Welcome from the Chair of Governors

The Governing Body of Coddington Church of England Primary School is a very committed and hard-working group of volunteers whose primary concern is the education, well-being and happiness of the children and staff.  Together with the School’s Senior Leadership team, we develop challenging strategic plans to ensure we improve achievement in all areas. We come from a variety of backgrounds but are united in supporting the work of the school – a place that we are all proud of.

Our Governing Body is made up of 12 governors including the Head of School.  The governors represent the views of parents, church, staff and our wider community. Together we are responsible for the provision of a safe, secure and productive learning environment for the children.  Governors work closely with the Head of School and staff to establish general policy, as well as focusing on the School Development Plan which, going forward, will be coupled with a rigorous monitoring and evaluation schedule to ensure that actions are effective and successful. We all work together to ensure we maintain our commitment to achieving the highest standards of education, well-being and surroundings. 

Although I have been involved as a governor with Coddington Primary School for a relatively short time, like many others I have been struck by its very special atmosphere and the strong underlining ethos to which everybody in the school is committed. Christian values are fundamental to this ethos, the teaching and the warm welcome extended to all.

Great value is placed on the close co-operation between parents and staff to ensure that every child achieves well individually.

Every child who comes here is encouraged to grow academically, physically, emotionally, morally and spiritually so that they develop into a well-educated and rounded individual reaching their full potential. Our teaching and support staff will do all they can to provide a curriculum which will help pupils achieve this. They are all devoted to the aims of the school and work extremely hard in delivering a high standard of education. They aim to bring learning alive, making it exciting and stimulating.

A key feature of our school is the caring, family atmosphere, through which praise, encouragement and support is offered to nurture pupils’ talents and to equip them with the skills and thirst for learning that will give them a head start in life.

It is a privilege to work with the school. Together we seek to provide an environment where the knowledge and skills that life in the 21st century requires can be learnt in a stimulating way and give individuals the opportunity to develop, in full, their abilities and qualities.

Janice Addison

Chair of governors

Meet the Governors

The Governors are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. The Governing Body should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Contact the Governors

If you need to contact the Governors for any reason (other than can be dealt reasonably by the Head Teacher), please email governor@coddington.notts.sch.uk

Our Current School Governors

   Mrs Janice  Addison     

Chair of Governors

  Mr Simon Massarella      

Vice Chair of Governors

   Mr Barry Wellard     

Co-opted Governor

Mr Paul Hage       

Co-opted Governor

     Mr Tim Head     

Co-opted Governor

     Mrs Kate Cumberpatch     


   Rev Louise Holliday     

Foundation Governor
                                                                                       Mr John Dodd      Foundation Governor

Mrs Helen Law      

Staff Governor
             Mr Christopher Levy     

Local Authority Governor


Mrs Janice Addison – Chair of Governors

Co-Opted February 2021

End of term February 2026

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Janice Addison Profile Link


‎Mr Barry Wellard – Co-opted Governor

Co-Opted October 2018

End of term September 2022

Training Co-ordinator

Barry Wellard Profile Link

Reverend Louise Holliday – Foundation Governor

Ex Officio January 2018

Foundation Governor

Reverend Louise Holliday Profile Link

Mr Tim Head – Co-opted Governor

Head of School

Tim Head Profile Link

Mrs Helen Law- Staff Governor

Co-Opted January 2019

End of term January 2024

Mr Simon Massarella JP- Vice Chair of Governors

Co-Opted April 2021

End of term April 2025

Simon Massarella Profile Link

Mr John Dodd – Foundation Governor

Co-Opted February 2021

End of Term February 2025

John Dodd Profile Link

Christopher Levy – Local Authority Governor 


Christopher Levy Profile Link

Mr Paul Hage – Co-opted Governor

Co-Opted October 2018

End of term September 2022


Paul Hage Profile Link

Mr Chris Levy – Local Authority Governor

Co-Opted April 2022

End of term April 2025



Mrs Kate Cumberpatch –   

Executive Headteacher


The Annual Governors Statement is available through contacting the school office.