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Meet the Governors

The Governing Body

Every school has a governing body to represent the public in the running of schools. School governors work with the staff and the Local Education Authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school. They have important responsibilities like managing the school budget, overseeing the curriculum and appointing staff.


What do school governors do?
School governors are a team of people who work closely with the head teacher to make key decisions vital to the successful running of the school. The governing body meet regularly throughout the year and make decisions that directly affect the education and well-being of the children. They play an important role in improving standards throughout the school and agree the school's budget, policies and procedures. In other words, it's a very meaningful role!


Meet the Joseph Cash Primary School Governors


Corrine Manger ~ Chair of Governors

My name is Corrine Manger. I am presently your Chair of Governors. I have been a Governor for 6 years. married with three children and four grandchildren. I trained as a Nurse in Coventry, worked for many years as a School Nurse, attended UCE where I gained a Degree in Community Health. Since 2009 I have been self-employed in working with Dental Practices in areas of HR and Policy Development. I would like to say to all of you how fantastic your children are and how I enjoy my contact with them. I hope to continue supporting your children, staff and families in the future.


Melanie Harvey ~ Vice Chair of Governors

My name is Melanie Harvey. I am married with two grown-up daughters. I have spent most of my professional life in Coventry and I am passionate about every child accessing quality education and achieving their potential. For thirteen years, I worked at Hearsall Primary School, teaching across the primary age range but with a keen focus on the early years. Then I spent twelve years working for the local authority as an adviser for Early Years, supporting schools across Coventry in developing and sustaining high quality early years education. I first came to Joseph Cash as local authority governor and am now a co-opted governor. Currently I am vice-chair of governors. I have high expectations of and aspirations for the educational experience children have at Joseph Cash and the progress that they make during the time at our school. I am proud of the children and the staff of Joseph Cash, what they are doing and achieving, and do all I can to support them.


Dave Simpson ~ LA Governor

My name is Dave Simpson and I have been a local authority governor at Joseph Cash for about 3 years. I am married with two grown up children. I retired 5 years ago after 27 years with the Education /Children's Services department of the City Council where I worked initially as a governing body clerk and then providing more general administrative support to a number of groups including the departmental leadership team and head teacher groups. Before that I spent 3 years as a mature student at Coventry Polytechnic (now Coventry University) studying for a history and politics degree, having left school at 16 and working for a small tool merchants company in Birmingham, the city of my birth, for about 14 years. I particularly enjoy watching most sport especially football, walking, listening to music and gardening.


Grace Haynes ~ LA Governor

My name is Grace Haynes and I am a new Governor here at Joseph Cash Primary School. I am looking forward to working with the staff and meeting the children to ensure the school is the best it can be.  I work for Coventry City Council.


John Davis ~ Co-opted Governor

My name is John Davis I am a co opted governor and also the school's Site Service Officer. As well as my normal S.S.O duties I help coach the school football team after school and am also a first aider. I live with my partner and 4 children. Our children attend Joseph Cash Primary School in years 6, 4 and Reception, and the youngest visits stay and play every Friday morning. As a family we enjoy camping, cycling and long hilly walks, I'm am also an avid supporter and season ticket holder of Aston Villa. I have worked at Joseph Cash for 2 years now and I have been a governor since September 2016. Previously I worked as a co-director of a construction company for 10 years. I love working at the school and I feel privileged to play a part on the Governing Body; I think is very important to the schools development. It is great to be able to see all the children progress and flourish. 


Stepan Heghoyan ~ Parent Governor

My name is Stepan Heghoyan and I have recently joined as a Parent Governor at Joseph Cash. I applied to become a governor because I have a young son at the school and also that I would like to play a part in helping develop an increasingly successful school.

I own a small, highly successful business in Coventry city centre which I established in 2009. I stay fit by cycling to and from work, and when time allows I like to take my son swimming, to the cinema and to parks, as well as supporting him with his academic progress.

I have 15 years’ experience in secondary education, and I hope to use this to help support the school in raising standards and ensure that Joseph Cash is a place that children enjoy and where they love to be.


Manjit Tiwana ~ Parent Governor

My name is Manjit Tiwana, I have been a Parent Governor at the school for five years.

I have four children, two of which are currently attending Joseph Cash.  My eldest son is in KS2 and my youngest is in Early Years.

I also hold the Treasurer post of PTA for the last 6 years.  On Fridays I help run the schools Stay & Play sessions in the Dining Hall. All of these roles help me understand the school. I volunteer at St Francis Church one day a week, where I cook for the Community.


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