Message from our Head Teacher

Welcome to Haydonleigh Primary School’s website and to a school where ‘I am talented, together we are amazing’ underpins our philosophy.

We provide a secure and happy environment where the work is varied and challenging and every child and adult is valued. We set the children and ourselves high standards to enable every child to develop his or her potential to the full and become confident learners.

All parents are very welcome at Haydonleigh, and we see home and school working together as very important for your child.

Our website will give you a flavour of our school’s aims, the activities that the children are involved in, the achievements that we have gained and the wealth of memorable experiences that the children encounter.

I hope you enjoy the website and if you'd like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Frances Billinge

I am talented, together we are amazing !

Governing Committee Information


Committee structure:

The Governing Body will be made up of 11 Governors [maximum] and 3 Associate Members, which included one vacancy for which a parent election will take place.  Please click on a highlighted name for more information.


  • Headteacher                      Frances Billinge              Finance/Staffing


  • Staff Governor                    Tanya Shea                      Teaching & Learning


  • LA Governor                      Julie Melanophy-Mear     Teaching & Learning


  • Parent Governors              Vacancy       

                                                       Darren Little                     Premises


  • Co-opted Governors         Michaela Simpson          Staffing Chair/Vice Chair FGB

                                                      Sarah Burton                    Finance/Teaching & Learning/Chair FGB

                                                      Richard Jones                  Premises

                                                      Julie Gage                        Staffing/ Vice Chair/Finance

                                                      Mark Ebden                     Teaching & Learning Vice Chair


  • Co-opted Staff

          Governor                            Tracey Pickering               Premises/Safeguarding


  • Clerk to Governors            Vacancy


  • Associate Members         Sharon Peapell Deputy Head [Teaching & Learning]

                                                      Sue Heath School Business Manager [Finance]    

                                                      Kevin Young Site Manger [Premises]


Chair and Vice Chair for 2018/2019



Sarah Burton - Chair

Michaela Simpson – Vice Chair


Finance: (Virtual)

Sarah Burton – Chair

Vice Chair - Julie Gage


Teaching and Learning:

Mark Ebden –  Chair

Sarah Burton – Vice Chair



Darren Little – Chair

Tracey Pickering – Vice Chair



Michaela Simpson – Chair

Julie Gage – Vice Chair


Appeals Panel:

Julie Gage

Richard Jones