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Governors

Welcome to Copthall School’s Governing Board. I was delighted to have been appointed Chair of the Board of Governors in September 2021 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 see below.

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”.

Contact the Chair of Governors, Claire Buxton via email chair@copthall.barnet.sch.uk

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 and our Code of Conduct below.

Meetings and Committees

The Full Governing Board meets four times a year. In addition we have three committees that meet once or 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. All non-confidential meeting minutes are available on request. For details of governors, committees and link arrangements please see below.

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.
 

Our Governors

Chair of Governors
Pursley Road,
Mill Hill,
London,
NW7 2EP
chair@copthall.barnet.sch.uk

Claire Buxton

Vice Chair  Janet Leigh 

Chair of Finance and Resources Committee

Stephen Rosen
Chair of Behaviour Attitudes & Personal Development Committee Elaine Runswick
Chair of Educational Standards Committee Karl Bulman
Members

Hannah Davis (Chair)
Val Duschinsky
Josh Kane
Frank Orman
Mahjabin Quadir
Anjula Singh

Company Secretary Evelyn Forde
Board of Trustees

Robert Alexander
Karl Bulman
Claire Buxton
Caroline Carter
Afiya Chohollo
Poonam Dave
David Elikwu 
Evelyn Forde
Caroline Korniczky
Janet Leigh
Caroline May-Parker
Kasia Maziarka
Saqlain Riaz
Anne Rosen
Stephen Rosen
Elaine Runswick 
Jane Sanchez
Omar Shah
Anwar Zaidi

Committees & Members

Finance and Resources (including personnel)

Stephen Rosen (Chair)
Claire Buxton
Evelyn Forde
Caroline Korniczky
Mahjabin Quadir (Associate Member)
Anwar Zaidi (Vice Chair)
David Elikwu

Educational Standards

Karl Bulman (Chair)
Robert Alexander
Afiya Chohollo
Saqlain Riaz
Jane Sanchez
Omar Shah
Anne Rosen

Behaviour Attitudes & Personal Development Committee

Elaine Runswick (Chair)
Caroline Carter (Vice Chair)
Poonam Dave
Janet Leigh
Caroline May-Parker
Kasia Maziaka
Jo Kelly (Associate Member)

Appraisal Management Group

Claire Buxton
Kasia Maziarka
Janet Leigh
David Elikwu
Caroline Carter

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