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 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”.
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
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. 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 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 Behaviour Attitudes & Personal Development Committee||Elaine Runswick|
|Chair of Educational Standards Committee||Karl Bulman|
Hannah Davis (Chair)
|Company Secretary||Evelyn Forde|
|Board of Trustees||
Finance and Resources (including personnel)
Victoria Romaner (Chair)
Karl Bulman (Chair)
|Behaviour Attitudes & Personal Development Committee||
Elaine Runswick (Chair)
|Appraisal Management Group||
|Copthall School - Mission Statement, Values & Vision||14th Jul 2020||Download|
|Register of Members July 2020||14th Jul 2020||Download|
|B2 Governor Board Membership and Information||14th Jul 2020||Download|
|Register of Directors July 2020||14th Jul 2020||Download|
|Funding Agreement Copthall||10th Jan 2017||Download|
|Copthall School Articles of Association.pdf||10th Jan 2017||Download|
|Copthall Governor Biographies Sept 2020||06th Oct 2020||Download|
|B1 Governor Roles Committees Links Chairs and Responsibilities OCTOBER 2020||14th Oct 2020||Download|
|Copthall REGISTER of Interests 2020-21||21st Oct 2020||Download|
|C1 Copthall Code of Conduct for the Governing Body 2019 - 20||04th Nov 2019||Download|
|Copthall Governing Board purpose generic job description and person specification||04th Nov 2019||Download|