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At Black Firs we have nine governors making up the Local Governing Body.

Governors are appointed as representatives of three groups: 

Parent Governors​

Mrs R Cam​

Dr P Horrocks

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Staff Governors

Mr M Casserley - ​Headteacher

Mr T Hassall - Te​acher Governor

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Appointed Governors

Mr D Whitewright - Chairman

Mr A Brown

Mr R Domleo

Dr D W​ood​

​Mr D Calnon

​Mr L Stone​​​

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​Parent Governors, have a child in School, are elected by the parents of the School, serve, as do other Governors, for four years. Governors work together, they cannot work individually. The Governors oversee the Curriculum, following the local Education Authority guidelines. They are also responsible for the appointment of all staff. They set standards of behaviour. Governors are responsible for setting the School budget and over-seeing how the budget is spent. The School has contracts with the Council registered building consultants and a sub-committee to oversee any building or repair work done at School. The School currently runs its own catering services, employing our own staff, the Governors oversee the quality of this service via a sub-committee.​

There are termly meetings at which parents may share their concerns or ask questions about any aspect of school life.​​

Governor Membership & Attendance Information


Membership:

Chair:  David Whitewright  (Contact email:  davidwhitewright@black-firs.co.uk)

 

Strategy Committee:

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Andrew Brown, Roland Domleo, Paul Horrocks, Toby Hassall, Jen Harrison, Lee Stone, Daphne Wright

 

General Purpose Committee:

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Rachel Cam, Dave Lupton, Jen Harrison, Lee Stone

 

Curriculum & Personnel Committee:

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Paul Horrocks, Toby Hassall, David Wood, Rachel Cam, Damien Calnon, Lee Stone

 

Finance Committee:

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Roland Domleo, Damien Calnon, Dave Lupton, Andrew Brown, Lee Stone

 

Local Governing Body:

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Andrew Brown, Roland Domleo, Paul Horrocks, Toby Hassall, Jen Harrison, Lee Stone, Damien Calnon, Dave Lupton, David Wood, Rachel Cam, Daphne Wright

 

 

Autumn

2015

Spring

2016

Summer

2016

Autumn

2016

Spring

2017

Summer

2017

 

Strategy

 

Martin Casserley,

Daphne Wright,

Mike Warren,

Jen Harrison,

Roland Domleo

 

 

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Andrew Brown, Paul Horrocks, Jen Harrison, Mike Warren, Roland DomleoAndrew Brown, David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Paul Horrocks, Jen Harrison, Mike Warren, Roland Domleo

 

Meeting cancelled

Andrew Brown, David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Jen Harrison, Roland Domleo, Lee Stone

 

 

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General Purpose

 

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Mike Warren, Dave Lupton, Rachel Cam, Jen Harrison

 

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Rachel Cam, Dave Lupton, Mike WarrenDavid Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Rachel Cam, Dave Lupton, Mike Warren, Jen Harrison David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Rachel Cam, Dave Lupton, Jen Harrison, Toby Hassall, Paul Horrocks, Andrew Brown, Damien Calnon, Dave Wood

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Rachel Cam, Dave Lupton, Jen Harrison, Toby Hassall, Paul Horrocks, Andrew Brown, Damien Calnon, Dave Wood, Roland Domleo, Lee Stone

 

 

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Curriculum & Personnel

 

Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Paul Horrocks, Dave Woods, Damien Calnon, Rachel Cam

 

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Paul Horrocks, Dave Woods, Damien Calnon, Rachel CamMartin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Dave Wood, Damien Calnon, Rachel CamDavid Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Dave Wood, Damien Calnon, Rachel Cam, Paul Horrocks

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, David Wood, Damien Calnon, Rachel Cam, Paul Horrocks, Lee Stone

 

 

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Finance

 

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Damien Calnon, Roland Domleo, Dave Lupton, Andrew Brown

 

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Roland Domleo, Dave Lupton, Andrew BrownDavid Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Roland Domleo, Dave Lupton, Damien CalnonDavid Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Roland Domleo, Dave Lupton, Andrew Brown

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Damien Calnon, Dave Lupton, Andrew Brown

 

 

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Local Governing Body

 

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Andrew Brown, Dave Lupton, Paul Horrocks, Jen Harrison, Damien Calnon, Rachel Cam, David Woods, Mike Warren

 

David Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Andrew Brown, Dave Lupton, Paul Horrocks, Damien Calnon, Rachel Cam, Roland DomleoDavid Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Andrew Brown, Dave Lupton, Damien Calnon, Rachel CamDavid Whitewright, Martin Casserley, Daphne Wright, Toby Hassall, Andrew Brown, Dave Lupton, Rachel Cam, David Wood, Mike Warren

 

Meeting scheduled for 20th April 2017

 

 

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​​Note:   Mike Warren resigned January 2017


LGB Structure​

NamesDate of ApptTermTypeRelevant BusinessPecuniary Interest

Mr D Whitewright

(Chair)

20/06/2016

19/06/2020

 

Chair for: 2016/17

4 years

(Governor)

 

1 year (Chair)

AppointedRetiredNo interests that would conflict with my duties as the Chair/a Governor.
Mr M Casserley01/04/2005

Ex

Officio

HeadHeadteacher

CeCP Director

eCAPH Director

Mr A Brown     

18/06/2014

 

17/06/2018

4 yearsAppointed

Business Analyst Lead,

Co-op Bank

No interests that would conflict with my duties as a Governor.
Mr D CalnonAwaiting approval4 yearsAppointed

RAC Manager

 

No interests that would conflict with my duties as a Governor.

 

Mrs Rachel Cam

10/01/2015

 

09/01/2019

4 yearsParentSocial WorkerNo interests that would conflict with my duties as a Governor.
Dr P Horrocks

Awaiting approval

 

4 yearsParentProfessor at Keele UniversityNo interests that would conflict with my duties as a Governor.
Mr T Hassall

21/05/2013

 

20/05/2017

4 yearsTeaching StaffY3 TeacherNo interests that would conflict with my duties as a Governor.
Mr R Domleo

19/11/2013

 

18/11/2017

4 yearsAppointedRetired.  Previously a Congleton CouncillorNo interests that would conflict with my duties as a Governor.

Dr D Wood

(Vice-Chair)

31/08/2013

 

30/08/2017

4 yearsAppointedRetired.  Previously a teacher at Congleton High School.No interests that would conflict with my duties as a Governor.
Mr L Stone

17/11/2016

 

16/11/2020

4 yearsAppointedSolicitorNo interests that would conflict with my duties as a Governor.
Mr M Warren

Appointed: 1.9.14

Resigned 16.1.17

   N/A   N/A   N/AStaff member at Congleton High School.
Mr David J Lupton

Appointed: 21.7.14

Resigned:  19.4.17

   N/A   N/A   N/AStaff member at Black Firs Primary School​



​​Local Governing Body Meeting & Committee Meeting Dates

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Venue: Black Firs Primary School
Start Time: 4:30pm

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​Autumn 2016
Spring 2017​Summer 2017​
Strategy

15th September

12th January

27th April

General Purpose

22nd September

2nd February

4th May

Curriculum & Personnel

6th October

16th March

25th May

Finance

3rd November

9th March

15th June

Local Governing Body

17th November

20th April

29th June



​​​Governing Bo​​dy Minutes

​​​Click on a link below to see the minutes of each meeting.

​Autumn

LGB
Strategy​
​​Finance
General Purpose
Curriculum & Personnel​​






​Spring

​LGB
Strategy
Finance
General Purpose
Curriculum & Person​nel




​Summer

​​LGB
Strategy
​Finance
​General Purpose
​Curriculum & Personnel