Westwood College Local Governing Body

  • John Fisher (Chair)
  • Claire Patterson (Vice-chair)
  • Matthew Taylor (Headteacher)
  • Tracey Malkin (co-opted)
  • Chris Spragg (staff)
  • Greg Holland (co-opted)
  • Rosy Makey (parent)
  • Gareth Hughes (co-opted)

We are part of a Multi Academy Trust. There is a governance structure is in place to support and monitor all that we do.


Members are the subscribers to the Trust’s memorandum of association and have the power to appoint or remove Directors. Only the Members can amend the memorandum of association and are responsible for ensuring that the MAT Board are compliant.

Members – 2021-22

Board of Directors

The MAT Board’s powers are delegated to them by the Members. They are responsible for controlling the management and operation of the Trust. They are responsible for ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and that the schools are delivering the standards required. They are responsible for setting the school budgets and appointing the Governors in the Local Governing Bodies.

Local Governing Bodies

The Local Governing Bodies responsibilities are delegated to them from the MAT Board. The level of delegated responsibility is negotiated but is likely to include day to day operational management, student welfare, staffing (except for the Headteacher) and budget monitoring.

Each School has a Local Governing Body that works closely with the Headteacher and staff to ensure that they are providing the best education possible to the children in our care.

Local Governing Body Meeting Dates

Autumn Term 1 – Thursday 22nd September 2022

Autumn Term 2 – Thursday 17th November 2022

Spring Term 1 – Thursday 26th January 2023

Spring Term 2 – Thursday 16th March 2023

Summer Term 1 – Thursday 4th May 2023

Summer Term 2 – Thursday 22nd June 2023


Local Governing Body Attendance Records

(Please click the links below)

Westwood College LGB Attendance Record Academic Year 2018-2019

Westwood College LGB Attendance Record Academic Year 2019-2020

Westwood College LGB Attendance Report Academic Year 2020-2021

Westwood College LGB Attendance Report Academic Year 2021-2022


Register of Pecuniary and Business Interests

 The Local Governing Body of Westwood College ensures that governors and staff are not involved in activities that might conflict with their role within the school.  It is especially important to demonstrate that individuals do not benefit personally from the decisions made by governors, unless such decisions are made openly and legitimately.  As such the register of interests must be available on the school website.

This register is updated fully each year and reviewed during the year.

Westwood College LGB Register of Pecuniary and Business Interests 2021-22