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Hi, we are the Westroyd Primary School and Nursery Governors.  We all take an active part in looking after the school and nursery and are very proud of the children and staff.  We each 'Buddy' with a class and come in to school to talk to the children and see what they do.  This is a very rewarding aspect of being a governor!  Should you want to talk to us you are more than welcome, please contact school for our details:

Chair - Mr Ian Cotton
Vice Chair - Vacancy

Parent Governors -  Mrs Heather Hutchinson  Mr Stuart Morris (Appointed October 2016)
Community Governors -
LEA Governors - Mrs Philippa Bairstow.
Staff Governors - Mrs Pam Hemsley

Co -Opted Governor -  Mr Ian Cotton Mrs Elizabeth Bird, Miss Hannah Booth, Mr Qasim Amini , Mrs Ann-Marie Keighley and Mrs Clare Gill

Associate Governor - Mrs Dawn Winkley

Clerk - Mrs Ruth Hall


IAN COTTON CHAIR GOVERNOR 9 YEARS

TERM OF OFFICE 01/09/14 TO 31/08/18

My role as  Chair is to  support the chair of governors in ensuring the governing body works effectively, that meetings are conducted efficiently and legally as well as enabling each governor to take part in the meetings.

The sub committee which I support is the Teaching and Learning and the Head Teacher Performance and the Race Equality Governor and complaints.

As a governor I have:

 * Worked with the Headteacher regarding the appointment of various staff including the Deputy Head, Assistant Heads and Class Teachers.
 * I have contributed to the development of the school and helped plan and monitor the building extensions.
 * Attended presentations and information sessions regarding Trust and Academy Status.
 * Planned the Governors meeting agenda along with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors.
 * Made several class visits - (Buddy with Suns year two class)


PHILIPPA BAIRSTOW LEA GOVERNOR 12YEARS

TERM OF OFFICE 01/08/15 TO 01/08/19

The sub committee that I support is the Headteacher Performance Management, Pupil Support, Safe Recruitment Governor, Child proctection and Children in Public Care Governor.

As a governor:
 * My main involvement has been in personnel matters. In particular I have been involed in shortlisting meetings and have been a member of interview panels, (sometimes as the sole governor representative) in connection with the recruitment of teaching staff. I was involved in appointment of the current Headteacher, on more than one occasion in the appointment of a Deputy Headteacher also the appointment of temporary Assistant Heads, TLR teachers and class teachers. 
 * Several years ago I was involved in the redundancy of teaching assistants due to budget reductions in relation to SEN.
 * For the past five years I have been one of a group of two or three governors who undertake the Head teachers planning and performance review in conjunction with the school improvement advisor.
 * I try and visit school on several occasions throughout the school year and have overtime been in all four year group classes. I am currently governor buddy to Planets (reception class)
 * I have attended various meetings over years including West Wedge meetings on topical issues for example the future of primary education in Farsley, foundation trusts and child protection.
 * In 2009 I successfully completed the NSCL Safer Recruitment e-learning module and assesment.
 



PAM HEMSLEY STAFF GOVERNOR (NON TEACHING) 3 YEARS

TERM OF OFFICE (2nd) 04/09/16 TO 04/09/20

My role is staff governor, the sub committee which I support is Resources.

As a newly appointed governor I am currently learning the procedures that governors follow. I am discovering how the governing body along with the Headteacher and SLT contribute objectively to discussions. Thus ensuring that the appropriate development needs meet the demands of the students, staff and local community.
As yet I have not assisted with any decision making that will impact on the school. However, I have attended training on how to be an effective governor and have been present at several governors meetings.

 

 


HANNAH BOOTH STAFF GOVERNOR 2 YEARS

TERM OF OFFICE 01/09/14 TO 31/08/18
The sub committee which I support is Teaching & Learning.

 

LIZZY BIRD PARENT GOVERNOR (Co-Opted) 

TERM OF OFFICE 10/02/15 to 09/02/19

The sub committee which I support is resources.
 

I am Lizzy Bird, the mother of two boys at Westroyd. I work part time as the Finance Manager for a Church and associated charity in Leeds. I have worked in Charity Finance for the past 8 years. I have worked and volunteered in a number of charities in Leeds including Kidz Klub, Childline, Children in Need and Mencap. I have a First degree in Childhood Studies and have completed the Early Years Practitioner Status in 2011. As well as volunteering for the School Governors role I voluntarily run a weekly toddler group in the Woodhouse area of the city.


HEATHER HUTCHINSON PARENT GOVERNOR

TERM OF OFFICE 24/03/14 TO 24/03/18
 

The sub committee which I support is Teaching & Learning, Headteacher Performance Management and SEN Governor.

 

STUART MORRIS PARENT GOVERNOR

TERM OF OFFICE 10/10/16 TO 10/10/20

 

QASIM AMINI CO OPTED GOVERNOR

TERM OF OFFICE 01/05/16 TO 01/05/20 

 

ANN-MARIE KEIGHLEY CO OPTED GOVERNOR

TERM OF OFFICE 01/05/16 TO 01/05/20 

 

CLARE GILL CO OPTED GOVERNOR

TERM OF OFFICE 01/05/16 TO 01/05/20