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Mark Gay - Parent Governor

Chair of Governing Body

Chair of Resources Committee

Member of D&P Committee & Pay Committee

Responsibility for Attendance, HT Appraisal, GDPR


Attendance - 1/1 Resources Committee 1/1 D&P Committee

1/1 Full Governors


Governance of other Educational Establishments - None

Relationships between schools staff and members of governing body - None

Business Interests - None declared


Mark was elected as a Parent Governor in 2016.  Mark has a son and daughter who attend Westdale, another daughter who is now at Westdale Juniors.


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!).

Picture 1 Lee Freeley

Member of Resources Committee

Responsibility for Health & Safety


Attendance 2017-2018

Resources Committee 1/1



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 etc.

Charlotte Barton - Parent Governor

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Charlotte Barton

Parent Governor 


Member of D&P Committee & Resources Committee

Responsibility for Volunteer Co-ordinator, RE/Collective Worship & HT Appraisal , Chair of Pay Commitee

Sharon Clarke Co- Opted Governor

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Sharon Clarke - Co-opted Governor 

Member of D&P Committee & Pay Committee


Responsibility for Safeguarding & Children Looked After 

Picture 1 Anja Feegal

Our Governing Body Structure


Resources Committee: Responsible for finance and staffing issues


Chair: Lee Freeley 

Emma Estell and Rebecca Lewis(Headteacher)

Narelle Black Staff Governor

Lee Freeley

Charlotte Barton

Anja Feegal-Harris

Mark Gay


Development and Planning Committee: Responsible for strategy and curriculum


Chair: Paul Mullins

Emma Estell /Rebecca Lewis(Headteacher)

 Narelle Black - Staff Governor

Charlotte Barton

Sharon Clarke

Mark Gay


Discipline Committee:  All Governors


Pay Committee:  Approving pay awards


Mark Gay

Charlotte Barton

John Smith

Welcome to the Governors' page.

Westdale Infant School governing body is made up of 13 people – parents and 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.