Governors

Being a school Governor is interesting, worthwhile and rewarding. An effective Governor is clear about their role and responsibilities.

Governors do not need educational expertise but do need to be committed to Crosshill School, willing to ask questions, to both challenge and support the Headteacher. They also need to be able to devote the time necessary to work as an enthusiastic member of the Governing Body team, attend meetings, and get involved in the life of the school.

Crosshill values the contribution from Governors from all walks of life, bringing their unique life experiences and skills which can be utilised to support school improvement. New Governors will be supported by other Governors on the Governing Body as well as Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority.

The Governing Body is made up of representatives of parents, staff, the community, sponsor and the Local Authority. The Headteacher is entitled to attend all meetings of the Governing Body, and also its committees. Normally a Governing Body will meet every term, with between two to three committees doing the more detailed work, feeding into the main meeting.


Governing Body Chair

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Muhammad Mizan, 63 Lambeth Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 1SL.


Governing Body

Governor Category Term End Date
Appointed By
Committees
Position of Responsibility
Business, Pecuniary & Material Interests
Governance Roles at Educational Institutions
Attendance 2018/19
Attendance 2019/20
Mrs Diane Atkinson Staff Headteacher
Ex officio
FC
None
Trust Leader & Trustee of Champion Education Trust, Headteacher BCHS
7/8
2/2
Mrs Suzanne Smith Co-opted
13 October 2022
Crosshill
FC
Link Governor
None
-7/7
2/2
Miss Laura Gamble
Staff
26 March 2021
Crosshill
CS
-None
- 2/6
1/2
Mrs Erica Doyle
Parent
13 October 2023
Crosshill

Safeguarding & Looked After Children, E-Safety
None
-3/4
2/2
Mr Brian Holliday
Co-Opted
31 August 2022
Crosshill
FC
Health and Safety
None
-6/7
1/2
Mrs Siobhan Mercer
Local Authority Governor
7 February 2021
LA
CS
-None
-3/6
2/2
Mr Mohammed Mizan
Chair
28 February 2022
Governing Body
FC
Link Governor
None
BCHS, St Matthews with Brunel Nursery
5/7
1/2
Mrs Bernadette Hodkinson
Co-Opted
30 August 2022
Crosshill
CS
Literacy, Educational Visits
None
-5/6
1/2
Miss Lidia Cattrell
Associate member
Head of Crosshill Provision
-CS
No voting rights
None
Deputy SEND Leader Lancashire & West Yorkshire
5/6
0/2
Mrs Safiya BaluAssociate memberAssistant Headteacher--No voting rightsNone--1/2
Mrs Rachel HadfieldAssociate member
Assistant Headteacher
--No voting rights
None--1/2
Ms Nicola Chester
Associate member
--FC
No voting rights
None
Finance & Operations Lead Champion Education Trust, SBM BCHS
7/7
1/2

Committees: FC – Finance & Corporate Resources Committee, CS – Curriculum and Standards Committee.

Ended or Resigned Governorships

Governor Category Term End Date
Appointed By
Committees
Position of Responsibility
Business, Pecuniary & Material Interests
Governance Roles at Educational Institutions
Attendance 2018/19
Attendance 2019/20
Mrs Nina Wiggans Parent
Resigned February 2020
Crosshill
--NoneNone1/4
1/1
Mrs Jill Phillips
Co-Opted
Ended October 2019 Crosshill  CS
-
None
None
4/6
-
Mrs Lynn Nixon
Associate member
Ended October 2019 Crosshill  CS
Vice Chair
None
None
0/4
-
Mrs Dot Thomson
Co-Opted
Resigned September 2019 Governing Body FC,  CS
-
Independent Education Advisor
BCHS, St Thomas PRU, Tauheedul Islam Boys High Schoo
8/9
-
Mrs Philomena Keigher
Foundation
Resigned September 2019 Governing Body
FC,  CS
Chair
None
None
1/6
-
Mrs Christine Ross
Co-Opted
Resigned October 2018 Crosshill  CS
-
None
None
--
Mrs Hayley Eastham
Parent
Resigned June 2017 Crosshill  CS
-
None
None
-
-
Mrs Sharon Booth
Staff
Resigned March 2017 Crosshill  CS
-
None
None
-
-

Committees: FC – Finance & Corporate Resources Committee, CS – Curriculum and Standards Committee.


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