Local Advisory Board Information

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Our local advisory board (LAB) is made up of 9 members which include the Principal, a minimum of two Parent governors and a minimum of two community members.  No more than a third of the board will be staff members.  All members are appointed by the board and parents where applicable and are enrolled for a term of four years.

Should you wish to contact our Chair of the board please do so in writing to the Academy or email at - governor@leighton.cheshire.sch.uk

For details of the Trustees and Directors of the Learning for Life Partnership please visit - Learning for Life Partnership

Chair of the LAB

Diane Ridings  Term of Office - March 2015 - February 2020 (Community Governor)

I retired from teaching in December 2012 but continued to do some part-time work for 12 months in my area of expertise which is Special Educational Needs. I was the SENCO and Assistant Head at a local Secondary School where I worked for 25 years. Having lived and worked in the Crewe Community since 1989 I am delighted that I have been given the opportunity to be a Governor at Leighton Academy, where I was appointed in March 2015, and I will support the school in any way I can. My personal interests include walking, cycling, swimming, Coronation Street and the theatre.

Principal

Joanna Young  Term of Office - September 2014 ongoing

I have worked at Leighton since 2001; as a teacher, foundation stage coordinator, vice principal and now as principal.  I live in the local community and my passion is providing the best education and prospects for the children in this area. I am so proud of the Leighton community and the behaviour and attitude of our pupils. I am lucky to work with a dedicated team of both staff and governors.

Staff Governors

Samantha Thompson  Term of Office - September 2014 - Ongoing

I have been a teacher at Leighton Academy since 2008 and staff member of the governing body since September 2011. More recently I was appointed as Vice Principal and currently sit on all committees. I have a particular interest in sport and PE at the academy as I lead this subject within school. I am also actively involved with community projects and PTA events organised by the academy.

Marie Speake  Term of Office - November 2015 - October 2019

I have been a teacher at Leighton Academy since 2002 and have worked across both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I am currently a Year 2 teacher, as well as being Key Stage 1 leader and the literacy lead. I have two children who both attend the academy and was appointed as a governor in November 2015.

Community Governors

Ian Baxter Term of office - November 2018 - October 2022

Emma Allen term of office - July 2019 - June 2023

Parent Governors

Susan Hawkes  Term of Office - November 2014 - October 2022

I became a parent governor last academic year, November 2014, and have one child attending Leighton in year 4 plus one who has started in nursery this year. My background is both practical and academic; first as a chef then following my passion for psychology as a mature student and presently within playwork. Within the governing body I sit on the teaching and learning committee, with particular interest in Special Needs and the Reporting and Analysis for Improvement through school Self-Evaluation (RAISEonline).

Nicola Kay  Term of Office - November 2015 - October 2019

I have been a governor since November 2015 and as well as being a member of the governing body I am also an active member of the school PTFA. I live in the local community and have one child in year 6 and another in Reception.  I have worked for a global company in the IT industry for the past 14 years, most recently as a Problem Manager.

James Sweeney  Term of Office - November 2015 - October 2019

I was elected as Parent Governor in the Autumn Term 2015.  I have one child currently attending Leighton Academy.  I would like to contribute towards the further success of the school whilst learning more about children's education.  I am currently employed within the railway industry.

Governors Outgoing

Amanda Manning Term of Office - October 2015 - October 2019

Appointed October 2015.  Resigned October 2018

Helen Morris Term of Office - October 2013 - October 2021

Appointed October 2013.  Resigned March 2018

Simon Morris Term of Office - October 2017 - October 2021

Appointed October 2017.  Resigned March 2018

Stephen Hall Term of Office - October 2013 - October 2021

Appointed October 2013.  Resigned March 2018

Andrea Millar  Term of Office - November 2012 - November 2020

Appointed November 2012.  Resigned March 2018

Diana Davy  (Co-opted Governor) Term of Office - June 2014 - June 2018

Appointed June 2014.  Resigned August 2017

Kitty Bishop (Staff Governor) Term of Office - November 2014 - October 2018

Appointed November 2014.  Resigned November 2015

Linda Horne (LA Governor) Term of Office - October 2011 - October 2015

Appointed October 2011.  Resigned October 2015

Sarah Winterbottom (Member Appointed) Term of Office - June 2013 - May 2017

Appointed June 2013.  Resigned November 2015

Register of Interests

Business Interests

No governors have any business interests with any companies associated with Leighton Academy.

Personal Interests

The following Governors have children/grandchildren at the school - 

Su Hawkes; Nicola Kay; Marie Speake; James Sweeney;

The following Governors have a family member as a member of staff or as a director  - 

Samantha Thompson; James Sweeney

Governors that are members of staff are - 

Samantha Thompson; Marie Speake; Joanna Young;

Governors with no personal interests in the school - 

Amanda Manning; Diane Ridings; 

Governors that have roles in other educational establishments - 

Su Hawkes is a member of staff at Terra Nova School

Joanna Young is a governor at Sir William Stanier Academy

 

Meeting Attendance for Academic Year 2018 - 2019

 

04.10.18

22.11.18

07.02.19

14.03.19

13.06.19

11.07.19

Diane Ridings

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Joanna Young

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Su Hawkes

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Nicola Kay

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Marie Speake

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

James Sweeney

Present

Apologies

Apologies

Present

Present

Apologies

Samantha Thompson

Apologies

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Ian Baxter

N/A

N/A

Apologies

Present

Present

Absent

Emma Allen

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Present

Contact the School

Leighton Academy

Principal - Mrs Joanna Young
Head of School - Mrs Samantha Thompson
Leighton Academy
Minshull New Road, Crewe
CW1 3PP

Principal email address -
principal@leighton.cheshire.sch.uk

Head of School email address -
headofschool@leighton.cheshire.sch.uk

Contacts for Information -
Mrs T German - Business Manager
Ms J Morris - Bursar
Mrs H Holding - Clerical Officer
Mrs D O'Reilly - Admin Assistant

Senco -
Mr N Jones -
jonesn@leighton.cheshire.sch.uk
Mrs L Schofield -
schofieldl@leighton.cheshire.sch.uk

Pastoral & Welfare Manager -
Mrs Z Dow - dowz@leighton.cheshire.sch.uk

Tel: 01270 814016
admin@leighton.cheshire.sch.uk