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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Mr John Adams

Co-opted Governor: Finance Joint Lead

I have enjoyed a long and successful career as a Finance Director working for over 20 years in the Housing and Education sectors. After qualifying in South Africa, I continued in Public Practice for 10 years, specialising in Local Government, Housing, Health and Treasury.

I have been involved in a range of financial roles to Director level throughout my career and I am currently employed by a local Housing Association in Horsham. In addition, I started up my own financial consultancy business in 2015.

I have held non-executive directorship roles on other Housing and Education organisations including Board Member, Chair of Governors, and Chair of various Audit & Risk and Finance Committees. I am currently Deputy Chair of a University Student Union in Kent and the Chair of their Finance & Risk Committee.

I bring a combination of financial, governance, leadership and not-for-profit skills and experience. I also have a passion for working with people, especially those engaged in the education of children to enable them to become the best they possibly can.