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School Governors

Head Teacher: Nicki Gilbert
Chair: Ceri Hibbert,


Parent: Andrew James
Staff Representative: 
Sam Bell
Co-opted Governor

Richard Binnersley,  John Hatton, Ann Hatton

Janet Rose, Wendy Coombey


If you would like to see the declaration of interest please make a request to view from the school business manager at the school offfice.  

Governors meet each term with there being a Full Governors Board meeting and three Committee Meetings.

The Committees are:

  • Curriculum and Achievement   Chair - Ann Hatton          

              see link Terms of Reference for Curriculum Achievment Committee 

  • Resources   Chair -Richard Binnersley

              see link Terms of Reference for Resources Committee

  • Children, Families and Community   Chair - Andrew James

              see link Terms of Reference for Children, Families and Community



Why Not 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


What can being a School Governor Offer






  • An insight into the wider perspective of the school through long-term planning
  • A chance to develop skills in strategic management
  • The opportunity to work with our team of governors and staff in improving our school
  • Training to develop an understanding of specific school management issues
  • 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


The governing body of our school is responsible for:


  • Ensuring that pupils receive high quality education and that the conduct of the school reflects this aim
  • Working with the Head-Teacher on the strategic planning and management of the school
  • Considering and agreeing the aims and policies of the school
  • Discussing and approving the targets for improvement
  • Appointing the staff
  • Setting and monitoring the budget
  • Monitoring the performance of the school
  • Reporting to the parents and community on how we have accomplished our tasks


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.


Nicki Gilbert


Westfield School,

Ryelands Road,






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