Our Governing Body

Governor Profiles

Mrs L Farrow 

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

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 

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(Co-Opted) Appointed 22/06/2021 until 21/06/2025

Chair of Standards Assets and Finance Committe

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. 


Mrs T Vickery 

(Co-opted) Appointed 25/09/2018 until 24/09/2026

I have been a Governor now for 4 years; I am a safeguarding Governor and also chair school committee’s. I also have 25 years experience of working in the Children and Young People’s workforce industry. 10 years of this involved working as a qualified Nursery Practioner/Nursery Manager.

For the last 15 years, I have worked for an Apprenticeship training organisation; my roles have included being a Childcare Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer (for Level 2 and Level 3 Childcare qualifications). Currently I am the Operations manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead, and have been for the last 8 years.

I decided to become a school governor and to use my knowledge, skills and experiences (in childcare and safeguarding) to contribute to children’s education and futures. Also to offer my support to school staff to ensure the school is successful in all areas.

Mrs H Davies 

(Co-opted) Appointed 26/09/2020 until 25/09/2024 Vice Chair

I joined the governing board in September 2020 as a staff governor. After nine years as a class teacher at Westfield, in September 2022, I took on the position as Deputy Headteacher in a new setting. I have a particular interest in early reading as well as developing a whole school culture for reading for pleasure. I am a confident and friendly member of our team who is committed to supporting the growth of the school.

Mrs L Jones

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(Parent) Appointed 26/06/2019 until 25/06/2023

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 

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(Co-opted) Appointed 17/05/2021 until 16/05/2025

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.

 

Miss N Abel

(Local Authority) Appointed 12/01/2022 until 12/01/2026

I have been a primary school teacher for 8 years.

I joined the school governing body at Westfield during the last academic year and am new to the role of governor within a school. Through completion of NPQH, I developed an interest in learning more about school governance and working with all stakeholders within a school. I decided to become a school governor and to use my knowledge, skills and experiences to support staff and governors at Westfield Primary School to improve children’s education and futures. 

Mr J Parker

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

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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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