Black Firs Governance

Black Firs' Local School Board or Governing Body comprises of 12 individuals who work together to lead and manage the School.

Governors have an active role in the life of the Black Firs and have a strategic view. They ensure the quality of educational provision and have responsibility to be 'critical friends' - challenging and monitoring the performance of the School.

Governors are appointed as representatives of three groups: Appointed, Parent and Staff governors and all serve for a four year term of office. In addition, School Council are invited each term to feedback their views to Governors.

If you wish to contact our Local Governing Body Chair, Professor Paul Horrocks, you can do so via email at chairgovs@black-firs.co.uk or by using the contact form or by writing to Professor Paul Horrocks, Chair of Governors, c/o Black Firs School, Longdown Road, Congleton, CW12 4QJ.

The Black Firs Local Governing Board also has three Sub-Committees: General Purposes; Education & Welfare; Finance & HR

LOCAL GOVERNING BOARD

The Local Governing Body holds three meetings each academic year, all of which are held in the Staffroom at Black Firs School commencing at 4.30pm. Meeting dates for the 2019/20 academic year are:

Thursday 28th November 2019    Thursday 2nd April 2020      Thursday 25th June 2020

Appointed Governors Terms of Office Declarations
Prof Paul Horrocks (Chair) 12.07.17 to 11.07.21 None that conflict with my duties as a governor
Mrs Rachel Cam 10.01.19 to 09.01.23 None that conflict with my duties as a governor
Mr Chris Hunt 27.06.19 to 26.06.63  
Mrs Aileen Markin 28.09.17 to 27.09.21  
Mrs Sharon May 31.01.18 to 30.01.22  
Mr Tom Vandersteen 01.04.19 to 31.03.23  
Ex-Officio Officer Declarations
Mr Martin Casserley - Head Teacher  Director: CeCP  and Director: eCAPH
Parent Governors Term of Office Declarations
Mr Paul Hanks (Vice Chair) 28.09.17 to 27.09.21 None that conflict with my duties as a governor
Mr Greg Roche 28.09.17 to 27.09.21  
Staff Governors Terms of Office Declarations
Mr Toby Hassall 20.07.17 to 19.07.21 None that conflict with my dutues as a governor
Miss Beverley Webb 28.09.17 to 27.09.21  

Governors' Attendance Data

Governor No. of Possible Meetings 2018/19 No.of Meetings Attended
Mr Andy Pear 1 0
Prof Paul Horrocks 3 3
Dr David Wood 3 0
Mrs Aileen Markin 3 3
Mr Martin Casserley 3 3
Mrs Rachel Cam 3 3
Mr Paul Hanks 3 3
Mr Greg Roche 3 2
Mr Toby Hassall 3 3
Mrs Beverley Webb 3 3
Mrs Sharon May 3 3
Mr Tom Vandersteen 2 2
Mr Chris Hunt 1 1

SUB-COMMITTEES

Sub-Committees meet three times each academic year in the Staffroom at Black Firs School. 

Meeting dates for the 2019/20 academic year are: 

General Purposes 4.30pm

Thursday 19th October 2019

Thursday 23rd January 2020 

Thursday 21st May 2020

Education & Welfare 4:30pm

Thursday 19th October 2019

Thursday 5th March 2020

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Finance & HR 4:30pm

Thursday 21st November 2019

Thursday 26th March 2020

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Sub-Committee Members

Education and Welfare Finance and HR General Purposes
Mr Paul Hanks (Chair) Mrs Aileen Markin (Chair) Mrs Rachel Cam (Chair)
Prof. Paul Horrocks Mr Toby Hassall Mr Toby Hassall
Mr Tom Vandersteen Mrs Sharon May Mrs Aileen Markin
Mrs Rachel Cam Mr Paul Hanks Mrs Beverley Webb
Mr Toby Hassall Prof. Paul Horrocks Mr Greg Roche
Mr Greg Roche Mrs Rachel Cam Mr Tom Vandersteen
Mrs Beverley Webb    
Mrs Sharon May    

Sub-Committee Attendance 2018-19

Education and Welfare    
Member No.of Possible Meetings No. Attended
Prof. Paul Horrocks 3 2
Mr Toby Hassall 3 3
Mrs Rachel Cam 3 3
Dr David Wood 3 3
Mrs Beverley Webb 3 2
Mrs Sharon May  3 1
Mr Greg Roche 3 1
Mr Martin Casserley 3 3
Finance and HR          
Member   No.of Possible Meetings                  No. Attended         
Mrs Aileen Markin 3 3
Mr Toby Hassall 3 3
Mrs Sharon May 3 1
Mr Paul Hanks 3 2
Dr David Wood 3 3
Mr Martin Casserley 3 3
General Purposes    
Member No. of Possible Meetings            No. Attended      
Mrs Aileen Markin 3 2
Mrs Rachel Cam 3 3
Mr Toby Hassall 3 3
Mr Greg Roche 3 2
Mrs Beverley Webb 3 2
Prof. Paul Horrocks 3 1
Mr Paul Hanks 3 0
Mr Martin Casserley 3 3