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School Governing Body

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Neil Cox

Neil Cox is Chair of Governors having joined the board in December 2022.  Neil 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.  Neil 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.  Neil has one child who attends the school in key stage 2, and two children who previously attended Westfield.  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.

Barry Bond

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.

Emma Lote


Louise Thompson

Deputy Headteacher

Pam Anderson

Deputy Headteacher

Matthew Cole

Matthew Cole has been a Parent Governor at Westfield since 2013.  His son and daughter came to Westfield.  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. 


Linsey Wildsmith

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.


Ben Wright-Jones

To me, being a Governor means helping and supporting the school and staff to deliver the very best to our current and future pupils, whilst also bringing a parent perspective. I have lived in the area for 12 years and have two children at Westfield Primary School, and they have been extremely happy since joining the school from nursery age.  As a business technology professional, I understand both the importance, and risks, technology plays in our life, being one of the channels through which children engage and learn both inside and outside of school. As a Parent Governor, I feel honoured to be able to help make a difference for all the children at Westfield, ensuring they become successful, independent, and resilient young adults.