Advisory Panel

Copthill has an advisory panel of members who provide advice on educational, administrative and strategic matters.  They carry out many of the fuctions of a governing body, and work closely with the directors to ensure proper oversight of the school's work. The panel consists of volunteers from the local community who bring a wide portfolio of talents and a breadth of experience.

Responsibilities include

  • help with interviews and selection for senior teaching or management posts
  • consideration of serious complaints as part of the school’s complaints procedure
  • consideration of disciplinary matters as part of the school’s disciplinary procedure
  • attendance at official and unofficial functions throughout the year
  • reviewing key policy areas annually, such as safeguarding and Health & Safety
  • monitoring standards, provide support and encouragement to staff by attending school events

The Advisory Panel

Mr Andy Cordial

Mrs  Julia Harbage

Mrs  Margaret Miles

Mr Jay Swanston


Advisors can be contacted through the Bursar, Mr Simon Teesdale.