A school Governing Body

What is a school Governing Body?

The Governing body is an active, supportive and representative group, whose members strive to work with staff and parents to provide the best possible provision for the pupils. The Governing body is made up of a combination of appointed, elected or co-opted members including parent governors.

The Governing body is involved in making decisions in partnership with the School senior leadership team on a wide range of issues

· Setting targets & policies

· Improving standards in education and achievement

· Budgets

· Long term planning

· Interviewing and appointing staff

 

The Coppice School Governors

GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE, RESPONSIBILITIES

AND COMMITTEES

 

Committee Governor Role Nominated Governor Strand Lead
Full Governing Body Helen Knell Chair of Governors Leadership and Management
Jan Reeves Vice Chair of Governors Quality of Education
Sarah Seddon Headteacher
Kieran Welsh EVC Behaviour and Attitudes
Peter Dewhurst Personal Development  
Alison Proudfoot Website 
Zelda McKechnie
Anneke Crosby
Sharon MacKenzie Training Link 
Vacancy
Curriculum Helen Knell Chair
Peter Dewhurst Vice Chair
Jan Reeves SEN Governor
Zelda McKechnie
Sharon MacKenzie
Sarah Seddon Headteacher
Vacancy
Premises, Health and Safety Jan Reeves Chair
Helen Knell Vice Chair Safeguarding
Zelda McKechnie Staff Wellbeing
Sharon MacKenzie
Alison Proudfoot Online Safety Health and Safety
Sarah Seddon Prevent
Vacancy
Staffing and Finance Kieran Welsh Chair
Helen Knell Vice Chair
Anneke Crosby Pupil Premium
Sarah Seddon
Sharon MacKenzie
Alison Proudfoot
Appraisal  Helen Knell Chair
Jan Reeves
Peter Dewhurst
Pay  Kieran Welsh Chair
Alison Proudfoot Vice Chair
Anneke Crosby
Jan Reeves
Sarah Seddon

The governing body welcomes observers to meetings, e.g. observers may also be members of staff who are invited to attend committees to provide advice, guidance or present reports. Observers do not have voting rights and therefore do not take part in any decision making. 

Please note that there are other ad hoc committees which are essential to the effective discharge of the governing body's legal responsibilities for:

  • staffing appointments, grievance, conduct and discipline, capability, suspension or dismissal of individual school staff members;
  • staff grievance;
  • pupil discipline (exclusions);

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS 2022-23

Governors have completed a Business Interest form online. 

A summary of the completed forms is as follows; 

Governor Business interests Nature of business interest Governor at another educational establishment Relationship with any school staff member
Helen Knell Yes Accountancy No No
Jan Reeves No n/a No No
Kieran Welsh No n/a Yes  - Astley Park School No
Zelda McKechnie No n/a No No
Alison Proudfoot No n/a No No
Anneke Crosby No n/a No No
Sarah Seddon No n/a Yes - Astley Park School No
Peter Dewhurst No n/a No No
Sharon MacKenzie No n/a No No

 

Governor Attendance

Name
 Governor Attendance 2019 20.pdfDownload
 Governor Attendance 2020-21.pdfDownload
 Governor Attendance 2021-22.pdfDownload
 Governor Attendance 2022-23.pdfDownload
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Governor Terms of Office

 

Governor Training

The school maintains a complete record of all governor training undertaken. 

Safeguarding and Child Protection training undertaken includes; 

Governor Training Date
Helen Knell

Safeguarding: The Governor's Role

Safer Recruitment

September 2022

July 2023

Jan Reeves

Strategic Safeguarding for Governors

Safer Recruitment

May 2023

July 2023

Kieran Welsh Safer Recruitment July 2023
Sarah Seddon

Safer Recruitment

Safeguarding: The Governor's Role

Strategic Safeguarding for Governors

August 2020

October 2022

June 2023

Zelda McKechnie

Strategic Safeguarding for Governors

June 2023

Sharon MacKenzie

Strategic Safeguarding for Governors

May 2023