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St Francis C of E Primary School

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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors' section.

The grids below will be updated each academic year. 

 

Our Governing Body meets 3 times a year and in addition to this, we have the following committees which meet prior to each full meeting:

* Curriculum -

This committee discusses progress and attainment as well as looking at wider curriculum topics.

* Resources - 

This committee discusses all aspects relating to health and safety, including, safeguarding, fire, well-being, staffing, finances and building work.

2018-2019

 

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Nicola Duffy

Parent

26.11.18

25.12.2022

Governing Board

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Resources

Core (Chair)

Chair of Governors

 

None

FG: 0/0

R: 0/0

Governor Information

With over 15 years experience in Human Resources, I have worked collaboratively with leadership teams across a number of different industries including Mercedes Benz and Capita, I currently work for BAE Systems Plc as a HR Business Partner. 
 
I feel privileged to have been elected as a Parent Governor for St Francis C of E School and will endeavour to represent parents and be a voice on the Governing Board to ensure the best outcomes for our children attending now and in the future. 

have two Sons (4 & 7) and one attends St Francis.

 

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Pat Rushton

Foundation

01/11/1999

31.08.2022

Diocese

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Resources

Curriculum (Chair)

Foundation Governor

 

None

FG: 0/0

R: 0/0

C: 0/0

Governor Information

  • I have been a Governor for 24 years and Chair of Governors for the last 14 years
  • I am a member of St. Francis Church PCC and recently retired as Head of Department at a local high school.
  • I have enjoyed my time as governor and welcome the opportunity to contribute to the development of the school.

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Joanne Eccles

Foundation

24/03/2015

23/03/2019

Diocese

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Resources

Vice Chair of Governors

Link Governor

 

None

FG: 0/0

R: 0/0

Governor Information

  • I am a foundation governor, being elected in September 2010.
  • I am also a parent governor at a local high school.
  • I have one child who attended St Francis and who is now at high school.
  • I have also been a member of the school’s PTA.

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Rev. Hallett

Foundation

22/01/2014

Ex-officio

Diocese

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

 

Ex-officio

 

None

FG: 0/0

Governor Information

I am honorary Assistant Priest of Immanuel and St Francis churches.

I serve as a governor in place of Rev. David Roscoe, with his permission and that of the diocese.

I was Assistant Director of Education for Blackburn Diocese 1980 2000, and have been a governor of many schools, as well as being a co-opted member of Lancashire Education Committee.

I have one grand-child at St Francis School and another who has left to high school from St. Francis, and enjoy taking acts of worship at the school from time to time.

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Elizabeth Morey

Foundation

28/01/2010

31.08.2022

Diocese

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Resources (Chair)

Foundation

Safeguarding

 

None

FG: 0/0

R: 0/0

Governor Information

  • I have served as a governor at St Francis for the past eight years.
  • I am very experienced in education being the Headteacher at Bryning with Warton St Pauls CE Primary school on the Fylde coast.
  • I also sit on the Lancashire Executive of the National Association of Headteachers, providing advice and support particularly for primary school Headteachers.

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Karen Smith

Foundation

29/05/2015

28/05/2019

Diocese

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Curriculum

Foundation

 

None

FG: 0/0

C: 0/0

Governor Information

  • I’m a lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, specialising in English language teaching and academic literacy.
  • I am a member of the Curriculum committee.
  • I strongly believe in lifelong learning so that every person can lead a fulfilled and interesting life.
  • My son is at St. Francis and we also attend the Wednesday family praise at the church.

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Susan Stevenson

Foundation

28/06/2016

27/06/2020

Diocese

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Curriculum

Foundation

 

None

FG: 0/0

C: 0/0

Governor Information

  • Hi, my name is Susan Stevenson and I am a Foundation Governor at St Francis School.
  • I have 3 children and, prior to spending time as a full-time mum, I spent 15 years teaching in a Primary school.
  • I have worshipped at St Francis church since childhood and am currently a sides person and a member of the PCC.
  • St Francis School holds a very special place in my heart as it is the primary school that I attended (many, many years ago!)

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Gareth Davies

Parent

01.01.19

31.12.2022

Governing body

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Curriculum

Core

Parent

TBC

None

FG: 0/0

C: 0/0

Governor Information

  • I Work in IT Consultancy – specifically training and educational software and their delivery systems.
  • Over the past 10 years, I have worked with the NHS and BAE Systems
  • I have Daughter at St Francis.

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

VACANCY

 

Staff

   

 

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

 

Staff

   

FG: 0/0

C: 0/0

Governor Information

 

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

James Kewley

Acting Headteacher

2019

N/A

 

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Resources

Curriculum

Core

Acting Headteacher

 

None

FG: 0/0

C: 0/0

R: 0/0

Governor Information

I started as Deputy Headteacher & SENCo at St Francis in September 2016.  I was asked and accepted the offer of Acting Headteacher from September 2018.

Before moving to St Francis, I worked in other schools and for Blackburn with Darwen’s SEND Support Service as an Advisory Teacher.

I have been a governor at another Blackburn with Darwen School since January 2015.

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Sara Barden

 

Local Authority

31.10.18

30.10.2022

Local Authority

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

TBC

Local Authority Governor

TBC

None

FG: 0/0

Governor Information

* I have worked in education for around 40 years

* I have worked as a class teacher, deputy headteacher and associate headteacher in the past

* I have recently retired from an advisory teacher position in Blackburn with Darwen

* I am passionate about all children's outcomes and I am looking forward to supporting St. Francis.

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Andrea Glynn

Foundation

 

 

Governing body

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

N/A

Foundation

N/A

None

FG: 0/0

Governor Information

I have worked in Education for over 20 years in a variety of roles including Pupil Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Education Safeguarding Officer and now own my own business providing safeguarding training and support for schools across the North West of England.

I am passionate about keeping children safe and happy and ensuring they have the best possible outcomes not only in childhood but as they enter adulthood.

I am a Governor at another primary school in Chorley and feel privileged to be able to be on the Board of Governors here at St Francis.

Attendance Key:

As each governor has different roles, responsibilities and membership to different committees, their attendance will look very different to each other.  We have put done a number of meetings attended against the maximum possible number of meeting they could have attended.  These have been sectioned into the following categories:

FG - Full Governors

R - Resources

C - Curriculum Committee

The maximum number of meeting will increase as the meetings take place.

 

 

 

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