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Governor Profiles




Staffing, Finance and Premises                                       Teaching and Learning

Mr M Faulkner                                                                         Mrs C Redford

T Sherriff (Headteacher)                                                        T Sherriff (Headteacher)

Mr N Turner                                                                            Mr J Nicholson

Mrs J Peet                                                                                Mr A Sumner

Mr J Barlow                                                                             Mr J Barlow

Mrs V Knowles                                                                        Mr M Faulkner

Mrs L Rayner                                                                           Mrs A Wright

Mr J Nicholson                                                                        Mrs J Peet

Mr T Derbyshire


Headteacher’s Performance Man                                    Pay Committee

Mr M Faulkner                                                                         Mr N Turner

Mrs J Peet                                                                                Mr T Derbyshire

Mr J Barlow                                                                              Mr J Nicholson





Governor Profiles

Mike Faulkner - Co-opted Governor


Responsibilities:         Chair of Governors

                                    Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee

Teaching School Governor

                                                            Headteacher Performance Management

Term of Office:           14/03/2103 – 13/03/2017


Mike has been a school governor for over 15 years and served as Vice  Chair at Westfield from when the school was opened, assuming the position of Chair of Governors in 2014. Prior to the opening of Westfield he was Chair of Governors at Scott Lane Community Primary school and has served as a governor of several other schools in Wigan and West Lancashire.


Mike is retired and has extensive experience as a trainer, lecturer and consultant in education, training and development and was a Chief Examiner for a Professional Body and Advisor to Governing Bodies for Headteacher Performance Reviews.


Jean Peet - LEA Governor

Responsibilities:          Vice Chair of Governors

                                     Chair of Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee

                                     Special Educational Needs and Disability

             Headteacher Performance Management

Term of Office:           24/09/2014 - 23/09/2018


Jean has been a Governor for 11 years and a Governor of Westfield since the school was opened and has been Vice – Chair of Governors since 2014.

She was previously a Governor at Pemberton Primary School and is also a volunteer ‘View and Enter’ panel member of Health Watch Wigan and a member of Girl Guiding UK.




John Barlow - Co-opted Governor

                         Responsibilities:           Vice Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee

   English Governor

   Outdoor Learning

 Term of Office:            17/11/2013 – 16/11/2017


                           John was a Governor at Scot Lane Primary School from 2001 to 2005 and has been a

                     Governor at Westfield for the last ten years. He serves in various committee positions and

                      contributes to a variety of both indoor and outdoor activities to assist pupils in their




Vicky Knowles - Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities:          Vulnerable Children & Safeguarding

                        Term of Office:            14/03/2013 – 13/03/2017


                        Vicky has been a Governor at Westfield for over 5years. Her role as a Nursery Manager has 

                        supported her role as safeguarding governor as she is the safeguarding lead in the nursery.

                        Vicky is a member of the Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee.



Jim Nicholson -  Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities:          TBA

Term of Office:           03/12/2015 – 02/12/20


                   Jim is now retired after working for H J Heinz for 35 years and has experience as a union official 
                         and, for the last 20 years, as a production manager with responsibility for health and safety and
                         budget setting etc. Jim has also served as a magistrate. His skills and experience will make a
                         valuable contribution to the work of the governing body.


Charley Redford - Staff Governor

Responsibilities:         Outdoor Learning Governor

Health and Safety Governor

Term of Office:           01/09/2014 – 31/08/2018


Charley has been the teacher governor at Westfield for two years, Charley’s role in school is the Reception Teacher and Inclusion Coordinator. Charley has worked at Westfield for 8 years and is an active member of the Teaching and Learning committee using her experiences to support other governors  Charley has a passion for outdoor learning and this is part of her role as a governor as well as health and safety. 



Neil Turner - Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities:          Maths Governor

Term of Office:           14/03/2013 – 13/03/2017


                        Neil was a councillor for the Pemberton area for over 20 years. In that time, he was a 

                        Governor of local schools. He became M.P. for Wigan in 1999 serving until 2010 during which

                        time he was, amongst other things, spokesperson for the Metropolitan Authorities Association.

                        Upon retiring, Neil became a Governor at Westfield and is also Chair of Wigan and Leigh

                        Homes, the Councils Management Company for its 22,500 council houses, and Vice-Chair of

                        the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust.


Andrea Wright - Staff Governor


Andrea has worked with children for twenty years and felt the role of governor to be another avenue of learning for herself, as well as being able to offer up her own experiences to others needed.


Andrea is a great believer in the work all the staff do at Westfield and is committed to offering the best experiences for the children that she works with. Alongside being a positive role model for colleagues and those who are training to be in this profession.


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