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.

Mrs Katie Jesse

Co-opted Associate Governor: Finance Joint Lead

Not long after my eldest daughter turned 3, I visited a number of local schools. I was incredibly impressed by Leechpool and by its Headteacher. The powerful sense of an exceedingly secure, supportive, nurturing and happy community became apparent within minutes of my first visit.

Our daughters are now in Year 4 and 7 with the eldest having recently moved to secondary school and I am just as impressed today as I was then. Every child really is valued and the school’s powerful ‘can do’ approach energises every aspect of school life. Our daughters have developed a real love of learning, have explored many non-academic opportunities and genuinely aspire, in all they do, to achieve their very best.

I qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant whilst working at BBC Studios. Once qualified I was appointed to the role of Business Analyst, which allowed me to use both my technical and interpersonal skills. I left the BBC when my husband and I moved to Horsham and have been employed by a local Housing Association (not-for-profit organisation) for the past 10 years where I am currently their Senior Financial Business Manager.

As Joint Lead for Finance on the governing body, I will use my professional, people and technical skills, along with my experience, to help ensure the school’s continued financial integrity. This is vital if it is to achieve its ambitious short and medium term goals whilst securing its long term future. As a parent I have a passion to contribute in any way I can to help this great team continue to make a real difference to the children of Leechpool