Joseph Cash Primary School

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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.