Meet our Governors
Mrs V Evans Chair of Governors: worked as a full-time secondary school teacher for 34 years in several different schools in Leicester City and Leicestershire prior to taking early retirement at the end of the 2014/15 academic year. During my teaching career I held various roles, including being; a classroom teacher, Curriculum Leader, Language College Director, Assistant Principal and trainee Headteacher. I was appointed to the Senior Leadership Team at Groby Community College to achieve and maintain Specialist Language College status in partnership with Brookvale High School. In my role as Language College Director I took a lead in the college being twice awarded the International School Award as well as achieving International Baccalaureate World School status. During my last few years as Assistant Principal, I was responsible for the behaviour, attendance and punctuality of KS4 students and was also the designated Safeguarding Lead. In this role I also supported the college to achieve the Equalities Award. Since I retired, I have delivered Local Authority safeguarding training to various schools. In retirement I am very keen to use my skills and experience to support schools and am currently Chair of Governors in a Leicestershire primary and a secondary school. I am a qualified Girlguiding Rainbow and Brownie Leader and jointly run two units in my village. I also volunteer in my local primary school.
Mrs T Chattaway Co-opted Governor When the position for Parent Governor became available in 2016, I felt it was something I wanted to be involved with, as I liked everything about Westfield Juniors, it's values and its focus on the children's education, whilst still being fun and a nice place to be. I was keen to learn about being a governor and its importance with the running of the school. The governing board made me feel very welcome and guided me through its functions, whilst still listening to my views and having an openness to new ideas. All 3 of my daughters have attended Westfield Juniors (and Infants) and all had different abilities, my eldest has just gained her degree (a first) and my youngest has Autism, this is where i saw the true colours of WJ, as they were amazing at meeting her needs and supporting her (and me) through the years, preparing her for Sat's and Redmoor. For me and with all the success and help my girls have had from Westfield, I felt I wanted to give something back, so as a qualified SEN practitioner, I volunteer once a week in IH, as this is a subject close to my heart. I help with 'meet & greet' evenings and other events, as well as being part of the team for the coffee stop. For me it is a great time to meet and chat to some of the parents and is something I thoroughly enjoy. I joined as a Parent Governor, but as my youngest has now moved to Redmoor, I have been recently voted to stay on as a Co-operative Governor, which has made me so pleased and look forward to continuing volunteering and always having Westfield Juniors best interest at heart.
Mr L Hall Co-opted Governor I previously worked as a teaching assistant at Westfield. When I started a new job in 2017, I was offered the opportunity to join the schoolâs governing body. Having been part of the school community for five years, I jumped at the chance to continue working with the staff and pupils for the benefit of Westfield. My role as a governor is interesting and varied. I try to visit the school on a regular basis. My responsibilities as governor mainly cover maths, as part of the committee for curriculum and standards, and premises, health and safety. These responsibilities may mean that I am in school on a health and safety walk, or reviewing first-aid provision. I meet with the head of maths to discuss how the subject is delivered and whether the attainment of pupils is on target. The role of governor also allows me to be involved in some really fun aspects of school life. I have assisted on school trips and presented awards at the Year 6 presentation evening. The role is very enjoyable and is a great opportunity to be able to contribute to the development of the school
Mrs J Bocock Parent Governor I was approached shortly before my second son started at the junior school and asked if I would consider joining the governing body as they felt that my financial background could really help with the schools strategic planning. I always enjoyed helping out at the infants and Iâm keen to improve things for the children where ever possible so I decided to give it a go and Iâm thoroughly enjoying it. I had no idea what to expect but the school staff and other governors are both very helpful in assisting you. I consider it a great privilege to do what I do, and my main focus will always be what is best for the children.
Mrs E Adcock Parent Governor I have worked as a Geography teacher for 18 years in secondary schools in Coventry, Nuneaton and Hinckley. When I decided to leave the classroom, I still wanted to be part of a school community so I relished the chance of being a parent governor. It was lovely to be voted onto the governing board by the other parents and I feel honoured to represent them. Iâm looking forward to using my skills and knowledge of education to support the head teacher and staff and I canât wait to visit the school during the working day. As Iâm new to the role, Iâm ready to start training so that I can serve on committees and be involved with subject leads. My new role also includes being the link governor for training so I will be ensuring that other governors have access to training on a regular basis. As a parent, you want the best educational experience for your child and all of the children in the area, and being a parent governor gives me the opportunity to help the head teacher and staff achieve this.
Dr P Robertson Co-Opted Govenor: I have worked in higher education for over 15 years, teaching and undertaking research in sport and exercise science. Prior to working in higher education, I delivered rugby union coaching in primary and secondary schools in the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough. I have an interest in the ethos and vision educational institutes adopt, and have experience of managing educational courses and programmes. In my role as a co-opted governor, I hope to be able to use my skills and experience to help the school provide the best educational experience for all involved.