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Parent/Carer Governors


We have a unique and exciting opportunity to become a Parent Governor at The Westgate School.  Would you like to join 'TeamWestgate' and make a real difference for the children in Cippenham?  As a Parent Governor, you will be one of the most valuable people on the Governing body.   You can still apply if you have parental or carer responsibilities ie; grandparent, foster parent etc.


Having the children’s best interests at heart means that you'll also have the school’s best interests at heart.

This perspective will give you a passion and commitment to continuous improvement that will not only be of direct benefit to your child but also all the other students and staff.   Joining the Governing body of this outstanding school will give you a unique insight into the challenges facing schools today and give you the opportunity to shape it for the future.


Not only will you be directly supporting the education of your child and children in the local community but becoming a Governor also gives you the chance to learn new and transferable skills. There is a wealth of training available and spending time addressing the challenges facing the school with the diverse governing body will help broaden your perspective immeasurably.


Clare Moulder has been a Parent Governor for 18 months:

“I was involved with The Westgate School as part of a volunteering programme before my daughter joined and during my time in the school I always found myself hugely energised by the commitment and passion of the teaching staff. Once my daughter joined the school I realised that being part of the Governing body offered me the perfect opportunity to not only support her whilst she was at the school but also to use my skills to help other children in the community. My background is in Marketing and I was initially concerned that I didn’t have the right experience to contribute. I quickly realised that, like all the Governors, I brought a unique and valued perspective and that the most important skill required is a genuine commitment to maintaining the excellent standards that The Westgate School is famous for. The most inspiring part of being a Governor is spending time with a team of people that have a shared passion for continuously striving for the best for the next generation”

If you are interested in joining us please use the application form below and return it via reception or by email to
In the event of multiple applications, there will be a vote by parents to identify the successful candidate.

If you would like to know more about the work of the Governing Board, we would be delighted to hear from you.   Please email the Clerk to the Governing Body at

Closing date for applications is 9.00am Monday 1st April 2019