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.
For more information on how to become a governor please see Blackburn with Darwen School Governors.
|Governor||Category||Term End Date||Appointed By||Committees||Position of Responsibility||Business, 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 ||1/1 |
|Mrs Susan Aldred ||Foundation ||Autumn 2020 ||EBLCT ||FC ||None ||None ||6/6 ||1/1 |
|Mr Ashraf Mohammed Brepotra ||Parent ||Autumn 2020 ||Governing Body ||FC, CS ||None ||None ||4/7 ||1/1 |
|Mr Derek Elliott ||Foundation ||Autumn 2020 ||EBLCT ||CS ||Vice Chair, Safeguarding, Pupil Premium, Looked After Children ||Daughter is teacher at BCHS, wife casual invigilator at BCHS ||St Thomas' Primary ||5/6 ||1/1 |
|Mr Anthony Humphreys ||Local Authority ||Autumn 2019 ||BWDBC ||FC ||None ||None ||2/6 ||1/1 |
|Mr Ghafar Khan ||Foundation ||Autumn 2020 ||EBLCT ||FC, CS ||None ||None ||1/7 ||0/1 |
|Mr Mohammed Mizan ||Foundation ||Autumn 2020 ||EBLCT ||FC ||Link Governor ||None ||Crosshill. St Matthews with Brunel Nursery ||1/6 ||1/1 |
|Mrs Sumayya Motala ||Foundation ||Autumn 2020 ||EBLCT ||CS ||None ||None ||4/6 ||1/1 |
|Mrs Paula Royle ||Staff ||Autumn 2020 ||Governing Body ||FC ||Head's PA ||None ||6/6 ||0/1 |
Committees: FC – Finance & Corporate Resources Committee, CS – Curriculum and Standards Committee.
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 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.