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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


A governor role can be a difficult and demanding role, but also produces its own rewards when we can see the standards of care and evidence of hard work and dedication of all the members of the teaching and non-teaching staff and being a part of the difference our schools make to our children.


All boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation  and it's pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Governance Handbook January 2017 DfE


All governors give their time freely and are a dedicate team of volunteers including parents, church, community and staff governors here to support the work of the federation and to act with the best interest of all our pupils. We also undertake training and keep up to date with policies and legislation so that we can be the best we can be. Visiting School to monitoring work, attend assemblies and meetings.


We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.



Leesland C of E Federation Governors' Details October 2017


Name Category Appointed by

Term of Office

(no of years &

end date)




Voting Rights

(if Associate Member)

Emma Haw Parent   Parents 4yrs - 02/02/2021        Learning               


Catherine Carpenter Co-Opted FGB 4 yrs- 06/07/2020 Pay & Resources Vice Chair, Future Strategy, EYFS  
Sally George Co-Opted FGB 4yrs - 22/03/2019 Resources H & S  
Julie Fieldsend Co-Opted FGB 4yrs - 26/11/2011      
Alison Lane Foundation

Diocese of


4yrs - 12/07/2019 Learning SEND, Art,  Forging Links  
Ian Lewis Foundation

Diocese of


4yrs - 20/10/2018 Resources, Pay Finance,  Forging Links  
Bonnie Birse Co-Opted FGB 4yrs - 28/09/2020 Learning & HT Perf    
Matt McKeown Local Authority Local Councillor 4yrs - 22/03/2019 Resources, Pay, HT Perf
Future Strategy  
Iain Antrobus Co-Opted FGB 4yrs Resources PSF & Sports  
Peter Metcalf Foundation

Diocese of


4yrs - 22/03/2019
Chair, Safeguarding, Future Strategy, Forging Links  
Andrew Norris Staff Staff 4yrs - 10/01/2021 Resources Future Strategy  
Rebecca Strong Co-Opted FGB 4yrs Learning    
Tim Watson Foundation Ex-Officio  19/04/2020 Learning, HT Perf Future Strategy, Forging Links, Collective Worship  
Claire Wilson Head Teacher Ex-Officio Ex-Officio      
Anne Wake Associate Ex-Officio Ex-Officio     Committee
Ros Wigley Associate Ex-Officio Ex-Officio     Committee
1 Co-Opted Vacancies            
1 Parent Vacancy            
David Mather Parent Parents 4yrs - 10/07/2017 Resources    
Rachel Askham Co-Opted FGB 4yrs - 27/11/2017 Learning    
Christine Campouser Co-Opted FGB 4yrs -27/03/2017 Resources Vice Chair, SEN & Governance, DTG  
Lisa Freeman Co-Opted FGB 4yrs - 26/03/2017 Pay, Resources    



Leesland C of E Federation Register of Governors' Interests March 2017


Name of Business

Including governor elsewhere, related/

married to member of staff, employed at school

Nature of


Nature of


Date of


or Acquisition

Date of


of Interest

Date of


Sally George Employed at school School Non-teaching Staff      
Julia Fieldsend            
Alison Lane            
Ian Lewis            
Bonnie Brise            
Matt McKeown            
Peter Metcalf            
Tim Watson            
Christine Carpenter            
Emma Haw            
Iain Androbus            
Rebecca Strong            
Andrew Norris Employed at school School        
Claire Wilson Employed at school School   01/09/2015   01/09/2015
Anne Wake Employed at school School   15/09/2015   15/09/2015
Ros Wigley Employed at school School        
Lisa Freeman            
David Mather Employed & Governor for St Vincents College College Employee 01/01/2008 Governorship - 31/08/17  
Rachel Askham Employed at school School   01/01/2007   01/01/2017
Christine Campouser            


Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2016-17


                              FULL GOVERNING BODY          


Number of

meetings should

have attended

Number of




rate (%)

Rachel Askham 7 4 60%
Sally George 7 5 71%
Catherine Carpenter 7 5 71%
Alison Lane 7 5 71%
Bonnie Birse 7 6 85%
Emma Haw 4 4 100%
Andrew Norris 2 2 100%
Ian Lewis 7 4 57%
Matt McKeown 7 4 57%
Peter Metcalf 7 7 100%
Tim Watson 7 5 71%
Anne Wake 7 7 100%
Ros Wigley 7 7 100%
Claire Wilson 7 7 100%
Tina Long 1 1 100%
David Mather 5 3 60%
Lisa Freeman 3 1 33%
Chris Campouser 6 5 83%