Welcome from the Governors

The Governors of Lees Primary School welcome you to their part of the school’s website.

We hope to provide you with information that will tell you who we are and, to some extent, what we try to do.

We are all volunteers who give up our time to govern the school to the best of our abilities.

All of us have excellent expertise in many areas, not just within the Educational Field but also in areas such as management, buildings, health and safety, safeguarding, parenting and many, many more.

Governors are actively involved in the life and work of the school and have many statutory duties, these being:


- To help shape the vision and direction of the school.

- To ensure that the school fulfils its statutory duties.

- To have a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the school.

- To ‘constructively’ challenge and support the Leadership Team.


We do this by working in partnership with Gill Holland, the Headteacher, and the Senior Leaders within the school, with the unified aim of delivering an outstanding education to all of our pupils.

We are strong supporters of the school and are very keen to hear from parents/carers and others who are interested in us. All Governors can be contacted through the school or via the Chair of Governors: sarah.cotton@lees.bradford.sch.uk

The Governing Body


Parent Governors


Mr Chris Holdsworth Finance. Early Years
Ms Alex King Chair of Finance. Creative Curriculum
Mrs Anna Whitaker Curriculum & Quality. Pay. Looked After Children & SEN

Co-opted Governors


 Mrs Sarah Cotton

Chair of Governors. Finance. Pay. Core Curriculum

 Mrs Jenny Mercer

Chair of Curriculum & Quality. Pay. Health & Safety 

 Mr Peter Rainford

Vice Chair of Governors. Curriculum & Quality. Child Protection & Safeguarding



Staff Governors


 Mrs Angela Broadbent Curriculum & Quality


Associate Members  



Mrs Gill Holland

Executive Head of School

Governors Declaration Of Interest