Govenors

Amer Khan - (Staff Governor)

I have been a staff governor at Copthorne since January 2012 after joining the school in June 2008 as a Learning Mentor. I became a governor to gain a better understanding of how the school is run and, ultimately, to be involved in the improvement of education, to raise teaching standards and, in return, raise the attainment of our children. I am dedicated to the role as I am a staff member, a resident and a parent with my two sons attending the school. I strongly feel you have to be able to challenge as well as support the senior leadership team to be a successful member of the governing body.

Amjad Ahmed - (Parent Governor)

I first became a school governor in November 2014 and have enjoyed myself thoroughly. The staff, children and parents support us in all that we do the make our school even better.

Christabel Shepherd - Head Teacher

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Claire Armitstead - Staff

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Duncan Jacques - CEO

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Nadia Hussain - Chair (Co-opted)

I have been a Governor at Copthorne for about 7 years, and this my second year as Chair. I went to Copthorne when I was younger, and my nieces currently attend Copthorne. I became a Governor so that I could get an insight into how schools are run, and to see how parents and members of the community can have an active role in improving educational attainment and achievement. As Chair of Governors I believe I have a key role in ensuring the governing body effectively supports senior leadership and staff within the school to ensure Copthorne continues to provide outstanding education to our children. I am passionate about my role as a governor and thoroughly enjoy it.

Naseem Khan - Co-opted

Having started as a governor in January 2012 I take great pride in what we do and how well we support the local community.

Zenab Bibi - (Parent Governor)

I am now in my third year as a school governor having started in 2014. I really enjoy working alongside such a committed staff who all endeavour to make Copthorne a fantastic place to work and learn together.