Our Governing Body
Ian McIntyre (awaiting profile)
I joined Westfield Governing Board as a Co-Opted governor in 2018. Although a fairly new member of the team, I have been fortunate to gain quite a number of years’ experience in serving with several other schools as a Governor including as Chair and Vice-Chair.
Originally from Fleetwood, I moved to Runcorn in 2012, having worked in Runcorn since 1997.
I’m a manager in industry, having worked in this sector since 1978, I find the everyday skills I use in my work, and of course those as a parent, are very much appropriate in schools, and I feel confident in challenging and supporting school staff in ensuring the very best of learning, development and enrichment is provided for our young people. I have always been passionate about the importance of giving each and every pupil in school the very best chance to go on to achieve their full potential.
I enjoy attending meetings, which although formal, are relaxed and very much team spirited. I find working with both Governors and Staff in developing and setting the strategic direction of the school very rewarding.
I’ve been a Governor for many years, originally a parent Governor and now co-opted. I now have a granddaughter at the school. I became a Governor to get a better idea of what goes on at school and I am still a Governor because I love it.
I joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in March 2018. I have two children at Westfield Primary School. I am currently working for Defra, Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where I manage a team of Digital Software Engineers. I have a background in managing resources, systematic auditing and managing third parties within the IT arena. I became a Parent Governor as I’m particularly interested in improving education and outcomes for all children and ensuring that all children can be these best they can be. This ties in with the school’s motto ‘Aspiration for all’.
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.
James Parker (awaiting profile)