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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

What do we do?

The Governing Body acts as a group. We have a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school.

We decide:

  • The aims and policies of the school;
  • How the standards of education can be improved;
  • How the school should be run in general terms;
  • How to spend the school budget.

We:

  • Work with the Headteacher and staff to draw up the School Development Plan;
  • Make sure that the National Curriculum and Religious Education are being taught and report on the National Curriculum assessments and examination results;
  • Select the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher;
  • Make sure proper procedures are in place for appointing, promoting, supporting and disciplining staff;
  • Oversee the way the school is managed, including matters relating to buildings.

 

We are a Voluntary Aided School, which means we have more autonomy in some areas of policy than a board of governors of other types of schools. We differ in that we are responsible for:

  • The Admission Policy of the school;
  • The buildings and their upkeep;
  • Setting the Religious Education and Collective Worship Policy

and

  • We are the employers of the staff in the school.

 

We are a corporate body, so individual governors are generally protected from personal liability, provided that we act honestly, reasonably and in good faith.  We have a Constitution which is written up in a legal document called the Instrument of Government. This sets out the number of members in each category of governor and confirms that the school has a Christian foundation.

 

On 18 March 2016 the School Governance Constitution Regulations 2012 was amended so that all serving governors in maintained schools will be required to have an enhanced criminal records certificate (ECRC). This means that, by 1 September 2016, all serving governors must have an enhanced CRC and, from April 1 2016, governing bodies must have applied for an ECRC within 21 days of the election or appointment of a new governor.

We can confirm that all governors at Blackburn The Redeemer School have had this completed.

 

Types of Governors

We have fourteen members on our Governing Body.

 

They have a special responsibility for ensuring that the character of the school as a Church of England Voluntary Aided School is preserved and developed.

  • The Vicars are Ex Officio Foundation Governors (2), by virtue of being an incumbent of the Parish.
  • DBE Foundation Governors (6): elected by the Diocesan Board of Education.
  • LA Governor (1): Appointed by the Local Authority.
  • Parent Governors (3): Elected by the Parents.
  • Headteacher Governor (1): Automatically an Ex Officio governor.
  • Staff Teaching Governor (1): Elected by the staff.

  Blackburn the Redeemer C of E Primary

  Committee Details

 

Admissions

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

Mrs Carol Officer

Foundation governor

Chair
Specific Role Safeguarding

11 Nov 2012

10 Nov 2020

Mr Graham Barnes

Foundation governor

Subject Science
Specific Role Link Governor

01 Oct 2010

03 Oct 2022

Mrs Lisa Cowell

Foundation governor

Subject Art

18 Dec 2017

17 Dec 2021

Mrs Michelle Smith

Headteacher

Headteacher

 

 

 

Pay & HT Performance

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

Mrs Debbie Jagger

 

Clerk

 

 

Mrs Carol Officer

Foundation governor

Chair
Specific Role Safeguarding

11 Nov 2012

10 Nov 2020

Mr Graham Barnes

Foundation governor

Subject Science
Specific Role Link Governor

01 Oct 2010

03 Oct 2022

Cllr Denise Gee

Local Authority Governor

Vice Chair
Specific Role: EYFS Equality/Race/Gender/DDA
GDPR

31 Aug 2019

30 Aug 2023

Mrs Michelle Smith

Headteacher

Headteacher

 

 

 

Pupil Disciplinary

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

Mrs Carol Officer

Foundation governor

Chair
Specific Role Safeguarding

11 Nov 2012

10 Nov 2020

Mrs Helen Earnshaw

Parent governor

Subject English

09 Dec 2015

08 Dec 2019

Mrs Gill Boyle

Parent governor

Subject Sport / PE
Specific Role Educational Visits

16 Oct 2018

15 Oct 2022

 

 Resources

Type of Governor 

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

Mrs Debbie Jagger

 

Clerk

 

 

