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My name is Moira Bentley and I became a governor at Lea Primary School in 2015.

My interest in child development and teaching and learning has led to a long and varied career in primary education, as a teacher, a head teacher and, in later years, supporting schools through my role as an adviser for the local authority.

 I feel that I have the skills and experience to work in partnership with Mrs Slater and her staff, parents , governors and children  to ensure that we provide a happy, safe environment  where all children are valued, can achieve their best and enjoy their learning.

My name is Keith Leaver and I was appointed as a Co-opted governor in October 2014.

I am of the generation that benefitted immensely from introduction of free education for all from Primary through to Higher Education in the post WW2 years. My appreciation of those opportunities has manifested itself through my many years of governor service to several schools and colleges. I am both delighted and privileged that I have given the opportunity to continue that commitment at Lea Community Primary School.

I am John Swindells I have always lived in the Larches area attending Larches primary school and Ashton Secondary school. I have been a governor at Lea since the early 1990’s. I first became a parent governor when my eldest son was in year 4. My three children attended Lea and all got a great grounding at the school, before going on to obtain University Degrees.

I worked all my working life as a Fabricator at BNFL Springfields before taking early retirement. I became a Preston City councillor in 2000. I was Mayor of Preston in 2008 – 09 and I am currently Deputy Leader of Preston City Council.

Hello, my name is Andrea Hull and I became a co-opted governor for Lea Community Primary School in April 2015.  Since then my role has changed to Staff Governor since becoming a Teaching Assistant in School in September 2018.  I hope to learn and try hard in helping support the school in its future development.  I think that along with the other governors, the dedicated school staff and the continued support of the parents, the children of Lea Community Primary School will be able to thrive.

Hello, my name is Lesley Crook and I joined the governing body in October 2016. It is an absolute privilege to take on this new role. I am committed to using and developing the wide ranging skills and expertise I have built up over a 43 civil service career to the benefit of the school and to work effectively and enthusiastically with the governing body to ensure its continued success.

I am impressed with what I have learned about the school thus far and, in particular, how engaged and confident the children are in their learning, as well as the motivation and commitment of the teaching staff.

Everyone should have the opportunity to develop to their full potential with learning at school being an integral and interactive part of that process. I welcome the opportunity to be involved in that process and to make a real contribution to Lea Community.