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We do not currently have any vacancies on our governing board.  If you would like more information about The Lea’s Governing Body or to register an expression of interest, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body (

What does the Governing Body do?

The Governors are volunteers that are charged with the responsibility of working with the Headteacher and staff to ensure that pupils at The Lea receive an excellent standard of education. Together, they set the strategic direction and ethos of the school and help to monitor progress towards our goals. They are involved in reviewing the performance of the school and setting policies. They also oversee the school’s finances, determining how best to use the funds available to allow us to achieve our aims as a school.

Our Governing Body

The Governing Body at The Lea consists of up of 15 individuals, including parents, local authority and co-opted members, staff and the Headteacher.  They each bring distinctive perspectives and skills to the Governing body, enabling us to draw on a wide variety of talents and networks for the benefit of the school.

The Full Governing Board (FGB) meet every term and in addition, the FGB is divided into two sub committees : Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (TLC) and Resources which both meet once a term. Our governors also find that a valuable and enjoyable part of their job is to visit the school during the day to develop their understanding of school life.

The Chair of Governors is Paul Goodwin and the Vice Chair is Rachel Osborne. You can contact Paul and Rachel via the school office.

Minutes from the Full Governing Body meetings are available from the School Office.

There are no declared business or pecuniary interests, or governance roles in other educational institutions.  Please see attached table.

Governor Attendance 2022-23 and Register of Interests 2023-24
Governor Attendance 2021-22 and Register of Interests 2022-23

Our Governors


Governor Type

Term of Office


Attendance at FGB meetings (2023/24)

Attendance at C’tee meetings (2023/24)

Tracey Berry Head Teacher 01.09.23 TLC
2/2 2/2
Paul Goodwin
(Chair of Governors)
Co-opted 04.03.22-03.03.26 Resources 2/2 1/1
Dr Osborne
(Vice Chair)
* Safeguarding
Co-opted 04.03.21-03.03.25 TLC 1/2 1/1
Krista Alesandersson Parent 04.03.22-03.03.26 TLC 2/2 0/1
Tristan Ashman Co-opted 17.11.23-16.11.27 Resources 0/0 0/0
Natalie Burns Local Authority 23.06.23-22.06.27 Resources 2/2 0/1
Kate Davenport Staff 05.10.20-04.10.24 TLC 2/2 1/1
Matthew East
(Resources Chair)
Parent 04.03.22-03.03.26 Resources 2/2 1/1
Renae Le’ake
(TLC Chair)
Parent 04.03.22-03.03.26 TLC 0/2 1/1
Lucy Lindsay Co-opted 17.11.23-16.11.27 Resources 0/0 0/0
Tanya Mortlock Co-opted 02.03.23-01.03.27 TLC 1/2 1/1
Emma Murphy Co-opted 15.09.22-14.09.26 Resources 1/2 1/1
Caroline Thomas Parent 19.09.19-18.11.20
TLC 2/2 0/1
Simon Tomlinson Co-opted 22.07.23-21.07.27 TLC 2/2 1/1
Tess Tweeddale Parent 05.09.22-04.09.26 Resources 2/2 1/1

Upcoming Meetings

Thu 7th March 2024, 7:00pm - 9:00pm In-house Governor Training
Mon 22nd April 2024, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Governors TLC Meeting
Mon 20th May 2024, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Governors Resources Meeting
Thu 20th June 2024, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Governors FGB Meeting


“Governors have a well-developed knowledge and understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. They provide measured and purposeful direction for the school’s further development. They visit the school regularly and have established themselves as an integral part of the school community. Records of their work show that they successfully hold leaders to account for pupils’ achievement.”
Ofsted 2018