Westgate C.P. School and Nursery


Welcome toWestgate C.P.School and Nursery


Welcome to our Governors’ section

On behalf of all members of our Governing Body can I welcome you to this section of the website. Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Behaviour Principles for your information.


The Governing Body at Westgate C.P. School and Nursery:

The Governors are responsible for policy and strategy and the Headteacher is responsible for the day-to- day running of the school and ensuring that the policy and strategy agreed by the Governors is implemented. The Governing Body has a large number of legal responsibilities and amongst these are ensuring that the National Curriculum is properly delivered, arranging for religious education to be carried out, deciding how to spend the delegated budget and approving the many different school policies, such as those referring to discipline and behaviour and health and safety.
In this section of the website you can find out who the governors of our school are.

To carry out these responsibilities we have a number of committees that report to our regular meetings of the full Governing Body. These are:

  • Steering committee
  • Teaching and learning
  • Finance, personnel and premises

If you would like to contact the governors, please do so by either telephoning or emailing the school.


Mr John Dixon – Chair of Governors


Written Statement of Behaviour Principles (part of our Behaviour Policy)

Our behaviour policy is underpinned by the following principles:

  • Every pupil understands they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others
  • All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of discrimination
  • Staff and volunteers set an excellent example to pupils at all times
  • Rewards, sanctions and reasonable force are used consistently by staff, in line with the behaviour policy
  • The behaviour policy is understood by pupils and staff
  • The exclusions policy explains that exclusions will only be used as a last resort, and outlines the processes involved in permanent and fixed-term exclusions
  • Pupils are helped to take responsibility for their actions
  • Families are involved in behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and pupils’ home life


The governing body also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances.

The Written Statement of Behaviour Principles will be reviewed annually by the governing body of Westgate.


December 2021