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 – 2019/20 Academic Year

Chair: Mr D. Walker                                       Vice Chair: Mr P Byrne

NameGovernor
Mr D. WalkerLOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR
VacancyCO-OPTED GOVERNOR
Mr C. HughesCO-OPTED GOVERNOR
Mr P Byrne
CO-OPTED GOVERNOR
Mrs S. Dawson-SmithPARENT GOVERNOR
Mr Alex HortonPARENT GOVERNOR
Miss L. PerksSTAFF GOVERNOR
Mr E SmartCO-OPTED GOVERNER
Mr M HytchHEADTEACHER GOVERNOR
Mrs A McElwee / Nicola Ryder ASSOCIATE GOVERNOR

 

DAVE WALKER

I’m Dave Walker 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.

 

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.“

 

 

 

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.

 

PAUL BYRNE 

I am Paul Byrne and I am a new Governor. I was a teacher for 42 years and was a Deputy Head at Edgbaston High School before I retired. I attended University Of Wales Cardiff, where I obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) and Cert. Ed. I also attended Birmingham University where I obtained a BA (Hons,) and Dip. ICT. I have always been connected with education and I am very interested in all aspects of the curriculum. I am a practicing  Christian and attend St. Giles Church Rowley Regis. I come into school on a regular basis with The Open the Book team and to hear the children read. My main hobbies are Sport, Music, Literature, Reading and Visiting the Battlefields of the First World War.

 

EDDIE SMART

 

I’ve been a Co-operative Governor at Blackheath Primary School since 2018. I sit on the committee for Teaching, Learning Assessment and Outcomes. I work as an Assistant Referee and regularly work on the English Premier League. Based on this I have vast experience on how to work under microscopic scrutiny in pressurised situations and I am a advocate of processes. I have 3 delightful children (1 of which is at Blackheath!!!) and in my spare time (if I have any thanks to having twins) I like to play golf and water polo.

 

 

 

Governor’s Attendance record 

Governor Disclosure

Governor Committee Booklet