Our Governing Body

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Mrs L Farrow

Chair of Governors (Co-opted) Appointed 17/03/2022 until 16/03/2026 Elected by Governing Body

I joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in March 2018 and became Chair of Governors in May 2019.  I have two children who attend Westfield Primary School. I am a Civil Servant where I’m currently working to ensure that Digital technology is underpinning the EU Exit and European Trade programmes. I have a career background in managing people, auditing and managing third parties within the IT arena. I initially became a Parent Governor as I’m particularly interested in improving the provision of education and outcomes for all children and ensuring that all children can achieve their potential. I am very proud to be part of the Governing Body at Westfield where we are working as a team to drive forward all the changes and improvements that the school needs.

Mr I McIntyre

(Co-Opted) Appointed 22/06/2021 until 21/06/2025 Elected by the Governing Body

Chair of Resources Committee

School Governor at Westfield for approx 30 years, Retired Analytical Chemist, Photographer and Former Pension fund Trustee

I worked in what was ICI and its sold off businesses for 44 years, working in the laboratories at Runcorn Heath, Castner Kellner and Rocksavage Works.  I have now turned my Photography hobby into a part-time business.  I was first a governor at Westfield Infants as an LEA representative about 30 years ago, with Mrs Ruben as Head teacher. I joined the junior board just before the Merger when Mr Giles retired. During the merger I was appointed to the special board to oversee the merger to become a primary school.  I have 4 children all of whom attended Westfield, and I now have 5 grandchildren, who all live outside the Westfield area.  I had a short time after 2010 where due to health reasons I had to stand down as governor.  I have been a union representative for 35 years and I am currently on the NWTUC Executive committee, through my role as Secretary of Halton TUC. 

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Mrs L Jones

(Parent) Appointed 13/07/2023 until 12/07/2027 Elected by parents

I am a parent of a child in Year 6 with another child due to start Westfield in September 2020.  I am hardworking, enthusiastic and looking to help may a positive difference to our children's school lives.  This is my first role as a govenors so I am keen to take on any training that may be needed.

Mrs D Foster

(Co-opted) Appointed 17/05/2021 until 16/05/2025 Elected by the Governing Body

I have experience of school life having worked as Office Manager in a local primary school for over 30 years. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to flourish and to be the best they can be - children do well in school when they are happy, safe, and supported in their learning journey.   

As co-opted Governor, I would hope that my experiences, commitment, and enthusiasm will help the school achieve the best outcomes for all pupils.

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Miss N Abel

(Local Authority) Appointed 12/01/2022 until 12/01/2026 Elected by the Local Authority

I am an experienced teacher with a degree in Primary Education and English Literature and a Master's in Education. At Westfield Primary School, I serve as the School Governor responsible for English, as well as health and wellbeing. I am dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment that prioritises the mental and emotional well-being of all pupils. My training as a SENCo and Youth Mental Health First Aider has helped me to understand the critical importance of mental health in children's academic success and overall development. Outside of my governor role, I enjoy working out, reading and spending time with my family. As a new Mum, I am now enjoying reading all of my daughter's favourite baby books and singing nursery rhymes at library sessions.I am thrilled to be part of the governor team at Westfield and look forward to contributing to the continuous improvement of the school's approach to English and well-being. 

Mr J Parker

(Staff) Appointed 01/09/2022 until 31/08/2026 Elected by staff

I am the Staff Governor for Westfield Primary School, and joined the board in September 2022. As someone who has now been at Westfield for 13 years, I truly understand the school from top to bottom having been here for a number of changes. I will be the staff representative for the board, giving challenge when appropriate and delivering various reports to the body. I have 2 young children, one of which is about to start school, and I am a huge Manchester City football fan!

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Mr T Meakin

(Co-opted) Appointed 24/10/2023 until 23/10/2027 Elected by the governing body

After completing my degree in Engineering, I joined Ernst & Young, where I qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  In the subsequent 15 years I have worked in a number of roles, specialising in Corporate Finance (advising on buying and selling businesses). This has involved a lot of financial analysis and spending time with directors and owners of businesses.  It is this skill set that I hope to bring to my role as governor.

I have no previous connection with, and am therefore will take a fully independent view in my role as governor of Westfield Primary School. My most similar role to being a governor was when I was treasurer at my local preschool.

Outside of work, I have two boys, (one in high school and the other in primary school) and I have an Everton season ticket.

Mrs A Williams

(Co-opted) Appointed 24/10/2023 until 23/10/2027 Elected by the governing body

'Since graduating in 1994, I have been working in education, formerly as a class teacher before working my way up the leadership ladder through to headship, having successfully led 5 schools on their school-improvement journeys.

I am currently employed as the CEO of Weaver Trust and in this role I am responsible for the overall success of all the schools therein, providing the very best quality of education and ensuring the very best outcomes for our pupils.

I was delighted to join the Local Governing Body at Westfield Primary School earlier in October 2023.  I am committed to working in partnership with the Headteacher and the other governors, hoping that the knowledge, skills and experience I bring will complement the team, as we ensure the very best provision for children here, giving them the best start to their education and improving life chances.'


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