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This school is part of the Northwick Park Trust. 

Governance details for the trust can be viewed at:   Northwick Park Academy Trust 

The role of the school governor and governing bodies.

The role of a school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality of education. Together with the headteacher, they set the school's aims and policies.

Governors have three main roles:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school.
  • To act as a critical friend to the headteacher.
  • To ensure accountability.

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent.
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies.
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff.
  • Hearing appeals and grievances.
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship.
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline.
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe.


Registered Name: Northwick Park Trust

Registered Office: Northwick Park Primary and Nursery Academy, Third Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 9SU

Company Number: 9154404

Registered in England and Wales


Leigh Beck Infant and Nursery Academy Governors

  Date of Appointment

End Term of Office 

(current term)

End Date (if applicable) Appointed By
Emma Lane  9th February 2017  Ex Officio    Ex Officio 

Andre DuCan


26th November 2019


25th November 2027

Jade Rogers  5th October 2022  4th October 2026    Staff 
Melvyn Dearlove 7th October 2021  6th October 2025   Trustees
Dionne Hodgkins 22nd October 2021  21st October 2025   Trustees
Laura Gould 10th October 2023 9th October 2027   Parents 
Paola Hisscott 10th October 2023 9th October 2027    Parents 
Richard John 1st September 2022   10th October 2023  
Georgina Slater 5th October 2022    20th June 2023