The Governing Body of St Peters C.E. Primary School Darwen welcomes you to the Governor section of the school's website.  We aim to share with parents, carers and stakeholders information about the Governing Body, why it is important to the school and how it works.  As governors we are obliged both by commitment and by statute to focus on three core functions; ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 


The Board of Governors, as the strategic leaders of the school have a vital role to challenge, undertake the role of ‘critical friend’ to the Headteacher and senior leadership team, giving guidance and support to areas of priority development in the school  and making sure the vision is realised.  In practical terms this means that we are constantly striving to ensure that every child gets the best possible education and develops their full potential


We are committed to providing an excellent environment which our pupils can learn to enjoy and approeciate during their time at St Peters C.E. Primary School. We also aim to encourage good behaviour and discipline, through a combination of self-discipline, co-operation, tolerance, confidence, respect and independence amongst our pupils based on their sense of belonging to our caring and faithful school. In addition we aim to encourage pupils to take pride in their work, their achievements and appearance.


The governing body of St Peters C.E. Primary School come from a wide range of backgrounds. They bring to the task of school governance a useful mix of professional experience and skills which are to the benefit of the school as a whole.


If you wish to communicate with the Governors contact  the main school office or email office@stpetersdarwen.blackburn.sch.uk addressed for the attention of The Chair of Governors. We welcome any feedback about improvements that could be made for the benefit of the school and for the children. Governors will also aim to be present at most school functions throughout the school  year and  welcome your approach to discuss matters of interest or concern to you. 


As governors we are mindful that education and school policy is liable to fall into jargon and convenient shorthand. Although we try to avoid it where possilbe we have added here a Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms to help.