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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
John Slater

 

Local Authority Governor

 

25th April

2023

Curriculum Committee

School Marketing Committee

Geography

Religious Education

Councillor for Blackburn with Darwen Council 28%
Kathryn Oddie

Staff

Governor

(elected by school staff)

31st August

2022

Finance and Resources Committee

School Development Plan

No business interests declared 70%
Sharon Lyth

Co-opted governor

(elected by governing body)

20th March 2022

 

School Marketing Committee

Curriculum Committee

No business interests declared 47%
Shelley Simmons

Co-opted governor

(elected by governing body)

25th November 2025

 

Elected as Chair of Governors

(2 year term agreed by governing body in November 2019)

Chair of Governors

Finance and Resources Committee

Curriculum Committee

School Marketing Committee

Pay Committee

Looked After Children

SEND

Pupil Premium

School Development Plan

PSHE

Dance and Gymnastics

PE/Games

No business interest declared

100%
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 79%
Nicola Fitzgerald Parent Governor (elected by parents)

19th October 2021

 

Resigned July 2020

Mathematics

Music

Curriculum Committee

School Marketing Committee

No business interest declared 100%
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%
Dominic Wright Parent Governor (elected by parents) 18th November 2022 Curriculum Committee No business interest declared 76%

Phil

Eastwood

Co-opted governor

(elected by governing body)

18th April

2023

Curriculum Committee

School Marketing Committee

Self-employed sports coach (works for the school two days a week in this capacity) 100%

Sue

Blackburn

Co-opted governor

(elected by governing body)

18th April

2023

 

(elected as Vice-Chair of Governors, November 2019 for two years)

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Finance and Resources Committee

Premises and Personnel Committee

No business interest declared 73%
Donna Drugan Parent Governor (elected by parents)

5th April

2023

 

Resigned July 2020

Finance and Resources Committee No business interest declared 73%

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 October 12th 2020:  1 co-opted governors, 3 parent governors

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