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Lepton C.E. Primary Academy

Lepton CE Primary Academy Governors


Below is a list of the School Governors. Please click on their name for more information.


Email: andy.woodward@leptonschool.co.uk

Role: Member of Ethos committee

Joined: October 2021

Category of governor: Co-opted

Term of office: 10.2021 to 10.25

Hi, I’m a Co-opted Governor and have one daughter in KS2 at Lepton. We moved to Huddersfield from Bedford during the lockdown in 2020. I have previously been a governor in Bedford at my children’s Nursery School and Primary School. 

I lead the Ark Church in Huddersfield and believe it’s really important to look to serve the community you live in. 

I swore that having been a governor for number of years I wouldn’t do it again! However I’ve been amazed and thankful at what a great job the school has done in settling my daughter into a new school during the pandemic and know that being a governor is a great way to support and encourage staff and pupils and get to know your community. 

I’m a long suffering husband of a fabric hoarder and enjoy walking and watching movies (not at the same time!) 

Role: Vice Chair, ETHOS Committee and Curriculum Committee. Curriculum governor. RE & Collective Worship Governor.

Joined: March 2017

Category of governor: Foundation

Term of office: 1.5.2017 to 30.04.25

Employment: Director of IT business

Email: alison.grant@leptonschool.co.uk

Personal Statement:

I am a Foundation Governor (one appointed by the local church & diocese) and have two daughters in the school – I’m also a past pupil.

I joined the board of Governors for several reasons; I think it is important to volunteer time and skills to our community, I wish to help with the links between the school and the church, and I wanted to get involved in the education system that my two daughters will spend many years going through.

I have run my own IT business for over 15 years, prior to this I was an assistant producer/director for ITV. I was an active member of the congregation at St. John’s Church and now worship at Christ the King. A keen pianist, I play the piano at church and for the school on occasions. The Christian ethos of the school is important to me as a parent and a Foundation Governor, but what is more important is that the school continues to encourage all the children to think for themselves, to question, and to explore their own spirituality. I come into school every half term to lead Collective Worship.

I wish to actively contribute as a school governor to help maintain and improve the high standards already in place here at Lepton, and am attending regular governor training to improve my skills and knowledge. 

Role: Member of the Curriculum and ETHOS committees.

Joined: May 2019

Category of governor: Co-opted/Staff

Term of office: 4.9.2019 to 3.9.2023

Personal statement 

I am the Deputy Head Teacher and SENCO at Lepton whilst also having the pleasure of teaching in Key Stage 2.

I have taught at Lepton for seven years now and have enjoyed every minute of it! The children of Lepton are amazing individuals so I decided to join the Governing Body to contribute to their time at school in more ways than just within the classroom.

My role on the Governing Body allows me to help facilitate links between Governors, staff and children.

Joined: May 2023

Category of governor: Parent

Term of office:

Employment: Communications Manager for a Housing Association

Personal Statement:

I am one of the Parent Governors at the school. My daughter attends Lepton CE, my son attends the onsite nursery and my family lives in Lepton. 

I applied to become a Governor to understand more about and invest my time in the school that my children will be educated in for many years to come, and to learn more about the education sector. I was also motivated to become a Governor so that I could give back to my local community and offer my skillset to help the school. 

I work for a large Housing Association in communications. My career has meant that I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of people in our local communities. I have a marketing degree and diploma in strategic management and leadership. My experience working in a regulated environment for an organisation with a social purpose helps me to understand some of the challenges affecting our school and community.

I am committed to my role and helping the school to be accountable, maintain high standards and to be the best that it can be for our children and future generations. 

Hi, I’m Lindsay and I’ve worked at Lepton School for 10 years as part of the support staff team. During this time, I’ve had lovely opportunities to work closely with children right across school. Currently, I’m happily working alongside our Deputy Head of School in class 5.

Originally I’m from Rotherham but moved to Huddersfield nearly 20 years ago after meeting my now husband. We live in Fenay Bridge, so are very local to the school, with our two children, one of whom was a pupil at our school during his primary years. Outside of school, I enjoy family walks, Pilates and anything that means we can eat out!

I decided to join the governing body as I wanted further insight into the areas of school I’m not currently involved in. I believe that as a staff member, I have much to contribute to governor meetings due to knowing and understanding the day to day routines and challenges faced within a school day for members of support staff and teachers.

Employment: I am a Group Director of a national housebuilder

I am a Co-opted Governor and my family have a long association with Lepton CofE School. My wife attended the school, as have all of my 3 children, 2 of which are still pupils. My mother-in-law was the long serving school secretary and my father runs the school gardening club.

I wanted to get involved as a governor to help the school provide the best possible education to children in the area. I have been very impressed and grateful for the excellent schooling my children have received at Lepton CofE and I would like to play a part in ensuring this high level of education is available for future generations in the village.

Having initially trained as a lawyer I have spent my career in housebuilding and am currently employed as a director of a national house building company based in Wakefield. I have a keen interest in Geography and History and am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. I coach amateur boxing at Gladiators Gym in Huddersfield and believe in the benefits of individual and team sports. My family and I attend Huddersfield Christian Fellowship and I am a firm supporter of the Christian ethos of the school.

Employment: Careers Consultant in Higher Education

Category of governor: Parent

Term of office: 


I am a parent governor and have 2 boys in KS1 at Lepton. 

I am originally from Manchester and previously studied Management at BCU in Birmingham after which I did absolutely nothing relevant to it for work, but worked at various places in various industries. 

In 2010 I decided to change my career and move back up north. My husband and I moved to Huddersfield in 2010 and I started studying a Post Grad Diploma in Careers Guidance at Huddersfield University to get into the careers profession.

I am new to the role as a governor, however not so new to volunteering and have previously volunteered for an organisation called Goodgym for 4 years, where I would visit and call a lovely elderly lady. This was until my parents moved close by, therefore I wanted to spend more time with them.

My reason for volunteering is to give something back to the community whilst using some of my transferable skills from my current and previous experience.  

Since 2022, I have been doing karate, love it. I enjoy spending time with my boys and hubby, socialising with friends and family, travelling and most of all..... chocolate!

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2023/2024 Meeting Dates:

  • Tuesday, 17/10/2023 at 6.00pm 
  • Tuesday, 05/12/2023 at 6.00pm 
  • Tuesday, 19/03/2024 at 6.00pm 
  • Tuesday, 16/07/2024 at 6.00pm 


Click: Governor information & Register of Business Interests 

Updated  December 2023

Click: Governor Attendance 23-24