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.

Mr Jim Dean

Co-opted Governor: Joint Lead for PE and Sports, Joint Lead for Health and Safety compliance

Having worked in Horsham for 20 years, my wife and I finally moved here in 2021 to be nearer our daughter and two grandchildren, both of whom are pupils at Leechpool. My background is in social housing, where I’ve held operational and strategic roles as a senior manager and assistant director, as well as that of non-executive director on the boards of various housing providers in London.

My skills, knowledge and experience are mainly in the areas of customer engagement and influence, service improvement, governance and business assurance, which, I feel, are transferrable to the role of school governor and I look forward to bringing to the governing body.

I became a governor because I recognise the importance that a good education plays as a foundation for children’s futures and want to contribute to this. I share and support the school’s vision and values and am extremely impressed with its culture and the positive, vibrant, and inclusive approach applied to everything it does, which, I believe, is how a good school should be.

This is my first school governor role and if I can play just a small part in helping Leechpool “to be the best we can be”, then my involvement will all be worthwhile!