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
  • 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 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

Link role

Governor Leads

Early Years Foundation Stage

Jo Anderson

Heather Green

Barbara Walsh


George French

Lynn Pocock


Alex Forsyth

Nick Harris

Andrew Cartledge

Greg Shaw

Health & Safety

Nick Harris

Leadership & management

Lynn Pocock

Pupil Premium/SEND

Andrew  Cartledge


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
Lynn Pocock
Alex Forsyth

Governor membership


Governor Type

Term From

Term To

Mrs Jo Anderson

Parent governor



30 Jun 2017

29 Jun 2021

Mr Andrew Cartledge

Co-opted governor



17 Sep 2015

16 Sep 2019

Mrs Samantha Fearnehough




 Sep 2017

 July 2019

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
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


Jo Anderson Clinical Psychologist : Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust 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

Governing Body Register of Interests

Attendance at meetings

Attendance at meetings 2018/19

20th September 2018

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

15th November 2018


17th January 2019


21st March 2019


23rd May 2019


11th June 2019


Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2017/18