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Information about our Governing Body November 2017

Newark Lovers Lane primary school is a maintained school. The governing body is constituted under the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012.

The governors act in the best interests of the pupils at the school by providing strategic leadership, holding the head teacher to account and making sure the school’s money is well spent.



The Governing Body is not responsible for the day to day operation of the school – that is a matter for the Headteacher.


The Chair of the Governing Body is Zoe Codd.

The Vice Chair of the Governing Body is Ian Holden.


The Governing Body has three committees which support it:-


  •  All governors are also members of the Strategic Development and Pupils Committee, which is chaired by Ian Holden.
  •  All governors are also members of the Finance, General Purposes and Personnel Committee which is chaired by John Gray.
  •  Zoe Codd, Nickie Pringle and John Gray sit on the Pay Committee. The Committee is chaired by Zoe Codd


The make up (constitution) of the Governing Body is

 Two parent governors

 One Local Authority governor

 One headteacher

 One staff governor

 Six co-opted governors (2 vacancies at present)


Governors who are serving during the 2016-17 academic year are:-




Governor Status



Term of Office

Miss Jenny Hodgkinson

Staff Headteacher

ex-officio, so N/A

Miss Zoe Codd

Co-opted governor

16/06/2014 – 15/06/2018

Mr Ian Holden 

Co-opted governor

27/02/2017 - 26/02/2021

Mrs Emma Van Der Sluis

Co-opted governor


Mrs Nicola Pringle

Local Authority governor

03/11/2014 – 02/11/2018

Mrs Lucy Wilcockson

Parent governor

05/12/2016 - 04/12/2020

Mr Adam Cook

Staff governor

04/04/2015 – 03/04/2019

Mr John Gray

Co-opted governor

15/06/2015 – 14/06/2019

Mrs Daniella Coman 

Parent Governor 

05/12/2016 - 04/12/2020

Who's Who on the Governors?


On our governing body we have a mixture of parent, staff, Local Authority and co-opted (community) governors.


At present our governors are as follows:


  • Co-opted: Miss Zoe Codd (Chair of Governors)
  • Co-opted: Ian Holden (Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of the Strategic Development Committee)
  • Co-opted: Emma Van-Der-Sluis (Training Governor)
  • Co-opted: John Gray (Chair of Finance, General Purposes and Personnel Committee, Health and Safety Governor, Pupil Premium/Sports Premium  Governor)
  • Local Authority: Nickie Pringle (Safeguarding, LAC, Child Protection and SEN governor, Attendance Governor)
  • Staff: Jenny Hodgkinson (Headteacher)
  • Staff: Adam Cook (Assistant Headteacher/ Year 6 teacher)
  • Parent: Lucy Wilcockson
  • Parent: Daniele Coman

Contact a governor via the school office

If you would like to contact a school governor, please contact the school office to arrange this.