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 Kirstie Beange

Parent Governor, Joint Lead for SEN/Disadvantaged Children

I became a Parent Governor in October 2021 and am really looking forward to ‘giving something back’ and supporting the whole school community. My daughter is currently in Year 4 and I also have a son who is now in Year 9 having enjoyed the many wide-ranging opportunities offered to him at Leechpool.

I have a broad range of relevant skills to bring to the Governing Body. I have worked as a qualified primary school teacher for 24 years,10 of which have been as a qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. I currently work part time as a SENDCo at Castlewood Primary School. Experience within Senior Leadership Teams has allowed me to develop strategic skills alongside a whole school overview, whilst never losing sight of the importance of each and every child at the school.

I see being a governor as an exciting opportunity to support the whole school community. The staff’s impressive and ongoing efforts to improve both the educational outcomes and wellbeing of all children at the school mirrors the highest priorities for the governing body; priorities that inform every action we take in offering appropriate strategic challenge and support to Mrs Davenport and her colleagues.

I share Leechpool’s passion for developing the whole child through, amongst other things, positive relationships. I am an enthusiastic person with high levels of integrity and I feel privileged to be part of the very strong and committed ‘Team Leechpool’.