Introduction from the Governing Body
The Governing Body at Copley Junior School is a democratic group of people, including parents, members of staff and members of the local community, who work as a team for the benefit of the school. They are fully involved in the life of the school and meet regularly to support and challenge the school to provide the best outcomes and opportunities for the children at Copley.
The Governing Body has many responsibilities including:
- Making sure that the school has the capacity to improve and raise standards of learning and teaching;
- Making sure that the school continually maintains high standards of safeguarding and behaviour;
- Making sure that the school sets a strong budget and that spending is linked directly to school improvements;
- Approving and monitoring the school’s budget and spending throughout the year;
- Keeping abreast of new educational initiatives so that they are able to support and challenge school leaders.
As governors we look to keep lines of communication open with the school and its community. Should you wish to contact me please do so via the school office.
Mrs L. Henfield, Chair of the Governing Body
Members of the Governing Body
|Mrs L. Henfield||Co-opted Governor; Chair of the Governing Body|
|Mr G. Rimmington||Local Authority Governor; co-Vice Chair of the Governing Body|
|Mrs M. Williamson||Parent Governor; co-Vice Chair of the Governing Body|
|Mrs E.A. Crayton||Head teacher; Ex Officio|
|Mrs G. Sharpe||Parent Governor|
|Mr F. Booler
|Mrs L. Wilkinson
|Mr P. Wilkinson||Co-opted Governor|
|Mrs H. Gray||Staff Governor|
|Miss A. Blades-Baker||Associate Member, Deputy Head teacher|
Instrument of Government
The composition of the Governing Body is set out in the Instrument of Government below.
Governing Body Policy Documents
Some key Governing Body policies can be found below. We hope you find these informative and that they help you to find out about the work of the Governing Body.
Governing Body Code of Conduct
The Governing Body of Copley Junior School has adopted the Local Authority 'Governing Body Code of Practice', to ensure that all Governors are aware of and accept a collective responsibility in the way that they work corporately and with each other, honour confidential material and vote on specific issues. To read the Governing Body Code of Conduct, please click here.
Governors' Visits to School
Governors visit school regularly to find out about the work of the school and to offer both support and challenge. To read our Governors' Visits to School Policy, please click here.
Governor Induction Pack
The Governor Induction Pack is shared with new governors as they join the Governing Body. The Governor Induction Pack provides information about the different committees and the different roles within the Governing Body. To read the Governor Induction Pack, please click here.
Governors' Allowances Policy
All schools are required to have a policy for Governors' Allowances. To read the Governors' Allowances Policy, please click here. During 2016-2019 the total claimed for governors' necessary allowances was £0.
Compliance with Statutory Policies
The Department for Education publishes a list of the statutory policies and documents that schools are required to have in place. One of our governors has governor responsibility to monitor and ensure that all statutory requirements are in place.
To refer to our list of statutory policies and documents, and where you can access these, please click here.
Register of Interests
Governing Bodies of maintained schools have a duty to publish their Register of Interests. The register includes the following details:
- Business interests
- Other educational establishments where they are a governor
- Family relationships between Governors and members of staff at this school
|Name of Governor||Any Interest Declared
|Details of any
|Details of any other
|Details of any
|Mr G. Rimmington||Yes||YPO Senior Officer||None||None|
|Mr F. Booler||No||None||None||None|
|Mr P. Wilkinson
||No||None||None||Husband to Mrs Wilkinson, governor|
|Mrs L. Henfield||Yes||None||None||Mother in law to Mrs Henfield, teacher|
|Mrs L. Wilkinson||No||None||None||Wife to Mr Wilkinson, governor|
|Mrs M. Williamson||Yes||Self-employed: The Custom Cakery||None||None|
|Mrs G. Sharpe||No
|Mrs H. Gray||Yes||Husband is commercial director at nps Barnsley, a potential contractor to the school||None||None|
|Mrs E.A. Crayton||No||No||None||None|
|Miss A. Blades-Baker (Associate Member)||No||No||None||None|
Governor Roles/Responsibilities and Attendance at Meetings
In the table below each governor is listed, together with their designation (parent governor, Local Authority governor, co-opted governor etc.), their term of office, the committees they serve on, their specific responsibilities and their attendance at meetings.
Governing Body Committee Membership 2019-2020
In the table below please find details of all the Governing Body committees at Copley Junior School.