The Local Governing Body at Leiston Primary School

The Local Governing Body carry out the three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

  • Holding the Principals to account for the educational performance of the school and it's pupils and the performance management of staff.

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent


Community Governor Recruitment information September 2018 click here

Current members of Leiston Local Governing Body






Mrs M Geater


 Melissa Geater 


Position and Responsibilities: Head of School, Staff Governor

Brief Biography: Melissa has worked within Avocet Academy since its inception.

Her role was Class Teacher and Assistant Principal at Easton Primary School before being seconded to work at Leiston as a non-teaching Assistant Principal.

She has a passion for curriculum development and teacher development and has been teaching for 12 years.

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Mrs K Fellowes  

 Kelly Fellowes


Position and Responsibilities: Parent Governor

Brief Biography: Kelly works as the Head of Health and Safety for Vertas, Property Management.  She has 2 children which attends the school.  Kelly has worked in Health and Safety and the construction industry for the past 15 years, she currently leads a team who ensures H&S compliance across Suffolk County Councils assets as well as Academies.



Lesley Cassie Governor

Lesley Cassie

Andrew Quartermain

Position and Responsibilities: Community Governor

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Leiston Governors Pecuniary Interests and Meeting Attendance 2018 / 19

Name  Date Appointed Resignation Date Pecuniary Interest Meetings attended  
Lesley Cassie (chair) 01/06/2017    None  1/1  
Melissa Geater (head of school) 01/09/2016     1/1   
Lucy Melton (staff governor) 26/09/2018     0/0   
Andrew Quartermain 01/07/2017     0/1   
Kelly Fellowes 26/04/2017   None  0/1   
Sally Irvine 01/07/2017     1/1   
Mia Chadwick 01/11/2014  31/10/2018   1/1   


Leiston Governors Pecuniary Interests and Meeting Attendance 2017/ 18


Name       Date Appointed   Resignation date Pecuniary Interests Meeting attendance
Lesley Cassie (chair) 01/06/17   -   4 out of 6
Rosemary Carter April 17   Nov 17   2 out of 2
Peter Elliot April 17   Nov 17   2 out of 2
Mia Chadwick 01/11/14   -   6 out of 6
Andrew Quartermain 01/07/2017   -   3 out of 6
Claire Kean 01/11/14   -July 2018   3 out of 6
Kelly Fellowes 26/4/17   -   5 out of 6
Sally Irvine 01/7/17   -   5 out of 6
Melissa Geater(head of school) 01/11/2016   -   6 out of 6



Leiston Governors Pecuniary Interests and Meeting Attendance 2016/17


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