Governors

Being a school Governor is interesting, worthwhile and rewarding. To be an effective Governor, you will need to be clear about your role and responsibilities.

Effective governors do not need educational expertise but do need to be committed to Lotus School, willing to ask questions, to both challenge and support the Head Teacher. They also need to be able to devote the time necessary to work as an enthusiastic member of the governing body team, and to attend meetings and get involved in the life of the school.

We value the contribution from governors from all walks of life, bringing their unique life experiences and skills which can be utilised to support school improvement.


Governing Body Chair

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Stephen Dunstan, 103 Poulton Old Road, Blackpool, FY3 7L.


Governing Body

The governing body is made up of representatives of parents, staff, the community, sponsor and the Local Authority. The headteacher is entitled to attend all meetings of the governing body, and also its committees. Normally a governing body will meet every term, with between three to five committees doing the more detailed work, feeding into the main meeting.

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For more information on how to become a governor please see Blackpool School Governors.

Information on Champion Education Trust Members and Trustees.

Governor Category Term End Date
Appointed By
Committees
Position of Responsibility
Business, Pecuniary & Material Interests
Governance Roles at Educational Institutions
Attendance 2020-21
Mrs Diane AtkinsonTrust LeadTrust Lead
Trust-----
Mrs Rachel Kenworthy Staff Headteacher
Trust
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Mr Mike Coole
Parent
8th October 2024
Trust
--Groundwork CLM employeeBBO Lancashire Manager-
Vacancy
Parent
Autumn 2024
Parents
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Mrs Claire Davis
Staff
12th October 2024
Staff
--Spouse of director of Sporting NRG--
Mr Keith Berry
Co-opted
14 October 2024
Trust
--Sea View Trust employee, Friends of Park Community Academy Charitable Trust, Member of NAHTHeadteacher at Park Community Academy-
Mrs Susan Strother
Co-opted
14th October 2024
Trust
--Lancashire County Council employee, CIOB memberHeyhouses School governor, Highfurlong School governor-
Mr Stephen Dunstan
Co-opted
28 September 2024
Trust
-Chair
Blackpool Coastal Housing employee, Blackpool Citizens Advice Bureau trustee, Magic Club trustee, ICAEW member, Electric Sunshine Project trustee, Chartered Institute of Housing memberBlackpool & Fylde College audit committee member
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Mr Elliot Evans
Co-opted
14th October 2024
Trust
--Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust employee, STR Worker Community Prevention & Engagement Team, Project Lead for Connect My Community NHS, Collaborative Lancashire member, Blackpool Business Leadership Group member--
Cllr Adrian Hutton
Co-opted
14th October 2024
Trust
--Blackpool Council, Director of Blackpool Waste Services, UNITE union member, Labour Party memberSt Georges School governor
Ms Nicola ChesterTrust  Finance & Operations Leader-Trust-No voting rights---
Mrs Dawn ParkinsonClerk-Trust-No voting rights
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Committees: FC – Finance & Corporate Resources Committee, CS – Curriculum and Standards Committee.