Our Governors

The Governing Body is made up of volunteers representing different groups. They act as ‘critical friends’ to the school, contribute to strategic management and provide accountability for how the school is run.

The full governing body usually meets twice a term in addition to committees and working groups responsible for Finance, Curriculum and other areas. A governor may have a specific responsibility for an area of school development.

‘Governors provide the right balance of challenge and support to help the school continue to improve’ (OFSTED 2013)

In April 2016, a federation was formed with Willington Lower School. A new governing body with responsibility for both schools was created.

Chair of governors Mr R Baxter LA governor
Vice Chair Dr J Marco Co-opted
Mrs H Johnson Ex officio – Cople Headteacher
Mrs E Dun Ex officio – Willington Headteacher
Mrs V Maples Parent governor (Willington)
Mrs J Tucker Parent governor (Cople)
Mrs E Sawford-Smith Staff governor
Mrs P Ebbs Co-opted
Mr K Ferguson Co-opted
Mrs L Heywood Co-opted
Mr R James Co-opted
Mr O McNeill Co-opted
Mr A Pallant Co-opted
Mrs J Staley Co-opted
Mr M Whitehead Co-opted
Mrs S Godden Associate Member
Clerk to governors Mrs H Endersby-Wood