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Governors

School governors form the largest volunteer group in the country.
They are people from all walks of life, who care about children's education
and are prepared to work as a team to support their school & local community.
If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please talk to either Mr Clarke or
Mrs Cartwright, as they can let you know if there are any upcoming vacancies.

Find out more about our school governors below;

     Phil Clarke
Category of Governor/Term of Office Headteacher appointed 1 Sept 2015.
Designated Governor Role Headteacher
Committees As Headteacher, Phil has a mandate to sit on most Committees.
Biographical Information

Phil is an experienced educator. He has worked in a variety of Primary Schools in Lancashire. He completed his initial teacher training at Edge Hill College in 1996 and completed a 2 year course (L.P.P.H.) to prepare for headship in June 2014. He has worked in a variety of Year groups and held a number of subject leadership responsibilities. Since retiring from playing rugby for Chorley RUFC, he has coached the Under 8's Tag Rugby Team; purchased a motorbike and completed numerous D.I.Y. projects.

Any Financial/Business Interests or Relationships Between Staff and Governors? None
Governor at Another Establishment? No

    Dave Crowley
    (Chairman of the Governing Body)       

Category of Governor/Term of Office Community Governor Co-opted by the Governing Body on 20 Jan 2015 till Jan 2019.
Designated Governor Role The Chairman of the Governing Body and also the designated Governor for Child Protection.
Committees Dave sits on a variety of Committees, including the Resources Committee, for which he is the Chairman, and the Standards & Effectiveness Committee. Dave also conducts Headteacher Performance Management.
Biographical Information

Dave is a retired Marine Engineer and still maintains an interest in sailing. He is a member of the Independent Monitoring Board for HM Prisons, and volunteers in a Charity Office in Liverpool.

Any Financial/Business Interests or Relationships Between Staff and Governors? None
Governor at Another Establishment? No

    Gareth Disley            

Category of Governor/Term of Office Parent Governor elected by parents on 27 Sept 2016 till Sept 2020
Designated Governor Role Governor for ICT
Committees Gareth sits on the Resources Committee, which considers things such as finance, staffing & building matters. Gareth also sits on the Curriculum Committee
Biographical Information

Gareth currently has two children at West End School. He has worked in construction management for over 20 years and brings his extensive skills & knowledge to our Governing Body.

Any Financial/Business Interests or Relationships Between Staff and Governors? None
Governor at Another Establishment? No

    Mike Fairhurst            

Category of Governor/Term of Office Co-opted Governor from July 2017 until July 2021
Designated Governor Role Literacy Governor
Committees Mike sits on the Resources Committee which considers a wide range of topics such as finance, staffing & building matters
Biographical Information

Mike is a Fire Officer for Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, with over 14 years’ experience.  Many years ago Mike attended West End Primary School as a pupil and his daughter is currently attending the school.  Mike is a big sports fan and he is also a keen supporter of the ‘Friends’ committee

Any Financial/Business Interests or Relationships Between Staff and Governors? None
Governor at Another Establishment? No

    Dave Glover            

Category of Governor/Term of Office Community Governor Co-opted by the Governing Body on 20 Jan 2015 till Jan 2019
Designated Governor Role None assigned.
Committees Dave sits on the Resources Committee which considers a wide range of topics such as finance, staffing & building matters
Biographical Information

David retired from the Property Group of the Local Authority in 2011 after 38 years service. Both of his children attended West End and he has been involved with the school either as a parent or in a professional capacity since 1976.

Any Financial/Business Interests or Relationships Between Staff and Governors? None
Governor at Another Establishment? No

    Rebecca Hardisty            

Category of Governor/Term of Office Parent Governor elected by parents on 29 March 2016 till March 2020
Designated Governor Role None assigned.
Committees Rebecca sits on the Resources Committe which considers a wide range of topics such as finance, staffing & building matters
Biographical Information

Rebecca is a parent of a child in Year 1

Any Financial/Business Interests or Relationships Between Staff and Governors? None
Governor at Another Establishment? No

    Gavin Heppenstall            

Category of Governor/Term of Office Parent Governor elected by parents on 27 Sept 2016 till Sept 2020
Designated Governor Role None assigned.
Committees Gavin sits on the Resources Committe which considers a wide range of topics such as finance, staffing & building matters
Biographical Information

Gavin lives in Ormskirk with his wife and children.  He works for the Ministry of Justice and his other interests include, films, music and hill walking

Any Financial/Business Interests or Relationships Between Staff and Governors? None
Governor at Another Establishment? No

    Barbara Stevens            

Category of Governor/Term of Office LA Governor approved by the Governing Body on 29 March 2016 till March 2020
Designated Governor Role SEND, Pupil Premium & Inclusion Governor.
Committees Barbara sits on the Resources Committee and the Standards & Effectiveness Committee.
Biographical Information

Barbara has been a teacher for over 35 years and recently retired after 26 as a headteacher, 21 of them at a local school. She has a wide knowledge of education having taught across the whole primary age range. She has links with Edge Hill university and coordinates a school direct teacher training cluster. She enjoys music and is a supporter of The Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, her other interests include walking and reading as well as spending time with her two grandsons

Any Financial/Business Interests or Relationships Between Staff and Governors? None
Governor at Another Establishment? No

    Jeanne Supple            

Category of Governor/Term of Office Staff Governor first elected by staff on 9 June 2005, current term runs till Nov 2017
Designated Governor Role None assigned.
Committees Jeanne is the Chairperson of the Curriculum Committee
Biographical Information

Jeanne qualified as a teacher in 1994 and worked in West End Nursery for 3 years with Edge Hill  University.  She has worked in the Reception class at West End ever since.  Jeanne was on her children’s PTA for 8 years and was treasurer for 5 years

Any Financial/Business Interests or Relationships Between Staff and Governors? None
Governor at Another Establishment? No

    Toni Vaughan            

Category of Governor/Term of Office Community Governor Co-opted by the Governing Body on 29 March 2016 till March 2020
Designated Governor Role None assigned.
Committees Toni is Chairperson of the Curriculum Committee and also sits on the Resources Committee.
Biographical Information

Awaiting information

Any Financial/Business Interests or Relationships Between Staff and Governors? None
Governor at Another Establishment? No

    Dave Weston  (Vice Chair)          

Category of Governor/Term of Office Community Governor Co-opted by the Governing Body on 20 Jan 2015 till Jan 2019.
Designated Governor Role Vice Chair of the Governing Body.  Also the Designated Governor for the Lancashire Association of Governing Bodies and Training Link Governor
Committees Dave sits on the Resources Committee and also the Standards and Effectiveness Committee.
Biographical Information

Dave attended West End Primary school as a pupil and having both his children attend prompted him to become a parent Governor in 2009 and continue as a Community Governor. He has been a graphic designer and civil servant for a government organisation for the last 13 years. Previously he spent four years designing educational software for a leading software publisher for Key Stages 1 and 2, as well as children with special needs.

Any Financial/Business Interests or Relationships Between Staff and Governors? None
Governor at Another Establishment? No
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