The Governing Body meets at least once a term to receive a report from the Headteacher and from the Sub-Committees and to discuss matters relating to staffing, finance, buildings and the school’s policies.

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

Governors have three main roles:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the Headteacher
  • To ensure accountability

For further information about the Governing Body or the role of a Governor, contact the school office who will direct you to our Chair of Governors.

Our Governors are:

Chair of Governors – Rob Baxter

Vice-Chair of Governors – James Marco

Helen Johnson (Staff –  Cople Headteacher)

Elizabeth Dun (Staff –  Willington Headteacher )

Cindy Tucker – Elected Parent (Cople)

Vicky Maples – Elected Parent (Willington)

Philla Ebbs

Lyn Heywood

Rhys James

Owain McNeill

Mary Whitehead

Siobhan Godden

Ben Parker

Julia Staley (Staff)

Elaine Sawford-Smith (Staff)

How to Contact Us

01234 838280


Church Road, Willington, Bedford
MK44 3QD