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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 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 and pay, health and safety, the school premises, and resources in general.


Both committees report back regularly to the full governing body.


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. 

Our Governing Body


  Name Governor type Term of office Appointed by Committee & link roles
Nicola McIntyre Nicola McIntyre Parent 29/03/17 - 29/03/21


- Board Chair
- F&GP

- Pupil Premium link

Clive Cornelius Parent 29/03/17 - 29/03/21 Board - Board Vice Chair
- F&GP
- Maths link
  Sarah Arkle Parent 19/09/19 - 19/09/23 Board

- Standards

- Wellbeing link

- Science link

Cllr Amanda Dodwell Local Authority 01/09/13 - 01/09/21


- Standards

- English link

Trevor Dyson Trevor Dyson Parent 29/03/17 - 29/03/21


- F&GP Chair

- H&S link

Mike Fardell Parent 19/09/19 - 19/09/23 Board - F&GP
- IT link
Vicky Garwood Vicky Garwood Staff 01/09/16 - 01/09/20


- Standards

- Board development link

Colette Goring-Farrow Co-opted 24/09/20 - 24/09/24 Board

- Standards

Safeguarding link

Jenny Holding Jenny Holding Parent 25/05/16 - 30/09/20


- Standards chair

- Early Years link

James Pegg Co-opted 19/09/19 - 19/09/23


- Standards

- Inclusion/ SEND link

Richard Benson Richard Benson Head Ongoing


- Standards
- F&GP

The term of office is 4 years.


Becoming a governor 


Applications for governors are welcomed from all members of the community. We currently have vacancies for both parent and community governors. 


If you’d like to enquire about being a governor at Leedon please leave a message, with your contact details, at the school office.


To apply, please complete the application form below and return to the school office.


Contacting the governors


If you’d like to contact the governors please ask at the school office, who will be happy to forward on your query. 


Governor application form

Governors' newsletters