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WestlandsFirst School

Our Governors

The Governing body has an executive role to work closely with the Headteacher who has day-to-day management responsibility, to steer the quality of the school's work. Equally the governing body has an independent overall responsibility, firstly to the wider community for the work of the school, and secondly to hold the head teacher and the school account for the quality of its work.         

The Governing body is expected to work in close partnership with the Headteacher who is the responsible leader and manager of the school - this does not imply " rubber stamping" actions or recommendations but sensible endorsement, scrutiny and support based on carefully weighted evaluation of those actions and recommendations.

At Westlands First School our governing body is made up of the following categories:
Parent Governors, LEA Governors, Staff Governors, and Co-opted Governors.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor at the school please speak with Mrs Roberts and she will give you a further insight to the valuable work of a governor.

Governors meet once every half term (6 meetings per year) and, at present all Governors serve on both the Full Governors Committee and the Finance and Premises Committee (which also includes Personnel). Each committee is headed up by a Chair person and a Vice Chair

Governors are elected onto the committee with a term of office of 4 years. Governors are then re-elected if they wish to continue. 

Correspondence for Governors should be sent to the school and addressed to either the Chair or Vice Chair:
email via [email protected]

Name

Roles

Business Contact Number/Material Interests

Governance Roles in Other Schools

E-mail

Colin Barratt

Appointed Sept 2016

Chair of Full Governors

Co-opted Governor

Data/Assessment

Niece attends the school

 

[email protected]

Lynda Syree

Appointed Sept 2016

Vice Chair of Finance 

Co-opted Governor

Literacy

 

 

[email protected]

Anne Peters

Appointed Sept 2016

Vice Chair of Full Governors

Co-opted Governor

Safeguarding

 

 

[email protected]

Kate Hamilton

Appointed Sept 2017

Chair of Finance

LEA Governor

 

 

[email protected]

Rachel Roberts

Appointed Sept 2015

Head Teacher Governor

RNA Heating Ltd

  [email protected]

Karen Denby

Sept 2019

Staff Governor

 

  [email protected]

Phil Wallis

Appointed Nov 2019


Julia Hill

Appointed Nov 2019

Co-opted Governor


 

Co-opted Governor

 

 


 

 

 


 

[email protected]

 


 

[email protected]

 

Rachel Thornton

Clerk

 

 

[email protected]