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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 email@example.com
Become a Governor
If you are interested in becoming a Governor we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
|Educational Standards||Joanne Kelly
Alex Frazer (Chair)
Simone Marsh Henry (Parent Governor)
|Personal Development and Wellbeing||Elaine Runswick (Chair)
|Appraisal Management Group||
|Copthall School Articles of Association.pdf||10th Jan 2017||Download|
|Funding Agreement Copthall||10th Jan 2017||Download|
|Governors' Declaration of Business Interests||10th Jan 2017||Download|
|C1 Copthall Governors Code of Conduct.pdf||18th Oct 2017||Download|
|B1 Governor roles committees links and chairs Nov 2017||14th Nov 2017||Download|
|Copy of Register of Members 2017 18.pdf||08th Feb 2018||Download|
|Biographies 18.10.17||18th Oct 2017||Download|
|B2 Governor Information 27 Sept 2017.pdf||28th Sep 2017||Download|