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Meet the Governors

Lower Darwen Primary School Membership of the Governing Body

 

NameCategory

Term of Office

ResponsibilitiesRegister of InterestsAttendance at meetings
John Slater

 

Local Authority Governor

 

25th April

2023

Curriculum Committee

School Marketing Committee

Geography

Religious Education

Councillor for Blackburn with Darwen Council64%
Kathryn Oddie

Staff

Governor

(elected by school staff)

31st August

2022

Finance and Resources Committee

School Development Plan

No business interests declared90%
Sharon Lyth

Co-opted governor

(elected by governing body)

20th March 2022

 

School Marketing Committee

Curriculum Committee

No business interests declared90%
Shelley Simmons

Co-opted governor

(elected by governing body)

25th November 2025 (as a governor)

 

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 GardinerParent Governor (elected by parents)

 

 

Resigned March 2022

 

 

Finance and Resources Committee

Premises and Personnel Committee

Extended Schools

Art

No business interest declared77%
Karen TimperleyParent Governor (elected by parents)

21st March 2026

 

 

No business interest declared100%
Elliot HoldenParent Governor (elected by parents)

21st March 2026

 

 

No business interest declared100%
Dominic WrightParent Governor (elected by parents)18th November 2022Curriculum CommitteeNo business interest declared100%

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)80%

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

PSHE

English 

Website audit

No business interest declared96%

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 March 21st 2022:  1 co-opted governor, 1 parent governor

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