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Meet the Governors

Lower Darwen Primary School Membership of the Governing Body

 

Name Category

Term of Office

Responsibilities Register of Interests Attendance at meetings
Ruth Cunliffe

Co-opted

Governor

(elected by the governing body)

12th June

2021

 

Role as Chair until November 2019

(2 year term agreed by governing body in November 2017)

Chair of Governors

Finance and Resources Committee (Chair)

Premises and Personnel Committee (Chair)

Curriculum Committee

Looked After Children

Child Protection/Safeguarding

Special Educational Needs

Pay and Headteacher's Performance Review (Chair)

Pay Committee
Pupil Premium

School Development Plan

National Health Service

October 2000 to present

100%
Lucie Higham

Co-opted

Governor

(elected by the governing body)

10th January 2019

 

Curriculum Committee (Chair)

School Marketing Committee (Chair)

Pay Committee (Chair)

Pay and Headteacher's Performance Review

Link Governor

English

Phonics

History

School Development Plan

Director of Redmoor Communications CIC (Social Media consultant)

December 2012 to present

 

Director of News Academy Ltd (newspaper activities in schools)

December 2013 to present

78%
Imran Ullah-Khan

Parent

Governor

(elected by parents)

26th June 2019

 

 

Director of The Speech Bubble (Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Practice)

December 2010 to present

Resigned September 2017

90%

Gary

MacAuliffe

Parent

Governor

(elected by parents)

8th July 2020

Computing

Website

Design and Technology

Early Years Foundation Stage

Hearing Impairment

Finance and Resources Committee

Premises and Personnel Committee

Headteacher's Performance Review

Pay Committee

 

No business interests declared

 

89%

Chris Hill

Parent

Governor

(elected by parents)

21st May 2019

 

 

 

No business interests declared

Resigned October 2017

73%

 

 

Jason Mcilvenny

Parent

Governor

(elected by parents)

21st May 2019

 

 

Head of Retail Marketing at Graham and Brown (Wall décor and marketing)

current

Resigned February 2017

83%

Nigel Nuttall

Local Authority

Governor

(nominated by local authority, agreed by governing body)

31st August 2018

 

 

No business interests declared

Resigned February 2016

40%

John Slater

 

Co-opted Governor

(elected by the governing body)

 

18th November 2019

Curriculum Committee

School Marketing Committee

Geography

Religious Education

Councillor for Blackburn with Darwen Council 68%
Kathryn Oddie

Staff

Governor

(elected by school staff)

31st August 2018

Finance and Resources Committee

School Development Plan

No business interests declared 83%
Stephen Walton

Co-opted Governor

(elected by governing body)

18th November 2019

Finance and Resources Committee

Premises and Personnel Committee

Health and Safety

 

AMPD Ltd 89%
Sharon Lyth

Co-opted governor

(elected by governing body)

20th March 2018

 

School Marketing Committee

Curriculum Committee

No business interests declared 20%
Shelley Holden

Parent Governor

(elected by parents)

14th January 2020

 

Role as Vice Chair until November 2019.

(2 year term agreed by governing body in November 2017)

Vice Chair of Governors

Finance and Resources Committee

Curriculum Committee

School Marketing Committee

Pay Committee

PSHE

Dance and Gymnastics

PE/Games

No business interest declared

95%
Natasha Gardiner Parent Governor (elected by parents)

11th June

2021 

Finance and Resources Committee

Premises and Personnel Committee

Extended Schools

Art

No business interest declared 100%

Sameer

Kadir

Parent Governor (elected by parents)

11th June

2021

  No business interest declared

Resigned June 2017

100%

Nicola Fitzgerald Parent Governor (elected by parents) 19th October 2021

Mathematics

Music

Curriculum Committee

School Marketing Committee

No business interest declared 88%
Lisa Moorby Parent Governor (elected by parents) 19th October 2021

Finance and Resources Committee

Premises and Personnel Committee

FOLD (PTA link)

French

No business interest declared 100%
Andrew Watton Parent Governor (elected by parents) 19th October 2021

Finance and Resources Committee

Premises and Personnel Committee

Equality

Science

School Development Plan

No business interest declared 100%

Steven

Cumbo

Headteacher

(appointed by governing body June 2010)

   

Trustee of Maddi's Butterflies (charity)

September 2013 to present

100%

 

* No member of the Governing Body is related or married to a member of staff

Governor Vacancies at November 28th 2017: 1 local authority, 1 parent and 2 co-opted governors

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