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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 27th 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 28th Jun 2021  
Mrs E Jones Foundation 6th July 2021 SEND Governor
Mr M Taylor (Spouse of T Taylor) Foundation 17th Oct 2021 Child Protection Governor
Mrs T Taylor (Spouse of M 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 Councillor on Coppull Council No
Mr D Bromilow None No
Mrs T Taylor None No
Mrs M Dickinson None No
Mrs E Jones Councillor on Coppull Council No
Mrs K Coggins None No
Mr P Bayley None No
Mrs M Ashley None No
Rev M Hornby None Yes - St John's, Coppull

 

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 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

26/9/16

14/11/16

13/03/17

26/6/17

11/9/17

13/11/17

Mr M Crook (Chair)

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR

Mrs M Bird (HT) PR PR PR PR PR PR
M Ashley PR AA AA AA PR PR

Mr P Bayley

AWA

PR

PR

AWA

AWA

AWA

Mr D Bromilow PR AA PR PR PR PR

Mrs K Coggins

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR

Miss M Connolly

PR

AA

PR

PR

AA

PR

Mrs M Dickinson

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR

Rev M Hornby n/a n/a n/a PR AA PR

Mrs E Jones

AA

PR

AA

PR

PR

PR

Mr M Taylor PR PR AA PR PR PR

Mrs T Taylor

AA

PR

PR

PR

PR

PR

 

 
Resources Committee Meetings
Governor Meeting Dates & Attendance
21.10.16 10.2.17 9.6.17 13.10.17
Mrs T Taylor (Chair) PR PR PR PR
Mrs F Bird PR PR PR PR
Mrs M Connolly PR PR PR PR
Mr M Crook PR PR PR PR
Mrs M Dickinson PR PR PR PR
Mrs E Jones No longer on this committee (PR) PR PR PR
 
Standards & Effectiveness Committee Meeting
Governor Meeting Dates & Attendance
11.11.16 3/3/17 16/6/17
Mr M Crook (Chair) PR PR PR
Mrs F Bird (HT) PR PR PR
Mrs M Ashley AA AWA AWA
Mrs K Coggins PR PR PR
Mrs M Dickinson n/a PR PR
Mr M Hornby n/a n/a n/a
Mrs E Jones AWA PR PR
 
Premises Management Committee Meeting
Governor Meeting Dates & Attendance
27/10/16 15/6/17  
Mr M Taylor (Chair) PR PR  
Mrs F Bird PR PR  
Mr D Bromilow AWA AWA  
Mrs M Dickinson PR AA  
Mrs E Jones AWA PR  
 
Admissions Committee Meeting
Governor Meeting Dates & Attendance
3/3/17  
Mr M Crook (Chair) PR  
Mrs F Bird (HT) PR  
Miss M Connolly PR  
Mrs M Dickinson PR  
Mrs E Jones PR  
Mr M Taylor PR  
Mrs K Coggins PR  
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