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Leighton Primary School


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

  1. Staff Governor (elected)
  2. Local Authority Governor
  3. Parent Governors
  4. Co-opted Governors

Introducing Our Governing Body

Chair of Governors

Chair of Pre-School Committee

HT appraisal

Mr Andrew Symonds

Carol Clarke

Mr Andrew Symonds


Mrs Emma Ward

Deputy Headteacher /Co-opted Governor

Mrs Clare Gray

Vice Chair of Governors

Mr Matthew Driscoll

Authority Governor

Heather Skibsted 
Associate Governor Mr Marcus Cowles

Staff Governor


Associate Governor/Deputy Head Teacher

Mr Daniel Saull

Parent Governor Carol Clarke
Parent Governor Mr Matthew Driscoll


Mrs Laura Corcoran


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