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 Tracy Wilson, at

Membership of Committees and Link Responsibilities

Chair of Governors: Thomas Bailey, Vice Chair: Alfred Church, Clerk to Governors: Tracy Wilson

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


Chair - Siobhan Chester Deputy - Jane Burchfield Clerk - Emma Bill
Malcolm White Headteacher, Resources, Fundraising, Build Group
Peter Westbrook Teaching & Learning
Maureen Bray Teaching & Learning, SEN, Pupil Premium and Looked After Children, Child Protection
Siobhan Chester SCITT, Teaching School, CPD
Jane Burchfield Teaching and Learning, Student Welfare and Student Voice
Emma Bill Communications, Faculty Review & Data Analysis
Alfred Church Vice Chair of Trustees, Admissions, Sixth Form
Geoff Ma Faculty Review & Data Analysis (Self Evaluation), Sixth Form
Thomas Bailey Chair of Trustees / GB, Resources

Resources Roles / Links / Areas of Responsibility
Governor Chair - Robert Nunn, Vice Chair - Nick Parry
Malcolm White Headteacher, SISW, Resources
Thomas Bailey Chair of Trustees / GB, SISW, Resources
Lucy Johnson SEN Lead, Pupil Premium & Looked After Children, Child Protection, Communications
Robert Nunn Chair of Resources, SCITT
Nick Parry Fundraising / Additional Income
Jane Burchfield Student Welfare / Student Voice



Linked Governors

Area of Responsibility Governor Link Staff Link
SEN, Pupil Premium and Looked After Children M. Bray (Safeguarding) / L. Johnson (SEN) L. Price
Child Protection M. Bray / L. Johnson A. Francis & L. Price
Policy Review Committee Chairs Clerk
HR & Staff Welfare, Safeguarding (Emp), Succession Planning TBA W. Shannon
ICT TBA M. Glasson
Teaching and Learning M. Bray / J. Burchfield L. Price
Communications E. Bill / L. Johnson M. White
PTFA, Community TBA M. White
Fundraising / Additional Income N. Parry W. Shannon
CPD S. Chester L. Price
Data Analysis Self Evaluation - to include Faculty Review E. Bill / G. Ma J.Dyke / H. Cunningham (Faculty)
Sixth Form A. Church / G. Ma C. Crosby
Student Welfare (including wellbeing and student voice) TBA L. Price, Jane Burchfield
Admissions A. Church L. Price
Health & Safety TBA S. Miller
Behaviour & Student Discipline TBA A. Francis
Teaching School (including SCITT) S. Chester / R. Nunn B. Kistell
Careers TBA L. Price


Page Downloads Date  
Governance Schemes of Delegation 27th Sep 2022 Download
Leventhorpe Growth Plan 2022 2025 28th Nov 2022 Download
Governor Attendance 2022 2023 11th Sep 2023 Download
Governing Body Dates for Meetings 2023 24 05th Sep 2023 Download
Trustees Govs and Members Pecuniary Business Interests 2023 13th Nov 2023 Download