Being a school Governor is interesting, worthwhile and rewarding. To be an effective Governor, you will need to be clear about your role and responsibilities.
Effective governors do not need educational expertise but do need to be committed to our amazing school, willing to ask questions, to both challenge and support the Headteacher. They also need to be able to devote the time necessary to work as an enthusiastic member of the governing body team, and to attend meetings and get involved in the life of the school.
We value the contribution from governors from all walks of life, bringing their unique life experiences and skills which can be utilised to support school improvement. New governors will be supported by other governors on the governing body as well as Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority.
Governing Body Chair
Our Acting Chair of Governors is Mr Derek Elliott.
The governing body is made up of representatives of parents, staff, the community, sponsor and the Local Authority. The headteacher is entitled to attend all meetings of the governing body, and also its committees. Normally a governing body will meet every term, with between three to five committees doing the more detailed work, feeding into the main meeting.
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Information on Champion Education Trust Members and Trustees.
|Governor||Category||Term End Date||Appointed By||Position of Responsibility||Business, Pecuniary & Material Interests ||Governance Roles at Educational Institutions||Attendance 2020/21 |
|Mrs Diane Atkinson ||Staff || Trust Leader||Ex officio BCHS ||None ||Trust Leader & Trustee of Champion Education Trust ||1/1 |
|Mrs Shanaz Hussain||Staff||Headteacher||Ex officio BCHS ||Sister, daughter & niece are staff at BCHS|
Vice Chair at Audley Junior School
Vice chair at ATC
Trustee at ATC
Chair of standards committee at ATC
|Mrs Susan Aldred ||Foundation ||Autumn 2026||EBLCT ||Safeguarding and Looked After Children||None ||None ||1/1||4/4||2/3|
|Mr Derek Elliott ||Foundation ||Autumn 2026||EBLCT || Acting Chair, Pupil Premium||Daughter is teacher at BCHS ||St Thomas' Primary ||0/1||4/4||3/3|
|Mr Ghafar Khan ||Foundation ||Autumn 2024||EBLCT ||Curriculum Teaching and Learning||None ||None ||0/1||2/4||2/3|
|Mrs Paula Royle ||Staff ||Autumn 2024||Governing Body |
Trust Leader's PA
|Mrs Yvonne Young||Deputy Head||-||-||No voting rights||None||-||1/1|
|Mr Peter Williams||Co-opted ||Autumn 2026||Governing Body||SEND||-|
Governor elsewhere (Information TBC)
|Mr Abdul Qadoos||Parent||Governing Body||Curriculum Teaching and Learning||Parent of child at BCHS||Governor at Intack Primary School||N/A||N/A||2/3|
Ended or Resigned Governorships
|Governor ||Category||Term End Date ||Appointed By ||Committees ||Position of Responsibility||Business, Pecuniary & Material Interests ||Governance Roles at Educational Institutions ||Attendance 2019/20 ||Attendance 2020/21 ||Attendance 2021/22|
|Mrs Lynn Dickinson||Clerk||Resigned August 2021||-||-||No voting rights||None||-||3/3||1/1||-|
|Ms Nicola Chester||Trust Finance & Operations Leader||Resigned July 2021||-||-||No voting rights||None||Champion Education Trust||1/3||1/1||-|
|Mrs Dot Thomson ||Foundation ||September 2019 ||EBLCT ||FC, CS ||Chair of Governors ||Independent Education Advisor ||Vice Chair St Thomas’ PRU, Governor at Tauheedal Islam Boys High School ||-||-||-|
|Mrs Nasreen Shah ||Parent ||July 2019 ||BCHS ||FC||Literacy ||None ||None ||-||-||-|
|Mrs Corwynne Whitehead ||Foundation||Resigned 1 November 2018 ||EBLCT ||FC, CS ||Gifted & Talented, SEN ||None ||None ||- ||-||-|
|Mrs Tracy Stuart ||Foundation||Resigned 12 November 2017 ||EBLCT ||FC, CS ||Director at EPT, Vice Principal Blackburn College ||None ||-||-||-|
|Mr Mohammed Sidat ||Foundation||Resigned 17 July 2017 ||Governing Body ||CS ||None ||None ||-||-||-|
|Mrs Michelle Cloney ||Foundation||Resigned February 2017 ||EBLCT ||FC, CS ||Health & Safety ||None ||None ||-|
|Mrs Sumayya Motala||Foundation||Resigned||EBLCT||CS||None||None||3/3||1/1||-|
|Mr Anthony Humphreys||Local Authority||Resigned||BWDBC||FC||Chair, Equality||None||None||2/3||1/1||4/4|
|Mr Mohammed Mizan||Foundation||End of Term||EBLCT||FC||Link Training||None||Crosshill. St Matthews with Brunel Nursery||2/3||1/1||2/4|
|Mr Ashraf Mohammed Brepotra ||Parent||Resigned 29/11/2023||1/1||2/4||0/3|
Committees: FC - Finance & Corporate Resources Committee, CS - Curriculum and Standards Committee.