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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.

* Health and Safety - 

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

* Staffing, Finances and Building - 

This committee discusses all aspects of staffing, finances and building work.

2017-2018

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Pat Rushton

Foundation

01/11/1999

31/12/2018

Diocese

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Staffing, Finance & Buildings

Curriculum (Chair)

Health & Safety

Chair of Governors

History

Geography

RE

Sex & Relationships

None

FG: 0/0

H&S: 1/1

C: 1/1

F&S: 1/1

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

Staffing, Finance & Buildings

Health & Safety (Chair)

Vice Chair of Governors

Link Governor

Health & Safety

Extended Schools

School Council

None

FG: 0/0

H&S: 1/1

F&S: 0/1

Governor Information

  • I am a parent governor, being elected in September 2010.
  • I am looking forward to taking on this important role for the school and governing body.
  • I have one child who attended St Francis and who has just started 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 two grand-children at St Francis School, 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

28/02/2018

Diocese

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Staffing, Finance & Buildings (Chair)

Curriculum

Foundation

Safeguarding

Looked after Children

Online Safeguarding

Early Years Foundation Stage

Music

None

FG: 0/0

F&S: 1/1

Governor Information

  • I have served as a governor at St Francis for the past six 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

Joe Felipes

Foundation

28/01/2010

28/02/2018

Diocese

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Staffing, Finance & Buildings

Foundation

 

None

FG: 0/0

F&S: 0/1

Governor Information

  • I have three children; my twin sons attended St Francis and are now at St Wilfrid’s and my daughter has just started in Year 6 at St Francis.
  • My wife Alison and I were teenage sweethearts and have been together for 43 years.
  • I currently work in property maintenance.

 

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: 1/1

Governor Information

  • I’m a lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, specialising in English language teaching and academic literacy.
  • I’ve just joined the Curriculum committee.
  • I strongly believe in lifelong learning so that every person can lead a fulfilled and interesting life.
  • My son, William, 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

Staffing, Finance & Buildings

Foundation

 

None

FG: 0/0

F&S: 1/1

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

Chris Havard

Parent

20/10/2014

19/10/2018

School

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Curriculum

Parent

 

None

FG: 0/0

C: 1/1

Governor Information

  • I have been involved in St Francis in one way or another for about 10 years now with both my sons successfully going through the school and now leaving to go to high school.
  • I am currently the Emerging Talent Manager at AO.com and support our Apprentice Programme, Graduate scheme, Duke of Edinburgh Programmes and Work Experience so I am involved in the development and progression of people albeit with a much higher age group. I also work for the People Team at a company that is consistently voted in the Top 100 companies to work for in the UK so know how to get the very best out of people through support.
  •  I am still connected to St Francis through my wife who works in reception and would love to continue to support the school and bring any advice and guidance that I can from my experience and background where possible.

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

New Staff Governor - Elected. 

 

Clerk to Committees

TBC

 

Governing body

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

TBC

Staff Governor

TBC

None

TBC

Governor Information

 

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

New Parent Governor - Elected

 

Parent Governor

TBC

 

Governing body

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

N/A

Parent

TBC

None

TBC

Governor Information

 

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Sharon Thomas

Headteacher

01/04/2005

N/A

 

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Finance, Staffing & Buildings

Curriculum

Health & Safety

Headteacher

Equality

None

FG: 0/0

H&S: 1/1

C: 1/1

F&S: 1/1

Governor Information

  • I have been Headteacher of St Francis C of E Primary school since April 2005.
  • I am married with one son aged 21.
  • I was previously a Deputy headteacher of a large primary school in Blackburn.
  • I have been teaching for 29 years, starting my career in London.
  • I feel it a great honour to have secured my first headship at St. Francis as it is a privelege to work with such a committed staff and governing body and to spend time with the lovely children and supportive families.

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

James Kewley

Associate Member

03/05/2017

 

Governing Body

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

N/A

Associate Member (Non-voting)

N/A

None

N/A

Governor Information

  • I started as Deputy Headteacher & SENCo at St Francis in September 2016.
  • 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

Katie Barton

 

Clerk to Committees

TBC

 

Governing body

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

N/A

Associate Member (Non-voting)

N/A

None

N/A

Governor Information

 

 

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

H&S - Health and Safety Committee

C - Curriculum Committee

F&S - Finance, Staffing and Buildings Committee

 

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

2016-2017

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Pat Rushton

Foundation

01/11/1999

31/12/2018

Diocese

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Staffing, Finance & Buildings

Curriculum (Chair)

Health & Safety

Chair of Governors

History

Geography

RE

Sex & Relationships

None

FG: 3/3

H&S: 2/2

C: 3/3

F&S: 3/3

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

Staffing, Finance & Buildings

Health & Safety (Chair)

Vice Chair of Governors

Link Governor

Health & Safety

Extended Schools

School Council

None

FG: 3/3

H&S: 2/2

F&S: 2/3

Governor Information

  • I am a parent governor, being elected in September 2010.
  • I am looking forward to taking on this important role for the school and governing body.
  • I have one child who attended St Francis and who has just started 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: 2/3

