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 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.

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 two to three committees doing the more detailed work, feeding into the main meeting.

Crosshill School Governor Information 2016/2017

Name of Governor Role Committee Responsibility
Mrs Siobhan Mercer Local Authority Governor Curriculum, Monitoring and Standards
Mrs Philomena Keigher Co-Opted
Chair Of Governors
Finance, Resources and Personnel Numeracy, Pupil Premium, 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
Mrs Nina Wiggans Parent
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 Curriculum, Monitoring and Standards Joint Link
Mrs Jill Phillips Co-Opted Curriculum, Monitoring and Standards
Mrs Lynn Nixon Co-opted, Vice-Chair 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 Attendance
Mrs Siobhan Mercer 16 January 2017 7 February 2021 LA None None  None 3/3
Mrs Philomena Keigher 1 September 2012 31 December 2018 Governing Body None None None 7/7
Mrs Diane Atkinson 1 April 2015 Ex Offico None BCHS None 9/10
Miss Laura Gamble 20 February 2017 26 March 2021 Crosshill None None None 1/2
Mrs Erica Doyle 14 October 2015 13 October 2019 Crosshill None None None 3/7
Mrs Nina Wiggans 15 November 2016 15 November 2020 Crosshill None None None 3/4
Mrs Bernadette Hodkinson 6 March 2013 30 August 2018 Crosshill None None None 6/7
Mr Brian Holliday 1 September 2006 31 August 2018 Crosshill None None None 7/7
Mrs Suzanne Smith 14 October 2015 13 October 2019 Crosshill None None None 7/7
Mrs Jill Phillips 14 October 2015 13 October 2019 Crosshill None None None 6/7
Mrs Lynn Nixon 14 October 2015 13 October 2019 Crosshill None None None 5/7
Mrs Dot Thomson 15 March 2016 21 February 2019 Governing Body Independent Education Advisor BCHS, St Thomas PRU None 9/9

Click here to view the governors attendance table for 2015-2017

 

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 2016/17

Mr Ian Maddison Foundation Retired March 2015 Crosshill FC, CS Head None None
Mr Neil Blower Foundation Resigned June 2015 Crosshill CS Acting Head None None
Mr Adam Johnson Authority Resigned December 2016 LA FC None None 2/3
Mrs Sharon Booth Staff Resigned March 2017 Crosshill CS None None 2/4
Mrs Hayley Eastham Parent Resigned June 2017 Crosshill CS None None 1/7

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

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