As a member of the Aldridge Education family of schools our Local Governing Committee is part of the overall governance structure of the multi-academy trust. You can see details of the Trust's governance here.

 

Details of the Trust's policies that the school and our Local Governing Committee follow can be found here.

As a member of the Aldridge Education family of schools, our Local Governing Committee is part of the overall governance structure of the multi-academy trust.  Please see the Aldridge Education website for further information on Governing Policies and Accountability.

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Chair of Governors - Mr Phil Holden

Mr Holden can be contacted by email using chair@sudell.blackburn.sch.uk

I was brought up and educated in Darwen – firstly at Lower Chapel Primary School and then at Darwen Technical School – both of which are now converted into houses and apartments! After leaving school in 1971 I joined the Army for three years before leaving to take a degree in Managerial Sciences at the University of Bradford.  After graduation, and getting my first civilian job, I joined the Territorial Army and was subsequently commissioned into the Parachute Regiment. My work kept me away from Darwen but after 18 years away I returned and have spent the last 32 years living here. I have two children, both now living and working in the South, and three grandchildren who are of Primary School age.

 

My career, following graduation, was varied and encompassed international marketing, teaching (I taught Corporate Finance to Masters level at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada and at Leeds University in the UK), international consultancy, large-contract negotiation, commercial management, and merger and acquisition management.  All of these ultimately at senior management or Board levels. I am now retired and I wanted to take the role of Chair of Governors because I love Darwen, because 60+ years ago I was a primary school child living just off Sudell Road and have taken the life-journey the children at Sudell are starting, and because I have the time to support the efforts of our school’s amazing staff.

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Governor - Georgina Boyer 
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I am a mother of one and have lived in Darwen for 6 years. I studied Biomedical Science at the University of Central Lancashire and graduated with a first class honours degree. I currently work as a pre analytic processor at Royal Preston hospital working towards a Biomedical Scientist status. Whilst currently working in the NHS I am kept up to date with all aspects of safeguarding and many other education and training

 

My desire to be part of Sudell Governing Body derives from a genuine interest in school improvement at all levels and a deep rooted belief in the importance of education for all. I hope that some of my skills will be useful to support the staff and governors as they continue to develop what is already a good school into one that can be outstanding in many ways. 

Governor - Ms Emmelia Taylor

I joined the governing body in December 2017.  Living and raising children in Darwen, as well as a career history in teaching, I have a genuine interest in the education system within the community and ensuring the next generation have the best opportunities we can offer. I currently manage a training company which specialises in childcare and education, working with numerous councils in the North West to build the skills and expertise of the practitioners working in the sector. Since gaining my degree in Disability Studies (Inclusive Practice), my passion lies with inclusion and ensuring all children have equal opportunities and experiences in the education system.

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Mother of one lived in Darwen for 6 years. Studied biomedical science at university of central Lancashire, graduated with a first class honours degree. Currently working as a pre analytic processor at Royal Preston hospital working towards a biomedical scientist status.

Whilst currently working in the NHS i am kept up to date with all aspects of safeguarding and many other education and training. 

 

My desire to be part of Sudell Governing Body derives from a genuine interest in school improvement at all levels and a deep rooted belief in the importance of education for all. I hope that some of my skills will be useful to support the staff and governors as they continue to develop what is already a good school into one that can be outstanding in many ways. 

Governors - Georgina Boyer 
STAFF Governor - CAROL PEARSON

I became a staff governor in 2017 when 3 of my grandchildren attended the school. I wanted to ensure the safety and well being of all children and staff within the school environment.

I have worked at Sudell for 22years and have had various roles and responsibilities. In my spare time I like to go for walks and I regularly exercise outdoors. I also like to spend time with my family and friends doing a range of activities.

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Governor - Louise Turnbull
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With a background of working with children and young people for the past 18 years and being a college lecturer teaching Early Years and Education for the past 6, I am currently in my first year of completing a Master's in Child Studies and Early Years to support my passion for supporting children to learn and develop to their full potential. I am also a mental health first aider for the college with the ambition to encourage children and young people to be aware of their mental health and wellbeing, something that I believe is extremely important to support children with their journey in education. As a mother of one, I hope to not only support the staff and governors with my background in early years and education, but also as a parent. I believe all children deserve the best education and hope that I can offer my experiences to Sudell to support them on their journey to becoming an outstanding setting.

Governor - Mr Mubaaruk Ibrahim
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Governor - Mr Alex Venables
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Contact

Sudell Primary School

Ellison Fold Terrace

Darwen

Lancashire

BB3 3EB

01254 703440

office@sudell.blackburn.sch.uk

Clerk to the Governors - Anne Silver

Anne.Silver@aldridgeeducation.org

Sudell Governing body structure & remit

The Board of Governors keeps a strategic overview of all of the above.  As in all schools, Sudell’s Board of Governors has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school
and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent