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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 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

   Anne Bragg         

Category of Governor/Term of OfficeParent Governor elected September 2017 until October 2021
Designated Governor RoleEYFS Governor
CommitteesAnne sits on the Curriculum Committee which monitors, the development of the school curriculum and reviews associated policies. After meeting with their subject leader staff member, curriculum governors report their findings back to the committee.
Biographical Information

Anne attended West End Primary as a pupil and currently has a child in the school. Anne is an active member for the 'Friends of West End', she serves on the committee as joint secretary, volunteers in Beech Class on a weekly basis and can often be found helping in and around school.

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 IT

Link Governor

CommitteesGareth sits on the Resources Committee, which considers things such as finance, staffing & building matters. Gareth also sits on the Curriculum Committee and as the Link Governor he co-ordinates training for our Board of Governors.
Biographical Information

Gareth currently has a child 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
  (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 & 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 14 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

 Helen Gisborne       

Category of Governor/Term of Office Parent Governor elected September 2017 until October 2021
Designated Governor Role Science Governor
Committees Helen sits on the Resources Committee, which considers things such as finance, staffing & building matters.
Biographical Information

Helen currently has a child in the school & is an active member of the 'Friends of West End'.

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

 Jane Greenwood      

Category of Governor/Term of OfficeLocal Authority Governor elected April 2021 until April 2025
Designated Governor RoleGovernor for Numeracy, RE & School Visits.
CommitteesJane is  Chair of the Resources Committe which consider's things such as staffing and finances. Jane also sits on the Curriculum Committee which receives reports from subject leaders & monitors the development & delivery of the school's curriculum. .
Biographical Information

Hi, I'm Jane and I'm a Mum & a Grandma! I love horses and am lucky to keep few at home on the farm. Before starting our farm I worked in primary education, specifically working with children with additional needs and English as a second language. I am passionate about children's learning and very much enjoyed working with them every day. At my last school I was fortunate to be a governor, which I really enjoyed.

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 Humanities (History & Geography), Art, DT & PSHE (inc Student Council)
CommitteesLucy sits on the Resources Committee, which considers things such as finance & staffing. 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. .
Biographical InformationLucy has two daughters at West End. She is an active member of the 'Friends' committee and previously came into school on a regular basis to listen to and encourage children's reading.  Lucy's background is in healthcare in which she has worked both privately & within the NHS.
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 RoleNone Assigned.
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 classoom 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
    (Vice Chair of the Board of Governors)

Category of Governor/Term of OfficeCo-opted Governor from November 2020 until November 2024
Designated Governor RoleGovernor for SEND, Safeguarding & Inclusion.
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 Desiognated 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

 

  Kim Whitehall

Category of Governor/Term of OfficeCo-opted Governor from June 2019 until July 2023
Designated Governor RoleNone assigned.
CommitteesKim sits on the Resources Committee which considers a wide range of topics such as finance, staffing & building matters. Kim also sits on 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

Kim currently works at Edge Hill University on European-funded projects working with small businesses in Lancashire. She has over twenty years-experience championing consumer rights and environmental issues, both in Westminster and Brussels. Kim also trained as a fundraiser for YWCA in Oxford & previously served as a parent governor at Red Hill secondary school in the West Midlands until 2012. Interests include art and culture, ancient history, European film, and music, from Pet Shop Boys to Mozart.

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