WESTFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP 2019 - 2020
|Names of Governors||Type of Governor||Current Term of Office||Date of appointment (Original appointment)||Appointing Board|
|Co-Opted||03/07/19 – 02/07/23||03/07/19||Governing Board|
|Co-Opted||14/03/17 – 13/03/21||13/07/10||Governing Board|
|Co-Opted||03/12/15 – 02/12/19||03/12/15||Governing Board|
|Mr Neil Turner||Co-Opted||14/03/17 – 13/03/21||12/06/10||Governing Board|
|Co-Opted||28/03/19 – 27/03/23||28/03/19||Governing Board|
|Co-Opted||04/12/18 – 03/12/22||04/12/18||Governing Board|
|Mrs Jean Peet||Local Authority||24/09/14 – 23/09/18||03/11/05||Nominated by Council and appointed by the Governing Body|
|Mr Tim Sherriff||Headteacher||01/01/98||01/01/98||-|
|Parent||01/12/16 – 30/11/20||01/12/16||Governing Board|
|Mrs Kim Bhathall||Parent||
|Mrs Wendy Pennington||Staff||
Neil Turner - Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Chair of Governors
Term of Office: 14/03/2017 – 13/03/2021
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.
Jean Peet - LEA Governor
Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee
Special Educational Needs and Disability
Headteacher Performance Management
Chair of Start Well Advisory Board
Term of Office: 20/9/2018 - 19/09/2022
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.
Vicky Knowles - Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Vulnerable Children & Safeguarding
Term of Office: 14/03/2017 – 13/03/2021
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 – 02/12/2019
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.
Tim Sherriff - Headteacher Governor
Term of office - 2005 to date
Tim has been Headteacher and governor at Westfield since the school opened in 2005.
Wendy Pennington - Staff Governor
Responsibilities - My roles as staff Governor include safeguarding, link for the Middle Phase and parental engagement.
Term of office - 13/9/2018 - 12/9/2022
I have a wealth of experience working within special educational settings and within those who offer provision for Social Emotional and Mental Health. I have worked at Westfield as Pastoral Manager since 2012, undertaking specific responsibility for Attendance and Safeguarding.
Sharon Weetman - Co-opted Governor
Term of office - 4/12/2018 - 3/12/2022
Sharon has been a governor since December 2018, bringing a passion for careers related learning and pupil progression to the role. During 2019 she has also taken on the roles of Vice Chair of the Governing Board, with a lead on Quality of Education, and Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee. She is a member of the Institute of Employability Professionals, and has worked at Wigan Council for over 11 years in a range of senior roles, currently managing the borough’s employment and skills services and partnerships.