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Governing Body Information

Westvale Primary School Governor Membership

Name Term of Office Appointed By Responsibilities
(Chair, committee Chair etc)
Business & Pecuniary Interest
Hooshang Rahmani (Chair of Governors) 06.07.21 – 05.07.25 Co-opted Chair / Co-opted Governor  Lydiate Learning Trust Governor
Studio at Days Governor
Colin Richardson Whilst in office  Headteacher    
Simon Boyd 20.10.20 – 19.10.24 LA Vice Chair / LA Governor
Resources & Finance link
 Tanya Gray  20.9.22 – 19.9.26  Parent Governor    No
Joe Gibbons 06.07.21 – 05.07.25 Co-opted Co-opted Enrich Education
Carol Owen   Governing Body Clerk to Governing Body No


Our Governors

Hooshang Rahmani

Hooshang has over twenty-five years of experience in the education and skills sector, working at a senior level in Further Education, and Skills Funding Agency.

Here, Hooshang had responsibility for a large budget working across the Northwest and West Midlands, focusing on the development and delivery of Post 16 Learning. He led on and managed several large-scale projects including opening, closing, and merging Post 16 learning centres. He also brings a wealth of governance experience from within both Primary and Secondary settings. 

Throughout his career he has focused on achieving the best outcome for all learners and widening access in some of the most deprived parts of the country. He is passionate about learning and believes education and skills development are fundamental to our future prosperity.

Hooshang is committed to supporting the school, ensuring that we deliver the strategic objectives and that we provide an inclusive learning community, responding to the everchanging world of education and skills.

Joe Gibbons

Joe has over 20 years of experience in sports, leisure, and education sectors. He is currently one of three directors of Enrich Education, who specialise in providing creative, innovative services and products for schools, supporting all young people to be physically active when learning.

 Joe’s previous roles include Professional Football Apprenticeship with Rochdale AFC, Semi-Pro Non-League Football Manager of AFC Liverpool and Radcliffe Borough, Gym Manager, and KMBC Extended Schools Manager.

Joe’s passion has always been sports and particularly sports coaching where he obtained multiple sports coaching qualifications, including his UEFA B License in football and personal trainer level 3.

Joe is committed to ensuring the children in Westvale achieve in a wide range of activities and build life skills that will translate into well rounded individuals.

Simon Boyd

Simon is a Deputy Headteacher and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator of a two form entry primary school in Ormskirk. By undertaking this role, he has developed experience of educational leadership and management, curriculum development and special educational needs. Alongside this role, he works for Abacus North West Maths Hub supporting schools across Lancashire to develop their culture, curriculum, assessment and pedagogy in primary mathematics.

Simon believes that education is a relationships based profession and throughout his career he has always strived to form effective relationships with children, parents, staff and governors. Also, he is a strong advocate for those who are vulnerable and believes that schools should not only provide an education high in academic rigour, but also rich in enrichment and experiences.

Simon is committed to supporting the school by ensuring that school’s strategic objectives are met whilst maintaining a high sense of moral purpose and brave educational risk taking to ensure that children leave Westvale as well rounded individuals who will make a positive contribution to their community.

Tanya Gray

Tanya has been studying pedagogical research around early years education for the last three years at Edgehill University. She has recently completed her teaching qualification at Edgehill University. Tanya has four children within Westvale Primary and is dedicated to help make positive changes in the school.

Tanya has a passion for learning and wants to implement changes that will help young children in education in a positive way. She is dedicated and willing to help in anyway she can.

Tanya is committed to supporting the school, ensuring that Westvale deliver the strategic objectives and provide an inclusive learning community, responding to the ever changing world of education and skills.

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