleven governors on our governing body, broken down as follows:

  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 6 co-opted governors


The names of our executive officers are:



Name of Governor


Paul Howe





We have established the following committees to undertake the day to day functions of the governing body and to help us meet our core duties:

Committee Name




Committee Chair

Standards Committee


Resources Committee

Richard Stott

Full Membership of Governing Body

Why I became a School Governor

Attendance at meetings 2023-24

School Governor Details & Register of Interests