Meet the Governors

  • Mrs Lisa Keighley

    Headteacher

    Declaration of Interest:
    Material interest - HEADTEACHER
    Business interest - NONE

    Current Committee Membership
    Policy Review Committee

    Meetings attended 2020/21(affected by COVID crisis):
    xx/xx Buildings, Finance & Staffing Committee
    6/6 Full Governing Body

    Appointment Date: September 2020 (Headteacher)

    Term of Office: Ongoing

  • Mr Philip Cavalier-Lumley

    Chair of Governors 2021-2023

    (Co-opted Governor)

    Mr Cavalier-Lumley is a company director and has been a governor since October 2008. He enjoys being a governor and helping the school achieve a good standard of education for all of the children.

    Current Committee Membership
    Policy Review Committee

    Declaration of Interest:
    Material interests:
    Spouse: Mrs Pamela Cavalier-Lumley, Teaching Assistant
    Daughter: Miss Amy Cavalier-Lumley, Cleaner

    Business interest - None

    Meetings attended 2020/21 (affected by COVID crisis):
    6/6 Full Governors Meeting

    Appointment Date: 06/02/2019
    Term of Office: 4 years

  • Mrs Emmeline Chellam

    Vice- Chair 2021-2023

    (Co-opted Governor)

    My name is Emmeline Chellam and I’m a parent of seven children, three of whom currently attend Blakehill. I work as a GP in Bradford. I love spending time in school, in particular doing art and craft activities with Reception and Year One classes. I am passionate about ensuring that every child in school receives a good education and enjoy working alongside staff to achieve this.

    Emmeline is the school's link governor for Safeguarding, including Child protection and LAC, Reading and Early Years.

    Declaration of Interest:
    Material interest - Parent
    Business interest - NONE

    Committee Membership
    Curriculum Committee
    Attendance
    Headteacher Performance Management

    Meetings attended 2020/21 (affected by COVID crisis):
    6/6 Full Governors Meeting
    xx/xx Curriculum Committee


    Appointment Date: 14/10/20
    Term of Office: 4 years

  • Mr Lynroy Powell

    (Co-opted Governor)

    Mr Powell is a Retail Store Manager. “Education plays a vital part in our children's lives and being a parent governor will enable me to help in the success of our children's education”.
    Lynroy is the school's Link Governor for Safeguarding

    Declaration of Interest:
    Material interest - NONE
    Business interest - NONE

    Committee Membership
    Buildings, Finance & Staffing Committee

    Meetings attended 2020/21 (affected by COVID crisis):
    4/6 Full Governors Meeting
    xx/xx Buildings, Finance and Staffing Committee (Chair)

    Appointment Date: 06/02/2019
    Term of Office: 4 years

  • Mrs Barbara Minter

    Staff Governor

    I work in the school office. I have being a Governor previously at another local primary school this was for 4 years. I am a keen runner and take part in raising money for charity. I am very proud to work at Blakehill Primary School. I have a particular interest in SEMH needs in children and currently studying qualifications to further my understanding.

    Declaration of Interest:
    Material interest - Staff
    Business interest - NONE

    Committee Membership
    Curriculum

    Meetings attended 2020/21 (affected by COVID crisis):
    3/3 Full Governors Meeting

    Appointment Date: 28/04/2021
    Term of Office: 4 years

  • Mr Ian Parsons

    (Co-opted Governor)

    Ian is a retired senior teacher at a large Bradford Comprehensive School. He has been a Chair of Governors and a staff, parent and foundation Governor at various local schools. Several of his grandchildren attend Blakehill Primary School and he wants to contribute towards Blakehill being an outstanding school for all the children who make up our community.

    Ian is the school's link governor for Safeguarding, including Child protection, LAC and Attendance.

    Declaration of Interest:
    Material interest - Grandparent
    Business interest - NONE

    Committee Membership
    Curriculum Committee (Chair)
    Lead governor for attendance
    Headteacher Performance Management

    Meetings attended 2019/20 (affected by COVID crisis):
    6/6 Full Governors Meeting
    xx/xx Curriculum Committee


    Appointment Date: 13/10/21
    Term of Office: 4 years

  • Mr Edward Pepper

    (Co-opted Governor)

    I am a doctor, working with children, and I have a son at Blakehill. I feel passionately about the importance of schools, not only for children’s education but for their emotional and social development. I am very excited to be playing a role at Blakehill in achieving the highest standards possible.

