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 2020-2021
Deborah TagueHeadteacherDuration of Headship
Louise ClarksonAssociate MemberCurriculum HCAT Pillars
Julie WarrenerStaff Governor15/10/2020 - 14/10/2024
Keiran HallParent Governor12/06/2020 - 11/06/2022Safeguarding/Child Protection LAC
Gareth AshtonParent Governor12/06/2020 - 11/06/2022
Governor Attendance 2019/2020
Brian Johnson
Chair of Governors
Gail Simpson1/2
Deborah Tague2/2
Michaela Green2/2
Louisa Clarkson1/2
Linda Wilkinson0/1
Governors whose term of office ended or resigned in the last 12 months
NameTypeEnd of Term
Linda WilkinsonCommunity GovernorDecember 2019 (resignation)
Gail SimpsonCommunity GovernorMarch 2020 (end of office)
Brian JohnsonParent GovernorJune 2020 (resignation)
Michaela GreenStaff GovernorOctober 2020 (end of term)
All Governors at Westcott Primary School have no registered business or financial interests. They do not hold governing posts in other schools.

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