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Local Governing Body

The governing body of Coppice Valley is comprised of up to 9 members; the head teacher, a staff governor, 2 parent governors, 2 trust appointed and 3 co-opted members.

We are proud members of the National Governance Association and support their #Visible Governance Campaign.

Parent governors are elected by the parent body (if more parents put themselves forward than there are positions available). 

A co-opted governor is a person appointed by the governing body or trust and who, in the opinion of the governing body/trust, has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.


Please follow this link to visit the Coppice Valley dedicated page on the Government's school's financial benchmarking service.

Coppice Valley Primary School - Schools Financial Benchmarking - GOV.UK (

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Richard Selfridge

Trust appointed governor, Interim Chair of Governors

Emma Meadus


Dan Cawte

Deputy Headteacher, Staff Governor

Beth Hope

Parent Governor

Governors Terms of Office and past Governors

Governors Terms of Office

Tracy Coleman


4 years

Emma Meadus



Dan Cawte


4 years

Mark Chapman


4 years

Richard Selfridge


4 years

Beth Rich


4 years

Past Governors, serving within the last year



Liz Payne

27/06/2019 - 14/09/2021

4 years

Paul Clayton

10/9/2018 -  - 6/7/2021

4 years

Anna Spratt 

01/12/2018 - 02/12/2020

4 years

Dylan Bodington

01/02/2018 - 02/12/2020

4 years

Caroline Hatton

29/09/2016 - 28/04/2021

4 years

Meeting Minutes.

Please select folder to view previous years.


Created December 2021



Created December 2021



Coppice Valley Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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