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.
Click on each Governor's picture below to find out more about them.
Mrs Maria Di Martino
My daughter is a pupil in Leechpool's year one and also attends the ‘After School Club’. My son is in his final year at Caterpillars nursery and we intend that, next year, he will join his sister as a pupil of this excellent school.
I was an elected Parent Representative for the Caterpillars nursery from 2017 to 2021 and, in October 2021, was elected as a Parent Governor for Leechpool School.
I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to transition from the nursery committee to the main school's governing body and, in so doing, to assist in further cementing their close working relationship and supporting them as they advance their already impressive pastoral and academic standards of care for the entire school population.
Further, I want to help the school to continue its success over the coming years, well beyond my tenure and my children's time here. Leechpool is an amazing school with fantastic leaders, teachers and staff; it is a joy to be working with a school full of such happy, friendly - and engaged - children.
My background is in further education; for fifteen years I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds and gained, along the way, a knowledge and understanding of the many requirements and issues relating to Health and Safety/Prevent and Safeguarding.
I am, as a result, determined to ensure that every one of our children continue to be effectively safeguarded and that, in addition, they continue to be given every opportunity and encouragement to fulfil their potential throughout their social and academic learning journey.