Governing Body

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 Crosshill with 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.

Crosshill with 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 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.

Crosshill School Governor Information 2016/2017

Name of Governor Role Committee Responsibility
Mrs Shiobhan Mercer
Local Authority Governor
Curriculum, Monitoring and Standards
Mrs Philomena  Keigher

Co-Opted

Chair Of Governors

Finance, Resources and Personnel Numeracy

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Joint Link

Mrs Diane Atkinson

Executive Head

Staff

Finance, Resources & Personnel,
Curriculum, Monitoring & Standards
Miss Laura Gamble
Staff
Curriculum, Monitoring and Standards
Mrs Erica Doyle
Parent
Curriculum, Monitoring and Standards Safeguarding & Looked after children
E-Safety
Ms Hayley Eastham
Parent
Curriculum, Monitoring and Standards
Mrs Nina Wiggans
Parent
Curriculum, Monitoring and Standards
Mrs Bernadette Hodkinson
Co-Opted
Curriculum, Monitoring and Standards Literacy

Educational Visits

Mr Brian Holliday
Co-Opted
Finance, Resources and Personnel Health and Safety
Mrs Suzanne Smith
Co-Opted
Support Staff
Curriculum, Monitoring and Standards Joint Link
Mrs Jill Phillips
Co-Opted
Curriculum, Monitoring and Standards
Mrs Lynn Nixon
Co-opted
Finance, Resources and Personnel SEN
Mrs Dot Thomson
Foundation
Curriculum, Monitoring and Standards

Finance, Resources and Personnel

 

Name of Governor Date Appointed Term End Date Appointed by Business/ Pecuniary interest Governance Roles/ Educational Institutions Material Interests
Mrs Shiobhan Mercer
16 January 2017
 7 February 2021 LA  None  None  None
Mrs Philomena Keigher
September 2012
31 December 2018 Governing Body None None None
Mrs Diane Atkinson
1 April 2015
 Ex Officio None BCHS None
Miss Laura Gamble
20 February 2017
26 March 2021  Crosshill None None None
Mrs Erica Doyle
14 October 2015
13 October 2019 Crosshill  None  None  None
Mrs Hayley Eastham
13 September 2014
23 September 2018 Crosshill  None  None  None
Mrs Nina Wiggans
15 November 2016
15 November 2020 Crosshill  None  None  None
Mrs Bernadette Hodkinson
6 March 2013
August 2018 Crosshill None None None
Mr Brian Holliday
1 September 2006 31 August 2018 Crosshill  None  None  None
Mrs Lynn Nixon
14 October 2015
13 October 2019 Crosshill None None None
Mrs Jill Philips
14 October 2015
13 October 2019 Crosshill None None None
Mrs Suzanne Smith
1 September 2012
31 August 2018 Crosshill  None  None  None
Mrs Dot Thomson
15 March 2016
21 February 2019 Governing Body Independent Education Advisor BCHS

St Thomas PRU

None

 

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