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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

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 Nicholson

Governor Profiles

Neil Turner - Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities:          Chair of Governors

                                     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.


Mike Faulkner - Co-opted Governor


Responsibilities:         Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee

Teaching School Governor

                                                            Headteacher Performance Management

Term of Office:           14/03/2013 – 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 learning.



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:         Attendance governor

Health and safety governance

Chair of pay committee

Vice chair Start Well advisory Committee

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 – 31/08/2022


Charley has been a staff governor at Westfield for four years and is now a co opted governor when her term of office expired. Charley has a variety of roles in school, Charley’s main role within school is the Reception Teacher and Inclusion Coordinator for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Charley is also the Qualified Teacher for Westfield Startwell Family Centre and is a Specialst Leader in Education for Westbridge Teaching School. Charley has worked at Westfield for 10 years and is an active member of the Teaching and Learning committee using her experiences to support other governors.



Andrea Wright - Staff Governor

Responsibilities: Link Governor

  Attendance Governor


Term of office :   1/9/2018 - 31/8/2022


Andrea has worked at Westfield for 10 years and is now in her second year as staff governor. Andrea has a wealth of experience in working with children of varying ages and is an active member of the Teaching and Learning Committee. Andrea has an avid interest in school attendance and the links with achievement and as such has taken on this role.  Andrea continues to offer support to those who are in training to enter education as a profession and strives to continue her own development and training.  


Welcome to our website... Attendance for w/c 15th July 2019... RW 94%, RF 96%, 1W 93%, 1F 93%, 2W 93%, 2F 97%, 3W 94%, 3F 90%, 3WF 97%, 4W 93%, 4F 92%, 5W 94%, 5F 94%, 6W 94%, 6F 90% ** ** Congratulations to 2F and 3WF for achieving the highest attendance. Well Done!**