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Governing Body

Full Name & Role Date of Appointment Term of Office Business / Financial Interests

 Attendance at Governing Body Meetings

(over the last financial year)

Brian Jones

Chair of Governors

12/04/2019 4 Years Executive Chairman of SENAD Group

24.06.2020

25.08.2020

06.10.2020

10.12.2020

21.02.2021

29.04.2021

15.06.2021

Julie Aquilina

Vice Chair of Governors

25/08/2020 4 Years Chair of EIP Business Managers Network

25.08.2020

06.10.2020

10.12.2020

21.02.2021

29.04.2021

15.06.2021

"I have worked in education for nearly 29 years and take pride in the way I support staff with my knowledge of Human Resources, Health and Safety, Governance, ICT, Finance, Administration and Facilities Management.  I encourage staff to be the best that they can be and feel my qualifications and experience demonstrate this.

I went into education as I wanted to be part of a team which could make a difference to pupils and provide them with the best experiences possible.   I started my journey as a School Secretary and worked my way up, taking on different roles and gaining different experiences along the way. I have been a School Business Manager for the last 16 years." Julie Aquilina

Rhian Richardson

Headteacher

01/01/2019 N/A

24.06.2020

25.08.2020

06.10.2020

10.12.2020

21.02.2021

29.04.2021

15.06.2021

Barney Thorne

Governor for Safeguarding

10/07/2019 4 Years

24.06.2020

06.10.2020

10.12.2020

29.04.2021

15.06.2021

Helen Bartle

Staff Governor

 

19/06/2019 4 Years NEU Representative for West Gate School

24.06.2020

25.08.2020

06.10.2020

10.12.2020

21.02.2021

29.04.2021

15.06.2021

Eleanor Shaw

Governor for SEND

 

21/02/2021 4 Years Governor at Babbington Academy

21.02.2021

29.04.2021

"I am recently retired as a head teacher in a Leicester City school.  Married with three grown up children and two grandsons. Talking to and interacting with children and young people is a favourite past time.  It fascinates me that we all learn in quite different ways and I am passionate about ensuring our assessment procedures capture those developing skills whatever they are.  Away from schools I enjoy walking my lovely dog in natural spaces, swimming and reading." Eleanor Shaw

Mandeep Kaur

Parent Governor

04/03/2021 4 Years

 

 29.04.2021

15.06.2021

 

"I am a parent to 3 beautiful children, one of them attends West Gate School. I have a long business management history, from running the family business, to working in a care home, for Marks and Spenser and currently I run my own Holistic company comprising of Psychic Mediumship Readings, Reiki, Lemurian and Sound Healing. 
I am passionate about the school, the children and their growth. Knowing the children have no limits with the right support. The emphasis is always on the children and what is best for the them in terms of safety, health & education." Mandeep Kaur

Sian Holliday

Clerk to Governors

01/07/2020 N/A

25.08.2020

06.10.2020

10.12.2020

21.02.2021

29.04.2021

15.06.2021

Marie Wilson

No longer in office

01.01.2017 4 Years West Gate School link for Unison

24.06.2020

25.08.2020

06.10.2020

10.12.2020


* Co-opted Governors are appointed by the governing body, Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority, Foundation Governors are appointed by the Well Trust, Parent Governors are elected by the parent body and Staff Governors are elected by the staff body of the school

** All Governors’ terms of office are 4 years