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Our Governing board are a group of dedicated individuals who oversee the running of Leytonstone School. They ensure that any future plans for the school have been carefully considered for the benefit of our pupils, parents and staff.

Governors have a strategic role in the development of the school, focusing on:

  • Working with school leaders to develop the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils   
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

How are Governors appointed?

  • Staff Governors are elected by the staff of the school
  • Parent Governors are elected by parents/carers of students on roll
  • Co-opted Governors are elected by the Governing Body
  • Local Authority Governor is proposed by the Local Authority for election by the Governing Body

A Governor’s term of office is four years (except the Headteacher) after which time they may stand for re-election provided they are eligible.

Members of our Governing board

Head Teacher (1)


Co-opted Governors (5)






Local Authority Governor (1)


Parent Governors (3)




Staff Governor (1)


Mrs Jessica McQuaid


Mrs Marion O'Hara

Ms Shona Ramsay

Mr Dolapo Awoyinka

Mr Michael Harrison





Ms Elizabeth Lay

Ms Fiona Sinclair (Chair)

Ms Abigail Hopper




Minutes of our Full Governing Body meetings can be obtained upon request from the school