School Governors


Name Role Date of Appointment Date of Expiry
Bob Barrett Chair
Co-opted Governor
07.12.2023 06.12.2027
Caroline Polley Co-opted Governor 07.12.2023 06.12.2027

Abdul Amin

Co-opted Governor 01.09.2022 31.08.2026
Stephanie Chester-Watts Co-opted Governor 12.03.2024 11.03.2028
Dale Welland Parent Governor 05.02.2021 04.02.2025

Dawn Batchelor

Staff Governor 01.01.2022 31.12.2025

Ria Chitroda

Staff Governor 23.01.2023 22.01.2028

Charlotte Quinn

Parent Governor 10.03.2023 09.03.2027
Sarah Sumner  Ex-Offico
Hannah Boardman Clerk to Governors
Governors who have resigned in the last twelve months:
Name Resignation Date First Appointed
Nigel Green (Chair/Co-opted Governor) 05.02.2024 03.06.2020
Kim Douglas/Jones
(Staff Governor)
04.01.2024 01.09.2022
Louise Edmonds
(Staff Governor)
25.07.2023 02.12.2019
Holly Coe
(Co-opted Governor)
12.06.2023 01.09.2022

Governance Information:

Declaration of Interests 2023/2024
Attendance Register 2022/2023

Contact Us

The Chair of Governors, Bob Barrett, can be contacted via email or the school office on 01793 870469

(Written correspondence for the Chair, marked private and confidential, can be forwarded via the School Office)

Brunel Board - Chair of Trustees

Name Role  Appointed Date End of Term  Appointed by
William Wyldbore-Smith Chair of Trustees 27.02.2022 27.02.2026 Members

Please follow the link to view the:
Brunel Board including Trustees and Member Information

Please visit the Brunel Academies Trust website to view the following:

Key Governance Information
Financial Statements including Annual Report and Accounts
Academy Trust Handbook 2023

More about the Westlea School Governors:

The main responsibilities of the Governing Body are to ensure that:

  • the school complies with the requirements of the National Curriculum
  • the delegated budget is deployed appropriately to the needs of the school
  • staffing levels are maintained and appointments are of the highest possible quality.

Other responsibilities include working with the Headteacher and the staff to agree policy on topics such as Religious Education and collective workshop, discipline, admission policy, and equal opportunities.

The day to day administration of the school is delegated to the Headteacher who is the ‘Accounting Officer’. FS4S support the school to carry out their statutory responsibilities.

While the Governors do not make educational policy, they monitor its implementation and are consulted on major changes. They are also responsible for securing a well balanced curriculum that is relevant to the academic, social, emotional and cultural needs of the pupils.

Finally, the Governors are responsible for the appointment of staff who are committed to the school’s philosophy, capable of fulfilling pupil needs, and ensuring high standards both for themselves and the pupils in their care. The full board meets at termly during the school year. There are also more frequent meetings of the four sub-committees: Finance, Staffing, Premises and Curriculum.