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Governance

Westfield Academy is a Single Academy Trust registered in England and Wales - Company Number: 08526440 incorporated on 13 May 2013. Registered address: Westfield Academy, Tolpits Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 6NS.

Our job as Trustees is to help deliver the best possible education for your children while they are studying at Westfield Academy.

The Trustees have overall responsibility for the Academy and work in partnership with both the Headteacher and Department for Education. We do not get involved in the day-to-day management of the Academy - that is left to the expertise of the Headteacher and his team. We work with the Academy to:

  • Determine the strategy and direction of the Academy - a well-attended and popular Academy, being seen to achieve high standards.
  • Establish priorities and approve plans and budgets - review and approval of the annual development plan, drawn up by the Headteacher and his / her team.
  • Set targets and monitor progress - we want the Academy to achieve high standards of education and for these to be reflected in the annual targets and trends.
  • Support the Headteacher and the Academy - over issues such as transport and admissions.
  • Ensure that the required policies and procedures are in place - personnel, pay, special needs and equal opportunities.

If you wish to contact the Chair of Trustees, please address communications to the registered Academy address.

Members

Name Appointed on Appointment by
Mr Ian Phillips 6 May 2019 Article 15A
Mr Darayus Wadia 16 May 2019 Article 15A
Mr John Rubinstein 22 February 2021 Article 15A
Ms Eela Devani 1 September 2021 Article 15A
Mr Rama Venchard 1 September 2022 Article 15A

Trustees

Name Term from Term to Appointment by
Mr Vijay Assani, Chair of Trustees 16-07-2020 15-07-2024 Co-opted Trustee
Dr Amirah Chaudhry, Vice-Chair of Trustees 05-05-2021 04-05-2025 Member-appointed Trustee
Mr Bruce Mallett, Chair of Resources Committee 20-11-2018 23-09-2022 Member-appointed Trustee
Mr Robert Preston, Chair of A & A Committee 05-05-2021 04-05-2025 Member-appointed Trustee
Mr Stephen Ville, Chair of Pay Committee 16-07-2020 15-07-2024 Co-opted Trustee
Ms Ann-Marie Harwin, Parent Trustee 06-01-2022 05-01-2026 Parent-elected Trustee
Mr Gwion Williams, Parent Trustee 06-01-2022 05-01-2026 Parent-elected Trustee
Ms Fereshta Ahmadzi, Parent Trustee 06-01-2022 05-01-2026 Parent-elected Trustee
Mr Richard Higginson, Ex-Trustee 17-06-2020 05-07-2022 Co-opted Trustee
Mr Bhaven Pandit, Ex-Trustee 17-12-2020 24-06-2022 Member-appointed Trustee
Mr Kevin Sterling, Ex-Parent Trustee 16-02-2020 15-12-2021 Parent-elected Trustee
Mr Tim Body, Headteacher     Ex Officio

Attainment & Achievement Committee

  • Mr Robert Preston (Chair)
  • Mr Vijay Assani
  • Dr Amirah Chaudhry
  • Mr Bruce Mallett
  • Mr Gwion Williams
  • Ms Fereshta Ahmadzi
  • Mr Tim Body

Resources Committee

  • Mr Bruce Mallett (Chair)
  • Mr Vijay Assani
  • Mr Stephen Ville
  • Ms Ann-Marie Harwin
  • Ms Fereshta Ahmadzi
  • Mr Tim Body

Pay Committee

  • Mr Stephen Ville (Chair)
  • Mr Vijay Assani
  • Mr Bruce Mallett
  • Mr Tim Body

Clerk to the Trustees

  • Mrs Tracey Middleton