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All Saints’ Primary School and Burton Green Primary Schools have one shared federation governing body known as ‘The Green Leek Federation Governing Body’. 

It meets regularly each half term to develop and monitor the strategic direction of the school. The bulk of its work is carried out by two committees, the Resources Committee and the Performance and Standards Committee. For part of its work The Green Leek Resources Committee is divided into two sub- committees who focus particularly on the specific issues linked to each school in the federation.

Picture 1 Michelle Reddish
Picture 2 Sue Marshall
Picture 3 Barbara Mead
Picture 4 Charlotte Digby
Picture 5 Deborah Chapman
Picture 6 Dougie Brooks
Picture 7 Gail Duxbury
Picture 8 Janet Hickinbottom
Picture 9 Rev Jim Perryman
Picture 10 Kimbereley Lunn
Picture 11 Lesley Pearson
Picture 12 Lesley Tacon
Picture 13 Mark Cooper

Kimberely Lunn - Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor, Resources and Performance and Standards Committees

Kimberely Lunn - Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor, Resources and Performance and Standards Committees
I have been serving as a Foundation Governor since September 2008, and have taken on some of the Resources Committee responsibilities- Health and Safety and the development of the school’s Extended Services. I was elected Chair of the Governing Body in September 2011 and I now also sit on the Performance and Standards Committee. I also attend the Warwickshire Schools ‘Patch’ meetings as the representative from our school. I try to get as involved as possible within the PTFA events our school runs.
I have four children at the school, two in Key Stage 1 and two in Key Stage 2 and I also work as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant at an Infant school in Kenilworth.


Sue Patterson - Head Teacher - Ex Officio member, Resources and Performance and Standards Committees

I have been Head Teacher of All Saints' Primary School for 14 years and have been Head Teacher, of Burton Green Primary School for just over 2 1/2 years. I bring 37 years of experience to this role , having taught across all year groups in the primary age range in schools that are large and small. Teaching is my love, leadership of teaching is a joy.
Observing children grow and develop into caring, confident, responsible young people with a love for learning has been a real privilege. Ensuring each child recognises and nurtures their unique parcel of talents is integral to my educational philosophy and underpins the values foundation of our schools and federation. I am passionate about providing a broad and balanced curriculum within the school day and enriching experiences beyond the school day, in order to enable each child to progress as quickly as they are able to, as slowly as they need to and to become the best that they can be.
Both schools in our federation have many strengths, dedicated staff teams and support from our churches and communities. I look forward to building on this foundation as the Head of the Federation as we move forward together.


Rev Jim Perryman - Ex Officio Foundation Governor, Performance and Standards Committees

Known to adults and children alike as “Jim”, I am the part-time Priest-in Charge of All Saints Church, Leek Wootton. I also work part-time for a Church of England Mission Society, based in Coventry. I am an ex-officio Foundation Governor. I am the Learning Platform administrator at All Saints and assist the children who administer the different class pages of this, more recently I have also supported this development at Burton Green too. I lead assemblies at All Saints, normally once each half-term, maintain the database of songs projected during assemblies, host various school events at the church and occasionally assist as a volunteer on school trips.

Charlotte Digby - Foundation Governor, Resources Committee

I am a Foundation Governor for the Green Leek Federation appointed by All Saints’ Parish Church in Leek Wootton. It is a privilege to be involved with the Federation as a governor. In my role I always endeavor to work in the best interests of all the children at both All Saints and Burton Green schools, ensuring that the Federation’s resources are put to their best use at all times. My son’s attendance at All Saints has shown me what a very special environment is created by the schools in the Federation and as a governor, I work to preserve and enhance this.


Lesley Tacon - Local Authority Governor, Resources Committee

We have lived in Burton Green since 1977 and both our children attended Burton Green Primary School. They enjoyed a wonderful education there which gave them a love of learning so I have been grateful to have the opportunity to serve as a governor of the school since 2000 when I took early retirement from insurance broking. I have been Chair of Resources Committee with responsibilities for Health and Safety and involved with the recent establishment of Burton Green Bonus, Extended Services. I am committed to making a useful contribution to the Governing Body of the Green Leek Federation.

Barbara Mead - Foundation Governor, Performance and Standards Committee

I am Barbara Mead, Foundation Governor. I am closely linked to St.Nicholas Church, Kenilworth, where I am a choir member, Mother's Union member and until recently, a PCC member. I retired 10 years ago and came to live in Kenilworth in 2006 to be near to my family. I have a daughter and son and 5 grandchildren and also step family. I was formerly a teacher working and living in Devon. I am fully experienced within the whole age range of primary school teaching. My strengths lie with Early Years and I was Early Years leader / Key Stage 1 leader for a substantial time. I also spent 18 months as acting deputy head.

