Governors Information

Coppice Performing Arts Schools Local Governing Body (LGB) is accountable to the Trust’s Board of Directors and is under the direction of the Executive Headteacher.

The core focus of the LGB is the business of their pupils’ attainment and progress. If you would like more information about the structure of the LGB and what it is responsible for within the CLPT you can find more information on the CLPT site, found here.

Chair of Governors for Coppice: Mr. Mark Taylor (

Name Category Term of Office Register of Business Interests 2019/20 Other Governance Roles
Mrs Emma Allen Staff Governor 03/07/2019 – 02/07/2023 Nil Looked after children
Mrs Claire Gilbert Headteacher Ongoing Nil
Mr Wayne Hughes Parent Governor Ongoing Nil
Mr Martin Morris Co-opted Governor 28/09/2016 – 27/09/2020 Nil Vice Chair
Cllr Ritta Potter Co-opted Governor 24/10/2018 – 23/10/2022 Nil Child Protection & Safeguarding
Mr Inderjit Sanghera Co-opted Governor 23/10/2019 – 22/10/2023 Nil SEND/More Able
Mr Doug Selkirk Appointed Governor Ongoing Nil
Mr Mark Taylor Co-opted Governor 22/01/2019 – 21/01/2023 Nil Pupil Premium & Chair
Mrs Gail Varney Staff Governor 03/07/2019 – 02/07/2023 Nil SEND/More Able
Mr Tony Wall Parent Governor Ongoing Nil
Mr Phil Williams Other Ongoing Nil Papers only

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent

Name Full Governing Body 23/10/2019 Full Governing Body


Emma Allen Y Y
Claire Gilbert Y Y
Martin Morris NS Y
Rita Potter Y NS
Inderjit Sanghera Y
Doug Selkirk Y Y
Mark Taylor Y Y
Gail Varney Y Y
Phil Williams Y Y
Angela Cunningham Y
Wayne Hughes   Y
Jane Elwell   Y
Tony Wall   Y