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Lepton C.E. Primary Academy

Lepton CE School 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: Chair of Children’s and Families Committee, member of Steering Committee, Curriculum governor

Joined: October 2016

Category of governor: Foundation

Term of office: 26.1.2017 to 25.01.21

Personal Statement:

I currently have one of my boys attending the school, and it is great to have the opportunity to be part of shaping the school over the coming years. Being a foundation governor and a representative of St John’s Church one of my roles will be to ensure the school maintains it distinctive nature as a church school, and that the ethos and atmosphere continues to contain those Christian values. I currently work for St John Fishers Catholic Voluntary Academy in Dewsbury as their Network Manager, and previously for The MFG in Mirfield, so I am experienced within a school environment. My background is in ICT. I am a regular attender at St John’s church in Lepton, and am involved in Messy Church among other things. 

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 30.04.21

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’m an active member of the congregation at St. John’s Church. 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 15.03.21

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 Resources Committee

Joined: November 2017

Category of governor: Co-opted 

Term of office: 22.11.2017 to 21.11.21

Personal Statement:

I am a retired public sector chartered accountant having worked over 30 years for Kirklees Council and before that with Bradford Council. I have lived in Lepton for nearly 30 years and all my three daughters have received their education in the local schools. My wife has in the past served as a school governor for 5 years. I was invited to join the Board of Governors due to my long involvement in the local community. I played cricket for Lepton Highlanders for 10 years and was also Treasurer for 15 years and a Trustee for 7 years. During this time, I played a fundamental role in the building and funding of the new Clubhouse. I’ve always cared deeply about Lepton Village and helped to build a stronger community in a number of ways. In particular, I’ve served for 6 years as a councillor on Kirkburton Parish Council and more recently been appointed as the Treasurer of both Lepton Community Link and the Friends of Lepton Library. I’ve both managed and found funding for the installation of two defibrillators, 6 dog bag dispensers (which I also regularly fill!), and the acquisition of several computers for village organisations. I also assist with the organisation and running of the annual Lepton Gala. Training - I am being enrolled on a course for “Being a Church School Governor” in the near future. Monitoring Visits - Being a new Governor I have not, as yet, undertaken any monitoring visits. It is, however, one of the aspects of being a Governor that I‘m particularly looking forward to.

Role: Member of Standards & Effectiveness Commitee and Children, Families and Communities Committee. Safeguarding Governor. Literacy Governor.

Joined: June 2019

Category of governor: Co-opted

Term of office: 25.6.2019 to 24.5.2023

Personal Statement:

I am a Local Authority governor and applied to work with the Lepton School governing body because I am a local resident and wanted to give back to the community. I have been a primary school teacher for 11 years and am Assistant Headteacher at a school in Dewsbury so I have lots of experience of working in education and will use this to support the school. I have a real passion for education and for improving life chances for all young people. I have two small children of my own and I enjoy spending my free time taking them on lovely days out. I also love reading, baking and being outdoors in the countryside.

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


Category of governor: Co-opted

Term of office: 4.9.2019 to 3.9.2023

Personal statement coming soon.

Role: TBC

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, so are very local to the school, with our son who is also a pupil at Lepton.  Outside of school, I enjoy taking family walks, watching a good film or, 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.