Our Governing Body

Governor Profiles

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 

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(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. 


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 

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(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.


Miss N Abel

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

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 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!


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.'


Mr T Meakin

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

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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.

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