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 two grand-children at St Francis School, 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

28/02/2018

Diocese

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Staffing, Finance & Buildings (Chair)

Curriculum

Foundation

Safeguarding

Looked after Children

Online Safeguarding

Early Years Foundation Stage

Music

None

FG: 2/3

F&S: 2/3

Governor Information

  • I have served as a governor at St Francis for the past six 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

Joe Felipes

Foundation

28/01/2010

28/02/2018

Diocese

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Staffing, Finance & Buildings

Foundation

 

None

FG: 1/3

F&S: 2/3

Governor Information

  • I have three children; my twin sons attended St Francis and are now at St Wilfrid’s and my daughter has just started in Year 6 at St Francis.
  • My wife Alison and I were teenage sweethearts and have been together for 43 years.
  • I currently work in property maintenance.

 

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: 3/3

C: 3/3

Governor Information

  • I’m a lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, specialising in English language teaching and academic literacy.
  • I’ve just joined the Curriculum committee.
  • I strongly believe in lifelong learning so that every person can lead a fulfilled and interesting life.
  • My son, William, 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

Staffing, Finance & Buildings

Foundation

 

None

FG: 3/3

F&S: 3/3

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

Nigina Nazokatova

Staff

25/03/2014

24/03/2018

School

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Curriculum

 

Staff

SEN

None

FG: 3/3

C: 3/3

Governor Information

  • I am a staff governor.
  • My daughter attends St Francis Church of England Primary School.
  • I have worked in the education sector for almost nine years now.
  • At St Francis I work in Year 6 as a teaching assistant.

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Ann Bladon

Parent

20/10/2014

19/10/2018

School

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Curriculum

Health & Safety

Parent

Literacy

None

FG: 3/3

H&S: 0/2

Governor Information

  • I am a parent governor, being elected in September 2015.
  • I have always been very involved in schools and school life. I’m the daughter of two teachers, married to a head teacher and was a teacher myself until I left to raise our four children.
  • I’m a committed Christian and worship at St Andrew’s church in Leyland.
  • I spend most of my time struggling with housework, attending various playgroups and squeezing in trips to coffee shops!

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Chris Havard

Parent

20/10/2014

19/10/2018

School

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Curriculum

Parent

 

None

FG: 2/3

C: 3/3

Governor Information

  • I have been involved in St Francis in one way or another for about 10 years now with both my sons successfully going through the school and now leaving to go to high school.
  • I am currently the Emerging Talent Manager at AO.com and support our Apprentice Programme, Graduate scheme, Duke of Edinburgh Programmes and Work Experience so I am involved in the development and progression of people albeit with a much higher age group. I also work for the People Team at a company that is consistently voted in the Top 100 companies to work for in the UK so know how to get the very best out of people through support.
  •  I am still connected to St Francis through my wife who works in reception and would love to continue to support the school and bring any advice and guidance that I can from my experience and background where possible.

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

Sharon Thomas

Headteacher

01/04/2005

N/A

 

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

Finance, Staffing & Buildings

Curriculum

Health & Safety

Headteacher

Equality

None

FG: 3/3

H&S: 2/2

C: 3/3

F&S: 3/3

Governor Information

  • I have been Headteacher of St Francis C of E Primary school since April 2005.
  • I am married with one son aged 21.
  • I was previously a Deputy headteacher of a large primary school in Blackburn.
  • I have been teaching for 29 years, starting my career in London.
  • I feel it a great honour to have secured my first headship at St. Francis as it is a privelege to work with such a committed staff and governing body and to spend time with the lovely children and supportive families.

 

Name

Photograph

Governor Category

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Appointing Body

James Kewley

Associate Member

03/05/2017

 

Governing Body

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

N/A

Associate Member (Non-voting)

N/A

None

N/A

Governor Information

  • I started as Deputy Headteacher & SENCo at St Francis in September 2016.
  • 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

Lesley Nicholson

Clerk to Committees

06/10/2010

 

Governing body

Committee Membership

Position Held

Responsibility

Register of Business/Financial Interests

Attendance

N/A

Associate Member (Non-voting)

N/A

None

N/A

Governor Information

  • I am the schools secretary and have been working in this role at St Francis since 2005.
  • Previously I worked at St Francis as a teaching assistant for 7 years.
  • I have one son Ben, who after leaving St Francis and St.Wilfrid’s is now a social worker.
  • I have been married to John for thirty two very long years, and will receive my knighthood shortly!!

 

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

H&S - Health and Safety Committee

C - Curriculum Committee

F&S - Finance, Staffing and Buildings Committee

 

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

Governor Training - 2016-2017

Pat Rushton:

- Pupil Premium - 29.09.16

- Overview of the Role of the Chair - 23.01.17

 

Nicola Kennedy: 

- Pupil Premium - 29.09.16

 

Nigina Nazakatova:

- New Ofsted Framework - 02.03.17

- Governors' Conference 2017 - 13.05.17

 

Joanne Eccles:

- Governors' Conference 2017 - 13.05.17

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