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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

Date of Appointment

End of Term

Specific Roles

Mrs Fran Bird

Ex-officio

1st September 2016

n/a

Head Teacher

Rev Matt Hornby

Ex-officio

April 2017

n/a

Parish Incumbent

Mr Matthew Crook

Foundation

28th Apr 2018

27th Apr 2022

Chair of Governors
Link Governor

Mrs Kim Coggins

Parent

12th Feb 2015

11th Feb 2019

Vice-Chair of Governors

Pupil Premium Governor

Mrs Marjorie Dickinson

Foundation

26th Oct 2015

25th Oct 2019

 

Mr Danny Bromilow

Foundation

29th June 2017

28th Jun 2021

 

Mrs Elaine Jones

Foundation

6th July 2017

6th July 2021

SEND Governor

Mr Mark Taylor (Spouse of T Taylor)

Foundation

18th Oct 2017

17th Oct 2021

Child Protection Governor

Mrs Tracy Taylor (Spouse of M Taylor)

Parent

19th Nov 2015

18th Nov 2019

 

Mr Paul Bayley

Local Authority

12th Dec 2014

4th Apr 2018

 

Miss Marie Connolly

Staff

27th Sept 2014

26th Sep 2018

 

Mrs Sue McGuinness

n/a

n/a

n/a

Clerk to Governors

Mrs Mel Ashley

Foundation

12th May 2017

11th May 2021

 
   

 

   

 

Governors Register of Business Interests:
 

Name of Governor Business Interests* Governor at another educational establishment
Mrs Fran Bird None No
Miss Marie Connolly None No
Mr Mark Taylor See Below No
Mr Matthew Crook Councillor on Coppull Council No
Mr Danny Bromilow None No
Mrs Tracy Taylor None No
Mrs Marjorie Dickinson None No
Mrs Elaine Jones Councillor on Coppull Council No
Mrs Kim Coggins None No
Mr Paul Bayley None No
Mrs Mel Ashley None No
Rev Matt Hornby None Yes - St John's, Coppull

 

Declared Business Interests:

 

Name of Governor Mr Mark 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 2016/17 & 2017/18 Academic Years:
PR = Present
AA = Apologies accepted
ANA = Apologies not accepted
AWA = Absent without apologies
 
Full Governing Body Meetings:

 

Governor

Meeting Dates & Attendance

14/11/16

13/03/17

26/6/17

11/9/17

13/11/17

5/3/18

25/6/18

Mr Matthew Crook (Chair)

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR PR
Mrs Fran Bird (HT) PR PR PR PR PR PR PR
Mel Ashley AA AA AA PR PR PR PR

Mr Paul Bayley

PR

PR

AWA

AWA

AWA

AWA  
Mr Danny Bromilow AA PR PR PR PR AA PR

Mrs Kim Coggins

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR PR

Miss Marie Connolly

AA

PR

PR

AA

PR

AA PR

Mrs Marjorie Dickinson

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR PR
Rev Matt Hornby n/a n/a PR AA PR PR PR

Mrs Elaine Jones

PR

AA

PR

PR

PR

PR AA
Mr Mark Taylor PR AA PR PR PR AA PR

Mrs Tracy Taylor

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR PR

 

 
Resources Committee Meetings
Governor Meeting Dates & Attendance
10.2.17 9.6.17 13.10.17 9.2.18 8.6.18
Mrs Tracy Taylor (Chair) PR PR PR PR PR
Mrs Fran Bird PR PR PR PR PR
Mrs Marie Connolly PR PR PR PR PR
Mr Matt Crook PR PR PR PR PR
Mrs Marjorie Dickinson PR PR PR PR AA
Mrs Elaine Jones PR PR PR PR AA
 
Standards & Effectiveness Committee Meeting
Governor Meeting Dates & Attendance
3/3/17 16/6/17 10/11/17 2/3/18 22/6/18
Mr Matthew Crook (Chair) PR PR PR PR  
Mrs Fran Bird (HT) PR PR PR PR  
Mrs Mel Ashley AWA AWA PR AA  
Mrs Kim Coggins PR PR AA PR  
Mrs Marjorie Dickinson PR PR PR PR  
Mr Matt Hornby n/a n/a PR PR  
Mrs Elaine Jones PR PR PR PR  
 
Premises Management Committee Meeting
Governor Meeting Dates & Attendance
27/10/16 15/6/17 18/5/18
Mr Mark Taylor (Chair) PR PR PR
Mrs Fran Bird PR PR PR
Mr Danny Bromilow AWA AWA AWA
Mrs Marjorie Dickinson PR AA AWA
Mrs Elaine Jones AWA PR PR
 
Admissions Committee Meeting
Governor Meeting Dates & Attendance
3/3/17 2/3/18
Mr Matthew Crook (Chair) PR PR
Mrs Fran Bird (HT) PR PR
Miss Marie Connolly PR PR
Mrs Marjorie Dickinson PR  
Mrs Elaine Jones PR PR
Mr Mark Taylor PR  
Mrs Kim Coggins PR  
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