Welcome to our Governors' section.
The Governors of Cherry Fold Community Primary School believe it is important that Governing Boards reflect the diversity of the school communities they serve. Diverse Boards promote inclusive school environments and provide diverse role models for staff and young people. The Governors are currently collecting data on the diversity of the board, including data on age, gender, and ethnicity. They will use that data to inform their recruitment and training needs and ensure there is always a diverse range of perspectives around the table to support robust decision making. At the present time, we do not publish this diversity data online, as individual Governors could be identified, and we have a legal obligation to protect their personal data.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Thank you to Chris for your work as the Chair/Vice Chair of Governors at Cherry Fold and since 1988 in South West Burnley Schools. We look forward to your continuing support while remaining in post as one of our Governors.
Name: John Thompson
Type of Governor: Chair of Governors (2020) / Co-opted (2017)
I am proud to be a Governor at Cherry Fold Community Primary School since 2017 and I was elected Chair of the Governing Board in September 2020.
I have worked in education all my life – 37 years with Lancashire County Council, including involvement in admissions to schools, special educational needs and Governor Services and latterly, since 2015, with Governor Support Ltd with whom I work as Clerk to the Governing Board of approximately 10 schools in East Lancashire.
I have a passion for education, but I also have outside interests, eg sport – football (I won’t tell you which team I support!), table tennis and I love horse racing too. I also undertake local volunteering at Blackburn Royal Hospital and with Crossroads Care Trust amongst other things.
I think the heart of being a Governor is to try and influence and harness the potential of all children in our care at Cherry Fold Primary School – always having our motto of ‘Enjoy, Respect, Succeed’ at the forefront of everything we do and to develop the whole school in striving to be the best we can be.
Name: Chris Keene
Type of Governor: LEA (2004)
I have been a primary school governor in our community since 1988, having served for 4 years prior to that at my old school from the 1960’s, which was Rosehill Junior School. I became a governor because I believe that primary schools play a crucial role in the life of their community, with Cherry Fold working hard to provide every pupil with an opportunity to achieve all of their learning & life goals. I’m currently chair of the Standards & Curriculum Committee & am delighted to see how much progress each child makes during their journey through Cherry Fold. We’re blessed with a wonderful staff team, the governors are very proud of them & our children & families, which is why I particularly enjoy presenting governor’s awards at school assemblies.
Thank You Chris
|Name||Committees Served On||Voting Rights||Appointed By||Business Interest|
Mr J Thompson (Chair)
|SEC||Yes||Governing Body||Clerk to Governor support ltd|
Ms Gail Barton
|Mr C Keene||SEC; Resources||Yes||Governing body||
West End / CIC – Director & Company Secretary
Governor – St Mary’s RC Primary School, BurnleyTrustee – Thursby Trust
|Mr I Jones||SEC||Yes||Governing Body||Governor – St Mary’s RC Primary Burnley|
|Mr K Schofield||Resources||Yes||Governing Body||Futaba-Tennecco Ltd - MD|
|Mrs M Robinson||
|Mr Alex Maclean||Standards and Curriculum||Yes||Staff||None|
|Mrs C Moretta||
PE/PSHE/Health Schools/School Council
Standards and Curriculum Committee
Training Link Governor
|Yes||Staff||Governor - Wellfield Methodist & Anglican School|
|Mr B Stentiford||
Standards and Curriculum
|Mr T McManus||
Standards and Curriculum