School Governors

In this section you will find information about the Westfield Local Governing Body.  This information is regularly updated taking account of any recent changes.  




I  am delighted to have the opportunity to write a short piece for the website  about the role of Governors and the work we do within school. I have been working with the Westfield Governors since October 2016 and became Chair in January 2017. The principle role  of governors is three fold:

  • To ensure the clarity of the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Academy in line with the ethos and values of the Samuel War Academy Trust


  • To hold the Headteacher and senior leaders to account for education performance of the academy and the outcome for all its pupils


  • To oversee the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent.

Governors at Westfield meet for formal Local Governing Board meetings 6 times a year and also visit the academy in between times to talk to staff and pupils about their learning. We have also recently formed small and effective working groups which look at specific aspects of school life and make sure that we are fulfilling our statutory obligations. For example, the Resources Working Group makes recommendations to the full governing board on the budget; ensures the school is working within Health and Safety as well as Financial Regulations and is adopting appropriate HR policies and following all personnel guidance.

I have only been involved with Westfield for a short period of time but am always impressed with what I see when I come into school. There is a very focused and calm atmosphere, the pupils are engaged and readily talk about their work and experiences in school. The staff are welcoming and very enthusiastic about their role and the children.

If you would like to know more about the work of the governing board or are interested in becoming a governor please don’t hesitate to contact me via the school office.

Becky Poynter

Chair of Governors


Our Chair of Governor can be contacted via email: