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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 Deborah Chapman
Picture 3 Dougie Brooks
Picture 4 Gail Duxbury
Picture 5 Rev Jim Perryman
Picture 6 Lesley Tacon
Picture 7 Janet Hickinbottom MBE - Clerk to Governing Body
Picture 8 Patricia Reeve

Bal Pierpoint - Chair of Governors, LEA Governor, Resources and Performance and Standards Committees


As the newly elected Chair of Governors for our two fantastic schools in the Green Leek Federation, I wanted to say a few words to you all, by way of introduction.


Firstly, I would like to thank our outgoing Chair, Barbara Mead, for the opportunity to work closely with her during the last six months. I will do my very best to work as hard as Barbara in support of All Saints’ and Burton Green Academies.

Recently, I had the privilege of accompanying our Headteacher, Andrew Morris, on a learning walk in both of our schools. We visited every classroom at All Saints’ and Burton Green and I was able to see firsthand, the excellent progress our children are making through their hard work and the diligence and dedication of the staff. As a former Headteacher in two headships myself, I fully understand how much effort is required to achieve the best educational outcomes and pastoral care for all the children. We are very lucky to have such committed staff in both our schools.

As a parent of three children myself, all of whom attend our schools, I have the same investment in their futures that you do in your children.


I look forward to working closely with Andrew, and other members of the Governing Body, to support both our schools and ensure the best possible school experiences and outcomes for our children.




Andrew Morris - Head Teacher - Ex Officio member, Resources and Performance and Standards Committees


I have been Head Teacher of All Saints' Primary School for just over one year and I have been a Headteacher for just over four years. I bring 23 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. 




Lesley Tacon - Local Authority Governor, Resources Committee


My husband Peter and I moved to Burton Green in 1977, the year our daughter was born. Both our children attended Burton Green School where they enjoyed a wonderful education which equipped them with a life-long love of learning. I was delighted to be invited to join the Governing Body in 2000 after taking early retirement from my job as an insurance broker.

In my role as a Community Governor I endeavour to support the Green Leek Federation in any way I can and to foster the vital relationship between the schools and their local and wider communities, using my close links with Burton Green in particular. I am a member of Hodgetts Lane Womens’ Institute, on the Jubilee Committee (part of Burton Green Residents’ Association) and support Burton Green Choir, Made in Burton Green and Burton Green Village Hall Committee on which my husband is Treasurer. I am often called upon to for advice on insurances for village events too!   In my spare time I enjoy Pilates, gardening and sports spectating.



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.



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 MBE - Clerk to the Governing Body


My three sons – now all grown up – attended Burton Green School and when the youngest moved to secondary school in 2003, I took on the role of Clerk to the Governors. I have remained in that position ever since, adapting to the best of my ability through federation and more recently academisation.

I started life as a teacher but my current permanent role is as an education officer for a charity that links schools with the farming industry and in 2017 I was honoured to receive an MBE for my work with farming education and rural communities.

In my spare time I enjoy gardening and learning – very slowly – how to play the piano. I volunteer as secretary on our local residents’ association and I am a founder member of the Burton Green Village Choir. I also enjoy seeing my two lively and lovely grandsons.



Michelle Reddish - Staff Governor

My name is Michelle Reddish and I am currently the staff governor.

I have been in education for over 20 years, working in three schools in Warwickshire during that time. My role in school enables me to develop relationships with all children, which is lovely and I really enjoy watching the children blossom as they move through the school.

On a personal note I have two grown children, and so have experienced many of the issues that parents are facing today.  I also have two young grandchildren, who keep me on my toes.



Deborah Chapman - Community 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.


Patricia Reeve - Foundation Governor


I live in Leek Wootton and worship at All Saints’ Church. As a retired Primary School teacher, I believe I can take on the role of Foundation governor with some understanding. I have also previously been a teacher governor for a number of years. Since retiring I continued to work alongside children by volunteering in schools to listen to readers and helping at church holiday club. My two children both attended the old village school and my younger son was in the cohort that entered the new school in 1996. I have taught in both modern and Victorian school buildings and understand the issues arising in adapting to the demands of a 21st century curriculum. I appreciate the family feel that makes a school, such as All Saints’ and Burton Green, a welcome and nurturing environment.