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Our Governors

Welcome to our Governors page.


The Board of Governors at Leedon is made up of representatives from the local authority, parents, staff and the local community. The governors are all volunteers and meet as a full board approximately five times a year. 


The governors have three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent.


As well as meeting regularly, governors visit the school throughout the year to talk to pupils, staff and parents. This helps them monitor and evaluate what is happening in the school, as well as understanding future development goals. 


In addition to full governors meetings, there are two sub-committees. 


The Standards committee monitors progress, assessment and achievement throughout the school, as well as ensuring that the special educational needs of children are met. 


The Finance & General Purposes committee (F&GP) considers issues relating to finance, personnel, health and safety, the school premises, and resources in general. It also acts as the Pay Review Committee, dealing with all pay and performance matters relating to staff, and implementing the approved pay policy.


Both committees report back regularly to the full governing body.


A small group of governors oversee the Headteacher's performance management, guided by an external consultant. In addition, many of the governors are linked to an individual subject or area of school life. They focus on finding out more about these areas throughout the year, and again report back their learnings to the full governing body. 


 NameGovernor typeTerm of officeAppointed byCommittee & link roles
                 Nicola McIntyre     Nicola McIntyreParent25/03/21 - 25/03/25


- Board Chair
- F&GP

- Standards

- Pupil Premium link


Sarah ArkleParent19/09/19 - 19/09/23Board

- Standards

- Wellbeing link

- Science link


Trevor Dyson

Trevor DysonCo-opted04/02/21 - 04/02/25


- F&GP Chair

- H&S link


Mike Fardell

Mike FardellParent19/09/19 - 19/09/23Board

- F&GP
- IT link

- Website Compliance

Vicky Garwood

Vicky GarwoodStaff03/12/20 - 03/12/21


- Standards

- Board development link


Colette Goring-Farrow

Colette Goring-FarrowCo-opted24/09/20 - 24/09/24Board

- Standards

Safeguarding link

Jenny HoldingJenny HoldingParent03/12/20 - 03/12/24


- Standards chair

- Early Years link

James Pegg

James PeggCo-opted19/09/19 - 19/09/23


- Standards

- Inclusion/ SEND link

George Reardon


George ReardonParent25/03/21 - 25/03/25


- F&GP

Jo ShelleyParent25/03/21 - 25/03/25Board- Standards
Richard BensonHeadOngoingEx-officio- Standards
- F&GP

The term of office is 4 years.

Contacting us
If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors or a member of our governing body, please email:

Please write "For the attention of the Chair of Governors " in the subject header, and this will be forwarded on. 


Alternatively you can write to the Chair of Governors at the school address.