Governing Body

Governors at Samuel Cody School come from all walks of life.  As volunteers we give time to further the School’s development and make a positive contribution to education and the community.

Through collective discussion and continuous monitoring and evaluation of the School’s performance, decisions are made in the interests of cost effective management of the school, its direction and development.

We meet regularly throughout the year with the Headteacher and members of the Senior Leadership Team to help shape the future of Samuel Cody School for the benefit of the students.

Full Governing Body Membership 2021-2022

NameCategoryAppointed byTerm of Office (Yrs)Term End DateCommittee membershipResponsibilitiesVoting Rights (if Associate Member)
Sharon ChinnappaHeadteacherBy virtue of position heldResources
Personnel
Curriculum
Sheila ClaphamStaffStaff13 Nov 201712 Nov 2021Resources
Peter CornsCo-opted GovernorGB25 Jan 202124 Jan 2025Resources
Georgina CrawleyCo-opted governorGB29 Jan 201828 Jan 2022ResourcesVice Chair
Robin GrayLocal AuthorityAuthority21 Oct 201720 Oct 2021ResourcesChair of Governors
Forum Rep
Ruth LeversCo-optedGB29 Jan 201828 Jan 2022Personnel
Curriculum
Vice chair Personnel
Chair Curriculum
Michelle LockhartParent governorParents28 Sep 201827 Sep 2022ResourcesSafeguarding & Vulnerable Groups Governor
Hatty MasserParent Governor28 Feb 202025 Feb 2024Personnel
Curriculum
Sam SwinsteadCo-opted governorGB25 Nov 201924 Nov 2023Personnel
Curriculum
Personnel Committee Chair
Vice chair Curriculum
Susan WoodsCo-optedGB3 Feb 20192 Feb 2023Resources
Virginia BarrettCo-optedGB7 Sep 20216 Sep 2025
Governors who have left the GB during the last 12 monthsTerm ended
Donna GriffinFebruary 2021
Aidan Murphy22 April 2021
Debora GriffithMay 2021

Full Governing Body Declaration of Interest 2020-2021

MemberDate ConfirmedEntityNature FromTo
Mrs Sharon ChinnappaSept 20Samuel Cody Specialist Sports CollegeEmployee1 Sep 2020Ongoing
Mrs Sheila Clapham
Staff
Sept 20Samuel Cody Specialist Sports CollegeEmployee01 Sep 2007Ongoing
Miss Georgina Crawley
Co-Opted Governor
Sept 20None
Mr Robin Gray
Local Authority
Sept 20Cove SchoolFoundation Governor

Mrs R Levers
Co-opted
Nov 20None
Mrs Michelle Lockhart
Parent
Nov 20None
Ms Hatty Masser
Parent
Sept 20None
Mr Aidan Murphy
Co-Opted
Resigned 22 April 2021
Sept 20None
Ms Sam Swinstead
Co-Opted
Sept 20None
Mrs Susan Woods
Co-Opted
Sept 20Samuel Cody Specialist Sports CollegeEmployee01 Sept 91Ongoing

Governor Attendance

Attendance Full Governing Body Meetings 2020/21

Samuel Cody School

Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2020/21

*Since resigned from the Governing Body

Y = Attended 

Apol = Apologies Accepted 

NS = No Apologies sent 

Grey square = Not Required 

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Governor  Governor Type  14 Sep 2020  28 Sep 2020  19 Oct 2020  09 Nov 2020  09 Nov 2020  09 Nov 2020  23 Nov 2020  11 Jan 2021  25 Jan 2021  08 Mar 2021  08 Mar 2021  08 Mar 2021  29 Mar 2021  26 Apr 2021  26 Apr 2021  26 Apr 2021  10 May 2021  24 May 2021  21 Jun 2021  19 Jul 2021 
Mrs Sharon Chinnappa  Headteacher  Y  Y  Y    Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 
Mrs Sheila Clapham  Staff governor  Y  Y  Y  Y      Y  Y  Y  Y      Y  Y      Y  Y  Y  Y 
Mr Peter Corns  Co-opted governor  Appointed January 2021  Y      Y  Y      Y  Y  Y  Y 
Miss Georgina Crawley  Co-opted governor  Y  Y  Y  Y      Y  Y  Y  Y      Y  Y      Y  Y  Y  Y 
Mr Robin Gray  Local Authority governor  Y  Y  Y  Y      Y  Y  Y  Y      Y  Y      Y  Y  Apol  Y 
Mrs Ruth Levers  Co-opted governor  Y  Y  Apol    Y  Y  Apol  Y  Y    Y  Y  Y    Y  Apol  Y  Y    Y 
Mrs Michelle Lockhart  Parent governor  Apol  Y  Y  Y      Y  Y  Y  Y      Y  Y      Apol  Y  Y  Y 
Ms Hatty Masser  Parent governor  Y  Y  Y      Y  Y  Y  Y    NS  NS  Y    Y  Y  Y  Y    Y 
Ms Sam Swinstead  Co-opted governor  Apol  Y  Apol    Y  Y  Y  Y  Y    Y  Y  Y    Y  Y  Y  Y    Y 
Mrs Susan Woods  Co-opted governor  Y  Y  Y  Y      Y  Y  Y  Y      Y  Y      Y  Y  Y  Y 
Mrs Donna Griffin  Associate Member  Y  Y  Y    Apol    Apol  Y  Resigned February 2021 
Mrs Debora Griffith  Co-opted governor  NS  Y  Y    Y  Y  Y  Y  Y    Apol  Apol  Apol    Y  Y  Y  Res May 2021 
Mr Aidan Murphy  Co-opted governor  Apol  Y  Y  Y      Y  Y  Y  Apol      NS  Resigned April 2021