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:
Governors also carry out a number of important duties, which include:
Structure of the School Governing Body:
School Governors - Who they are:
The current membership of the Governing Body is as follows:
Type of Governor
Date of Appointment
End of Term
Pupil Premium Governor
|Mrs Terri Chester||Foundation||13/04/2022||12/04/2026||SEND Governor|
Vice Chair of Governors
Clerk to Governors
Governors Register of Business Interests:
Name of Governor
Governor at another educational establishment
Mrs Fran Bird
Mrs Elizabeth Davison
|Mr Andrew Thompson||None|
Mr Matthew Crook
Councillor on Coppull Council
Mrs Tracy Taylor
Mrs Neeta Culshaw
Mr Peter Jackson
Mrs Mel Ashley
Rev Matt Hornby
Yes - St John's, Coppull
|Mr James Cooper||None||Yes - Barden Primary School, Burnley|
Governor Attendance at Meetings Last 12 Months:
PR = Present
AA = Apologies accepted
ANA = Apologies not accepted
AWA = Absent without apologies