Governing Body

The Governing Body has a responsibility to support and monitor the work of the school and its leadership team. The body is made up of Governors representing staff, parents, the community and the local authority. Our governors meet regularly to discuss all aspects of school leadership and management. The Chair of Governors can be contacted through the school office on 01254 261609 or by emailing office@cedars.blackburn.sch.uk.

School Governors

 

Chair of Governors: Mr Simon Jones - Terms of office expire 24.03.2019

Authority Governor: Cllr Parwaiz Akhtar Vice-Chair - Terms of office expire 01.09.2019


Staff Governors:

Headteacher: Mrs Nicola Truman - Terms of office (Ex officio) 

Mrs Carly Martin  Terms of office expire  01.09.2019

 

Co-opted Governors:

Mrs Jackie Clarey      - Terms of office expire 24.03.2019  

Mrs Adeeba Hussain  -Terms of office expire 24.03.2019 

Mrs Mary Hodge         -Terms of office  expire 24.03.2019

Mr Stephen Jones      - Terms of office expire 24.03.2019

Mrs Adeeba Hussain  -Terms of office expire 24.03.2019

Mrs Rizwana Zaahid   -Terms of office expire 02.04.2021

Mrs Maria Monaghan  -Terms of office expire 02.04.2021

Mr John Higgins          -Terms of office expire 15.06.2021

 

Parent Governors:

Mrs Shazia Dayaji  -   Terms of office expire 

Mrs Ana-Maria Chiosa - Terms of office expire 19.12.2021

 

Please note we have 4 parent Governor vacancies. If you are interested please put your expression of interest in writing to the Headteacher. 

 

 

Picture 1 Mr Simon Jones - Chair of Govenrors. I am responsible for the leadership of the Governing Body and ultimately to the stakeholders for its effectiveness. I promote the wellbeing and efficient operation of Cedars Primary school, ensuring that its members work together effectively and have confidence in the procedures laid down for the conduct of business.
Picture 2 Cllr Parwaiz Akhtar - Authority Governor and Vice Chair of Governors.
Picture 3 Mrs Mary Hodge - Co-opted Governor.I have worked at Cedars Primary School as a teaching assistant for 29 years.. I have been married for 28 years and in my spare time I enjoy fell walking and camping in the Lake District and Scotland. I am on the Teaching and Learning Committee as well as the Full Governors Committee.
Picture 4 Mrs Jackie Clarey - Co-opted Govenror. I am a co-opted Governor; I serve on all three sub-committees. I am also the Inclusion Leader at Cedars. I am married with two children, Anna aged 22 and Tom aged 20. I have worked at Cedars since 2000, starting out as a nursery teacher. I have a particular interest in Early Years and am very pleased to be their link Governor.
Picture 5 Mrs Carly Martin - Staff Governor. I have worked at Cedars Primary School as a teacher for 9 years, with time spent in year 1, Reception and Nursery. I have been married for three years after meeting my husband at university 12 years ago. I like to swim when I get chance and I enjoy walking when it is sunny. I have an expensive hobby- shopping!
Picture 6 Mrs Shazia Dayaji - Co-opted Governor. I am a parent governor and joined Cedars in 2009. I serve on the Full Governing Body.
Picture 7 I am a new co-opted governor joining in March 2017. I currently work full-time for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in the role of Governance & Performance Manager, I have two boys aged 10 and 5. I hope my previous work experience and knowledge gained in the Governors Training will help me support the leadership of Cedars Primary to continue achieving success into the future. I look forward to working on the Teaching & Learning and Finance & Resources Committee as well as the Full Governing Body. My hobbies include swimming, keeping fit and listening to music.
Picture 8 My name is Mrs Truman and I am the new Headteacher. I feel very proud to be part of the Cedars family and everyone has made me feel very welcome. I have been a Headteacher of a large Primary school in Liverpool for the past 5 years and I am excited to be leading Cedars now that we are one school on one site.
Picture 9 Mr Stephen Jones - Co-opted Governor and designated responsibility for Health & Safety

Governors Attendance at Meetings 2017/18

 

 

Governors

 

Meeting Dates and Attendance

 

Autumn Term

06/12/18

Spring Term

14/03/18

Summer Term

Mr Simon Jones (Chair)

P

P

 

Cllr P Akhtar

Apologies

Apologies

 

Mrs Nicola Truman

P

P

 

Mrs Ana-Maria Chiosa

P

P

 

Mrs Jackie Clarey

P

P

 

Mr John Higgins

P

Apologies

 

Ms Mary Hodge

P

P

 

Mrs Adeeba Hussain

P

P

 

Mr Stephen Jones

P

P

 

Mrs Carly Martin

P

Absent

 

Mrs Maria Monaghan

P

Apologies

 

Mrs Rizwana Zaahid

P

P

 

 

 

Governors

 

Finance & Resources Committee

Meeting Dates and Attendance

 

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

08/02/18

Summer Term

Mr Simon Jones (Chair)

P

P

 

Mr Higgins

Apologies

Absent

 

Cllr P Akhtar

Apologies

P

 

Mrs Nicola Truman

P

P

 

Mrs Ana-Maria Chiosa

Not appointed as yet

P

 

Mrs Jackie Clarey

Apologies

P

 

Ms Mary Hodge

Not a Member

P

 

Mrs Adeeba Hussain

Apologies

Apologies

 

 

Mr Stephen Jones

Apologies

P

 

Mrs Carly Martin

Not a Member

P

 

Mrs Maria Monaghan

P

P

 

Mrs Rizwana Zaahid

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

Governors

 

Health & Safety Committee

Meeting Dates and Attendance

 

Autumn Term

22/11/17

Spring Term

08/02/18

Summer Term

Mr Simon Jones (Chair of Governors)

P

P

 

Mrs Nicola Truman

P

P

 

Mr Higgins

Apologies

Absent

 

Cllr Akhtar

Apologies

Absent

 

Mrs Ana-Maria Chiosa

Not appointed as yet

P

 

Mrs Jackie Clarey

Apologies

P

 

Ms Mary Hodge

Not a Governor on this committee

P

 

Mrs Adeeba Hussain

Not a Governor on this committee

Apologies

 

Mr Stephen Jones

Apologies

P

 

Mrs Carly Martin

P

Apologies

 

Mrs Rizwana Zaahid

Not a Governor on this committee

P

 

 

 

 

 

Governors

 

Teaching & Learning Committee

Meeting Dates and Attendance

 

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

08/02/18

Summer Term

Mr Simon Jones (Chair)

P

P

 

Cllr P Akhtar

Apologies

P

 

Mrs Nicola Truman

P

P

 

Mrs Ana-Maria Chiosa

Not appointed as yet

P

 

Mrs Jackie Clarey

Apologies

P

 

Ms Mary Hodge

P

P

 

Mrs Adeeba Hussain

Apologies

Apologies

 

Mr Stephen Jones

Apologies

P

 

Mrs Carly Martin

P

Apologies

 

Mrs Maria Monaghan

P

P

 

Mrs Rizwana Zaahid

P

P

 

Governors' Register of Interests

Governors' Attendance At Meetings