School Governors

Every school in the UK has a team of governors which is made up of parents, teachers and people from the local community. School governors are chosen by the existing governing body, by other parents from the school, or by other members of staff from the school.

The Westcott Primary School local governing body normally meets once a term (twice in Autumn term) to challenge the leaders of the school about all aspects of the school such as achievement data, safeguarding, attendance data and behaviour. All decisions follow the HCAT aims of ‘Children first’.

The school governors at Westcott Primary School not only meet on a regular basis, but they also regularly spend time at the school being involved in learning walks, celebrating achievement and talking to parents, pupils and staff. The aim of this is so that they can see for themselves what happens in school on a daily basis and challenge the leaders in school to make life even better for all the children.

The role of school governors:
  • Set the vision for the school’s future

  • Decide what is taught

  • Set standards of behaviour

  • Interview and select staff

  • Decide how the school budget is spent

  • Challenge the school leaders about performance

School Governors 2018-19
Brian Johnson
Chair of Governors
Parent Governor15/10/2018 - 14/10/2020Curriculum
Gail SimpsonCommunity Governor17/03/2018 - 16/03/2020Leadership/Management
Michaela GreenStaff Governor17/10/2018 - 16/10/2020
Deborah TagueHeadteacherDuration of Headship
Louise ClarksonSchool Improvement Officer23/10/2018 - 22/101/2020
Governor Attendance 2018/19
Brian Johnson
Chair of Governors
Gail Simpson3/3
Deborah Tague3/3
Michaela Green3/3
Governor Attendance 2017/18
Brian Johnson
Chair of Governors
Gail Simpson2/2
Adam Whitworth4/4
Deborah Tague4/4
Paul Robinson1/4 ( 3 apologies - consent given)
Mike Whittaker2/2
Governors whose term of office ended or resigned in the last 12 months
NameTypeEnd of Term
Mr P GreefCommunity Governor13/09/2017 (resignation)
Mr M WhittakerCommunity Governor06/03/2018 (resignation)
Mr P RobinsonParent Governor18/07/2018 (End of Term of Office)
Mr A WhitworthStaff Governor10/10/2018 (End of Term of Office)

All Governors at Westcott Primary School have no registered business or financial interests. They do not hold governing posts in other schools.

Governors Roles and Responsibilities to be reviewed during Autumn Term 2018, publication within due course.

Any queries for the chair of governors should be addressed FAO Brian Johnson and posted to the schools address or sent electronically via the schools admin email address (

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