The governing body is made up of parent, staff and Local Authority (LA) representatives. Along with their statutory responsibilities the governing body represent a 'critical friend' to the school management and monitor closely all aspects of the school.

Governors usually meet twice per term to receive a head teacher’s report and consider general issues relating to the school. These meetings also focus on monitoring key aspects of the school’s business. The focus alternates between issues relating to:

· Standards and Effectiveness

· Resources – encompassing Finance, Personnel and Premises

Governors make frequent visits into school to work with both children and staff and their good work is reflected in the excellent relationships which result. Our Chair of Governors is Dr. Fiona Ellam who can be contacted via the school office (01422 352856).

If you are interested in the work of the governors please feel free to contact our Chair. From time to time there are vacancies for parent governors, so if you have a child here at Lee Mount and feel you might be interested in becoming a governor, keep an eye out for news of vacancies in the school newsletter.

Governing Body

Governor Type  Role Responsibility Term of Office
Start Date
Term of Office
End Date

Fiona Ellam

Co-opted Chair


Pay Panel
Website Compliance
Remote Learning


1 November 2022 31 October 2026 Trustee:
Rishworth School

Governor: St Augustine’s

Glenn Roper

Co-opted Vice Chair


Pay Panel


19 October 2020 18 October 2024 Trustee:
St Georges’ Community Trust


Emme Ford


- Head - - - -

Samantha Clarke 

Parent -




18 October 2023 17 October 2027 -


 David Mellor


Parent  - - 31 January 2022 30 January 2026 -


Staff -




- - -


Alan Maxwell


Co-opted -


Children Looked After and Inclusion
Pupil Premium and Other Premiums


22 November 2020 21 November 2024 -




Staff - - - - -


Anna Walker


Co-opted - SEND 20 May 2021 19 May 2025 -




Co-opted - - - - -




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Clerk to the Governors – Ms. Deborah Tynan

The Chair of Governors and Clerk can be contacted via the school office.

  • Other information – It is a requirement that details of any relevant business interests of governors, details of any other educational establishments and any relationships with members of school staff are declared.

Governor Attendance September 2021 - July 2022