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School governors are ordinary people from the local community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting the strategic direction of the School, ensuring accountability, and being the School’s ‘critical friend’. The Education Acts give governors key principles, in regulations and guidance.  Governors are not involved in the day-to-day management of the school.

Almost anyone can become a school governor. All new governors receive training and support from the School, the Local Authority and their fellow governors. If you are interested in assisting the School in this way, please ask the School Office for further details.


    NameTitleDate of AppointmentTerm of OfficeAppointed by:Declaration of InterestDate Interest Declared
    Kirstie BarrettChair of Governors17/9/20204 YearsIvy Learning TrustCo-founder and adviser, Knowledge Layer Ltd
    Headteacher Coppetts Wood School
    Camlee Voisin-BaptisteVice Chair01/03/20184 YearsIvy Learning TrustLocal Governor, Heron Hall Academy18/09/2019
    Dani LangHeadteacher01/09/2017Ex-officioEx-officioNoneNA
    Marina SophocleousStaff GovernorRe-appointed 3/12/2019, 03/12/20154 YearsElected StaffNoneNA
    Mansoor AhmedParent Governor24/11/20174 YearsElected ParentNoneNA
    Michelle CarrParent Governor01/09/20194 YearsElected ParentNoneNA
    Elliott PlumbTrust Appointed Governor12/12/20194 YearsIvy Learning TrustNoneNA
    Robert MannionTrust Appointed Governor04/07/20194 YearsIvy Learning TrustNoneNA
    Zainab IgbalTrust Appointed Governor25/03/20214 YearsIvy Learning TrustNoneNA
    All governors are voting members of the Local Governing Board. Panels and working groups are established as needed, but there are no ongoing committees.

    Declarations of Interests for Ivy Learning Trust Members and Trustees

    Attendance record

    Please use the links below to view documents listing attendance for the past 2 academic years.

    Attendance 2019 – 2020.pdf

    Click here for The Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts, Memorandum, Articles of Association, Funding Agreements and the names of Trustees and Members

    Local Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months

    Local Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months.

    NameTitleDate of AppointmentDate Stepped DownAppointed by:
    Ingrid CranfieldTrust Appointed17/9/2020Trust Appointed
    Eleanor PainterActing Headteacher01/09/202004/01/2021Ex-officio