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Governing Body

Please meet out amazing governing body. Attendance shown is for the academic year 2020-2021.

Mark Gay - Parent Governor

Term of Office 17th May 2020 to 16th May 2024

Chair of Governing Body

Member of D&P Committee, Resources Committee & Pay Committee

Responsibility for Attendance, HT Appraisal, GDPR

 

Attendance 2021/2022 - 0/1 D&P

Governance of other Educational Establishments - None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body - None

Business Interests - None declared

Financial Interests - None declared

 

Mark was elected as a Parent Governor in 2016.  Mark has a son who and two daughters who recently attended Westdale Infants. 

 

Mark works with data and analytics in marketing and media and works between an office at home in Nottingham, the business in London and with clients around the world.  He is hoping to bring his business experience to hand on the Resources Committee and is also interested in how performance data is collected and used within school - relating his day job to the governor role.

With three young children other interests seem hard to come by, but he enjoys all sports as a spectator, has always been interested in politics and current affairs and likes to cook (well burn meat on a barbecue!).

Lee Freeley - Co-opted Governor

Term of Office - 8th June 2017 - 7th June 2021 re-elected June 2021 

Member of Resources Committee

Responsibility for Health & Safety

Attendance 2021-2022 - 

Governance of other Educational Establishments - None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body - None

Business Interests - Lee owns a company called The Chameleon Group who have previously helped the school with projects in the playground and who we receive quotes for work to be done in the school from.

Financial Interests - As above

 

Lee has a son who attends Westdale Infants and another who attends Westdale Junior School. 

Charlotte Hartwell - Parent Governor

Term of Office 19th December 2017 - 18th December 2021

Member of D&P Committee, Chair of Resources Committee & Chair of Pay Committee

Responsibility for Volunteer Co-ordinator, RE/Collective Worship & HT Appraisal

 

Attendance 2021/2022 - D&P 0/1, Pay Committee 1/1

Governance of other Educational Establishments - None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body - None

Business Interests - None declared

Financial Interests - None declared

 

Charlotte has a daughter who attends Westdale juniors and a son at Westdale Infants. 

 

Paul Mullins - Parent Governor

Term of Office 18th January 2019 - 17th January 2023

Chair of D&P Committee 

Responsible for SEN

 

Attendance 2021/2022 - D&P 1/1

Governance of other Educational Establishments - None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body - None

Business Interests - None declared

Financial Interests - None declared

 

Paul has a daughter who currently attends Westdale Infant School.

John Smith - Local Authority Governor

Term of Office 28th March 2019 - 27th March 2023

Member of Resources Committee, D&P Committee, Pay Committee

 

Attendance 2021/2022 - 1/1 D&P committee 1/1 pay committee 

Governance of other Educational Establishments - None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body - None

Business Interests - None declared

Financial Interests - None declared

 

John has a grandchild who attends Westdale Infants.  John has extensive experience of working in schools as a previous Headteacher.

Suzy Burton-Sanders

Suzy Burton-Sanders     Parent Governor 

 

Term of Office 31st January 2020 to 30th January 2024

Member of D&P Committee

 

 

Attendance 2021/2022 - 1/1 D&P committee 

Governance of other Educational Establishments - None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body - None

Business Interests - None declared

Financial Interests - None declared

 

Suzy has two daughters who attend Westdale Infants.  Suzy has extensive experience of working in schools as a primary school teacher.

Wendy Russell Co-opted Governor

Term of Office 30th November 2020 to 29th November 2024

Member of D&P Committee

 

Attendance 2021/2022 - 0/1 D&P Committee 

Governance of other Educational Establishments - None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body - None

Business Interests - None declared

Financial Interests - None declared

 

Wendy works as a serious youth crime and CCE Co-ordinator for Notts County Council. She has extensive experience as a school governor in previous settings. 

 

I am a graduate from the University of Derby BA Hons degree in Youth and community applied practice in 2016. I am highly qualified and skilled  to work with a diverse range of children and people.

I enjoy delivering Black history, Caribbean cookery and also equality and diversity courses.

I am also a qualified play worker and enjoy games and sports.

 I am a mother and also a grandmother, I live locally in Sherwood and enjoy getting involved with community events and projects.  

 

I look forwards to meeting parents in the new year and being part of Westdale infant School.

Jackie Moss 


Member of Resources and D&P Committee - safeguarding governor 

 

Business Interests - Jackie is a consultant within education who supports Headteachers. Her husband also owns a local joinery business. 
 

attendance - 1/2 D&P Committee 

 

As a retired Executive Headteacher I have extensive experience of working in schools. I have always lived within this locality which gives me a good understanding of the local community. I am passionate about education, particularly for young children, and I am a great believer in keeping healthy which I endeavour to do by running, swimming, walking the dog, playing football (badly) and generally being outside when I can. I also aim to eat healthily, although I also enjoy both baking and eating cake.

Our Governing Body Structure

 

Resources Committee: Responsible for finance and staffing issues

Chair: Charlotte Hartwell

Emma Estell & Rebecca Lewis(Headteachers)

Narelle Black (Staff Governor)

Lee Freeley 

Mark Gay

John Smith

Paul Mullins

Suzy Burton-Sanders

Jackie Moss

 

Development and Planning Committee: Responsible for strategy and curriculum

Chair: Paul Mullins

Emma Estell & Rebecca Lewis (Headteachers)

Narelle Black (Staff Governor)

Charlotte Hartwell

Mark Gay

John Smith

Wendy Russell

Jackie Moss 

Suzy Burton-Sanders

 

Discipline Committee:  All Governors

 

Pay Committee:  Approving pay awards

Mark Gay

Charlotte Hartwell

John Smith

Westdale Infant School Governing Body is made up of 13 people – parents/carers, a teacher representative and members of the local community. 

 

Those governors have the legal duties, powers and responsibility to ensure that Westdale is organised efficiently and effectively and doing the very best for all children.

 

The full Governing Body meets once a term to monitor the progress of the school, with smaller committees meeting to monitor and discuss issues connected with finance, strategic development, personnel and pupils.

 

Parents can find out more about governors by looking on the school website and various governing body reports are available in the entrance foyer. 

 

As part of their efforts to keep in touch with the school, Westdale governors hold coffee mornings throughout the year, as an informal way of meeting and listening to parents/carers. Look out for dates in the newsletter and come along for a chat.

 

Any issues relating to school should of course be taken to the Headteacher in the first instance, but if you needed to contact governors more formally; letters should be addressed via the school office.

How to become a School Governor

For more information on becoming a school governor please see click on the following link https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-governors/become-a-school-governor

 

If we have a Parent Governor vacancy we issue the vacancy out through school and send letters home to our parents/carers so please look out for these. 

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