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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.


Role: Chair of Governors, member of Steering Committee, Resources Committee, Standards & Effectiveness Committee and Children, Families and Communities Committee. Curriculum Governor.

Joined: November 2014

Category of governor: Co-opted

Term of office: 13.06.2018 to 12.06.22

Employment: Production Manager at Coca-Cola European Partners

Email: ian.peace@leptonschool.co.uk

Personal Statement:

I volunteered to join the governing body when my eldest daughter started at the school in 2014 as a parent governor. Since joining I have taken roles as a class governor, chair of a committee and have been the Chair of Governors at Lepton since September 2016. I have two children aged 8 and 5 at the school and I work full time in manufacturing at the Coca-Cola plant in Wakefield.

I decided to become a governor in order to give something back to the community, and support the school and the staff in achieving the best results for the pupils at Lepton. Working for a large multi-national company, I find it very rewarding to contribute my time and some of the skills I have developed to a local organisation, and for me, there are none more important than schools. I am a passionate believer in good quality state education, and I am enjoying working with the school to help it improve and flourish.

In my role as Chair of Governors, I have been working on improving the effectiveness and professionalism of the governing body, ensuring we have the right set of skills to both support and challenge the school to do ever better at delivering a high quality education for all our pupils. We need to ensure the quality of governance is of the same high standard as our staff and teaching, and we are working well towards that goal.

Role: Chair of Resources Committee, member of Steering Committee. EYFS Governor. Maths Governor

Joined: November 2013

Category of governor: Co-opted

Term of office: 13.06.2018 to 12.06.22

Personal Statement:

As a mum of two young children just entering the educational system I have a desire to support and be part of the system our young people are now part of. I have considerable experience in large private sector businesses as a Chartered Accountant and most recently as a Commercial Director in the consumer products sector. As chair of the resources committee I use my professional skills to help support the school to ensure we are making the best use of the financial resources available to them. I am also currently the governor for early years and mathematics.

Role: Vice Chair, member of Steering Committee, Children, Families and Community Committee and Standards and Effectiveness 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: Chair of Standards & Effectiveness, member of steering committee, training governor, SEN governor.

Joined: March 2017

Category of governor: Co-opted

Term of office: 16.03.2017 to 15.03.25

Personal Statement:

I live in the Honley area and have a daughter who is currently completing GCSE’s. I work in Human Resources for a financial services business and have experience of recruitment, performance management, coaching line managers etc. I love the governor role with Lepton school and having the opportunity to work with a team who are all committed to the one objective of doing the best for Lepton school.

Role: Member of Standards & Effectiveness and Children, Families and Community 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.

Role: Children, Families and Communities Committee & PE Governor

Joined: September 2019

Category of governor: Staff

Term of office: 5.9.2019 to 4.9.2023

Personal Statement:

I’ve worked at Lepton School for the last six years, currently as a Cover Supervisor. Being a member of support staff has allowed me to work in various classes across Key Stage 1 and 2, providing me with a lovely opportunity to work closely with children right across school. Whilst working at Lepton, I’ve become interested in supporting children with additional learning and educational needs, and have undertaken further qualification to help me support these children.

I’m originally from Rotherham but moved to Huddersfield 13 years ago after meeting my now husband. We live in Fenay Bridge, we are very local to the school and our son is a pupil at Lepton.  Outside of school, I enjoy taking family walks, watching a good film and very occasionally, going for a run.

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.

Role:  Children, Families and Community Committee & Send Governor

Joined: Jan 2020

Category of Governor: Parent

Term of Office:  09.01.20 to 08.01.24

Personal Statement: 

'I am a Parent Governor at Lepton and have two children who attend the school, both in Key Stage 2. I applied to be a governor as I thought I might be able to offer something back to the school. Both my children have attended since Nursery and are very happy and enjoying their learning in school and that is my wish for all children at Lepton. My other job apart from being a mum, is as a children’s Speech and Language Therapist. I spend a lot of time in schools working with children with special educational needs. I’m hoping that I have skills that can enhance the Governing body and support all children at Lepton Primary Academy. At home I enjoy walking my dog, we love to set off and explore somewhere new. I also like baking and finding new recipes to try but am no master chef unfortunately.'


Role:  Member of Resources Committee

Joined: Jan 2020

Category of Governor: Parent

Term of Office:  09.01.20 to 08.01.24

Personal Statement:  

I applied to be a parent governor at Lepton because I have a son who attends school in key stage 1. I wanted to volunteer my time and skills back to the school whilst working with a committed team who continue to do the best for Lepton school now and in the future.

I also have community links with the school as growing up in lepton I have seen the development of the school.

Click: Governor Roles

Future Meeting Dates:

Ethos (was CFC) 12 Oct 21 / 18 Jan 22 / 10 May 22 

Resources 9 Nov 21 / 08 Feb 22 / 21 Jun 22 

Curriculum (was S&E) 30 Nov 21 / 15 March 22 / 17 May 22

FGB 14 Dec 21 / 5 April 22 / 19 July 22

Click: Full Governors Information & Register of Business Interests

Click: Governor Attendance 21-22 & 20-21