Governing Body

Blackshaw Moor CofE (VC) First School Constitution:-

Foundation governors

Christopher Oates Term Start 19 Oct 2017  Term End  18 Oct 2021 – Health and Safety – Registers of interests none

Co-opted governors
Mrs Lynne Ball Term Start 20 Mar 2013  Term End  27 Mar 2023 – Curriculum  – Registers of interests none
Miss Nicola Frost  Term Start 08 Nov 2018  Term End  07 Nov 2022  Governor Training, Health and Safety, Meeting Clerk – Registers of interests none

Mrs Samantha Crawforth  – Registers of interests none

Parent governors

Rachel Torr Term Start 21 Mar 2019 Term End  20 Mar 2023 – Chair of Governors – Looked after children, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium, Governor Training – Registers of interests none

Mrs Claire Ball Term Start  23 Oct 2018 Term End  22 Oct 2022 – Child Protection, Safeguarding, On line safety  – Registers of interests none

Frances Ward Term Start 13 Jun 2018 Term End  12 Jun 2022 Special Education Needs – Registers of interests none

Staff governors

Julie Picken Term Start 18 Oct 2017 Term End  17 Oct 2021  – Registers of interests none

Leadership:- S Crawforth ,  J Picken  , C Ball  and N Frost

Management:- R Torr , L Ball , F Ward  ,  C Oates , J Picken  and N Frost

Our Governors are drawn from a wide cross section of our community, each one bringing special skills to benefit our school. We actively support our Head Teacher in the managing of our school.  This takes place through individual committees.  The leadership and Management  committees meet regularly and each Governor sits on one or two of them.  Full Governing Body meetings take place once a term.

We have an “open door” policy and Governors can visit the school anytime.  Governors come in to observe lessons and to talk informally with staff and pupils and to see the school working on a daily basis.

As we are a small rural school, the local community is very important to our school’s well-being.  Our Governors encourage school involvement with our local church and with community organised events. organised locally.

Governor Meetings Attended

Full Governor Body Meeting 30th June 2021

Present:- S Crawforth, R Torr, L Ball, F Ward, C Ball, C Oates, J Picken, N Frost

Apologies:- None

Full Governor Body Meeting 17th March 2021

Present:-S Crawforth, R Torr, L Ball, F Ward, C Ball, C Oates, J Picken, N Frost


Management Governor Meeting 21st January

Present:- S Crawforth, R Torr, L Ball, F Ward, C Ball, C Oates, N Frost

Apologies:- None

Leadership Committee Meeting 14th October 2020

Present:- S Crawforth, J Picken, R Torr, L Ball, F Ward, N Frost

Apologies :- C Ball

Curriculum and Standards Meeting 5th October 2020

Present:-S Crawforth, J Picken, R Torr, L Ball, F Ward, N Frost

Apologies:- C Ball

Full Governor Body Meeting 12th March 2020

Present:- S Crawforth, N Frost, J Picken, C Ball, C Oates, R Torr,F Ward, L Ball L Clowes

Apologies:- None

Curriculum and Standards meeting 22nd May 2019

Present:- S Crawforth, N Frost, J Picken  and L Clowes

Apologies:- None

Finance Personnel and Buildings Committee Meeting  9th may 2019

Present;- S Crawforth, N Frost, R Torr,, C Ball, C Oates, F Ward

Apologies:- L Clowes and L Ball

Full Governor Body Meeting 21st March 2019

Present- S Crawforth, N Frost, J Picken, R Torr, FR D Nicol, L Ball , F Ward, L Clowes, C Oates

Apologies sent – C Ball

Finance Buildings and Personnel Meeting 26th February 2019

Present- S Crawforth, R Torr, F Ward, L Ball

Apologies sent – C Oates, L Clowes N Frost

Curriculum and Standards  Meeting 27th February 2019

Present- S Crawforth, J Picken, C Ball, L Clowes

Apologies- N Frost

Management Meeting 13th May 2021

Present – S Crawforth, R Torr, C Oates, L Ball, N Frost

Apologies – C Ball, F Ward

Leadership Meeting 24th May 2021

Present – S Crawforth, J Picken, R Torr, F Ward, N Frost

Apologies – C Ball


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