Chair of Governors Welcome
The Governing body consists of 10 members who are mixture of Staff, Parents and Co-opted professionals via the Local Authority. This balance of members means that we are able to support Coppermill by attending regular meetings and focus on its strategic direction.
We all meet once per term as a whole, attend one school visit per term and there are also two sub-committees that discuss key areas in greater depth. The Resources Committee sets the budget, monitors it throughout the year and focuses on all Health & Safety and financially related matters. The Curriculum & Achievement Committee focuses on Safeguarding, Attendance & Behaviour and activities carried out to deliver Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 results. Both Committees regularly review the school’s policies in their respective areas to ensure they are up to date, fit for purpose and so that they can be ratified on behalf of the Governing body.
Each Governor also has a ‘Link’ responsibility and meets with the staff leads at the school for updates on key achievements and future plans. These are Maths & Literacy, Science, Humanities, Art & Computing, Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Attendance & Behaviour, SEND, Governor Training and Borough of Culture. These meetings are when Governors can challenge progress and ensure it is in line with the School Development Plan.
Our aim is that Coppermill is an outstanding school which consistently provides the highest level of teaching and learning, together with a safe and vibrant environment for all staff and pupils. Coppermill is fully committed to its core values which is resonant throughout the school on our visits. The school has a diverse team of staff who work well together at every level, maintain great and regular communication and provide fantastic support to pupils and parents with any individual needs to ensure it remains an inclusive environment for all.
Chair of Governors
Full Governing Body and Committee minutes