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Governors

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 BCHS, willing to ask questions, to both challenge and support the Head Teacher. 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.

BCHS values 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.

The Governing Body

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.

Privacy Notice - How we use Governor information

For more information on how to become a governor please see Blackburn with Darwen School Governors.

GovernorCategoryTerm End DateAppointed ByCommitteesPosition of ResponsibilityBusiness, Pecuniary & Material Interests Governance Roles at Educational Institutions
Attendance 2018/19
Attendance 2019/20
Mrs Diane Atkinson Staff Headteacher
Ex officio BCHS
FC, CS

None
Trust Leader & Trustee of Champion Education Trust
7/7
2/2 
Mrs Susan Aldred
Foundation
Autumn 2020
EBLCT
FC
SEND, Curriculum inc Literacy & NumeracyNone
None
6/6
2/2 
Mr Ashraf Mohammed Brepotra Parent
Autumn 2020
Governing Body
FC, CS

None
None
4/7
2/2 
Mr Derek Elliott
Foundation
Autumn 2020
EBLCT CS Vice Chair, Safeguarding, Pupil Premium, Looked After Children, Behaviour
Daughter is teacher at BCHS, wife casual invigilator at BCHS
St Thomas' Primary
5/6
2/2 
Mr Anthony Humphreys
Local Authority
Autumn 2019
BWDBC FC Chair, Equality
None
None
2/6
2/2 
Mr Ghafar Khan
Foundation
Autumn 2020
EBLCT FC, CS
None
None
1/7
0/2
Mr Mohammed Mizan
Foundation
Autumn 2020
EBLCT FC Link Training
None
Crosshill. St Matthews with Brunel Nursery
1/6
1/2 
Mrs Sumayya Motala
Foundation
Autumn 2020
EBLCT CS
None
None
4/6
2/2 
Mrs Paula Royle
Staff
Autumn 2020
Governing Body FC
Head's PA
None
6/6
1/2

Committees: FC – Finance & Corporate Resources Committee, CS – Curriculum and Standards Committee.

Ended or Resigned Governorships

Governor CategoryTerm End Date
Appointed By
Committees
Position of Responsibility
Business, Pecuniary & Material Interests
Governance Roles at Educational Institutions
Attendance 2018/19
Attendance 2019/20
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
7/7
-
Mrs Nasreen Shah
Parent
July 2019
BCHS
FC
Literacy
None
None
4/6
-
Mrs Corwynne Whitehead
Foundation
Resigned 1 November 2018
EBLCT
FC, CS
Gifted & Talented, SEN
None
None
0/3 
-
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
--

Committees: FC - Finance & Corporate Resources Committee, CS - Curriculum and Standards Committee.