Meet The Governors

School governance is the most important volunteering role in education and as unpaid voluntary public servants we are committed to serving the best interests of the school.
We set strategies for the school, monitor its achievements, help to sustain its identity and provide a link with the local community. As an effective governing body we are a source of enormous strength to the school. We play a vital role in promoting high standards of educational achievement, share a common vision that the children in our community should receive the best possible education in all areas of their development and ensure the continued development of the school for current and future pupils.
The governing body is made up of: school staff, parents of pupils and other members of the community from all walks of life.
If you would like to make a difference to children’s lives by helping them to realise their aspirations and expectations, please volunteer to join us and become a School Governor.
We hold formal meetings once a term to consider and act on a variety of items affecting the school and to receive reports from the Headteacher concerning conduct, curriculum etc. Minutes of the issues discussed and decisions taken during our meetings are available in the school. Please ask at the school office if you are interested in seeing them.
You can get more information on how to become a governor and make arrangements to talk to existing governors about what drives them to serve their community in this way from the school office. Alternatively you can email to arrange an informal chat or contact the Clerk to Governors, Heather Large, at

Name Position Term of office
end date
Committee Business Interests
Mrs Mandy Flint
(Chair of Governors)
Authority Governor 17/05/2019 Finance/Resources and Staffing
School Improvement
Mr Phil Kruse Co-Opted Governor 30/09/2020 School Improvement
Mrs Cindy Acres
(Deputy Head)
Associate Governor 15/07/2017 Finance/Resources and Staffing
School Improvement
IT support
Mr Nick Gardiner Co-Opted Governor 30/06/2019 School Improvement
Mr Ben Hollingsworth Co-Opted Governor 18/02/2018 Finance/Resources and Staffing
Mrs Janet Urban
(Head Teacher)
(Chair of School Improvement)
n/a Finance/Resources and Staffing
School Improvement
Electrical work
Mrs Jane Greening Staff Governor 06/11/2018 Finance/Resources and Staffing
Gemma Green Co-Opted Governor 27/01/2020 School Improvement
Jonathan Stott Parent Governor 11/10/2020 School Improvement
Scott Mitchell Parent Governor 11/10/2020 School Improvement
Emma Cumming Parent Governor 01/07/2020 Finance/Resources
Mrs Heather Large Clerk to the Governors
pdf-icon Report to Governors and Parents 2015/2016

pdf-icon Annual Governance statement Westrop – Summer 2016

pdf-icon Annual Governance statement Westrop – Summer 2015

pdf-iconGovernors who have resigned in the last 12 months



Meetings Dates.  All meetings start at 6pm at the School.

Meeting Dates

Full Governors Board

Monday 25th September 2017
Monday 9th October 2017
Monday 27th November 2017
Monday 22nd January 2018
Monday 30th April 2018
Monday 25th June 2018

Finance, Resources and Staffing

Monday 20th November 2017
Monday 15th January 2018
Monday 19th March 2018
Monday 14th May 2018
Monday 18th June 2018

School Improvement

Monday 13th November 2017
Monday 8th January 2018
Monday 16th April 2018
Wednesday 20th June 2018