Governors' Information & Duties

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.

Cedars Primary School Governing Body 

 

Chair of Governors: Co-opted - Mrs Rizwana Zaahid - Terms of office expire 02.04.2021

Business /pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational organisations: None

 

Vice-Chair: Co-opted - Mrs Adeeba Hussain - Terms of office expire 24.03.2019

Business & Pecuinary Interests: None 

Governance roles in other educational organisations: None

 

Authority Governor: 

 

Cllr Parvaiz Akhtar: Terms of office expire 01.09.2019

Business /pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational organisations: None

 

Ex-officio

 

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

Business /pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational organisations: None

 

Staff Governor:

 

Miss Farida Esat 

Year 6 Teacher: Miss Farida Esat - Terms of office 08.11.2022

Business/Pecuniary interests: None 

Governance roles in other educational organisations: None

 

Co-opted Governors:

 

Mrs Mary Hodge - Terms of office  expire 24.03.2019

Business /pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational organisations: None

 

Mr Stephen Jones - Terms of office expire 24.03.2019

Business /pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational organisations: Chair of Governors at Meadow Head Primary School - Blackburn 

 

Ms Victoria Moore - Terms of office expire 20.12.2022

Business /pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational organisations: None

 

Parent Governors: 

 

Mrs Ana-Maria Chiosa - Terms of office expire 19.12.2021

Business /pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational organisations: None

 

Mrs Sumeya Khan - Terms of office expire 31.10.2022

Business /pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational organisations: None

 

Mrs Tuyyba Hussain - Terms of office expire 31.10.2022

Business /pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational organisations: None

 

Mrs Asma Khan - Terms of office expire 31.10.2022

Business /pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational organisations: None

 

 

Picture 1 Chair of Governors: I joined 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 2 Cllr Akhtar Authority Governor
Picture 3 Mr Stephen Jones - Co-opted Governor and designated responsibility for Health & Safety
Picture 4 My name is Tuyyba Hussain, I have become a parent governor to gain more knowledge and what is required for headteachers and teachers. This role will give me an insight going forward from parents and teachers.
Picture 5 My name is Asma Khan, I joined Cedars Primary school in November 2018, as Parent Governor, I have three children in this school, and I am very keen to work with parents for more parental involvement and do the very best for Cedars.
Picture 6 Ana-Maria Chiosa. I am a parent Governor in school. I also volunteer in school. I have two children at Cedars. I joined the Governing Body last year, and I am very much enjoying my role and proud to be a Governor at Cedars Primary School.
Picture 7 I have worked at a number of Primary Schools in Blackburn and Darwen and have been Deputy Headteacher at St James’ C of E Primary School since 2010.This has given me the privilege of working with children of all abilities and needs, teachers, governors, parents, families and colleagues from other agencies. I am ambitious for all children and promote high standards of education and well- being to help children achieve success and flourish.
Picture 8 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 9 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 10 Farida Esat (Staff Governor) - My enthusiasm to gather feedback from colleagues as well as my own understanding of the staff experience provides a good position to contribute to Cedars Primary School decision making. I will look forward to attending governors meetings. I wish to participate actively to support the work of the school in the role of Cedars Primary School staff teacher governor.

Governors Attendance at Meetings 2017/18

 

 

 

Governors

 

FGB - Meeting Dates and Attendance

 

Autumn Term

06/12/17

Spring Term

14/03/18

Summer Term

11/07/18

Mr Simon Jones (Chair)

P

P

Apologies

Cllr P Akhtar

Apologies

Apologies

P

Mrs Nicola Truman

P

P

P

Mrs Ana-Maria Chiosa

P

P

Apologies

Mrs Jackie Clarey

P

P

P

Mr John Higgins

P

Apologies

Absent

Ms Mary Hodge

P

P

P

Mrs Adeeba Hussain

P

P

Apologies

Mr Stephen Jones

P

P

P

Mrs Carly Martin

P

Absent

P

Mrs Maria Monaghan

P

Apologies

Absent

Mrs Rizwana Zaahid

P

P

P

 

