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Governors

Welcome to Copthall School’s Governing Board As an Alumna of Copthall, I was delighted to have been appointed Chair of the Board of Governors in May 2016. The Board of Governors comprises a group of individuals, including staff, parents and alumnae, who are committed to providing a great education to every Copthall student. Our governors bring a mix of high-level skills and experience and lots of enthusiasm for Copthall. For details of Governors, including their biographies, please click here

Copthall School is a company limited by guarantee and a Single Academy Trust. We are the directors of the company and the trustees of the Academy Trust. We are referred to as the “Board of Governors” or the “Trustees”.

The Board of Governors has three core functions:

1. Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;

2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

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

While the Board of Governors is responsible for setting the strategy, it is not responsible for implementing that strategy or for operational matters. The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic plan.

The annual Trustee Report contains the Governance statement, click here to access the 2017 Financial statements.

For more information on the role and expectations of governors at Copthall please see our Governor Job Description here and our Code of Conduct here.

Meetings and Committees

The Full Governing Board meets four times a year. In addition we have three committees that meet twice a term and each governor is assigned to a committee. Governors are also linked to particular areas of the school and/or members of staff. For details of governors, committees and link arrangements please click here.

Contacting the Governors

For most school related matters your first point of contact should be a Copthall School staff member. However, if you would like to contact the Governors you can do so at chair@copthall.barnet.sch.uk

Become a Governor

If you are interested in becoming a Governor we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at chair@copthall.barnet.sch.uk.

Chair of Governors
chair@copthall.barnet.sch.uk

Julia Blackman

Vice Chair  Janet Leigh 

Chair of Finance and Resources Committee

Victoria Romaner  
Chair of Personal Development and Welfare Committee Elaine Runswick
Chair of Educational Standards Committee Alex Frazer
Responsible Officer Mahjabin Quadir 
Members

Julia Blackman
Sue White
Mahjabin Quadir
Kathryn Skelton
Hannah Davis

Company Secretary Evelyn Forde
Board of Trustees

Julia Blackman 
Janet Leigh
Elaine Runswick 
Alex Frazer
Victoria Romaner
Kathryn Skelton
Kym Hamer
Fenil Khiroya 
Poonam Dave
Evelyn Forde
Anjula Singh
David Elikwu 
Tahira Syed
Uparima Goonetillake 

Committees

 

Finance and Resources (including personnel)

Julia Blackman
Evelyn Forde
Victoria Romaner (Chair)
Mahjabin Quadir
Kym Hamer
Anwar Zaidi

Educational Standards

Alex Frazer (Chair)
Janet Leigh
Anjula Singh
Tahira Syed
David Elikwu
Daniel Sabato
Chris Kendrick

Personal Development and Wellbeing Elaine Runswick (Chair)
Toyin Adjei
Kathryn Skelton
Poonam Dave (Staff Governor)
Cayte Cox
Jo Kelly
Uparima Goonetillake
 
Appraisal Management Group

Julia Blackman
Mahjabin Quadir
Anjula Singh
Janet Leigh
Fenil Khiroya
 

Strategy Working Group

Kym Hamer
Kathryn Skelton
Janet Leigh
Poonam Dave
Julia Blackman

 

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