Westbrook Lane
LS18 5AH



Westbrook Lane Primary School

Westbrook Lane Governing Body 2020/21

Our chair of governors is Martin Hughes who can be contacted via the school office.

Sub-committees have been set up to cover various areas of responsibility, i.e. (i) Resources (ii) Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support,

The full governing body has three meetings each year. In addition to these there are two sub committees which meet once a term; the Resources sub committee which is responsible for staffing, finance and buildings, and the Teaching, Learning and Pupil Support sub committee which is responsible for the curriculum, standards and achievement. All the governors sit on one or both of the sub committees and the minutes of these meetings are fed back to the full governors meetings. Minutes of all the governors meetings are available for parents to see upon request once they have been ratified.

Governors attend regular training courses during their term of office to ensure that they have the necessary skills to assist and monitor the running of the school by the headteacher and the senior management team. A record of training completed is held in the school office. Some governors are linked to a particular year group and have regular contact with their class, helping on trips and with activities.

At the beginning of each academic year, governors have to declare any relevant business and pecuniary interests. For this academic year, the following interests were recorded:

Martin Hughes director of Catrake Ltd, a member of the resources committee of Horsforth Children’s Services and a member of Horsforth School Single Academy Trust

The dates of the full governor meetings for this academic year are:

Tuesday 6th October 2021

Tuesday 2nd February 2021

May 2021 - Exact date TBC

Please see below for school governors and their specific areas of responsibility.

Name Role Area of Responsibility Attendance 19/20


Mrs A Turner


Headteacher, Governor 4 out of 5


Mr Martin Hughes


LEA Representative 

(until June 2022)

Chair of Governors, Attendance,   Child Protection & Safeguarding, SEND, CLA

Governor for Years 3 & 6

7 out of 7


Mr Craig Ashton


Parent Representative

(Until October 2021)

Vice Chair, Chair of Resources Committee, Health and Safety, Complaints, Grants Projects

Governor for Year 4

5 out of 5

Mrs Emma Gibbons


Teaching Staff Representative 


5 out of 5

 Mrs Vicky Bray


Associate Member


Governor Training 5 out of 5


Mrs Anne Bourke


Associate Member         


4 out of 5


Mrs Carolyn Weir


Parent Representative

(Left November 2020)


4 out of 5


Mrs Carmel Davison-Culmer


Parent Representative

(Until October 2021)

Equalities, Relationships and sex education

Governor for Year 2

5 out of 5


Mrs Sally Tollefson


LEA Representative

(Until October 2023)

Pupil Premium

Governor for Year 1


4 out of 4


Mr Chris Calvert



LEA Representative

(left November 2020)

Governor for Year 5

2 out of 4


Mrs Frances Hayes

(Started November 2020)


Co-opted Governor

(Until November 2024)



Ms Lyndsey Pearson


Clerk to Governors