Learning to learn:

A special pathway enabling all our young people

to achieve as much as they possibly can and to flourish in adult life




School Governors

The governing body is a group of volunteers from within the school and the local community. Our main responsibilities are:

  • acting as a critical friend to the school
  • providing strategic direction
  • ensuring accountability
  • promoting high standards of education and achievement
  • planning the school’s long-term future
  • setting the school’s aims and values
  • assisting in the appointment of senior members of staff, including the Headteacher

We meet as a Full Governing Body four times a year, and we each have different responsibilities to fulfill, including serving on sub-committees, such as Children and Learning and the Resources Committee.

Being a governor is deeply rewarding, but it does require a commitment. Governors are expected to complete induction training and to take full advantage of a detailed programme of training to help develop knowledge and practice.

If you are interested in joining West Hill’s Governing Body and feel that you have the skills and experience to work with fellow governors to lead the school, please email Claire Cook (clerk@west-hill.surrey.sch.uk) to arrange an informal discussion in the first instance.

Chair Mr R Marsh (also Parent Governor)
LA Mr I Wilson
Parent Governors Mr R Marsh
Vacancy x2
Co-Opted Governors Mr D MacLennan,
Mrs R Goodwin (also Vice Chair of Governors)
Mr M Burke
Vacancy x 3
Staff Governor Miss R Dowell
Headteacher Mrs J Nettleton


Below is the current list of Governors and their responsibilities

  Governor Name Category Term of Office – start Term of Office – End Appointing Body Portfolio Focus
Position of Responsibilities
AY 2014-15
AY 2015-16 
                                                                  Attendance is expressed as attended over expected FGB C’tee FGB C’tee
1. Ray
Parent 08/09/15 07/08/19 FGB Pay,
HT Appraisal
Chair of Governors,
Chair of  Pay  and HT Appraisal
3/4 4/4  6/6 1/1
2. Douglas MacLennan Co-Opted 08/12/15 07/12/19 FGB HT Appraisal 2/4 2/3  2/6 1/1
3. Martin
Co-Opted 10/12/14 09/12/18 FGB HT Appraisal 3/3 2/2  6/6 1/1
4. Rosemary Goodwin Co-Opted 01/11/14 31/10/18 FGB Pay,
HT Appraisal
Vice Chair of Governor 3/4 3/3  6/6 1/2
5. Vacancy Co-Opted
6. Vacancy Co-Opted
7. Julia
Co-Opted 10/12/14 09/12/18 FGB Link Governor 3/3 2/2  5/6 1/1
8. Ian
LA 09/02/13 08/02/17 LA 3/4 3/3  3/6 1/1
9. Fiona
Parent 19/03/13 18/06/17 Parent Body Safeguarding Governor 4/4 3/3  5/6 1/1
10. Vacancy Parent
11. Jacqui
Staff 10/09/14 09/09/18 Staff Body 3/3 3/3  6/6 1/1
12. Judy
Ex-Officio Staff (HoS) 01/01/02 4/4 5/6  6/6 1/2
Retired/Resigned Governors during AY 2015 – 2016  
Karen Sarkissian Parent 25/03/15 Resigned
Parent  1/2 0/0  2/3 0/1
Simon Larter-Evans Co-Opted 07/07/15 Resigned
FGB  Looked After Children  1/1 0/0  6/6 1/1


Below is the  declared governor interests for the academic year 2016/17


or family member

Name of Organisation Nature of Business

(i.e. employment, office, trade, profession or vocation)

Nature of Interest

(e.g. including Directorship, Trusteeship, Governorship) 

Date Declared
Judy Nettleton West Hill School Education Headteacher 13/09/16
Ian Wilson Babcock 4S Education Services Principal Consultant to Schools 13/09/16
Jacqueline Keenes West Hill School Education School Business Manager 13/09/16
Simon Larter-Evans

Dawn Larter-Evans

The Yehudi Menuhin School



ERP/HR & Financial Software



Douglas MacLennan Crown Agents Ltd Financial Employee 13/09/16
Rosemary Goodwin Rugosa Consultancy Ltd Information Technology Director 13/09/16
Ray Marsh Retired n/a n/a 13/09/16
Martin Burke The Beacon School Education Governor 13/09/16
Julia Morris Vokings Advisers Management Consultants Director 13/09/16
Fiona Clifton Cobham Free School Education Employee 13/09/16