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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 three Committees: Audit Committee, 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

  • Dr A Lawrence –   (C)
  • Ms A Barritte –   (VC)
  • Mrs K Bates – Parent Governor/ Safeguarding Governor
  • Mrs J Collins – Principal Governor
  • Mrs M Johnson
  • Mrs K Major – Principal Governor
  • Mr D Millar – Principal Governor
  • Mrs S Russell – Staff Governor
  • Mrs S Thompson
  • Mr S Wilkins
  • Mr I Harrison
  • 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:

  • Mr I Harrison – Chair
  • Ms A Barritte – Vice Chair
  • Mr N Jones – Principal Governor
  • Mrs K Major – Principal Governor (Executive Principal)
  • Mrs J Lambourne – Principal Governor (Associate Principal)

DPA Development Group Declarations of Interest can be found by following this link: Dartford Primary Academy Development Group- Declarations of Interest

Leigh Academies Trust North West Kent Governance structure can be found by following this link: LAT Governance NWK

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

Attendance of governors at Governor Meetings in 2017/18 can be made by following this link: LAT Governors Attendance 2017-8

Follow this link for the following:

  • LAT Annual Reports and Financial Statements
  • LAT Value for Money Statement
  • LAT Master Funding Agreement

To contact the chair of the governing body, please ring the Clerk to Governors on 01634 412200 or correspond via the Clerk of Governors at:


Leigh Academies Trust
Carnation Road,
Kent ME2 2SX

Email: info@latrust.org.uk