I am a keen supporter of the Green Leek Federation and look forward to seeing it continuing to go forward successfully.


Sue Marshall - Foundation Governor, Vice-Chair of the Green Leek Governing Body, Performance and Standards Committee

I have been a Foundation Governor at Burton Green for 25 years and my three children all went to the school. I am the representative for Westwood church where I am involved in children's work and Messy Church. On the Governing Body, I have been Chair of Governors in the past and have been on both the Resources and Performance & Standards committees. I have been a Patch representative. I help in school with swimming and occasional after school clubs and with the school website. In my day job I work in administration.


Lesley Pearson - Foundation Governor, Performance and Standards Committee

When my daughter began reception last year, I was keen to get involved with her school and what better way than to become a governor. I was elected Parent Governor in November 2013 for Burton Green Primary School and am now a Foundation Governor appointed by St Nicholas Church and work on the Performance and Standards Committee for Green Leek Federation. I am learning a lot and enjoy being a part of our school and community. By profession I am a clinical psychologist, having worked for the NHS for 10 years, specialising in the mental health of adolescents. My current role is as a senior clinical lecturer with the clinical psychology programme at Coventry and Warwick Universities. I am passionate about improving people's knowledge and understanding of mental health and reducing stigma, particularly within education. In this capacity I have delivered mental health training workshops to both children and teachers across a variety of schools.


Duggie Brooks - Parent Governor elected by the parents of Burton Green Primary School, Resources Committee

Hello everyone. My name is Duggie Brooks and I have been a Parent Governor for Burton Green since September 2015. I am on the Burton Green Resources committee.

My wife, Karen, and I have twin boys who joined the school in 2013. We moved to Burton Green in 2005 from Leamington and been enjoying the ‘semi-rural’ life ever since.

In addition to my school-Dad role, I work at the head office of a large engineering company and bring my professional experience in governance, standards and resource management to help the school. My job entails advising the Company’s management team on health and safety performance and other areas of risk. As I do not work in education, I think I bring a useful ‘non-expert’ viewpoint that represents a lot of parents’ views of school life.


Mark Cooper - Parent Governor elected by the parents of All Saints’ Primary School, Resources Committee

I live in Leek Wootton with my wife Alex and two daughters Thea (Year 3) and Genevieve (Reception). I am a qualified solicitor. I work at National Grid and lead a team which provides legal support. All Saints’ School does a fantastic job for our children and I am pleased to be able to play my part by supporting as a Parent Governor. I was a Local Authority Governor for a secondary school in Birmingham and Chair of its Disciplinary Appeals Committee. Whilst working in an IT company that specialised in the education sector I developed an understanding of some of the pressures which schools face. Professionally, I work closely with the leadership teams for the business divisions that I support and attend and participate in their monthly executive committees.


Gail Duxbury - Staff Governor, Resources Committee

I have been a teacher for 20 years, working in a number of schools in Buckinghamshire and across Warwickshire. My husband and I live in Leamington Spa and have 3 children aged between 11 and 15 yrs.

I delight in working with children and love to see them grow and develop academically and emotionally. It is a real privilege to influence children’s lives on a daily basis and I believe that being a teacher and a mum enables me to view a child’s school-life experience from both perspectives.

As a governor, I hope to be able to bring my experience from teaching across all primary year groups, to support the Federation in making decisions that provide the best education for all children.


Janet Hickinbottom - Clerk to the Governing Body

I have been Clerk to the Governors of Burton Green School for 12 years and now look forward to the new challenge of being Clerk to the Federation. I have three grown up sons who all attended Burton Green School and I am now very happy to be a Granny! I am a former teacher and have also worked in museum education locally. Now I work full time for a national charity that links the agricultural industry with schools. I am a firm believer in lifelong learning and I am sure this role will be a good learning experience!


Michelle Reddish - Staff Governor

Mrs Michelle Reddish has been a member of the staff team at All Saints for the past 4 years. She was elected as the staff governor in September 2016. She brings a wealth of teaching experience to the governing body and is an enthusiatic member of the staff team leading both PE and Music.


Deborah Chapman - Foundation Governor

I am delighted to join the Board of Governors as a Foundation Governor on the Resources committee, appointed by All Saints Parish. I am a parent myself, having two daughters in year 1 and year 3 at All Saints. Taking a break from my career has allowed me to have the time over the past 4 years to be actively involved in my children's schools, especially focused on fundraising activities and developing sponsorship from local businesses.

In 2016, I was part of the steering committee that organised the GreenLeek 10k run which was an outstanding success. We hope this will become an annual event, promoting health and wellbeing to children and parents alike whilst developing stronger relationships between Burton Green and All Saints communities.

I look forward to contributing as both a parent and Governor to the future success of the Federation with the children at the heart of all our decisions.