Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).
We currently have two vacancies on our Governing Body for Parent Governors. If you are interested in this position and feel you would like to support the school in this role, please contact the school office as soon as possible for a nomination form.
We are also currently restructuring our Governing Body Committees and will be pleased to share the new roles and responsibilities of our governing body very soon.
Governor Committee Structure
|Mr David Evans - Chair||Co-opted Governor||22/06/2022||Finance & Premises|
HT Performance Management
|Health and Safety|
|Employed member of the police force||None declared|
|Mrs Jane Fox - Vice Chairperson||Parent||04/02/2024||Finance & Premises|
First / Pay Review
|Mrs Yvonne Sarginson||Co-opted Governor||21/01/2024||Appeals||Early Years||None||School volunteer|
|Mr David Butters||Co-opted Governor||21/06/2021||Appeals|
Finance & Premises
|Mrs Emma Robins||Co-opted Governor||19/06/2022||Appeals (Chair)|
Equality and Diversity
|Mrs May Gray||Co-opted Governor||08/10/2023||None||None declared|
|Mrs Joanna M Clark||Head Teacher||Appeals|
Finance and Premises
First / Pay Review
|Mrs Rachel Leonard - Deputy Head Teacher||Staff Governor||25/06/2021||Curriculum|
|Deputy Head Teacher|
Role of the Board of Governors
The Governing Body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote the very best of outcomes for children.
Its duties include:
- setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
- the school budget
- reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
- appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher
The Governing Body is made up of:
- parents governors (elected by parents)
- staff representatives (elected by school staff)
- local authority governors (appointed by the local authority)
- community governors (appointed by the governing body)
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
Blackhall Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department of Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools.
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Schools are now required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
Record of Governor Attendance 2019-2020
Pay Review (First)
|Termly Meeting||Termly Meeting||Termly Meeting|
|Mr D Evans - Chair||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs J Fox - Vice Chair||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs D Wilkinson - Vice Chair||✓||✓||A/A||✓|
|Mrs Y Sarginson||X||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs E Robins||X||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs R Carlisle||X||✓||N||N|
|Mr D Butters||X||✓||✓||A/A|
|Mrs M Gray||X||✓||✓||✓|
|Mr R Bowes||X||A/A||N||A/A|
|Mrs J M Clark - Head Teacher||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs R Leonard - Deputy Head Teacher||X||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs J Huntington||✓||X||X||X|
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
X – Not a member of the committee
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
Committee Terms of Reference
This will be added to our website soon.
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