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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 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 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 Behaviour Attitudes & Personal Development Committee Elaine Runswick
Chair of Educational Standards Committee Karl Bulman
Responsible Officer Mahjabin Quadir 
Members

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

Company Secretary Evelyn Forde
Board of Trustees

Julia Blackman
Karl Bulman
Claire Buxton
Caroline Carter
Corinna Cavaye
Afiya Chohollo
Poonam Dave
David Elikwu 
Kym Hamer
Evelyn Forde
Janet Leigh
Kasia Maziarka
Caroline May-Parker
Saqlain Riaz
Victoria Romaner
Elaine Runswick 
Anwar Zaidi

Committees

 

Finance and Resources (including personnel)

Victoria Romaner (Chair)
Julia Blackman
Evelyn Forde
Mahjabin Quadir
Kasia Maziarka
Anwar Zaidi (Vice Chair)

Educational Standards

Karl Bulman (Chair)
Janet Leigh (Vice Chair)
Corinna Cavaye
David Elikwu
Afiya Chohollo
Saqlain Riaz

 

Behaviour Attitudes & Personal Development Committee

Elaine Runswick (Chair)
Caroline Carter (Vice Chair)
Claire Buxton
Poonam Dave 
Kym Hamer
Caroline May-Parker

Appraisal Management Group

Julia Blackman
Kasia Maziarka
Janet Leigh
David Elikwu
Caroline Carter

6th Form Working Group

Caroline Carter (Chair)
Elaine Runswick
Kasia Maziarka
Anwar Zaidi
David Elikwu
Luke Stubbles

Financial Working Group (Chair) tbd
Kym Hamer
Janet Leigh
Victoria Romaner
Afiya Chohollo

 

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