West Hill School

Helping children Achieve
as much as they possibly can
and to Flourish in adult life

Governors

School Governors

The Local Governance Board (LGB) is a group of volunteers from within the school and the local community.

Our main responsibilities are:

  • Acting as a critical friend to the school
  • Providing strategic direction
  • Ensuring accountability
  • Promoting high standards of education and achievement
  • Planning the school’s long-term future
  • Assisting in the appointment of senior members of staff, including the Headteacher

We meet as an LGB termly, and we each have different responsibilities to fulfil.  For example, Governors may focus on safeguarding, SEND, learning pathways, or leadership and management.

The school is an academy in the Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) which is a multi-academy trust. THPT has a Board of Trustees, which provides strategic leadership for the schools in the trust.  The Board has delegated certain functions to be locally managed,  this information is held in a Scheme of Delegation, which can be found on THPT website.

Being a Governor is deeply rewarding, and it does require a commitment. Governors are expected to complete induction training and to take full advantage of a detailed programme of development to help build expert knowledge and practice.

If you are interested in joining West Hill’s LGB and feel that you have the skills and experience to work with other governors to lead the school, please email Nichola Hooper (nhooper@west-hill.surrey.sch.uk) to arrange an informal discussion in the first instance. 

Role Name Appointing Body
Chair Mrs R Goodwin Trust Board
Governors

Mr P Bower

Mr N Fisher (Parent)

Mr J Kidd 

Mrs B Read (Parent)

Mrs R Sanderson (Staff)

Miss A Slade (Headteacher)

Trust Board

Trust Board

Trust Board

Trust Board

Trust Board

Ex-officio

Below is the list of Governors and their attendance for the academic year 2019/20 

Name LGB attendance EGB attendance Date of appointment and Term end date Appointing body
Nigel Fisher 4 out of 4 1 out of 1 01.03.21-31.08.21 Trust Board
Rosemary Goodwin 4 out of 4 1 out of 1 01.03.21-31.08.21 Trust Board
James Kidd 4 out of 4 1 out of 1 01.03.21-31.08.21 Trust Board
Becky Read 4 out of 4 1 out of 1 01.03.21-31.08.21 Trust Board
Becky Sanderson 4 out of 4 1 out of 1 01.03.21-31.08.21 Trust Board
Abigail Slade 4 out of 4 1 out of 1 01.03.21-31.08.21 Ex-officio

 Introductions over the past 12 months

Governor Start of Term End of Term
Philip Bower 01.03.21 31.08.21

  Resignations over the past 12 months

Governor Start of Term End of Term
None to record

Below is the declared governor interests for the academic year 2020/21 

Name of Governor Date of Appointment Name of Organisation Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date declared
Phil Bower 01.03.21 HM Revenue & Customs Central Government Employee 15.09.2020
Nigel Fisher 01.03.21

Wild Frontiers Travel

 

The Marketing Travel Agency

Travel

Director & Secretary

 

DMC Management

23.09.2020
Rosemary Goodwin 01.03.21 Rugosa Consultancy Ltd Information Technology Director 23.09.2020
James Kidd 01.03.21

DLD College, London

 

PJ Real Estate Limited

Education

 

 

Property Business

Employee / Vice Principal

 

Director

14.09.2020

 

 

14.09.2020

Becky Read 01.03.21 Surrey Family Voice Charity Volunteer 14.09.2020
Abigail Slade 01.03.21 West Hill School Education Headteacher 23.09.2020
Rebecca Sanderson 01.03.21 West Hill School Education Teacher 14.09.2020