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

  • The Headteacher
  • 1 other staff governor
  • 3 elected parent governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 5 co-opted governors

Full governing Body

We meet at least once a term to look at the issues which affect the school as a whole. We also have two committees: Attainment, Policy & Curriculum covers school policies, teaching and learning in the school; Finance Premises & Pay covers the school budget and how it is spent. Each committee meets 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 or Parent Governors for 2018/19 are George French, Jo Anderson and Nick Harris. 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.

Governing Body roles, 2018-2019



Chair of Governors Lynn Pocock
Vice Chair of Governors Alex Forsyth
Chair of Finance, Premises & Pay Committee George French
Headteacher performance reviewers (x3) Alex Forsyth
Heather Green
Lynn Pocock

Link role

Governor Leads


George French

Alex Forsyth

Early Years Foundation Stage

Jo Anderson

Gregory Shaw

Health & Safety

Nick Harris


Nick Harris

Lynn Pocock

Heather Green

Andrew Cartledge

Leadership & management

Lynn Pocock



Pupil Premium/SEND

Andrew Cartledge
Safeguarding Heather Green
Nick Harris (Health & Safety)
Safer recruitment Heather Green
George French



Communications Working Party

Jo Anderson

Matt Harper

Lynn Pocock

Greg Shaw

Governor training co-ordinator

Lynn Pocock


Finance, Pay & Premises

George French
Dave Clay
Andy Cartledge
Alex Forsyth

Advisor: Rachel Wilson (School Business Manager)

Pay sub-committee

Lynn Pocock
Sam Fearnehough (Advisory role)
George French

Governor membership


Governor Type

Term From

Term To

Ms Joanne Anderson

Parent governor



30 Jun 2017

29 Jun 2021

Mr Andrew Cartledge

Co-opted governor



17 Sep 2015

16 Sep 2019

Mrs Samantha Fearnehough






Mr Alex Forsyth

Co-opted governor



28 Apr 2016

27 Apr 2020

Mr George French

Parent governor



30 Jun 2017

29 Jun 2021

Mrs Heather Green

Local Authority Governor



01 Sep 2015

31 Aug 2019

Mr Nick Harris

Parent governor



02 Jul 2015

1 Jul 2019

Ms Lynn Pocock

Co-opted governor



01 Aug 2015

31 Jul 2019

Mr Gregory Shaw

Co-opted governor



01 Aug 2015

31 Jul 2019


Governors 2018/2019


Business Interests: employment, business partnerships/proprietorships, company directorships, charity trusteeships, other

Personal Interests: immediate or close connections of governor also linked to School, relevant business involvement of anyone with close connection to governor

Membership of any other school governing body
Andrew Cartledge None None None
Dave Clay

Employee, Longley Park 6th Form College

Trustee, Green Top Community Circus

Child a past pupil of Westways None
Alex Forsyth Employee, South Yorkshire Housing Association None None
George French Director, Gsport 2 children are pupils at Westways None
Heather Green None None

Bankwood Community Primary (co-opted Governor since Sept 2014)

Totley All Saints (Foundation Governor since Sept 2011)

Nick Harris Teacher of Science, Tapton School 3 children are pupils of Westways None
 Jo Anderson   2 Children are pupils of Westways None
Matthew Harper Teacher, Westways None None
Lynn Pocock Chaplain, Sheffield Children’s Hospital None None
Gregory Shaw Academic IT Officer, University of Sheffield None None
Heather Stewart Project  Officer, Sheffield City Council (Capital Delivery Service) None None
Former Governors (2014 - 2017)
Isobel Bowler Member, Sheffield City Council & Cabinet Member None None
Dave Gibbs NW Sheffield City Learning Centre Child a pupil of Westways None
Mike McColgan None Child a pupil of Westways None
Alison Sandford Teaching Assistant, Westways None None
Rob Thompson Senior Urban Planner, Sheffield City Council Child a pupil of Westways None
Abdul-Fattah Yafai PhD Student, University of Sheffield Children pupils of Westways None

Governing Body Register of Interests

Attendance at meetings

Attendance at meetings 2018/19

20th September 2018

Lynn Pocock; Joe Anderson; Alex Forsyth; George French; Greg Shaw; Matt Harper; Nick Harris; Sam Fearnehough; Charles Hollamby; Andrew Cartledge; Barbara Walsh

29th November 2018


17th January 2019


21st March 2019


23rd May 2019


11th June 2019


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