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School Governing Body
Linda AtkinsLinda 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.
Louise ThompsonDeputy Headteacher
Pam AndersonDeputy Headteacher
Matthew ColeMatthew Cole has been a Parent Governor at Westfield since 2013. His son came to Westfield and his daughter is currently in Year 6. 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.
Neil CoxNeil Cox is a Parent Governor having joined the board in December 2022. Neil has three children who attend the school in key stages 1 and 2. He has a professional background in Local Government where he has worked as a senior manager and director in large councils and the private sector for a number of years. In addition to this he has sat on the board of both a Childrens Trust and Education Charity as a non-executive director.
Linsey Wildsmith has been a Parent Governor at Westfield since September 2022 and has two children who attend the school in KS1 and KS2. She has worked in education as a qualified Media and Communications Lecturer in Further and Higher Education and as Director of Communications and Events and a charity trustee for the Love Black Country Christian network. Linsey is responsible for ensuring that the school provide well-rounded and excellent provision in our EYFS department.