Local Governing Committee

At Copley Academy, the Local Governing Committee is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the operational day-to-day running of the Academy. The Clerk for the Local Governing Committee is Mrs Hannah Abbott. To contact the Chair of Governors please email the Clerk by emailing, habbott@gaet.co.uk.

Copley Academy Local Governing Committee

Governor NameGovernor TypeDate of AppointmentDate Term Ends
Emma Lark (Chair)Trustee Governor10/10/201909/10/2027
Neil Morris (Vice Chair)Trustee Governor09/03/202108/03/2025
Kiran PatelTrustee Governor12/10/202011/10/2024
Julie NuttallStaff Governor01/12/202130/11/2025
Penny WardaleTrustee Governor01/08/202231/07/2026
Amanda HicklingParent Governor20/06/202219/06/2026 
Hina MistryTrustee Governor17/02/202316/02/2027
Jacob BondStaff Governor05/02/202404/02/2028
Ruth CravenHeadteacherN/AN/A

Copley Academy Historical Governors (resigned in the last twelve months)

Governor NameGovernor TypeDate AppointedDate Term Ended
Jemma DagnahParent Governor15/03/202327/03/2023
Sarah PinderStaff Governor01/12/202104/12/2023

Copley Academy LGC Meeting Attendance in 2022/2023

Governor NameAttended meetingsPossible meetings Percentage attended
Emma Lark (Chair)5683.33%
Neil Morris (Vice Chair)5683.33%
Jemma Dagnah1425%
Amanda Hickling5683.33%
Hina Mistry1250%
Julie Nuttall4666.67%
Kiran Patel4666.67%
Sarah Pinder66100%
Penny Wardale5683.33%

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests 2023/2024

Governor Name Position held Nature of Business Business Entity Role Within the InterestDate of Declaration
Emma LarkTrust Governor (Chair)None declaredNone declaredNone declared12/10/2023
Neil MorrisTrust Governor (Vice Chair)None declaredNone declaredNone declared04/12/2023
Amanda HicklingParent GovernorNone declaredNone declaredNone declared27/10/2023
Hina MistryTrust GovernorNone declaredNone declaredNone declared04/12/2023
Julie NuttallStaff GovernorNone declaredNone declaredNone declared05/12/2023
Kiran PatelTrust GovernorNone declaredNone declaredNone declared22/10/2023
Sarah PinderStaff GovernorNone declaredNone declaredNone declared03/10/2022
Penny WardaleTrust GovernorNone declaredNone declaredNone declared23/10/2023
Ruth CravenPrincipalBusinessAmbition InstituteVisiting Fellow17/10/2023

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