The school governors are local people representing the parents and public in important matters involving the school.  The governors, in co-operation with the headteacher, are concerned with the educational facilities, the maintenance of the school building, the appointment of staff, and the general administration of the school curriculum. The day-to-day details of teaching and management are the responsibility of the headteacher and the teaching staff.

Regular  meetings are held, which coupled with frequent visits to the school, mean that the Governing Body is able to carry out their growing responsibilities.  A range of Working Parties and Committees operate to enable the governors to contribute to the administration of the school and support the teachers in their work with  

Mrs Elaine McManus - Chair of Governors 

Mr John Sprigg - Vice Chair of Governors 

Mr David Payne - Co-opted Governor 

Mrs Liz Taylor - Staff (Non-teaching) Governor 

Mrs Sharon Billings - Staff (Co-opted) Governor 

Mrs Lisa Cox - Parent Governor 

Mr Mark Neild - Trust Governor 

Mrs Michelle Andrews - Parent Governor

Mr Len Russell - Community Governor 

Mrs Becky Poynter - Additional Associate Governor 

Mr David Maguire - Headteacher (Ex Officio) 


Our Chair of Governors, Elaine McManus, can be contacted by email ( or at Stepping Stones Childcare and Education CIC on 01440 703833 or in writing:

Elaine McManus

Coupals Primary Academy Chair of Governors 

Stepping Stones Childcare and Education CIC

C/O Coupals Primary Academy

Chalkstone Way