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Meet the Governors

Daniel Hargreaves

This is my second Headship and it is a pleasure to be the Head Teacher of Balladen Community Primary School on the next stage of its journey. Since 2017, I have also benefitted from the ability to share good practise through my role as parent governor at a primary school in Burnley. I live in Lancashire with my family. If I have any spare time, I enjoy reading, going to the gym and playing guitar. 


David Magrath

I live in the Rossendale valley with my wife and two children. 

I am a senior leader in the Home Office with national responsibility for combatting organised abuse of the immigration system by criminal networks. A significant part of this involves the protection and safeguarding of vulnerable migrants who have been exploited. My role involves many core management functions that are applicable to being a school governor such as the efficient management and allocation of resources, performance and risk management and working in collaboration with others (across government).

In my spare time, I am an enthusiastic but fairly average social golfer and enjoy a membership at Rossendale Golf Club. I will watch most sports but especially football, rugby and golf however, I no longer have control of the television and often have to settle for Thomas the Tank Engine.

I am delighted to have joined the school governing board and look forward to working with the Head, his team and the other governors to maintain the already high standards at Balladen CPS.


Steven Pilling

I am a family man with four children. I enjoy most sports, astronomy, astrophotography and animals. I currently don’t work but am a full time carer for my wife and am studying accounting at college.


Carol Peat

I am a mother of three and live in Rossendale.  I started my career in education at Leabrook Short Stay School in 2002 and then joined the Schools Finance Team in 2006.  I started as School Business Manager at Balladen Primary in July 2011 and enjoy my job very much.  I have recently completed my Level 5 in School Business Management.  My oldest child is a qualified electrician, my middle child is an inspection Engineer, and my daughter is a newly qualified teacher.  In my spare time I enjoy walking with my dog Lillie, swimming and cooking.   


Dawn Love

I have lived in Rossendale  all my life and started my school life at Balladen.  I have always had happy memories of that time. I am a proud mother to two boys, one a qualified electrician currently studying for his HND, and a 7 year old miracle child who is also enjoying his time at Balladen. I work, and always have worked, in housing where I support  people within their homes.  I am new to the post of governor but am enjoying learning about how our fantastic school is run. 


Katrina Gilmore

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Laura Walker

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