    Declaration of Interest:
    Material interest - Parent
    Business interest - NONE

    Committee Membership
    None

    Meetings attended 2020/21 (affected by COVID crisis):
    4/6 Full Governors Meeting

    Appointment Date: 18/07/2018
    Term of Office: 4 years

  • Ms Anne-Marie Holmes

    (Co-opted Governor)

    Declaration of Interest:
    Material interest - NONE
    Business interest - NONE

    Committee Membership
    None

    Meetings attended 2020/21 (affected by COVID crisis):
    3/6 Full Governors Meetings

    Appointment Date: 10th April 2019

    Term of Office: 4 years

  • Ms Haedeh Abbasi

    (Local Authority Governor)

    I have been a governor at Blakehill since 2019, I am a parent within the school, my eldest has just left to attend high school and I have 2 children still attending the school.
    My career background is within education, I was a further education lecturer for 10 years and then have worked within secondary and primary schools during my career. I recently qualified as a primary school teacher and now work within a local primary school as an English intervention teacher.
    I am interested in student and staff well-being and also that all the pupils achieve and are happy attending school.

    Declaration of Interest:
    Material interest - Parent
    Business interest - NONE

    Committee Membership
    Buildings, Finance & Staffing Committee

    Meetings attended 2020/21 (affected by COVID crisis):
    6/6 Full Governors Meetings

    Appointment Date: 10th April 2019

    Term of Office: 4 years

  • Mrs Debra Ali

    (Parent Governor)

    My name is Debra Ali and I'm a parent. I am pleased to have been elected as parent governor. I work in digital marketing, and I am currently a Trustee on The Tony Rampton Trust Charity, both roles I find rewarding and fulfilling.

    I have a daughter who attends the Blakehill and I am excited to help build on the fantastic results the school is consistently delivering. As the parent of a child who attend the school my driving force to become a governor was simply to continually deliver the very best education and learning environment for every single child of every single ability.

    Declaration of Interest:
    Material interest - Parent
    Business interest - NONE

    Committee Membership
    Building, Finance & Staffing

    Meetings attended 2020/21 (affected by COVID crisis):
    6/6 Full Governors Meetings

    Appointment Date: 18 /10/2019

    Term of Office: 4 years

  • Mrs Louise Porter

    (Parent Governor)

    I am a parent to two children who currently attend Blakehill. I work as a Resource Planning manager for a financial organisation. My hobbies and interests are spending time with my family; making sure my children thrive, are happy and healthy. The are very active and enjoy lots of sports including Gymnastics, Football, swimming. We also enjoy biking and long walks as a family in the Yorkshire Dales.

    I am very proud of Blakehill as school and I am excited to be able to contribute their support and growth in a governor capacity to ensure all children receive the very best start to their education.

    Declaration of Interest:
    Material interest - Parent
    Business interest - NONE

    Committee Membership
    N/A

    Meetings attended 2020/21 (affected by COVID crisis):
    Not Applicable

    Appointment Date: 02-02-2022

    Term of Office: 4 years

  • Mrs Sumayya Desai

    (Co-opted Governor)

    I am a Pharmacist and a parent of three children, with my eldest attending Blakehill.

    I am passionate regarding child development and providing children with the best start both emotionally and academically. I look forward to getting involved and working alongside both parents & teachers in helping the school to improve and strive for better in all areas of education for our children.

    Declaration of Interest:
    Material interest - Parent
    Business interest - NONE

    Committee Membership
    N/A

    Meetings attended 2020/21 (affected by COVID crisis):
    Not Applicable

    Appointment Date: 02-02-2022

    Term of Office: 4 years

  • Mrs Esther Hutton

    (Co-opted Governor)



    Declaration of Interest:
    Material interest - NONE
    Business interest - NONE

    Committee Membership
    N/A

    Meetings attended 2020/21 (affected by COVID crisis):
    Not Applicable

    Appointment Date: 30-03-2022

    Term of Office: 4 years

Associate Governors
  • Rachel Gould

    Associate Governor

  • Aaron Sidebottom

    Associate Governor

  • Helen Hall

    Associate Governor

Updated: 31-03-22