Governors

Please see the Governors’ Handbook for information all about the Governors including which Governor is in each sub-committee and who is the Link Governor for different subjects. Please also find below a list of the dates of meetings and other relevant Governor documents.

​Please note that full governing body minutes will be available soon but have been taken down to ensure they are GDPR compliant.

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Nigel Green

Chair

Currently, I work for the worl’ds largest building society and bring 30 years of corporate, social purpose, financial and transformation experience. Having always worked in the financial sector.

I have a passion for achieving the right outcome. Often you will find me running polling stations and election duties.

Holly Coe

Vice Chair

I work for a local Housing Association as their Head of Reward and People Operations, I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and have recently trained as a restorative justice facilitator and Mental Health First Aider.

I am a Co-opted Governor and have 2 sons, 1 of which attends Westlea Primary School.

Sarah Sumner

Head Teacher

I joined Westlea in 2004. Since I started, I have taught in every year group, managed the SRP and was the Deputy Headteacher for 7 years.

My passion for teaching is underpinned by inclusion for every pupil and SEND. I teach in Y6 on a Wednesday afternoon, but am always keen to pop in and teach lessons across the school.

Abdul Amin

I run my family owned business in Rodbourne Road, and am a ward Councillor for Swindon Borough Council.

I am proud and honoured to be a Governor at Westlea Primary School where currently I have two children attending. I will be working with my colleagues and the teachers to ensure Westlea is recognised as the best primary educational institute.

Dale Welland

Dale Welland, 35 years old, father of three. I studied Performing Arts/Acting at Bristol college. I am currently studying Arts/Humanities with the Open University.

I am a big football fan, I used to play power chair football.

Amy Farley

I am a Learning Mentor and Deputy Safeguarding Lead at a post-16 education provider for young people with barriers to learning such as learning difficulties and behavioural issues.

I have worked with children and young people for the last 18 years. I am trained in Special Educational Needs, Early Years Care and Education, Youth Work as well as Counselling.

I have 2 children that both go to Westlea Primary School.

Louise Edmonds

Deputy Headteacher

I started teaching at Westlea in 2003 and was initially the MFL Co-ordinator. Currently, I am the SENCo, the SRP Lead and the Deputy Headteacher.

Throughout my teaching career I have been interested in investigating different ways to promote inclusive education.

Heidi Sieluzycki

I work as a Children’s Placements and Brokerage Officer, finding and monitoring placements for Swindon’s children in care.

Previous to this, I worked as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant in various schools and pre-schools and completed a Degree in Early Childhood Studies. I have also completed several courses in working with children and trained in carrying out interventions.

I have 2 sons that attend Westlea and I am passionate about positive mental health and wellbeing.

Ann Boyles

I work part-time in HR admin and have been a Clerk to Governors over a long period of time, working with three different governing bodies.

I live in West Swindon and have three daughters, two of whom are teachers.

In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit by walking the dogs, working on the allotment and in January 2020, with the encouragement of the third daughter I started running!

Kim Douglas

SRP Governor

I am the the Senior Leaning Support Assistant at Westlea. I gained my Certificate in Child Care and Education over 20 years ago and have been lucky enough to have had a varied career in childcare and education since.

During my career I have gained experience in Pre School settings, Primary School Settings and Secondary School settings. In 2007 I gained my HLTA status. I now support Louise Edmonds in the day to day running of the SRP at Westlea.