Bovey Tracey Primary School


Our Governors’ Role


Governors represent the largest group of voluntary workers in the country and exist to promote the interests of the school and its children. Although each governing body will reflect the needs of their individual school, the governors have 3 main roles within the school community:


1. To provide a strategic view: Governors help to decide the ways to improve the school so that children learn effectively and achieve the highest possible standards.


2. To act as a critical friend: Governors also have a supportive role and through their expertise and knowledge take responsibility for monitoring the school’s effectiveness by asking questions and seeking to make improvements.


3. To ensure accountability: The governing body is responsible for ensuring quality education and has a duty to discuss and question proposals that affect this.


Chair of the Governors - Mrs Rebecca Cosgrave and Mrs Amber Macdonald

Clerk to the Governors - Ms Justine Cole


The Chair or Clerk to the Governors can be contacted at the school by phoning 01626 833257 or emailing


If there are any matters regarding the school which you wish to discuss, any of the governors will be happy to talk them over with you.


We meet each month as a full governing board. Every member has a key area of responsibility (covering finance, personnel, premises and health & safety, curriculum, inclusion/SEND, school improvement, community and parent links) with Terms of Reference for each as appropriate.  Each meeting is managed by Co-Chairs, and a vice chair attending all meetings.  

NameCategoryAppointed byTerm of office endsKey Area of ResponsibilityTitle
(term of office)
Sarah BakerParent GovernorParental vote16.07.2022Staff, parents and Community  
(4 years)
Ali BrightCo-opted governorGoverning Body03.11.2023Premises
Health & Safety
(4 years)



Co-opted governorGoverning Body 12.01.2024FinanceVice-chair of Governing Body
(4 years)
Suzannah CaudleCo-optedGoverning Body 15.09.2023Safeguarding 
(4 years)
Rebecca CosgraveLocal AuthorityGoverning Body10.02.2023SENDCo-chair of Governing Body
(4 years)
Rob DanielsAssociate MemberGoverning Body   
Rebecca ForrestCo-optedGoverning Body15.09.2023Whole SchoolDeputy Head
(4 years)
Amber MacdonaldCo-optedGoverning Body27.10.2024CurriculumCo-chair of Governing Body 
(4 years)
Patrick OaffStaff GovernorStaff vote23.04.2023  
(4 years)
Louise PrywataHead TeacherSchoolAs postWhole SchoolHead Teacher
Karen Venn-DunnParent GovernorParental vote06.05.2023Personnel 
(4 years)
Amy YeoParent GovernorParental vote10.12.24 Pupil Premium 



 (4 years)


Governors who have stepped down:

James McCauley13/09/2021
Jonathan Moore13/01/2020
Henry Tobin14/10/2019
Oliver Garrett16/09/2019
Sophie Morton-Angel 05/04/2019
Alison Clayton25/03/2019
Christopher Goulden11/02/2019