Mr Geoffrey Hutchinson

Foundation governor

Subject Humanities
Specific Role Health & Safety

20 Jul 2019

19 Jul 2023

Mrs Carol Officer

Foundation governor

Chair
Specific Role Safeguarding

11 Nov 2012

10 Nov 2020

Mr Graham Barnes

Foundation governor

Subject Science
Specific Role Link Governor

01 Oct 2010

03 Oct 2022

Cllr Denise Gee

Local Authority Governor

ViceChair
Specific Role: EYFS

Equality/Race/Gender/DDA
GDPR

31 Aug 2019

30 Aug 2023

Margaret Duncan

Other

School Business Manager

 

 

Mark Power

Other

Deputy Headteacher

 

 

Mr Philip Beresford

Foundation governor

Subject Design & Technology

11 Nov 2016

10 Nov 2020

Mrs Gill Boyle

Parent governor

Subject Sport / PE
Specific Role Educational Visits

16 Oct 2018

15 Oct 2022

Mrs Michelle Smith

Headteacher

Headteacher

 

 

 

Staff Dismissal & Disciplinary

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

Mrs Carol Officer

Foundation governor

Chair
Specific Role Safeguarding

11 Nov 2012

10 Nov 2020

Cllr Denise Gee

Local Authority Governor

ViceChair
Subject Foundation Stage
Specific Role Equality/Race/Gender/DDA
GDPR

31 Aug 2019

30 Aug 2023

Mrs Lisa Cowell

Foundation governor

Subject Art

18 Dec 2017

17 Dec 2021

 

Appeals

 Type of Governor 

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

Mrs Helen Earnshaw

Parent governor

Subject English

09 Dec 2015

08 Dec 2019

Mrs Rebecca Crompton

Parent governor

Subject ICT

20 Apr 2018

19 Apr 2022

Mrs Charlotte Carter

Foundation governor

Specific Role SEN
PSHE

24 Apr 2018

23 Apr 2022

 

Teaching & Learning

Type of Governor 

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

Mrs Debbie Jagger

 

Clerk

 

 

Revd Richard Marshall

Foundation Ex-Officio

Subject RE/Worship

 

 

Mrs Helen Earnshaw

Parent governor

Subject English

09 Dec 2015

08 Dec 2019

Mark Power

Other

Deputy Headteacher

 

 

Revd Christopher Anderton

Foundation Ex-Officio

Subject Mathematics

 

 

Mrs Lisa Cowell

Foundation governor

Subject Art

18 Dec 2017

17 Dec 2021

Mrs Rebecca Crompton

Parent governor

Subject ICT

20 Apr 2018

19 Apr 2022

Mrs Charlotte Carter

Foundation governor

Specific Role SEN
PSHE

24 Apr 2018

23 Apr 2022

Miss Jennifer Allen

Staff governor

Subject MFL / Music

15 May 2018

14 May 2022

Mrs Michelle Smith

Headteacher

Headteacher

 

 

                        

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings

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GOVERNOR PROFILES

GOVERNOR PROFILES 1 Cllr Denise Gee - Vice Chair of Governors
GOVERNOR PROFILES 2 Mr Phillip Beresford - Foundation Governor
GOVERNOR PROFILES 3 Mrs Charlotte Carter - Foundation Governor
GOVERNOR PROFILES 4 Mrs Lisa Cowell - Foundation Governor
GOVERNOR PROFILES 5 Mr Geoffrey Hutchinson - Foundation Governor
GOVERNOR PROFILES 6 Mrs Carol Officer - Chair of Governors
GOVERNOR PROFILES 7 Mrs M Smith - Headteacher
GOVERNOR PROFILES 8 Mrs Gill Boyle-Parent Governor
GOVERNOR PROFILES 9 Mrs Rebecca Crompton - Parent Governor
GOVERNOR PROFILES 10 Mrs Helen Earnshaw - Parent Governor
GOVERNOR PROFILES 11 Miss J Allen - Staff Governor
GOVERNOR PROFILES 12 Rev'd Chris Anderton - Foundation Ex -Officio
GOVERNOR PROFILES 13 Rev'd Richard Marshall - Foundation Ex -Officio
 
 

Biblical Value

John 13v34  “A new command I give you to love one another as I have loved you”

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