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Our School Governors

Making a difference

Our School Governors have an important strategic role and play a key part in developing and monitoring school life. As part of their role they are responsible for financial matters relating to the school budget, as well as:

  • Ensuring that good educational standards and practices are maintained
  • Focusing on the achievement of pupils and the quality of the curriculum
  • Ensuring that pupils receive high quality education and that the conduct of the school reflects this aim
  • Considering and agreeing the aims and policies of the school
  • Discussing and approving the targets for improvement
  • Appointing the staff
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  • Monitoring and advising on policies for Sex Education and Religious Education
  • Asking challenging questions as part of their role in monitoring and maintaining standards
  • Working with the Head-Teacher on the strategic planning and management of the school
  • Setting and monitoring the budget
  • Monitoring the performance of the school
  • Reporting to the parents and community on how we have accomplished our tasks

Governors’ Meetings are held on a regular basis throughout the year and cover a wide range of issues. The main agenda items focus on reports from the sub-committees (Resources, Curriculum & Achievement and Children, Families & Community committees) and the Headteacher’s Report, plus other aspects of their statutory duties.

The Governors contribute fully to the discussions and decisions relating to the strategic vision for the school, and bring a variety of perspectives to these debates. They ensure that the Headteacher is fully held to account in a robust way as a critical friend.

Our School Governors

The Westfield School Governing Body consists of:
2 Parent Governors, 1 Local Authority Governor, 2 Staff Governors, 4 Co-Opted Governors

Ceri Hibbert

Chair of Governors

Ann Hatton

Local Authority Governor

Nicki Gilbert

Staff Governor

Rachel Brown

Staff Governor

Sue Jones


Emma Townsend

Parent Governor

Andy James


John Hatton


DJ Riley


Contact the Chair of Governors

Ceri Hibbert, Care of Westfield School, Ryelands Road, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8NZ

Become a School Governor

If you match the following description, you could be the very person to become a parent governor. Everyone has something to offer and we want people from as many backgrounds and interests as possible.

  • Currently has a child or children in our school
  • Has an open and enquiring mind
  • Shows a willingness to listen and make informed judgements
  • Is able to work well with others
  • Is interested in education generally and our school in particular
  • Has a desire to play a part in improving our school
  • Is willing to attend meetings and training

Gain insight into the wider perspective of the school through long-term planning.

Work with our team of governors and staff to improve our school.

Training to develop an understanding of specific school management issue.

Develop skills in strategic management.

Benefit from the support and assistance of local and county staff.

A sense of achievement in making a difference to our school & the pleasure of seeing children learning.

Join Us

Governors can make a real difference to the performance of the school and have a real part to play in making the school successful. If you are interested in joining us to help improve education for the children in this school please contact the Head-Teacher.