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Our Chair of Governor’s  

On behalf of the Governing Body at Leighton Primary school I would like to welcome all families to the school.

As governors, we very proud to be associated with Leighton Primary School.

Children are encouraged by all staff to embrace the school core values - Ambition, Respect and Community underpinned by our mission ‘Achieve and Grow Together’. We believe this gives all our children the best foundation for life after primary school. 

Our latest Ofsted inspection rated the school as good. This judgement is a great reflection of the dedication and professionalism of the staff to ensure the best outcomes for children whilst also making sure the learning is fun and entertaining. 

We hope that children attending this school will look back on their days here as being happy, positive and above all beneficial. 

Best wishes,                                                                                        

Mr Andrew Symonds

Aims for the Governing body

There are three core functions of a school’s governing body.

  • Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring statutory duties are met;
  • Holding Headteachers to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school self-evaluation
  • Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.

They are also responsible for specific actions such as ensuring that there is a procedure in place for handling complaints; approving the school budget; and appointing the Headteacher.

At Leighton Primary School, our Governing body is made up of the following roles:

  • The Headteacher
  • Staff Governor (elected)
  • Local Authority Governor
  • Parent Governors
  • Co-opted Governors

Leighton's Governing Body

Leighton Primary School

2023-24 Governing Body Membership and Responsibilities

  Type Of Governor Term of office expiry date Committee Membership Individual responsibility

A Woolner

Headteacher With Office All Committees Headteacher
A Symonds Co-opted Governor, Chair of Governors 15/01/28 Curriculum and Standards, Strategic, Finance, Personnel and Property (Chair), Pay Committee Safeguarding, Looking after children, Health and Safety, Headteacher appraisal
R Ray Local Authority Governor, Vice Chair Of Governors 12/07/26 Curriculum and Standards, Strategic (chair) Pupil Premium, Sports Premium
D Keniston Staff Governor 06/12/26 Curriculum and Standards, Strategic  
J Hagan Parent Governor 10/01/27 Curriculum and Standards, Strategic Maths and English
A Mather Co-opted Governor 28/03/27 Curriculum and Standards, Strategic SEND

Instrument of government

  • The Headteacher Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor (elected)
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 5 Co-opted Governors
  • Total 10 Governors

You can compare Leighton Primary School's income and expenditure with similar establishments in England by clicking on the link below.