Stainland Road, Greetland, HX4 8LS


01422 372804



Mrs Fiona Gardiner

Welcome to West Vale Primary School website


Governors and Trustees

The Greetland Academy Trust Vision and aims:

The Greetland academy trust always strives to provide an inspirational, positive and welcoming teaching and learning environment where there is a sense of pride and fun and where everyone works together with confidence, enthusiasm and mutual respect.

The Greetland Academy Trust aims to nurture academic, personal, spiritual and social development in a caring and professional manner so that all achieve their full potential and all can reach great heights.

The Greetland Academy Trust – Core Principles:

  • GREAT teaching and learning opportunities for all within the partnership
  • REAL life opportunities to develop an understanding of the wider world
  • ENTHUSE a love of learning and mutual respect
  • ACADEMIC development to nurture potential of all
  • THOROUGH accountability

West Vale Primary School joined The Greetland Academy Trust on the 1st March 2018 as a sponsored academy. The Local Governing Body for West Vale School has an oversight role; they monitor, review and communicate the development of the academy and report to the Trust Board. The Trust Board appoint the Local Governing Body who act as a committee to the Trust.

 The function of the LGB includes:

  • Building an understanding of how the school is led and managed to support future developments
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Being a point of consultation and representation

The detailed activity of the Local Governing Body is to:

  • Effectively monitor the implementation of the Trust and academy’s strategic development plans for West Vale Primary School.
  • Champion the vision, ethos and strategy of the Trust, through maintaining a clear and explicit vision for the future for West Vale Primary School.
  • Provide the necessary information to the Trust Board with regards to operation and performance of West Vale Primary School.
  • Monitor and review West Vale Primary School progress against agreed strategic goals in accordance with academy progress, including at key growth stages or if performance of the academy drops.
  • Effectively communicate with relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitor school staff and LGB training to ensure it is linked to the development priorities.
  • Monitor the progress and attainment of all pupil groups, always ensuring there are effective measures in place to diminish any gaps.
  • Have an effective oversight of the performance of all other employees at West Vale Primary School.
  • Ensure that statutory requirements are met.
  • Support business and financial planning making sure money is well spent.

 The term of office for all governors is four years.

 West Vale Primary Local Governing Body Members


Gill Robinson (Chair)                         Community Governor

Amanda Costello (Vice Chair)            Community Governor

Luke Cook                                         Parent Governor

John Bradley                                      Parent Governor

Rebecca Townend                               Staff Governor

Fiona Gardiner – Principal                  Staff Governor

Pam Gunter                                       Clerk to The LGB

For details of the Greetland Academy Trust membership please click here