Who are the Governors?

What is the role of the Governing Body?

The Governing Body at Western Road Community Primary School works in partnership with the staff to promote high quality education for pupils.  We appoint the head teacher & work closely with them to make decisions that directly affect the education & well-being of all children.

Part of a school's governing body's responsibilities are to:

  • Promote high standards of educational attainment
  • Set an annual budget detailing planned spending
  • Make decisions on matters such as performance, targets, school policies & school development plans
  • Draw up an action plan following inspection reports
  • Appoint staff, ensuring implementation of a range of personnel procedures
  • Ensure health & safety of pupils & staff


The Governing Body is a 'critical friend', challenging & supporting the Senior Leadership Team, monitoring the outcome of policies & ensuring accountability

Our school governors are very supportive & actively take part in all areas of the school curriculum by visiting the school & attending regular governor meetings.  If you would like to meet with any governors, please make contact with the school office office@westernroad.e-sussex.sch.uk



  • Ms Jenny Wingate

    Vice Chair of Governors

  • Mr Tom Jeffery

    Co-opted Governor

  • Mrs Christine McCarney

    Co-opted Governor

  • Ms Daire McGrath

    Parent Governor

  • Ms Ashlee Masterson

    Co-opted Governor

  • Ms Ruth O'Keeffe

    Local Authority Governor

  • Ms Debra Schmidt

    Co-opted Governor

  • Ms Alison Teagle

    Parent Governor

  • Mr Watkinson

    Co-opted Governor

  • Ms Nicola Gibson

    Clerk to the Governors