Meet the Governors

Governors

Our governors are representatives of the parents, school staff and the local community. They meet together at least once each term and in smaller sub-committees. They have responsibility for overseeing the organisation, curriculum and budget of the school. The day-to-day running of the school is entrusted to the Headteacher and staff. Please click below for the Governor Committee Booklet to see the structure of the Governing body and committee responsibilities.

 

Governing Body Membership – 2017/18 Academic Year

Chair: Mr D. Walker                                       Vice Chair: Vacancy

 

NameGovernor
Mr D. WalkerLOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR
Mrs S. AllenCO-OPTED GOVERNOR
Mr C. HughesCO-OPTED GOVERNORS
Mrs. Nicola RyderCO-OPTED GOVERNORS
Mrs S. Dawson-SmithPARENT GOVERNORS
Ms J. HaywardPARENT GOVERNOR
Miss L. PerksSTAFF GOVERNORS
Mrs A McElweeSTAFF GOVERNOR
Mr M HytchHEADTEACHER GOVERNOR
Mrs J. Rushton ASSOCIATE GOVERNOR

 

 

 

 

JILL RUSHTON

IMG_7744I am Jill Rushton, and have been a governor at Blackheath Primary school for 24 years, and chair of governors for 15 years, I have been attached to the school for 30 years, helping with the parents and friend association and working in the classrooms, I have had many roles around school, including teaching cycling proficiency, running cookery classes, helping with many residentials, taking the children to various places of interest, just to name a few.

I am an elder, worship leader and girls brigade officer at the local Methodist church, I also try to fit in being a housewife and grandma.

 

SAM DAWSON – SMITH

IMG_2706I am Samantha Dawson Smith and I am in my 2nd term as a parent governor at BPS. I currently chair the committee for SMSC.

I have experience of working with Ofsted, and am a Teaching and Learning Consultant for Sandwell and Birmingham.

In my leisure time I enjoy being a Mom! I enjoy cooking, swimming and travelling with my family to cultural places of interest-nationally and internationally.

 

NICOLA RYDER

“I’ve been a Co-operative Governor at Blackheath Primary School since 2016. I sit on the committees for Leadership & Management, and Personal Development Behaviour & Welfare and SMSC. I work as an Operations Manager within a Recruitment Firm so bring a variety of business skills, including HR and staff management. I’m also a Foster Carer with training in both children development and behaviour management. In my free time I enjoy going away with my family in our campervan.“

 

 

 

DAVE WALKER

I’m Dave Walker vice chair of Governors I’ve been involved with school governance for many years and with Blackheath for over 10yrs . I’m responsible for outcomes and achievement SEN and hold regular meetings with teachers SLT members and the Head to monitor progress and ensure that we give all our children the best possible outcomes on their journey through school life.

Outside school along with Joyce my wife I enjoy gardening and have started an after school gardening club. I like holidaying in both Devon and Scotland, visiting both at least once a year. I have also represented Blackheath on Sandwell Council for a number of years and have been a magistrate since 1988.

 

SARAH ALLEN

IMG_5919I am Sarah Allen and I have been a governor at Blackheath Primary school for about 3 years. I am a parent governor and I am Vice Chair of the Teaching and Learning Assessment and Outcomes committee.

I work at Sainsbury’s in Blackheath as a store trainer within the human resources department; I have worked there for almost 18 years. In my spare time I like to go to the gym and socialise with my family and friends I also try to support any charity events I can to support my local community.

 

 

CHRIS HUGHES

I have been a co-operative governor at Blackheath Primary School for 3 years initially approached as I work at Barclays at Blackheath and lived in the local area. I offer financial skills and management experience to the committee. In my leisure time i compete in a weekly tenpin bowling league and attend regular football matches. I also am a huge music fan and enjoy attending music concerts.

 

J HAYWARD

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Governor’s Attendance record 2016 / 2017

Governor Disclosure

Governor Committee Booklet