Our Governors play a large role in the strategic direction of our school.

"Governors share a very strong ambition for the school's Core Values. They routinely and thoroughly challenge school leaders and are extremely knowledgeable about the impact of additional funding."
Ofsted June 2017 

Our Governing Body is supported by Mrs Alison Smith, The Clerk. She can be contacted regarding any Governing Body matters.  

Our next meeting is 22nd November 2022.

For attendance information for the last academic year, please click here.

We currently have a vacancy for a Co-opted Governor.

All Governors are required to declare any business interests. Any interests are noted on Governor Hub.

Meet the Governors

Katherine Atkinson

Chair of Governors

LA Governor since 2017

Katherine is Assistant Director for Management Information & Intelligence in Integrated Children’s Services at KCC.
As chair of Governors, Katherine meets with the Headteacher on a regular basis. She reports on the Quality of Education and sits on the Headteacher Performance Management Group and Finance Group. She has responsibility for Governor Training and Development and GDPR.

Appointed 28.11.17

Current term of office began 09.12.2020 

Current term of office ends 08.12.2023

Judith Westrup

Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor since 2020

Judith has previously had children at the school. She is a Speech and Language Therapist and works in schools.
She is the Complaints Governor.

Appointed 20.10.11

Current term of office began 13.10.20
Current term of office ends 12.10.23

Rebecca Phillips

Parent Governor since 2020

SEN Governor

Rebecca is Assistant Headteacher and Inclusion Lead at a School in London. She has a daughter who currently attends the school. She is the SEND Governor.

Appointed 12.11.20
Current term of office began 12.11.20
Current term of office ends 11.11.23

Antony McKenzie

Co-opted Governor since 2020

Antony is currently a stay-at-home dad, studying for an engineering degree. He has worked in education for 5 years and has managerial and catering experience. Antony is the Health and Safety Governor. 

Appointed 08.12.20
Current term of office began 08.12.20
Current term of office ends 07.12.23




Lisa Edinburgh


Staff Governor since 2023

As Headteacher, Lisa is automatically a member of the Governing Body. She is supported by another Staff Governor. Lisa sits on the Finance Group.

Lynne Skinner

Co-opted Governor since 2019

Lynne is retired, having worked in schools for over 25 years. She has a knowledge of Finance, Personnel and Admin in schools, having been an Office Manager.

Lynne is the Well-Being linked Governor. She also is chair of the Finance Group.

Appointed 16.07.19
Current term of office began 12.07.22
Current term of office ends 11.07.25

Gemma Jury-Sofi

Staff Governor since 2017


Gemma has taught at West Borough since 2015. She is the SENCo and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Gemma is the Governor with responsibility for EYFS.

Appointed 28.11.17
Current term of office began 14.10.20
Current term of office ends 13.10.23

Carol Clubb

Parent Governor since 2020

Safeguarding Governor

Carol is Deputy Headteacher at a Secondary School. She has 2 children who currently attend the school. Carol is the Safeguarding Governor.

Appointed 12.11.20
Current term of office began 12.11.20
Current term of office ends 11.11.23

Reece Jacobs

Co-Opted Governor since 2022

Reece is Assistant Headteacher at Bower Grove School. He is the Pupil Premium Governor.

Appointed 27.09.22
Current term of office began 27.09.22
Current term of office ends 26.09.25

Kerry Longshaw

Clerk to the Governors

Be kind, be safe, be responsible and embrace challenge