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Meet the Governors

Blackwell Primary School has eight governors and a clerk to the governing body.


The governors are responsible for seeing that the school is run effectively and within the framework set by legislation and LA policies.  They do not take detailed decisions about the day-to-day management of the school.  Specific duties would include setting and monitoring the budget, and appointing staff.


The headteacher is responsible for organising and managing the school and its staff, and for taking day-to-day decisions, within the guidelines set by the governing body.


Name Role (Appointment details) Term of office until:
Mr Paul Bunning Chair of Governors (Local Authority) Autumn 2017
Mr Brian George Vice-Chair of Governors (Co-opted) February 2020
Mrs Rachel Boswell Headteacher ex officio
Mrs Gill Gardner Associate governor, SLT member -
Mr John Ley Staff Governor November 2017
vacant Parent Governor -
Mr Paul Sheldon Parent Governor May 2018
Mrs J Menzies Governor (Co-opted) August 2019
Mr Ian Newham Governor (Co-opted) February 2019
Rev. Gill Manley Governor (Co-opted) February 2019
vacant Governor (Co-opted) -
Mrs Diana Riley Clerk to Governors -


Resources and Management Committee (Finance/Personnel/Premises)

B George

J Menzies

P Bunning

P Sheldon

R Boswell


Teaching and Learning Committee

R Boswell

J Ley

I Newham

G Manley


Performance Management: B George, P Bunning

Discipline: P Bunning(appeal), I Newham, G Manley

Exclusions: P Bunning, G Manley



Special Needs:

Safeguarding and CP: J Menzies

Anti-bullying/Children in Care: B George

EYFS: Rev G Manley

Governors' Business and Pecuniary Interests

There are no relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests).


Governors have no governance roles in other educational institutions.


There are no material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Governors attendance at meetings 2016-2017

Governor attendance 2016-2017

Governing Body Attendance 2015-2016

Impact report from Governors