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Westfield Primary Community School

Where children come first

Governors

Westfield governors are committed to challenging senior leaders to ensure the best possible outcomes for the pupils at Westfield.

Our current Chair of Governors, Linda Brook MBE, was appointed in September 2015.

Following some turbulence in governor membership, an External Review of Governance was commissioned by the school (autumn 2016)  led by a National Leader of Governance. 

Westfield governors have recently completed an audit of skills, and we employ a fully qualified external clerk through City of York's governance service.

As with all schools, the Governing Body has a wide range of duties in the leadership and management of the school including:

  • Ensuring a safe and secure environment for learning
  • Agreeing school policy
  • Setting and monitoring the budget
  • Making senior staff appointments and dealing with staff matters
  • Overseeing the curriculum

If you are interested in becoming a governor, detailed information can be found on the City of York Website here.

Elections for parent governor representatives are held as vacancies arise.

 

2017-18 Committees and their Members and Governors with Specific Responsibilities

Resources Committee (to include Pay Committee function)

Linda Brook

Rachel Parker

Jason Angus

Alex King (Chair)

Andrew Waller

Tracey Ralph (not present for decisions on their own pay)

Carole Pearce (Associate Member) (not present during pay committee meetings)

 

School Development Committee (to include Data Link function)

George Brichieri (Chair)

Cindy Benton

Andrea Durston

Tracey Ralph

Claire Gomez

Vicky Cartwright

Michelle Fairclough

Jason Angus

Rebecca Main

Linda Brook

 

Headteacher’s Performance Management Group

Linda Brook

Alexander King

Rachel Parker

 

Specific Responsibilities

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Michelle Fairclough 

 

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Andrea Durston, Rebecca Wall

 

Disadvantaged Pupils

Andrew Waller

 

Attendance

Linda Brook

 

Phase Governors 

Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS)       George Brichieri

Key Stage 1 (KS1)                                                Rachel Parker

Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2)                                  Michelle Fairclough

Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2)                                 Jason Angus and Andrew Waller