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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

1st 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

24th Jun 2019

24th Jun 2023

Vice-Chair of Governors

Pupil Premium Governor

Mrs Marjorie Dickinson

Foundation

24th Apr 2017

24th Apr 2021

 

Mr Danny Bromilow

Foundation

29th June 2017

28th Jun 2021

 

Mrs Elaine Jones

Foundation

6th July 2017

6th July 2021

SEND Governor

Mrs Neeta Culshaw

Parent

24th Jun 2019

24th Jun 2023

 

Mrs Tracy Taylor

Foundation

12th Jun 2019

12th Jun 2023

 

Mr Peter Jackson

Local Authority

4th Mar 2019

4th Mar 2023

 

Mrs Sandra Eccles

Staff

12th Nov 2018

12th Nov 2022

 

Mrs Gill Donohoe

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

Mrs Sandra Eccles

None

No

Mrs Neeta Culshaw None

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 Peter Jackson

None

No

Mrs Mel Ashley

None

No

Rev Matt Hornby

None

Yes - St John's, Coppull

 

Governor  Attendance at Meetings Last 12 Months:
PR = Present
AA = Apologies accepted
ANA = Apologies not accepted
AWA = Absent without apologies

Meeting Attendance

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