Welcome letter from Chair
At the Westwood Farm Schools governors, staff, pupils and families work as a team in a happy caring environment where the children and their achievements and successes are at the heart of everything we do.
As Governors we are involved in many activities in school: finance, policies, staff appointments buildings and grounds including health and safety. However, uppermost in our minds are the safeguarding, welfare and education of the pupils.
A governor’s role in a school covers three core functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
The Governing Board at Westwood Farm Schools has worked hard to recruit governors that have both professional skills and good local knowledge to meet these aims. We firmly believe education is a partnership between school and home and we very much look forward to continuing to meet many of you at events such as school productions, parents’ evenings and parent’s forum.
Please see related pages (listed on the right) for more information about the Governing Board members and activities.
Simon Small & Linda Bennett
Co-Chairs of Governing Board