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Mrs S. Westaway

Co-opted Governor

  • Pupil Support
  • Teaching and Learning (Chair)
  • Appraisal and Performance Management
  • Pay Appeals
  • SEN
  • Children Looked After
  • Cluster Committees

Leeds City Council Children’s Services (Head of Arts Development)

I have worked in Leeds for 30 years, I live in Wortley and I was originally appointed as the community governor at Cobden Primary. My specialism is in Drama and participatory theatre practice and I have a broad knowledge of the arts and cultural sector locally, regionally and nationally. I am Head of Arts Development for ArtForms - the music and arts team within Children's Services, Leeds City Council. In this role I am responsible for:

  • Arts Strategy - designing and delivering an arts offer for schools in Leeds.
  • Project Management - managing projects and programmes for schools including: Brokering partnerships between schools, artists and the arts and cultural sector, management of budgets and resources. Fundraising.
  • Information, advice and support for schools and the arts and cultural sector.
  • Professional development - coordinating a programme of training for teachers and artists including support for Artsmark and Arts Award.
  • Safeguarding and quality assurance - monitoring and evaluating programmes of work. Promoting good practice in relation to safeguarding.

Previous experience includes working as a freelance drama and theatre practitioner, managing a community based youth arts organisation, support and development worker for CAPE UK and Theatre Projects Officer at the Studio Theatre, Leeds Metropolitan University.

Cobden Primary School, Cobden Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 5LA, Telephone : 0113 2798079, Fax : 0113 2109967 Email the school at office@cobden.leeds.sch.uk