Who we are

We are the Westwood Governors. We are a very proacitve and productive group, who provide support, challenge and ensure the very best for our pupils. All members take an active role by attending Governor meetings and supporting school in many other ways. We were all part of and support the school vision - To make Westwood C.P. the school of choice in Buckley.

Our Governing body is made up of the following people who represent all the stakeholders of Westwood C.P. School.

 

Westwood Community Governor - Current Chairperson - Mr Peter Shone

Hello, my name is Peter Shone and I have had the privilege of being the Chair of Governors at Westwood for the last 3 years. I consider myself retired, however, my wife may have a different view. I have lived in Buckley for a large portion of my life, attending both the Board school (the precursor to Westwood) and Mountain Lane, before embarking on secondary education at Elfed. Leaving school at 16 years, I served an apprenticeship before going back to collage to gain an Engineering degree.

My career as a Professional Engineer has taken me to some interesting places, both in the UK and overseas, initially building large process facilities in a variety of industries (steel, environmental, petro-chem, energy, rail) and later as a manager. For the last 10 years I worked in business improvement and change management, and gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Leadership. I am currently studying for a Masters in Leadership and Executive Coaching.

I have seven Grandchildren, three of which attend Westwood, soon to be four, which gives me tremendous motivation to support the school in any way I can to make it great and become the school of choice for all parents and children in the community, giving all our pupils access to the highest standards in learning and the opportunity to grow and develop as individuals to the best of their ability. My interests are golf, travel and Grandchildren, not necessarily in that order.

 

Westwood Parent Governor - Current Vice Chairperson - Mrs Gill Jones

 

I have been a parent governor for Westwood school for nearly 10 years. I have been active with school life, visiting school and supporting the development and changes throughout that time. Until recently I was the lead for the Westwood Friends and PTA group. I work in the charity sector and live locally.

 

Westwood Clerk to the Governors- Sue Guest

 

Hi, my name is Sue Guest, I’ve been Clerk to Governors since 2002 and feel proud to be giving something back to the school that gave me a good sound education to help me achieve my potential and in  doing so contributing to the successful running of an outstanding school.

Today I work as an IT Business Partner (Schools) for the local authority, a job I enjoy because we help to give our children the best possible learning experience  that we can.  On a personal note, I enjoy sport, watching mainly but participating in some, family history (I even have the name Westwood in my family tree) and generally getting out and about.

 

Westwood Community Governor - Mrs Lisa Maghak

I am a currently a Community Governor at Westwood. I work within the banking sector I have 4 children, all of whom have attended Westwood over the years. I joined the Governing Body in 2007 as a Parent Governor. I have had the opportunity to attend training courses to support my role, and help me understand how the education system works.

I enjoy being able to contribute to the school in promoting and maintaining excellent standards of teaching, supporting the staff and getting to know the children. At Westwood we are on a journey to become an outstanding school and I am proud to have been involved in our vision of making Westwood the local school of choice.

 

Westwood Community Governor- The Reverend Rosemary Clarke

I am the minister at Buckley Cross Methodist Church and joined the governing body in 2016. I have two grown up sons and have just become a grandma.  Before working full time for the church I had a career in accountancy.

I have recently studied to masters level in leadership and theology, having completed an OU degree when my children were small.  At that time I enjoyed being involved with the Preschool Playgroups Association and various early learning initiatives.

I am pleased to be part of the governing body at Westwood, and to be able to support the work there which is so vital to our young people and to our community.

 

Westwood Parent Governor - Mrs Carla Tellett

Hi, my name is Carla and I have been a parent governor at Westwood for about 5 years.  I am a Buckley girl and have 2 children in the school, Dylan in Year 5 and Ryan in Year 1.  I became a governor as I have a passion for seeing how things work, and helping to make them work, if it’s within my capabilities.  I enjoy volunteering as I believe its important to give something back, I have had, and still have other voluntary roles with many community groups.  I was part of a team that successfully fought off the closure of Westwood a few years back and since then have witnessed its growth - I am very proud to be involved with that.  I attended this school many moons ago and would love to see Westwood back to the school of choice it was when I was a child. 

My background is in Health & Safety, working in the Construction Industry, but through my volunteering I have been involved in many varied things!  I believe in being proactive.  I believe in giving children the best start they can get and allowing them to fulfil their dreams - being a governor gives me an insight into the schools running and allows me to be involved in its decisions.  The future is bright and I can't wait to see the potential unleashed!

 

Westwood Parent Governor - Mrs Kristy Gomery

I’m Kristy Gomery and I have been a Parent Governor at Westwood since October 2014. I live in Buckley and both of my sons love attending Westwood.

I work for a local authority in Cheshire as a Finance Officer for schools, which means I work very closely with a number of primary schools – something I am very passionate about! I am hoping that the knowledge and experience I’ve gained as part of my role can make a positive contribution to the school.

I am proud to be part of the governing body at Westwood and keen to continue building on the excellent standards of the school. 

 

 

Westwood Parent Governor - Mrs Alison Wightman

My name is Alison Wightman and I am I parent governor at Westwood. I have only recently joined the governing body in May 2016. I have 2 children who currently attend the school and want to help and support them. In my parent governor role I hope to be the voice of our parents. 

 

Westwood Staff Governor - Mrs Lesley Ducker

My name is Mrs Lesley Ducker and I am a staff Governor. I have worked as a Nursery Nurse at Westwood County Primary School for over twenty five years. My main role in school is working with the Early Years Children in the Reception class. I also deliver the Family Learning programme to both parents and children. I am very proud to be part of such a caring school.

 

Westwood Teacher Governor - Mrs Jayne Williams

I am the Deputy Head of Westwood C.P. School and I have worked here since 2012. I am one of the Teacher Governor Representatives and I have been a member of the Governing body for the past four years.  In my time here I have been part of a proactive team of staff, instrumental in the fantastic progress and achievements made by our school. I feel very proud and privileged to be part of our Westwood team and strive for every child here to be successful!

Originally from Liverpool, I have lived in Wales for 27 years. I am a very busy mum of four children, I have two young grandchildren and two fun loving dogs! In the spare time I have, I enjoy being a student! As well as my B.A. Hons degree in Education with QTS, and I have a P.G.C.E in Leadership. This year I have achieved the N.P.Q.H. and I am currently studying in Chester University for a Masters in Educational Leadership. So you could say, I like learning a lot!

 

Westwood Head Teacher supported by the Governors - Mr Rob Nicholson

I have been the Head teacher of Westwood CP School for 8 years and I am proud to look back fondly of all the changes, improvements and developments that the whole school team have initiated with the support of Governors (past and present).

I am oringinally from Yorkshire and ventured into Wales when I trained to be a teacher in Bangor in the 90's.  Once gaining my Honours degree in Physical, Outdoor and Adventurous Education I began my teaching journey in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside.  From there, I taught in Elton, Cheshire and then moved to be a Deputy Head in Acton, Wrexham.  In 2010, my Westwood chapter began!

In my spare time I like to enter physical challenges involving cycling, running and swimming.  I love rugby (sadly my playing days are over!), football and golf.  On the creative side, I enjoy art and I am a dab hand in the kitchen!

 

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What's Being Said?

"I never thought that Westwood was so large inside! From the road, it seems so small. What a wonderful use of space. The school has changed so much over the years!" - recent visitor to school