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Ormskirk West End Primary School

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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.  We are incredibly thankful to our board of governors who dedicate their time to fulfilling such an important role.
Our governing board is currently full, however, if you are interested in becoming a governor in the future, please do email us and we can inform you of any potential positions and how to apply.

 Ormskirk West End Board of Governors.

    Sarah Currie
    (Acting Head Teacher)

Category of Governor/Term of OfficeActing Head Teacher
Designated Governor RoleActing Head Teacher
CommitteesSarah sits on all of the Committees which include Finance, Marketing and Curriculum.
Biographical Information

Sarah started off her professional life in Employment Law before retraining to become a teacher in 2003.  She worked in a large primary school in Leigh before moving to Ormskirk West End in 2017.  Over the past 20 years, Sarah has experience of teaching in most year groups.  Sarah is the SENDCo, Curriculum leader, MFL leader and Science Leader.  Sarah has also had a spell teaching in Barcelona.  When she's not teaching, she can usually be found around horses with her daughter or on the side lines watching her son play football. 

Any Financial/Business
Interests or Relationships
Between Staff and Governors?
None

    Mike Fairhurst
  (Chair of the Board Of Governors)          
 

Category of Governor/Term of OfficeCo-opted Governor from November 2020 until January 2025
Designated Governor Role

Governor for Attendance, Literacy, Phonics, Safeguarding & Pupil Premium.

CommitteesMike sits on the Curriculum Committee which  discusses the development of the school curriculum and reviews associated policies. As Literacy Governor, Mike meets with the subject leader & report his findings back to the committee. Mike is Chair of the Standards & Effectiveness Committee which meets termly to monitor and evaluate our pupil's progress and the quality of education the school provides.
Biographical Information

Mike is a Fire Officer for Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, with over 21 years’ experience.  Many years ago Mike attended West End Primary School as a pupil and his daughter also attended 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

     Toni Vaughan (Vice Chair)

Category of Governor/Term of OfficeParent Governor elected November 2021 until November 2025
Designated Governor Role Parent Governor / attendance governor / Maths
CommitteesCurriculum and Marketing
Biographical Information

Toni started her third term as a governor in 2021.  With two children who have benefitted from Ormskirk West End's education, and a career in Public Sector business management, Toni is committed to supporting our school and children to reach their full potential.

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

 

 Ellie McNeil     

Category of Governor/Term of OfficeParent Governor elected November 2021 until November 2025
Designated Governor RoleParent Governor
CommitteesFinance (Chair) and Marketing committee.  Wellbeing Governor.
Biographical Information

Ellie is a Parent Governor and joined the board in December 2021.  She is Chief Executive of a local charity with skills in Governance, Finance and Safeguarding.  Ellie has a son who attends Ormskirk West End.

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

    Gareth Disley            

Category of Governor/Term of OfficeCo-opted Governor from November 2020 until November 2024
Designated Governor Role

Governor for Science

Link Governor

CommitteesGareth sits on the Resources Committee, which considers things such as finance, staffing & building matters. 
Biographical Information

Gareth has had all three of his 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

   Lucy Mahood         

Category of Governor/Term of OfficeParent Governor elected by parents on 2nd November 2020 until November 2024
Designated Governor RoleGovernor for  Art, DT & PSHE (inc Student Council) Governor Training and Development.
CommitteesLucy sits on the Curriculum Committee, which considers things such as Curriculum coverage. Lucy is Chair of the Curriculum Committee which reviews our children's teaching & learning,  receives reports from subject leaders & monitors the development & delivery of the school's curriculum. Lucy also coordinates all of the training for our board of Governors..
Biographical InformationLucy has two daughters at West End.  Lucy's background is in healthcare in which she has worked both privately & within the NHS.  Lucy has spent a lot of time developing our new sensory garden.
Any Financial/Business
Interests or Relationships
Between Staff and Governors?
None
Governor at Another Establishment?No

Sophie McInnes

Category of Governor/Term of OfficeStaff Governor elected on 15th October 2020 until October 2024
Designated Governor RolePE governor
CommitteesSophie sits on the Resources Committee, which considers things such as finance, staffing & building matters.
Biographical InformationSophie has been part of the West End team, firstly as a volunteer and now as a Teaching Assistant, for 10 years. She works alongside teachers in the classroom to deliver the school's curriculum and with children to ensure they reach their full potential.
Any Financial/Business
Interests or Relationships
Between Staff and Governors?
None
Governor at Another Establishment?No

    June Varley
   

Category of Governor/Term of OfficeCo-opted Governor from November 2020 until November 2024
Designated Governor RoleGovernor for Inclusion and SEND.
CommitteesJune sits on the Curriculum Committee which receives reports from subject leaders & monitors the development & delivery of the school's curriculum. June is also the SEND Governor.
Biographical Information

June is a Nursery/Early Years teacher at a primary school in West Lancashire, where she is also SENDCo, Looked After Children Designated Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead & Geography subject leader. June has also been part of the staff team at Ormskirk West End. June takes a keen interest in environmental activities & Eco Schools. When not in school, June can usually be found caring for her garden or taking her dog for muddy walks!

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

   Amanda Wiley
   

Category of Governor/Term of OfficeCo-opted Governor from June 2022 - June 2026
Designated Governor RoleGovernor for EYFS
CommitteesAmanda sits on the Curriculum Committee which receives reports from subject leaders & monitors the development & delivery of the school's curriculum. Amanda is also the EYFS Governor.
Biographical Information

Amanda is an Early Years specialist and manages Portico at West End nursery.  She has worked in Early Years for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience in this area to our governing board.  Amanda works closely with the staff team at Ormskirk West End and enjoys seeing our children transition well from nursery.   When not in school, Amanda can usually be found in a Disneyland Park!

     Phil Clarke
Category of Governor/Term of OfficeHeadteacher appointed 1 Sept 2015.
Designated Governor RoleHeadteacher
CommitteesAs 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
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