Linda Atkins is Chair of Governors. She plays a key role in the leadership and management of Westfield by working with the Headteacher and senior leadership team to promote and maintain high standards of educational achievement. Linda ensures that the governing body sets a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school and with the governing body, holds the Headteacher and senior leadership team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and for the performance management of staff. Linda also ensures oversight of the financial performance of the school and effective use of the schools resources.
Barry is a retired management consultant and a South Staffs District Councillor representing Wombourne North and Lower Penn and a Wombourne Parish Councillor. He's the Local Authority Governor and Vice Chair of Governors. He is also chair of the Resources Committee. As a Link Governor he deals with Maths and Safeguarding (including e-safety and Looked After Children). He is also Chair of Governors at a Special Needs school in Wolverhampton.
Hannah Tranter has a background in HR, she is a Parent Governor forming part of the resources committee. She is also the link governor for Early Years Foundation Stage, ensuring that Westfield is compliant with the EYFS framework, from welfare and safeguarding to learning and development.
John Edwards is a Parent Governor. He is a solicitor and is the governor associated with P.E. & Sports Premium to ensure that funding is spent effectively to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport in school. John also oversees Pupil Premium funding to ensure that disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.
Matthew Cole has been a Parent Governor at Westfield since 2013. His son came to Westfield and his daughter is currently in Year 3. Although Westfield is not within the family’s catchment area, Matthew was attracted to the great facilities and the way that although a larger school, Westfield has a friendly and child-focussed feel. Within the governing body Matthew has responsibility for ensuring that the school provide support for those children with additional needs or disabilities.