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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Governor
If you are interested in becoming a Governor we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at email@example.com.
Chair of Governors
|Vice Chair||Janet Leigh|
Chair of Finance and Resources Committee
|Chair of Personal Development and Welfare Committee||Elaine Runswick|
|Chair of Educational Standards Committee||Alex Frazer|
|Responsible Officer||Mahjabin Quadir|
|Company Secretary||Evelyn Forde|
|Board of Trustees||
Finance and Resources (including personnel)
Alex Frazer (Chair)
|Personal Development and Wellfare||Elaine Runswick (Chair)
Poonam Dave (Staff Governor)
|Appraisal Management Group||
|Strategy Working Group||
|Copthall School Articles of Association.pdf||10th Jan 2017||Download|
|Funding Agreement Copthall||10th Jan 2017||Download|
|C1 Copthall Governors Code of Conduct Dec 2018.pdf||04th Dec 2018||Download|
|B1 Governor roles committees links and chairs December 2018.pdf||06th Dec 2018||Download|
|B1 Governor roles committees links and chairs Jan 2019||09th Jan 2019||Download|
|Copy of Register of Members 2017 18||08th Feb 2018||Download|
|Declaration of Interest 2018-19||27th Nov 2018||Download|
|B2 Governor Information December 2018||04th Dec 2018||Download|
|Governors' Biographies||09th Jan 2019||Download|