Our School Governors

Making a difference

Our School Governors have an important strategic role and play a key part in developing and monitoring school life. As part of their role they are responsible for financial matters relating to the school budget, as well as:

Governors’ Meetings are held on a regular basis throughout the year and cover a wide range of issues. The main agenda items focus on reports from the sub-committees (Resources, Curriculum & Achievement and Children, Families & Community committees) and the Headteacher’s Report, plus other aspects of their statutory duties. The Governors contribute fully to the discussions and decisions relating to the strategic vision for the school, and bring a variety of perspectives to these debates. They ensure that the Headteacher is fully held to account in a robust way as a critical friend.

Our School Governors

The Westfield School Governing Body consists of:
2 Parent Governors
1 Local Authority Governor
2 Staff Governors
6 Co-Opted Governors

Andy James

Parent Governor

Tara Cowell

Parent Governor

Sue Jones

Co-Opted Governor

Ann Hatton

Local Authority Governor

Nicki Gilbert

Staff Governor

Sam Bell

Staff Governor

Janet Rose

Co-opted Governor

Ceri Hibbert

Co-opted Governor

John Hatton

Co-opted Governor

Contact the Chair of Governors

Become a School Governor

If you match the following description, you could be the very person to become a parent governor. Everyone has something to offer and we want people from as many backgrounds and interests as possible.

  • Currently has a child or children in our school
  • Has an open and enquiring mind
  • Shows a willingness to listen and make informed judgements
  • Is able to work well with others
  • Is interested in education generally and our school in particular
  • Has a desire to play a part in improving our school
  • Is willing to attend meetings and training


Gain insight into the wider perspective of the school through long-term planning.
Work with our team of governors and staff to improve our school.
Training to develop an understanding of specific school management issue.
Develop skills in strategic management.
Benefit from the support and assistance of local and county staff.
A sense of achievement in making a difference to our school.
The pleasure of seeing children learning.


Governors can make a real difference to the performance of the school and have a real part to play in making the school successful. If you are interested in joining us to help improve education for the children in this school please contact the Head-Teacher.