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Governors

School governors perform an important function at Westways: they help determine the strategic direction of the school, ensure that pupils and staff are safe and both challenge and support the school.

The governors vision at Westways is to make a world of difference by...

  • Engaging all members in the challenge and adventure of learning;
  • Offering a rich and varied curriculum with resources and opportunities that enable all members to flourish;
  • Celebrating effort and achievement across ability and curriculum areas
  • Developing respect for self, for one another, for our community and for the environment;
  • Having high expectations in everything we do;
  • Nurturing skills and values that enable our students to succeed in their life choices and make positive contributions to their community;
  • Upholding the values and virtues of the Ethical Leadership framework.

The governing body represents the whole school community, and is made up of:

  • The Executive Headteacher/Head of School
  • 1 other staff governor
  • 3 elected parent governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 4 co-opted governors

We meet at least once a term to look at the issues which affect the school as a whole.  We have a Finance Premises & Pay committee which covers the school budget and how it is spent.  This committee and the full governing body meet at least once a term.  Work with parents, carers and the wider community goes through the full governing body.

There are a number of ways to get in touch with us:  either face to face in the morning and afternoons, by leaving a note via the School Office or by emailing parentgovernors@westways.sheffield.sch.uk or chairofgovernors@westways.sheffield.sch.uk.  All communication will be in the strictest confidence.  We will acknowledge your comments, respond and report back as needed at the next full governors meeting.

Governor membership

Name

Governor Type

How appointed

Term From

Term To

Business interests declared

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions

Mrs Samantha Fearnehough

 

Headteacher

  

N/A

1 September 2017

 N/A

None

None

Mr Matthew Harper

 

Staff governor

 

Elected by staff

30 June 2017

30 June 2021

None

None

Mr Nick Harris

 

LA governor

Appointed by LA 19 July 2019

18 July 2023

 

 

None

None

Mrs Jo Anderson

 

Parent governor

  

Elected by parents

30 Jun 2017

29 Jun 2021

None

None

Mr George French

 

Parent governor

  

Elected by parents

30 Jun 2017

29 Jun 2021

None 

None

Miss Lindsay Snow

 

 Parent governor

 

Elected by parents

19 Jul 2019

18 Jul 2023

None

None

Ms Lynn Pocock

 

Co-opted governor

 

Appointed by GB

01 Aug 2015

31 Jul 2023

None

None

 

Mr Andrew Cartledge

 

 

Co-opted governor

Appointed by GB

1 September 2018

31 July 2023

None

None

Mr Edward Challands

 

Co-opted governor

 

Appointed by GB

1 October 2020

30 September 2024

None

None

Mr Gregory Shaw

 

Co-opted governor

  

Appointed by GB

01 Aug 2015

31 Jul 2023

None

None

Ms Lindy-Ann Blaize Alfred

 

Co-opted governor

 

Appointed by GB

1 Jan 2019

31 December 2022  

None

None

Governing Body roles 2020-2021

Office

Governors

Chair of Governors Lynn Pocock
Vice Chair of Governors Nick Harris
Chair of Finance, Premises & Pay Committee George French
   

Link role

Governor Leads

Health & Safety

Nick Harris

SEND/ Vulnerable Children Lindsay Snow

Safeguarding

Lindy-Ann Blaize Alfred

E-Safety

George French

Finance, Pay & Premises

George French
Lynn Pocock
Andrew Cartledge

 Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings

Attendance at meetings 2020/21

1st October 2020

Lynn Pocock, Gregory Shaw, Lindy-Ann Blaize Alfred, Edward Challands, Andrew Cartledge, George French, Lindsay Snow, Jo Anderson, Samantha Fearnehough, Matthew Harper 

26th November 2020

 

14th January 2021

 

18th March 2021

 

20th May 2021

 

8th July 2021

 

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2019/20

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2018/19