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 Val Plant.
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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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 2022-23|
|Mrs Lidia Gardner||Exec Head ||Trust||-||-||-||-||4 of 4|
|Val Plant||Chair of Governors||Trust||Chairman of Governors||3 of 3|
|Mr Steve Archer||Trust||-||-||3 of 3|
|Venessa Beckett||Trust||3 of 3|
|Gina Kitchen||29 March 2027||Trust||2 of 2|
|Simon Wilson||Parent||Autumn 2024||Parents||-||0 of 2|
|Kirsty Deacon||Parent||21st October 2025|
|3 of 5|
|5 of 5|
|Mrs Susan Strother||Co-opted||14th October 2024||Trust||-||-||Lancashire County Council employee, CIOB member||Heyhouses School governor, Highfurlong School governor||4 of 5|
|Mel Kelsall||Staff||Trust||1 of 1|
Committees: FC – Finance & Corporate Resources Committee, CS – Curriculum and Standards Committee.
Ended or Resigned Governorships
|Governor||Category||Term End Date||Appointed By||Committees||Position of Responsibility||Business, Pecuniary & Material Interests||Governance Roles at Educational Institutions||Attendance 2020-21 |
|Ms Nicola Chester||Trust Finance & Operations Leader||July 2020||Trust||-||No voting rights||-||-||-|
Mrs Claire Davis
|Staff||-||Staff||-||-||Spouse of director of Sporting NRG||-||-|
|Mr Mike Coole
|Trust||Groundwork CLM employee BBO Lancashire Manager|
|Mr Elliot Evans||Co-opted||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|
|Mr Keith Berry||Co-opted||Sea View Trust employee, Friends of Park Community Academy Charitable Trust, Member of NAHT||Headteacher at Park Community Academy|
|Stephen Dunstan||Co-opted||Trust||Blackpool Coastal Housing employee, Blackpool Citizens Advice Bureau, Magic Club trustee, ICAEW member, Electric Sunshine Project trustee, Chartered Institute of Housing member||Blackpool & Fylde College audit committee member|
|Cllr Adrian Hutton|
|Blackpool council, Director of Blackpool Waste services, UNITE union member, Labour Party member|
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