Local School Board
The Local School Board or Governing Body comprises of 13 individuals who work together to lead and manage our School.
Black Firs School is part of the CmaT family of schools.
Our Governors have an active role in the life of the School. They have a strategic view. They ensure the quality of educational provision and have responsibility to be 'critical friends' - challenging and monitoring the performance of the School.
Governors are appointed as representatives of three groups: Appointed, Parent and Staff governors and all serve for a four year term of office. In addition, School Council are invited each term to feedback their views to Governors.
If you wish to contact our Local Governing Body Chair, Dr David Wood, you can do so via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the contact form or by writing to Dr D Wood, Chair of Governors, c/o Black Firs School, Longdown Road, Congleton, CW12 4QJ.
The Local Governing Body holds three meetings each academic year, all of which are held in the Staffroom at Black Firs School commencing at 4.30pm. Meeting dates for the 2018/19 academic year are:
|Name||Term of Office||Declaration|
|Dr David Wood - Chair||12.7.17 11.7.21||None which conflict|
|Dr Paul Horrocks - Vice chair||12.7.17 11.7.21||None which conflict|
|Vacancy (Sharon Bowker)||29.6.17- term ended 28.06.18||Finance Director at CmaT|
|Aileen Markin||28.9.17- 27.9.21||None which conflict|
|Sharon May||22.3.18- 21.3.22||Headteacher at Pack Moor Primary School|
|Chris Hunt||02.02.19 - 01.02.23||Partner & Father-in-law Directors @ Reliance Medical|
|Rachel Cam||10.1.19 - 09.01.23||None which conflict|
|Tom Vandersteen||01.04.19 - 31.03.23||None which conflict|
|Martin Casserley||Ex-Officio 1998||Director: CeCP and Director: eCAPH|
|Paul Hanks||28.9.17- 27.9.21||None which conflict|
|Greg Roche||28.9.17- 27.9.21||None which conflict|
|Toby Hassall||20.7.17 - 19.7.21||None which conflict|
|Beverley Webb||28.9.17- 27.9.21||None which conflict|
|Daphne Wright - Deputy Head||None which conflict|
|Claire Gritton - Clerk||None which conflict|
|David Twambley||Cmat Chief Finance Officer|
|Governor||No. of Possible Meetings||No. of Meetings Attended|
Sub-Committees meet three times each academic year in the Staffroom at Black Firs School.
|General Purposes 4.30pm||27th September 2018||24th January 2019||23rd May 2019|
|Education & Welfare 4:30pm||11th October 2018||6th February 2019||5th June 2019|
|Finance & Personnel 4:30pm||15th November 2018||21st March 2019||12th June 2019|
|Full Governors 4:30pm||29th November 2018||4th April 2019||27th June 2019|