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Welcome to the Governors' section!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. In this section you will find information about the members of the Governing Body, the work that we do and how the school is Governed.

School Governors - What we are:
The School Governing Body is comprised of people from a range of backgrounds reflecting both the foundation under which the school was created (i.e. The Church of England) as well as the community that the school serves. The current members of the Governing Body can be found below. The Governing Body has an instrument of government which sets out how the school will be led and governed. The school has a trust deed dating back to 1846.

Within the instrument of government the Governors have an ethos statement upon which all of our work is built:

"Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils."

The total number of governors is 12 and consists of:

2 Parent Governors
1 Authority Governor
1 Staff Governor
1 Headteacher (ex-officio)
7 Foundation Governors
1 of which will be the officiating minister at Coppull Parish Church (ex-officio), 3 will be nominated by the Parochial Church Council of Coppull Parish Church and 3 will be nominated by the Diocesan Board of Education at Blackburn Diocese.

School Governors - What we do:
The School Governing Body is responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education, built upon the Christian values, that provides opportunities for all.

The key roles of the Governors are to:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
Governors also carry out a number of important duties, which include:
  • Determining how the school's budget is spent;
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff;
  • Hearing appeals and grievances;
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship;
  • Setting standards for pupil's behaviour and discipline;
  • Making sure school buildings and grounds are save and provide a good learning environment;
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims, policies and improvement strategies/plans.


Structure of the School Governing Body:



School Governors - Who they are:
The current membership of the Governing Body is as follows:


Name Type of Governor End of Term Specific Roles
Mrs F Bird Ex-officio n/a Head Teacher
Rev M Hornby Ex-officio n/a Parish Incumbent
Mr M Crook Foundation 30th Apr 2018

Chair of Governors
Link Governor

Mrs K Coggins Parent 11th Feb 2019

Vice-Chair of Governors

Pupil Premium Governor

Mrs M Dickinson Foundation 25th Oct 2019  
Mr D Bromilow Foundation 31st Aug 2017  
Mrs E Jones Foundation 31st Aug 2017 SEND Governor
Mr M Taylor Foundation 29th Feb 2020 Child Protection Governor
Mrs T Taylor Parent 18th Nov 2019  
Mr P Bayley Local Authority 11th Dec 2018  
Miss M Connolly Staff 26th Sep 2018  
Mrs S McGuinness n/a n/a Clerk to Governors
Mrs M Ashley Foundation 11th May 2021  


Governors Register of Business Interests:

Name of Governor Business Interests* Governor at another educational establishment
Mrs F Bird None No
Miss M Connolly None No
Mr M Taylor See Below No
Mr M Crook None No
Mr D Bromilow None No
Mrs T Taylor None No
Mrs M Dickinson None No
Mrs E Jones None No
Mrs K Coggins None No
Mr P Bayley None No


Declared Business Interests:


Name of Governor Mr M Taylor
Name of Business/Businesses Nature of Business Nature of Interest
Lancashire County Council (employee) Various contracts and SLA’s between school and county council Employed within the same service that provides the Health & Safety SLA to school but not directly within this team


Governor  Attendance at Meetings 2015/2016 Academic Year:
PR = Present
AA = Apologies accepted
ANA = Apologies not accepted
AWA = Absent without apologies
Full Governing Body Meetings:

Governor Meeting Dates & Attendance  
28/9/2015 19/05/2016 04/07/2016 14/11/2016 13/03/17
Mr M Taylor (Chair to Summer 16) PR PR PR PR AA
Rev J Hudson PR PR Resigned    
Mr D Bromilow AA PR PR AA PR
Mrs K Coggins PR PR PR PR PR
Miss M Connolly PR PR PR AA PR

Mr M Crook

(Chair from Autumn 16)

Mrs M Dickinson PR AWA PR PR PR
Mrs E Jones PR PR PR PR AA
Mrs T Taylor PR PR PR PR PR
Mrs B Trundle AA AA Resigned    
Mrs M Brennan (HT) PR PR Resigned    
Mrs F Bird (HT)     PR PR PR
Resources Committee Meetings
Governor Meeting Dates & Attendance
6/11/2015 21.11.16  
Mrs T Taylor (Chair) PR PR  
Mr M Taylor AA No longer on this committee  
Miss M Connolly PR PR  
Mrs M Dickinson   PR  
Mrs M Brennan (HT) PR Resigned  
Mr M Crook PR PR  
Mrs E Jones PR No longer on this committee  
Standards & Effectiveness Committee Meeting
Governor Meeting Dates & Attendance
Mr M Crook (Chair) PR    
Mrs K Coggins PR    
Mr D Bromilow AA    
Mrs E Jones AWA    
Mrs F Bird (HT) PR    
Premises Management Committee Meeting
Governor Meeting Dates & Attendance
13/5/16 27.10.16  
Mr M Taylor (Chair) PR PR  
Mr D Bromilow   AWA  
Mrs T Taylor PR No longer on this committee  
Mrs M Dickinson AA PR  
Mrs E Jones PR AWA  
Mrs M Brennan (HT) PR Resigned  
Admissions Committee Meeting
Governor Meeting Dates & Attendance
Mr M Taylor (Chair) PR    
Mrs M Dickinson AA    
Mrs E Jones AA    
Miss M Connolly PR    
Mrs M Brennan (HT) PR