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Welcome to our Governors’ section.


As Board of Governors/Directors of The Gateway Primary Academy Trust we have 3 main priorities:

l  To set the strategic direction for the Academy and monitor its progress

l To hold the senior leaders of the Academy to account for the educational performance of the  school

l To ensure the financial health and probity of the Academy and achieve value for money at all times


Directors are appointed for a 4 year term of office.  They work collectively as a team to ensure the Academy achieves its aims of delivering an outstanding education for all its pupils.




Meet our Governors

Gaynor Oakes

I am a mum to 3 children my eldest child is in Secondary School and my middle son is currently in is in Swans class.  I have assisted with school trips and helped with the Parents and Friends Association fund raising events.  I joined the Governing body at The Gateway Primary in 2012 whilst my eldest son was at the school.  I wanted the opportunity to contribute to the schools success, ensuring that it continues to grow and improve with the best opportunities for our children.  I currently work in Early Years Education and I enjoy being part of such a pro-active team of Governors.

Richard Leachman

My background is in Theatre and Broadcast Operations and Engineering which goes hand in hand with my passion for technology and gadgets. I have three children in the school and so wanted to take an active role in helping develop the environment they are educated in. With my career I am used to dealing with technology, project management and Health and Safety. I enjoy the balance of looking at where the school is today and how we can move strategically forward towards an outstanding result in the future.


Mark Leveson

I work as the CEO of a charity that works in schools mainly in the London Borough of Bexley delivering a range of projects and lessons in RE, SMSC and working to support children and young people in a variety of circumstances.  Previously, I was the minister of a church in the Dartford area for a number of years.  My 3 children all attended Gateway and I was part of the Governing Body when they were going through the school.  It is a privilege to be involved in the school again and to see the passion and determination to do the best for all children that runs through the school.


Governor Newsletter - July 2019

Register of business interests

Governor Newsletter - December 2017

Travel Plan 2017

Parent Survey Results 2016

Financial Statement to August 2019

Financial Statement to August 2018

Financial Statement - 31st August 2017

Financial Statement - 31st August 2016

Governor Newsletter - December 2016

Governor's Newsletter - July 2016