Westerton will retain its overall ‘outstanding’ categorisation and strive to ensure this measure applies to every aspect of the school’s responsibilities.
In the next 4 years we will become one of the leading academies providing primary education in Leeds and a source of inspiration and assistance to other schools within our Leeds community of schools.
The role of the Governing Board
The Governing Board has three core strategic functions:
- To set the vision and strategic direction of the academy.
- To hold the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school.
- To ensure that the financial resources of the academy are well spent.
Powers of the Governing Board
The Governing Board is recognised in law as a corporate body, which means it has a legal identity separate from that of its governors.
It also means that individual governors have no power or right to act on behalf of the Governing Board except where the whole Governing Board has delegated a specific duty to that individual. The Governing Board can also decide to delegate certain responsibilities to committees that it has established.
Governors will, therefore, take collective responsibility for the decisions reached by the Governing Board to publicly support decisions.
Governing Board membership 2019 – 2020
The full Governing Board consists of 18 governors
Steph Makin Principal
Stephanie Puissegur Parent governor
David Hawley Parent governor
Angela Booth Staff governor (Vice Principal)
Nicola Westle Martine Gape Chris Clegg
Alan Curry Tony Grayson Susan Rook
Susan Dawson Jeremy Whawell Tom Leadley
Emma Park Alison Lazarus (Deputy Principal)
Governors with special responsibilities
Tony Grayson Chair of Governors & Attendance
Emma Park / Nicola Westle Looked after & Pupil Premium
Stephanie Puissegur SEND & EYFS
Susan Rook Curriculum
Martine Gape Sports Funding
Ian West* Facilities, Health and Safety
Dave Lester* Training
* denotes governors who are offering support temporarily through their positions as Trustees
There are three main committees which meet at least three times a year: