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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 03.10.20 - 2.10.24  Chair GSLC

Vice chair

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


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

Tracey Coles                 (Staff  Governor)             ex-officio


Jinn Kudhail                  (Parent Governor)        Term of office 31.01.20-30.01.24


Chris Lane                     (Parent Governor)          Term of office 19.12.18-18.12.22- Chair H&S


Tejinder Malhi               (Parent Governor)          Term of office 22.11.16 - 21.11.20


Emma Massey               (Staff Governor)             Term of office  22.11.17-21.11.21

Shannon Moore           (Co-opted Governor)       Term of office 16.9.17 - 15.09.21      Chair TLS
Mike Milne                    (Co-opted Governor)       Term of office 03.10.20 - 02.10.24


Angela Mott                    (LA Governor)                 Term of office 09.7.20-08.07.24





Mandy Cresswell

Neil Taylor (Chair of Governors)
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

Tejinder Malhi Aston University Engineering Academy Co-opted Governor Sept 2018
Governors Attendance At Meetings 2019/20
Governors Type FGB EX GSLC H &S TLS PPF WP
Tracey Coles Head Teacher


2/2 3/3 1/1 2/2 1/1 1/1
Taj Mahli Parent 2/6 2/2 n/a n/a n/a 1/1 n/a
Emma Massey Staff 6/6 1/1 3/3 n/a


1/1 1/1
Mike Milne Co-opted


2/2 n/a 1/1 n/a 1/1 n/a
Shannon Moore Co-opted 6/6 2/2 3/3 n/a 1/2 n/a n/a
Trazel Naik Parent n/a 0/1 1/3 n/a 0/1 n/a n/a
Hamel Patel Co-opted


1/2 n/a n/a


n/a n/a
Emma Barnes Parent


1/2 3/3 n/a 2/2 n/a n/a
Neil Taylor Co-opted (Chair) 6/6 2/2 3/3 1/1 2/2 1/1 1/1
Tony Beason Co-opted n/a 1/1 0/1 n/a n/a 0/1 n/a
Helen Watkins Parent (Vice chair) 4/6 1/2 2/3 n/a 0/1 0/1 n/a
Christopher Lane Parent 1/2 1/1 n/a 1/1 1/1 2/3 n/a
Jinn Kudhail Parent 4/4 1/1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Angela Mott LA 1/1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a



FGB- Full Governing Body

GSLC- Governor's Strategic Leadership Committee

H &S- Health & Safety

PPF- Premises, Personnel and Finance

WP- Woodpeckers

TLS- Teaching Learning and Standards

EX- Extraordinary Meeting



Log of House Points

  • Maple 7819
  • Beech 7542
  • Oak 7651