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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.

Contact the Chair of Governors


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


Hannah McNamara


Dan Cawte

Parent Governor

Cllr Peter Lacey

Parent Governor

Hayden Gilmore

Trust Governor

Jane Sidwell

Trust Governor

Alison Simpson

Parent Governor

Governors Terms of Office and past Governors

Governors Terms of Office

Hannah McNamara



Dan Cawte


4 years

Richard Selfridge


4 years

Beth Rich


4 years

Past Governors, serving within the last year



Emma Meadus

04/07/2014 - 31/8/2023


Tracy Coleman

07/02/2018 - June 2022 


Mark Chapman

27/06/2019 - April 2022


List of current and historic Governors

Meeting Minutes.

Please select folder to view previous years.

Coppice Valley LGB Minutes 16 05 2023 FINAL(pdf)

Created June 2023

Coppice Valley LGB Minutes 16 05 2023 FINAL

CV LGB Minutes - 31 01 2023(pdf)

Created May 2023

CV LGB Minutes - 31 01 2023


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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