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School Governors

Please find below details on our school governing body and information about our experienced group of governors.

Governing Body:

Every school has a governing body consisting of a specific number of governors. Generally, governors fall within the following categories:

  • Parent Governors
  • Staff Governors
  • Authority Governors
  • Co-opted Governors
  • Foundation, Partnership and Sponsor Governors

The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the headteacher. The Governing Body provides strategic management, while supporting the work of the headteacher and school staff.

Lammack Community Primary School Governing Body has two regular committees – The Resources Committee and The Curriculum and Safety Committee.

  • Full Governing Body Attendance 2017.pdf

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    • 12th September 2017


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  • Attendance register - Resources Committee Sep 2016 current.pdf

    • 110 KB

    • 13th November 2017


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  • Attendance-register-Curriculum-Health-Safety-Sep-2016.pdf

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    • 13th November 2017


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Name: Mrs Helen Holden (Chair)

Committee: Resources / Curriculum & Safety

Type of Governor: Local Authority

Works as a Relationship Manager for Capita SIMs. Is an IEB Member for Our Lady and St John, Blackburn. Chair of the Blackburn with Darwen Governor’s Forum and Secondary Governor Representative for Blackburn with Darwen Schools’ Forum.

I work for Capita Childrens Services, who provide SIMS, which is a management information system used by the majority of Schools in Blackburn with Darwen.   My role in Capita is a Local Authority Relationship Manager,  where part of my responsibilities are promoting best use of the software to our customers.   I also work closely with the SIMS Support Provider for Blackburn with Darwen.

Outside of my day job,  I am the Chair of Governors at Lammack Primary School,  Chair of the Governors Forum in Blackburn with Darwen, and a Secondary Governor Representative on the Blackburn with Darwen Schools Forum.

Year group Link – Y6

Expires – 06.09.2018

Name: Mrs Farheen Mahamroot

Committee:  Curriculum & Safety

Type of Governor: Parent

I work for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council as a Commissioning & Procurement Officer. My role includes working with colleagues in Education, Social Care and Youth Justice. I have experience of working within the school environment in various roles including as a Foundation Stage Manager and Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) at Primary School Level and teaching Geography and P.E at Secondary School Level.
I have 2 boys that currently attend Lammack Primary.

Expires – 22.01.2021



Name: Mr Ashif Patel (Vice Chair)

Committee: Resources

Type of Governor: Community

Elected Parent Governor in 2008, appointed community Governor since 2011.

I work at BAE Systems dealing with contracts.

Alongside the above role, I have had over 20 years of experience of working for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Play and Recreation, dealing with children with varied abilities, ages and backgrounds, also dealt with children with challenging behaviour, liaising with parents, carers and other professionals.

I have served the local community for over 10 years as the League Secretary for the Blackburn Community League.

For over 20 years, I have been involved with Blackburn United Football Club as the Treasurer & Secretary and currently run the Multi Sports programme for 4-6 year olds.

Appointed to the Parent Shura Committee for Tauheedul Girls High School

I am also the chair of Families and Community Enterprise (FACE).

Year Group Link – Y4

Expires – 02.07.2019


Name: Mr Ismail Mulla

Committee: Resources

Type of Governor: Co-Opted

Additional Information – Works as a programme Manager at Bootstrap Enterprises.

I work for Bootstrap Enterprises as a Programme Manager who deliver as range of Welfare to Work contracts and offers business advice across East Lancashire. I represent as a parent governor on the schools governing body.

Outside of my day job, I am coach for the under 10s at Blackburn United FC.

Year Group Link – Y3

Expires – 05.11.2020


Name: Mr Mohammed Khan

Committee: Resources

Type of Governor: Parent

I work for Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living, a Charity based in Blackburn. Over the last few years I have been working very closely supporting local groups and individuals in both Highercroft and Shadsworth with Whitebirk enabling them to influence how funding is distributed and utilised to benefit other local people. I have supported these local people to design and implement a programme of activities to help promote health and wellbeing, at the same time tackle community cohesion and make positive changes to their community. I am also helping the service to deliver 2 small grant schemes, one for the community of Highercroft and one for the young people throughout Blackburn with Darwen, where we are promoting grass route projects run by local people for local people.
I have been involved in Community and Youth work for over 20 years in Blackburn with Darwen working in some of the most deprived neighbourhoods. In my previous employment for both Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Blackburn with Darwen Young Peoples Services my work consisted mainly around supporting young people from diverse backgrounds with tackling issues around young people’s rights, racism, education and helping them understand people’s opinions matter regardless of their gender or age. Many of work focussed around engagement with young people, many of whom had not accessed local services or who were deemed as ‘nuisances’ within the local community and introduced them to more positive activities. I have lived most of my life in Audley; I started volunteering for the Youth Club at the Sports and Community Centre in ‘93/’94. Whilst volunteering I started working at the community centre supporting young people and groups and continued to do this for the next 5 years, I carried on working in community centres for 11 years. I continued to work for the Youth Service at Audley for the next 10 years
I have experience of working within several schools in both Blackburn and Darwen; as part of my role of working on youth intervention projects. I have also developed and trained local people in delivering several Youth and Adult consultations so that they can carry out peer lead consultations to ascertain what the needs of the local people are and then deliver the findings to the correct platform to positively effect change.


Name: Mrs Bhawna Patel

Committee: Curriculum & Safety

Type of Governor: Local Authority

Additional Information – Chair of Governors at St Michael and St John, Blackburn. Works as a Skills Development Officer at Adult and Community Learning, Blackburn.

I am employed by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council within the Housing, Localities and Prevention Department. The aim of our adult learning provision is to improve work prospects and wellbeing. My role within this department, as the Skills Development Officer/Tutor, is to help develop a high standard community learning programme, that supports individual adult’s educational needs. I also work collaboratively  with local organisations and local schools to ensure we support or engage with every adult in reaching their educational goals or their personal wellbeing.

Outside my full time employment, I am the chair of Governors at Saint Michael with Saint John School, a Governor at Lammack Primary School and a member of the Governors Forum for Blackburn with Darwen.


Year Group Link – Rec

Expires – 02.07.2019


Name: Mrs L Greaves

Committee: Curriculum & Safety

Type of Governor: Staff – Year 1 Teacher

Expires – 22.11.2019


Name: Mrs Kathryn McGregor

Committee: Curriculum & Safety

Type of Governor: Observer (Assistant Head Teacher)


Name: Mrs Paula Duckworth

Committee: Curriculum & Safety / Resources

Type of Governor: Staff  (Head Teacher)

I have worked at Lammack Community Primary School for 13 years.  I started as class teacher after moving from the Wirral and then became assistant head teacher after two years. My subject specialism is Music and English and I can play a number of brass instruments. I have taught a range of year groups in both Key Stage 1 and key Stage 2 and worked as Literacy Co-ordinator for 10 years.  

I now have two young boys of my own and spend much of my time bike riding, walking and keeping up with them!




Name: Mrs Nosheen Majid

Committee: Curriculum & Safety / Resources

Type of Governor: Observer  (Deputy Head Teacher)




Name: Ms Helen Greenwood

Committee: Curriculum & Safety

Type of Governor: Co-Opted (Acting Assistant Head Teacher)

Expires – 22.11.2019

Governor Attendance at Meetings