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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.

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
Victoria Romaner
Kathryn Skelton

Company Secretary Evelyn Forde
 Board of Trustees

Julia Blackman
Evelyn Forde
Alex Frazer
Joanne Kelly
Fenil Khiroya
Janet Leigh
Simone Marsh Henry
Victoria Romaner
Elaine Runswick
Kathryn Skelton
Elizabeth Sheridan
Anjula Singh
Marcus Ereira
Kym Hamer
Damir Jovanovic

Committees

 

Finance and Resources (including personnel)

Julia Blackman
Evelyn Forde
Victoria Romaner (Chair)
Mahjabin Quadir
Fenil Khiroya
Marcus Ereira

Educational Standards Joanne Kelly
Kathryn Skelton
Alex Frazer (Chair)
Simone Marsh Henry (Parent Governor)
Kym Hamer
Elizabeth Sheridan
 
Personal Development and Wellbeing Elaine Runswick (Chair)
Toyin Adjei
Anjula Singh
Janet Leigh
Damir Jovanovic
Appraisal Management Group

Julia Blackman
Mahjabin Quadir
Anjula Singh
Janet Leigh
Fenil Khiroya
Alex Frazer

   

 

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