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Meet Our Governors

John Walker (Chair)

I grew up in St Paul’s Cray and have lived in Orpington for the past 35 years. I have been married for 48 years and have two married children, and two grandchildren. I served as an engineering student apprenticeship with Vickers in Crayford and qualified as a Chartered Engineer.  My subsequent career was in the onshore/offshore oil & gas industry where I became a VP for business development in Europe, Middle East and North Africa.  I am now retired and enjoy voluntary work with a local disabled charity and am a member of a model aeroplane flying club.  I actively                                               encouraged young people during my career and am now Chair of                                                       Governors at Leesons Primary School.

Type of Appointment:  Chair of Governors
Date of Appointment:  July 2015 - July 2019
Attendance Record:  4 of 4
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  None
Date Interest Acquired: N/A
Business Interests of close family members : None
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None

 Elizabeth Bromfield (Vice Chair)

I have spent many years teaching French and English in Bromley secondary schools and was the head teacher of a British primary and secondary school in Abu Dhabi for six years. After a long career in education, I joined the Governing Body of Leesons School, a role which I enjoy very much. I have lived locally for many years and have been a volunteer at child-oriented charities such as Bromley Contact Centre, Bromley School Link, Childline and Save the Children.

Type of Appointment:  Vice Chair of Governors
Date of Appointment:  March 2018 - March 2022
Attendance Record:  (2017-18) 3 of 4
Business or Pecuniary Interest: None 
Date Interest Acquired: N/A
Business Interests of close family members: None
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None

 Lisa Elliott

I joined the Civil Service in 2002, working in many different departments, mainly based in Westminster. I live in Orpington with my husband of 10 years and my daughter who is a Leesons pupil. I recently moved from a previous governor role at Midfield Primary School and I look forward to working alongside Leesons governors

Type of Appointment:  Co-opted Governor
Date of Appointment:  July 2018 - July 2022
Attendance Record:   N/A
Business or Pecuniary Interest: DFE Employee
Date Interest Acquired: 2013
Business Interests of close family members: None
 
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None

 Diana Anthony (Parent Governor)

I have worked as a Personnel Assistant for an organisation for 18 years, and have just returned to work after a 5 year career break.  I have three children who all now attend Leesons Primary.

Type of Appointment: Parent Governor
Date of Appointment: March 2016 - March 2020
Attendance Record:  (2017-18) 4 of 4
Business or Pecuniary Interest: Metropolitan Police Employee
Date Interest Acquired: N/A
Business Interests of close family members: 3 children attending LPS
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None

 Reverend Neil Coleman (Co-opted Governor

I moved to St Paul's Cray in Summer 2015 to serve as the Vicar for St Barnabas CofE Church on Rushet Road. Before that I was in Chichester, and previously I was a Youth Worker for 9 years. I have 3 children, 1 of which (Millie) is at Leesons Primary School, along with Jenny (my wife) who is a teacher. Happily building on the good work of others, I am involved by giving regular assemblies about living as a Christian and look forward to                                          developing mine and the St Barnabas Church's partnership with Leesons                                          for years to come.

Type of Appointment:  Governor (Co-opted)
Date of Appointment: Nov 2015 - Nov 2019
Attendance Record:  (2017-18) 4 of 4
Business or Pecuniary Interest: Vicar at St Barnabas Church.  Chair of St Barnabas Pre-School
Date Interest Acquired: 2015
Business Interests of close family members:  Wife Teaching Staff LPS/ Daughter Pupil
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None

 Anita Edmunds (Staff Governor)

I have worked in support roles within education since 2004 when I moved from the ICT industry. I am currently employed at Leesons having worked in other primary, secondary and post 16 environments.  I have a particular interest in STEM subjects and encouraging girls within those areas. In my spare time I like to ride motorbikes and assemble flatpacks.

Type of Appointment: Staff Governor
Date of Appointment: Sept 2017 - Sept 2021
Attendance Record:  (2017-18) 4 of 4
Business or Pecuniary Interest: Teaching Staff LPS/ Casual IT Support LPS
Date Interest Acquired: N/A
Business Interests of close family members: TBC
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None

 Natasha Peto (Parent Governor)

I am mother to three children.  I have worked in retail for over twenty-five years, for the same company for most of this time. I have been a Governor at Leesons for five years. I also have a number of other volunteer roles at Leesons Primary School.

Type of Appointment:  Parent Governor
Date of Appointment: Nov 2014 - Nov 2018
Attendance Record:  (2017-18) 2 of 4
Business or Pecuniary Interest: Walsh Brothers Jewellers
Date Interest Acquired: N/A
Business Interests of close family members: TBC
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None

 Mike Wooderson (Co-opted Governor)

I am married and have lived in Bromley for over 25 years, with a grown up family. I have worked in the IT sector of the market research industry now for over 30 years and run my own company. I joined Leesons as a co-opted Governor and am Chair of the Resources Committee.  In my spare time I enjoy watching sport, although enjoying watching England may not be the right phrase.

Type of Appointment: Governor (Co-opted)
Date of Appointment: Sept 2014 - Sept 2018
Attendance Record:  (2017-18) 3 of 4
Business or Pecuniary Interest: MD/Owner Stonewood Associates.  Trustee MRBA.
Date Interest Acquired: N/A
Business Interests of close family members: Wife - Stonewood Associates
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None

 Helen Knowd (Co-opted Governor)

I am married with two grown up sons. I moved to Bromley in 1983 after graduating from university. I have worked full-time as a secondary school teacher for the past 34 years until I retired last summer. I taught English and had responsibility for Pastoral Care from Year 7 up to Sixth Form in a variety of schools. My hobbies are watching football and Formula One, I also love travelling and visiting the theatre. I am very much looking forward to my new role as a governor at Leesons.

Type of Appointment: Governor (Co-opted)
Date of Appointment: Sept 2017 - Sept 2021
Attendance Record:  (2017-18) 3 of 4
Business or Pecuniary Interest: None 
Date Interest Acquired: N/A
Business Interests of close family members: None
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None