Governance and Company Information

What do Governors at Leventhorpe Do?

Governors of any school have 3 core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students and the performance management of Staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

What is the function of Link Governors at Leventhorpe?

Each member of the governing body has one or more areas of speciality and are responsible for knowing that area of the school’s work in-depth and then reporting back to the relevant committee or to the whole governing body if relevant. In particular, link governors:

  • Organise and lead link meetings with relevant members of senior staff at least once per term.
  • Feedback to committee meetings and/or provide minutes of link meeting to Clerk/Chair of Committee.
  • Investigate and keep current with the latest legislation/code or guidance relating to link area.
  • Monitor impact of School Growth Plans/actions relating to link area.
  • Question/Discuss/Debate link area issues with other GB Committee members and school SLT link staff. Bring decisions to GB Committee where appropriate.
  • Understand (and utilise where appropriate) body of evidence from school for improvements or developments relating to link area.
  • Understand and utilise opinions and feedback from key stakeholders (staff, students, parents, community) relating to link area.
  • Take up training opportunities (available to Governors) for link area where appropriate and affordable.

Leventhorpe School is operated by Rivers Multi Academy Trust Company No. 07697367 Registered in England and Wales

Governing Body Policies

Copies of governing body policies are available to parents on request to the Clerk to the Governing Body, care of the School.

Contacting Governors

If you need to contact the governing body including the Chair of Governors, please email the clerk, Mrs Davina Marshall, at

Membership of Committees and Link Responsibilities

Chair of Governors: Thomas Bailey, Vice Chair: David Martin, Clerk to Governors: Davina Marshall

School Improvement & Student Welfare Roles / Links / Areas of Responsibility


Chair - Siobhan Chester Deputy - Jane Burchfield Clerk - Emma Bill
Malcolm White Headteacher, Resources, SISW, Fundraising, Build Group
Peter Westbrook Curriculum
Tony Evans SISW, Resources, Self-Evaluation and Faculty Review
Maureen Bray Teaching & Learning, SEN, Pupil Premium and Looked After Children, Child Protection
Siobhan Chester SCITT, Teaching School, CPD
Jane Burchfield Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Student Welfare and Student Voice
Emma Bill Communications, Faculty Review & Data Analysis, Audit
Alfred Church Admissions, Sixth Form
Emma Siriotis Careers, Student Welfare

Resources Roles / Links / Areas of Responsibility
Governor Chair - Robert Nunn, Vice Chair - Catrin Mills
Tony Evans Admissions, SISW, Resources, Data Analysis and Faculty Review
Malcolm White Headteacher, SISW, Resources
David Martin Vice Chair of Trustees / GB, Human Resources and Staff Welfare, Employment Safeguarding and Staff, Student Discipline
Thomas Bailey Chair of Trustees / Governors, Student Discipline, Audit
Chris Warne Fundraising, PTFA and Community, Health & Safety
Lucy Johnson SEN, Pupil Premium & Looked After Children, Child Protection, Fundraising, PTFA & Community
Catrin Mills Human Resources & Staff Welfare, Employment Safeguarding & Succession Planning, Sixth Form
Robert Nunn SCITT, Audit


Linked Governors

Area of Responsibility Governor Link Staff Link
SEN, Pupil Premium and Looked After Children M. Bray / L. Johnson L. Price
Child Protection M. Bray / L. Johnson A. Francis
Policy Review Committee Chairs Clerk
HR & Staff Welfare, Safeguarding (Emp), Succession Planning D. Martin / C. Mills W. Shannon
Building Group T. Bailey / D. Martin / P. Westbrook  W. Shannon / M White
Audit T. Bailey / R. Nunn M. White
Teaching and Learning M. Bray / J. Burchfield D. Harvey
Curriculum P. Westbrook / J. Burchfield J. Dyke
Communications E. Bill / L. Johnson M. White
Fundraising, PTFA, Community C. Warne  M. White
CPD S. Chester D. Harvey
Data Analysis Self Evaluation - to include Faculty Review T. Evans / E. Bill J.Dyke
Sixth Form A. Church / C. Mills C. Crosby
Student Welfare (including wellbeing and student voice) J. Burchfield / E. Siriotis L. Price
Admissions A. Church L. Price
Health & Safety C. Warne S. Miller
Student Discipline D. Martin / T. Bailey A. Francis
Teaching School (including SCITT) S. Chester / R. Nunn B. Kistell
Careers E. Siriotis L. Price


Page Downloads Date  
Governance Schemes of Delegation 24th Feb 2021 Download
Leventhorpe Growth Plan 2019 2022 1 05th Aug 2020 Download
Governing Body Dates for Meetings 2020 2021 15th Sep 2020 Download
Trustees Governors and Members Pecuniary and Business Interests 20 21 14th Apr 2021 Download
Governor Attendance 2020 2021 27th Aug 2021 Download