Stainland Road, Greetland, HX4 8LS


01422 372804



Mrs Fiona Gardiner

Welcome to West Vale Primary School website


  • Mrs L Lynch - Chair of Governors / Partnership Governor
  • Mrs S Briggs - LA Governor
  • Mrs A Blackwell - Co-opted Governor
  • Mrs S Miller - Co-opted Governor
  • Mr C Wightman - Headteacher - ex officio 
  • Mr D Collins - Parent Governor
  • Mr M Holdsworth - Parent Governor
  • Mr L Cook - Parent Governor
  • Vacancy - Co-opted Governor
  • Vacancy - Co-opted Governor
  • Vacancy - Co-opted Governor
  • Vacancy - Staff Governor
  • Vacancy - Partnership Governor
  • Vacancy - Partnership Governor
  • Mrs P Gunter - Clerk to the Governors


Every school has a Governing Body with Governors who work as a team. Governors are responsible to parents, those who fund and the community for making sure the school provides a good quality education.

Governors promote high standards of educational achievement. They do this together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school. Governing bodies include:

  • Parents elected by other parents with children at the school
  • The Headteacher, if the Headteacher chooses to be
  • Teachers elected by other teachers
  • Non-teaching staff elected by other non-teaching staff
  • People appointed by the Local Authority
  • People chosen by Governors from the local community
  • In church and some other types of school, people appointed by the church or foundation Governing bodies may also include representatives from the church, charitable trust or business interests.

Would you like to get involved?

School Governors are drawn from different parts of the community, such as parents, the Staff, the Local Authority, the Community, and other groups. This helps to ensure that the Governing Body has sufficient diversity of views and experience.

The Governing Body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement including setting targets for pupil achievement, managing the school's finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, appointing staff, reviewing staff performance and pay and many more.

Mrs Lynch is the Chair of Governors and is actively involved in school life and supporting education.

Mrs Lynch can be contacted via the school office.

M Holdsworth is the vice-chair.

The Governing Body are a supportive team and we thank them for their support which is given on a voluntary basis.

The Governing Body meet once per term. The various committees also meet once per term.

Special responsibilities within the Governing Body - Link, SEN, Literacy, Numeracy and other specific subject Governors.

Committees of the Governing Body

The Governing Body can delegate certain of its responsibilities to committees. 

They are: Curriculum, Finance, Personnel, Admissions.

If a place becomes vacant on the Governing Body, a letter is sent home with a nomination form and instructions.