Welcome to our governors section.

Below and in the sections attached, you will find our local school governing body information



Governors Mission Statement:

“Blacko Primary School aims to be a village school of excellence. We strive to provide a stimulating and caring environment in which all children can achieve their full potential, both academically and personally, through the highest standards of teaching and learning. We also aim to foster good relationships between children, staff, parents, carers and the wider community”.

Your governing body is a team of volunteers who work with the head teacher and management team to raise school standards. 




The Board of Trustees have established a structure of Committees as follows:

  • Local Governing Bodies; Blacko Primary School, Colne Park High School, Laneshaw Bridge Primary School and Lord Street Primary School.
  • Standards Committee
  • Resource Committee
  • Nomination & Remuneration Committee
  • Audit & Risk Committee

These Committees act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees except where powers have been specifically delegate to them by the Board of Trustees.

The functions and proceedings of the Committees are subject to regulations made by the Trustees pursuant to the powers contained in the Articles of Association.


Audit & Risk Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to ensure that the Trust and all of its Academies are compliant with current regulation across a number of areas, to assess risk on behalf of each of the Academies and the Trust as a whole and to ensure appropriate auditing is arranged.


Standards Committee

The role of the Standards Committee is to monitor the academic progress and ensure high standards in the quality of teaching and learning within the Trusts Academies.


Resources Committee

The Resource Committee monitors income and expenditure for all the Academies and has a responsibility to ensure the preparation of responsible budget planning. It recommends annual budgets to the Board of Trustees, through the work of the Business Manager. It also oversees capital expenditure and asset management.


Nomination & Remuneration Committee

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee acts as part of the organisation’s corporate governance. The committee evaluates the Board of Trustees and examines the skills and characteristics needed in board candidates. Determining specific remuneration packages, terms of employment and determining performance incentive arrangements for the CEO.


Local Governing Bodies

The Local Governing Bodies carry the Trust vision, policies and priorities forward, based on the specific qualities and community characteristics of each Academy. They support, question and challenge the Academy Leadership Team, holding them to account.

In addition to the members and trustees, the above committees are attended by a varying range of Pennine Trust stakeholders and also associate members who provide the board with specialist advice.


Our Governing Body constitution: 

   Trust Members

   Board of Trustees


   Governance arrangements


   Board of Trustees Constitution

   Board of Trustees stepped down last 12 months

   Board of Trustee attendance

   Board of Trustees declarations of interest



Governance Documentation: 

   Annual Report

   Articles of Association

   Master Funding Agreement



Governors Resigned from Serving in the Last 12 Months:

Date Stepped Down from Role Name Governor Position

31st December 2021

Mrs E. Holden Parent Governor

31st December 2021

Miss L. Thompson Support Staff Governor

16th July 2021

Mrs. H. Scholey Co-opted Representative