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Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The governing body's aim is to take a largely strategic role in the running of a school.

This includes deciding what they want the school to achieve and setting the strategic framework for getting there. This means:


  • Setting suitable aims and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing policies, targets and priorities
  • Monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives, and whether the policies, targets and priorities are being achieved
  • Acting as a 'critical friend' to the headteacher by providing advice and support


At Blackwood School, our governing body is made up of the following members:


Neil Taylor                     (Co-opted Governor)      Term of office 03.10.16 - 2.10.20

Vice chair

Helen Watkins              (Co-opted Governor)         Term of office 19.11.17 - 18.11.21


Emma Barnes                 (Parent Governor)            Term of office 01.09.18- 31.08.22


Tony Beason                  (Co-opted Governor)        Term of office 27.06.18-26.06.22

Tracey Coles                 (Staff  Governor)             ex-officio


Chris Lane                     (Parent Governor)          Term of office 19.12.18-18.12.22


Tejinder Malhi               (Parent Governor)          Term of office 22.11.17 - 21.11.21

Shannon Moore           (Co-opted Governor)       Term of office 16.9.17 - 15.09.21
Mike Milne                    (Co-opted Governor)       Term of office 03.10.16 - 02.10.20


Trazel Naik                    (Parent Governor)           Term of office 22.11.17 - 21.11.21


Hamel Patel                  (Co-opted Governor)       Term of office 03.10.16 - 02.10.20

Sukhbir Samra              (LA Governor)                 Term of Office 01.09.18- 31.10.18

Deputy Headteachers:

Lindsay Charles
Emma Massey



Mandy Cresswell

Picture 1 Neil Taylor (Chair of Governors)
Picture 2 Helen Watkins (Vice Chair of Governors)

Declaration of Governor Interests



Name of company/body in which an Interest is held

Nature of Interest/business

Date on which business Interest was acquired

Tony Beason

Streetly Academy


September 2013

Tracey Coles

King Edwards VI School Lichfield


October 2004

Governors Attendance at meetings 2017/18

Log of House Points

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