Who we are
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 2020/21- Mrs Gill Jones
I am so very proud to be a school governor at Westwood and also to be chairperson for this academic year. Having been a parent governor at Westwood CP school for over 10 years I am passionate about working with staff, pupils, stakeholders and the wider community to make Westwood "the school of choice" in Buckley. (Following our recent amazing Estyn inspection I truly believe this is our future). I am active with school life, visiting school and supporting the development and changes. In my Chair of Governor role, I work closely with Mrs Jayne Williams to support and monitor school development. My children attended Westwood CP School and during that time they were given the very best start in their education. I work in the child protection charity sector and live locally. You are always welcome to contact me direct through the school office.
Westwood Clerk to the Governors- Sue Guest
I have 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 - Vice-Chairperson
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 Rosemarie Clarke
I am the superintendent minister of Buckley and Deeside Methodist Circuit and I joined the governing body in 2016. I have two grown up sons and two young grandsons. 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 Community Governor - Mrs Carla Tellett - Vice-Chairperson
I have been a parent governor at Westwood for about 8 years, and in November 2020 I took the role of community governor. I am a Buckley girl and have 1 child in the school. 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 have been a Parent Governor at Westwood since October 2014. I live in Buckley and my son loves 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
I am a parent governor at Westwood. I joined the governing body in May 2016. I have 2 children who currently attend the school and want to help and support them. I was also appointed as the school secretary early in 2020. In my parent governor role I hope to be the voice of our parents.
Westwood Headteacher - Mrs Jayne Williams
I am the Headteacher of Westwood C.P. School and I have worked here since 2012, previously Deputy head I was appointed as Headteacher in September 2018. 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 30 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, I have also 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 Parent Governor - Sara Tompkin
I began this role in May 2019, one of my children attend this school, which I have found to be a very caring supportive school. I work full time managing three terms in a youth service in a neighbouring local authority. All teams are focused around childre and young people's wellbeing which I believe is of huge importance and can have a great impact on their learning. I have a BA Hons degree in psychology and sociology, a post graduate diploma in youth and community studies and have completed many short courses within my job role. I am also currently doing further qualifications in leadership and management. I am passionate about all children and young people having opportunities, feeling safe in their environment and being supported around their needs to reach their full potential. In my role as a governor I hope to help school to develop further to become the outstanding school of choice.
Westwood Parent Governor - Adie Drury
I am mam to Nia who is in Year 5. I am currently a university student studying for a degree in Health and Social Care and have recently qualified as an Independent Advocate. My children moved to Westwood in September 2018 and we were all made to feel part of the Westwood family even before they started. It is the school's inclusive and welcoming ethos that makes all the difference, the children are not just pupils, they are all extended family and it shines through in everything the school does! I have previously volunteered in the school as a classroom assistant and in doing so have seen first hand how amazing Westwood staff are and I believe I will make a good parent governor as I share these core values. I also care passionately about both the Westwood School family and our local community and am excited to help in any way I can to enable Westwood to achieve its goals.
Westwood Teacher Governor - Miss Gemma Bennett
I am the year 3 teacher at Westwood and I am very proud to be a member of the Governing body. I have worked in Westwood since 2014 and have enjoyed every second. During my time at Westwood, I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to gain experience through a range of different roles. I have a passion for teaching and helping children progress. In my spare time I am a keen historian and enjoy exploring new places. I feel passionate about Westwood and the progress we have made and want to continue pushing our school forward as part of our Governing body.
Westwood Local Authority Governor - Mr Neville Phillips
I am Cllr Neville Phillips OBE, JP. I have been a long standing member of the governing body at Westwood Primary School. Elected Alyn and Deeside District Council 1973-1995, elected Buckley Town Council 1973-to date. Appointed Magistrate 1979 and awarded an OBE in 1990. I am a member of the Buckley Cross Methodist Church and an Everton Football Club season ticket holder.
Westwood Local Authority Governor - Mrs Jeannie Hutchinson
I am married to Dennis, we have two children and five grandchildren. I was born in Buckley and have a wide knowledge of local issues and I am in contact with local residents on a daily basis. Educated at Bistre Chirch and Elfed High Schools in the town and I have worked in the accounts department of British Steel before leaving to start a family. For the past 40 years, I have worked in our local family business as a book-keeper and secretary. I have been a member of the Town Council for 10 years and I am a school governor at both this school and Mountain Lane Primary school in Buckley. I was the Town Mayor in 2013.
Westwood Local Authority Governor - Mr Peter Watkins
Westwood Staff Governor - Mrs Joan Williams
My life in this building, now known as Westwood Community Primary School began when I was four years old and my mum gently pushed me through the main entrance and told me to "be a good girl".
I returned many years later bringing my children with me and becoming involved with the Parents Association. My children and I all received and excellent start in life in this wonderful school.
Having worked at Westwood for more than thirty years, both in the office and the classroom, I have been priviledged to see hundreds of other pupils pass through Westwood. Each child is cared for and educated as an individual, as well as being encouraged to reach their full potential.