Our Governors

At Leechpool, the Governing Body is highly valued, teamwork being a priority. We work with the school, with the aim of improving standards and striving for excellence.

Good governance is not just about sitting in meetings. We endeavour to stay updated on, and apply, new legislation. Our governors are hands on and assist with school events such as fayres, fundraising events, new parents induction evenings, outings and special events. Governors also attend classes to monitor the impact of the teaching on our learners, assemblies, inset and training days, inspections and LA reviews, to name but a few areas of involvement.

Current parents are welcome to contact governors with questions or general feedback. Please note that parents should always contact the school directly with any concerns. Likewise, we encourage any prospective parents who are thinking of sending their children to Leechpool to browse through our website and, importantly, to visit our school so you can see first-hand what Leechpool has to offer.

Regular Governor Updates

Below is an update of the recent work we have been developing as a Governing Body.   This section of our page will be regularly updated to let all families of the school know what issues we are addressing to improve the provision of education for the children of Leechpool.


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Click on each Governor's picture below to find out more about them.

Mr John Bentley

Co-opted Governor: Joint Lead for Safeguarding; Joint Lead for Recruitment

I was a teacher and latterly Headteacher during a 38 year career in education. Upon my retirement I served as a governor for 10 years before moving to Horsham. I was asked if I would be prepared to be a governor in Horsham and was appointed to the Governing Body at Leechpool School.

I believe that governors have a very important job to do not only because they hold the school to account but also because they support the staff and the children in all they do.

I hope that my experience in teaching has enabled me to better understand the many changes that are happening in education and at Leechpool at the present time. Schools need a strong Governing Body to support and challenge their work and I am very happy to be part of the dedicated team we have at Leechpool School.