 

Governors

 

Finance & Resources Committee

Meeting Dates and Attendance

 

Autumn Term

22/11/17

Spring Term

08/02/18

Summer Term

20/06/18

Mr Simon Jones (Chair)

P

P

P

Mr J Higgins

Apologies

Absent

Apologies

Cllr P Akhtar

Apologies

P

P

Mrs Nicola Truman

P

P

P

Mrs Ana-Maria Chiosa

Not appointed as yet

P

P

Mrs Jackie Clarey

Apologies

P

P

Ms Mary Hodge

Not a Member

P

P

Mrs Adeeba Hussain

Apologies

Apologies

P

 

Mr Stephen Jones

Apologies

P

Apologies

Mrs Carly Martin

Not a Member

P

Apologies

Mrs Maria Monaghan

P

P

Apologies

Mrs Rizwana Zaahid

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

Governors

 

Health & Safety Committee

Meeting Dates and Attendance

 

Autumn Term

22/11/17

Spring Term

08/02/18

Summer Term

20/06/18

Mr Simon Jones (Chair of Governors)

P

P

P

Mrs Nicola Truman

P

P

Apologies

Mr J Higgins

Apologies

Absent

P

Cllr P Akhtar

Apologies

Absent

P

Mrs Ana-Maria Chiosa

Not appointed as Governor

P

P

Mrs Jackie Clarey

Apologies

P

P

Ms Mary Hodge

Not a Governor on this committee

P

P

Mrs Adeeba Hussain

Not a Governor on this committee

Apologies

P

 

Mr Stephen Jones

Apologies

P

Apologies

Mrs Carly Martin

P

Apologies

Apologies

Mrs Rizwana Zaahid

Not a Governor on this committee

P

Apologies

 

 

 

 

Governors

 

Teaching & Learning Committee

Meeting Dates and Attendance

 

Autumn Term

22/11/18

Spring Term

08/02/18

Summer Term

20/06/18

Mr Simon Jones (Chair)

P

P

P

Cllr P Akhtar

Apologies

P

Apologies

Mrs Nicola Truman

P

P

P

Mrs Ana-Maria Chiosa

Not appointed as Governor

P

P

Mrs Jackie Clarey

Apologies

P

P

Ms Mary Hodge

P

P

P

Mrs Adeeba Hussain

Apologies

Apologies

P

Mr Stephen Jones

Apologies

P

P

 

Mrs Carly Martin

P

Apologies

Apologies

Mrs Maria Monaghan

P

P

Apologies

Mrs Rizwana Zaahid

P

P

Apologies

 

 

Attendance at Committee Meetings 2018/19 

 

Autumn Term 2018

 

 

 

Governors

Full Governing Body Meeting

10/10/18

Full Governing Body Meeting 

05/12/18

Business Committee 06/02/2019

Education Committee 13/02/2019 

Full Governing Body Meeting

05/03/19

Mrs Rizwana Zaahid (Chair)

P

P

P

Apologies 

P

Mrs Adeeba Hussain (Vice Chair)

P

P

P

P

P

Mrs Nicola Truman

P

P

P

Apologies 

P

Mrs Ana-Maria Chiosa

Apologies 

P

Not a member this cttee

P

Absent 

Ms Mary Hodge

P

P

Not a member this cttee

P

P

Mrs Tuyyba Khan 

Absent

P

P

P

P

Mr Stephen Jones

Apologies 

P

Not a member this cttee

Apologies 

P

Mrs Sumeya Khan 

P

P

P

P

P

Cllr Parwaiz Akhtar 

P

P

Not a member this cttee

P

Apologies 
 Mrs Asma         Khan   Not appointed  P Not a member this cttee P Apologies 
 Ms Victoria       Moore   Not Appointed  P Not a member this cttee P P
Miss Farida Esat  Not Appointed P Not a member this cttee P P

Governors' Register of Interests