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Governance & Development Group

Governance & Development Group


The Board of Governors of Leigh Academies Trust has a range of powers and responsibilities which it is legally required to carry out, working in a close and balanced partnership with the Chief Executive and Principals, to ensure that the Academy provides the best possible education for all its students.

Detailed work is carried out in two Committees: Academic Standards and Resources which report to the full Board of Governors.

Dartford Primary Academy also has its own Board of Governors which is shared with The Leigh Academy (the Leigh Academies Board). The Academy Board is responsible for the day-to-day management and governance of the academies under its jurisdiction. The majority of the leadership and management is delegated to the Principals of each academy. The chairperson of the academy board is represented on the Trust Board to ensure that there is effective and coherent governance.

The Board of Governors of Leigh Academies Board

  • Mr D Childs – Chair
  • Ms A Barritte – Vice Chair
  • Mrs S Thompson
  • Mrs F Williams – Parent Governor
  • Mrs A O’Donnell – Principal Governor
  • Mrs K Bates – Parent Governor
  • Mrs S Ives – Parent Governor
  • Mrs K Major – Principal Governor
  • Mr D Millar – Principal Governor
  • Mr A Sandhu
  • Mrs S Waterman – Principal Governor
  • Mr S Wilkins
  • Vacancy – Staff Governor

Dartford Primary Academy also has a Development Group, which has a largely monitoring role in support of the academy board. The membership of Group is as follows:

  • Ms A Barritte – Chair
  • Ms J Burgess
  • Mr N Jones
  • Mrs J Lambourne
  • Mrs K Major

DPA Development Group Declarations of Interest can be found by following this link: dpadg-declarations-of-interest

Leigh Academies Trust North West Kent Governance structure can be found by following this link: NWK-Governance-Structure-Jan-17-

DPA Terms of Reference can be found by following this link: dpadg-terms-of-reference

Leigh Academies Trust Governance structure can be found by following this link: LAT Governance structure

Follow this link for the following:

  • LAT Annual Report
  • LAT Annual Audited Accounts
  • LAT Memorandum of Association
  • LAT Articles of Association
  • LAT Funding Agreement