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Claire Massingham

I was attracted to being a governor at Blackrod Primary school as I have a passion for education and I am very interested in the Blackrod Community. Having recently retired from the education sector, where I had worked for forty years, I felt I had some experience that may be useful to the school and being a Governor would also help me to maintain my connection with education. I have lived in Blackrod for thirty-six years and consider myself to be an active member of the community and being a Governor helps me to develop that role further.



Partnership Governor


To act as a link between the school and the LA on matters of local educational interest, and to attend meetings of the Partnership Forum


The Partnership Forums in Bolton aim to strengthen school governance by providing information about local and national initiatives and changes in government legislation. The forums help support effective communication between governing boards and the local authority and promote cohesive working within the Bolton family of schools.


Link Governor


The Link Governor plays an important role in supporting the work of the governing board in terms of training and development. They are expected to keep abreast of local opportunities and assist the Governing Board and individual governors in assessing their training needs.


Link Governors may also work with neighbouring schools, where appropriate, to organise joint training and cluster events.


Early Years Governor


English Governor