Headteacher: Anna Moss

0121 445 1622

Local Governors at Blackwell, including Finance

blackwell first school bromsgrove 19It is the local governing board's role to support the head teacher in leading the school and act as a 'critical friend' as well as ensuring statutory responsibilities are carried out.  The local governing board consists of a range of motivated and committed members with a wide variety of experiences which support the life of the school.  
       ...we are very grateful to the leadership, staff and governors . BFS is an amazing school which manages to combine the most caring and nurturing atmosphere with expectations of the highest standard... (Parent comment)

Local Governors:

There are no material interests arising from relationships between governors or governors and school staff. There are currently five associate members with specialisms: Dr H Evans (Finance), Neil Walker (Finance), Clair McNeill (Education), Paul Lewis (Business) and Simon CHeckley (Health and Safety).

As a school we recognise that a diversity of thought, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. We regularly collect diversity information from our governors and, depending on current data, can use this to:

➢ target recruitment to address gaps in experience and diversity

➢ develop and adapt board practices to ensure full participation

➢ prioritise training and awareness-raising in identified areas

➢ address potential ‘blind spots’ through seeking wider advice and perspectives on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks

However, we are unable to publish this information as it would mean that individual members of our governing body are identifiable.

Governor name Type of governor (elected by) Committee member for Specialist responsibility Term of office started Term of office ends Attendance at meetings 2022-23 Business declarations
Anna Moss Head teacher All n/a n/a n/a 14/14 Wife of associate head teacher
Helen Townsend Teacher (staff) Education n/a 2021 2025 7/7 Sister of administrator

Deborah Wilson

Support (Staff) Education 

Chair of Education


2024 2028 n/a None
Joanne Taylor




Nominee for Vice Chair of Governors

Maths/ PE/ PFTA

2021 2025 14/14 None

Isabel Welch

c/o Blackwell First School

0121 445 1622

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Chair of Governors

Co-opted (Governors)





Headteacher Performance Management

2022 2026 6/7 None
John Reed Co-opted Business

Chair of Business Premises


2022 2026 10/14 None
Bakul Kumar Co-opted n/a Science 2023 2027 4/4 None
Vacancy for September 2024   Co-opted n/a   n/a  2024  2028  n/a n/a 

Becky Jones








2021 2025 7/7


Clerk to Governors is Clare Tomlinson and enquiries regarding governance should be addressed her at 0121 445 1622 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Formal Documents

Role of the governing body

Click here for the monitoring timetable 2023-24.

Click here to read Strategy 2023.

Click here to read Terms of Reference.

Click below to link to the DfE financial benchmarking documents.


There are no staff members earning a gross salary of above £100,000 and therefore no requirement to publish this information. 


Letters from the chair

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Autumn 2022.

Spring 2023.

Summer 2023.

Autumn 2023.

Spring 2024.