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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Mrs Maria Di Martino

Parent Governor: Vice Chair of Governors, Joint Lead for Recruitment; Lead for Nursery and After School Club

I was an elected Parent Representative for Caterpillars Nursery and After School club from 2017 to 2021.In October 2021, I was elected as Parent Governor for Leechpool school. I am the Leechpool Lead for the Nursery, and have recently been elected Vice Chair of the governing body.

I am delighted to take this opportunity to transition from the nursery committee onto the school’s main governing body. In this new role, I will be able to assist in further cementing their close working relationship, supporting both schools as they advance their already impressive pastoral and academic standards of care.

I have two children at Leechpool school and 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 nearly 20 years I have worked with people from 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 and I am currently working on Mental Health First Aid.

I am determined to ensure that every one of our children continue to be given every opportunity and encouragement to fulfil their potential throughout their social and academic learning journey.