West Hill School

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


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 James Kidd Trust Board

Philip Bower

Linda Kemeny 

Rebecca Sanderson (Staff)

Trust Board

Trust Board

Trust Board


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
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
Linda Kemeny 01.04.21 31.08.21

  Resignations over the past 12 months

Governor Start of Term End of Term
Nigel Fisher 01.03.21 21.06.21
Becky Read  01.03.21 31.08.21
Rosemary Goodwin  01.03.21 31.08.21

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

Name of Governor Date  Appointed Name of Organisation Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date declared
Phil Bower 01.03.21 HM Revenue & Customs Central Gov Employee 15.09.20
Rosemary Goodwin 01.03.21 Rugosa Consultancy Ltd IT Director 23.09.20
Linda Kemeny 01.04.21


LIFT Partnership

Citizen's Advice 

Double K Properties &

Avant Garde 







Property Management







Spouse is a Director


James Kidd 01.03.21

DLD College, London


PJ Real Estate Limited




Property Business

Employee / Vice Principal







Becky Read 01.03.21 Surrey Family Voice Charity Volunteer 14.09.20
Abigail Slade 01.03.21 West Hill School Education Head 23.09.20
Rebecca Sanderson 01.03.21 West Hill School Education Teacher 14.09.20