The Westgate School Governing Board is made up of Parents, Staff, and members of the community. Our Governors may come to us through a variety of routes and with a range of different backgrounds, skills and experiences, but with the common ground as volunteers who are committed to working together for the benefit of the school.
We have a shared commitment to the Nolan principles of public life: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty & Leadership. Each of us are proud and humbled to be of service to an outstanding school that has a legacy of serving the families of Cippenham for over 60 years.
There are three core functions of a Governing body - we plan the strategic direction of a school, making sure public money is well spent, and we hold school leadership to account.
The Westgate School is undoubtedly a successful school, we are proud of our Outstanding Ofsted rating but it does not mean we are complacent. Both the Governing Body and the Senior Leadership Team, headed up by Mrs Cooper, are committed to ensuring that the school goes from strength to strength – living and breathing the belief that “Better Never Stops”.
The heart and soul of the school has never been more evident than during the current crisis that we find ourselves in. The care and community spirit that has been evident from the staff and students, is truly a testament to the school and although not able to be physically together the bonds that create this wonderful community are stronger than ever.
Michelle Cooper, Angela Cooley, Audrey Ditton, Lesley Donnelly, Helen Haines, Sam Harrison,
Clare Moulder, Andrea Thelwell and David Watkins