Appointment of Chair of Governors

We are delighted to announce that Gordon Henderson, MP, has accepted our invitation to become Chair of Governors at Leigh Academy Minster from September 2024. We are honoured that such a high-profile and well-respected community figure will take on this important role.

Gordon has been at the forefront of leading the campaign for changes in secondary education on Sheppey for many years. These changes are now coming to fruition. Gordon’s role at Leigh Academy Minster will be to hold academy leaders firmly accountable for the promises they have made to the community and to ensure maximum support for success.

“I was honoured to be asked to be Chairman of the Leigh Academy Minster’s Board of Governors.
 “The system of secondary education on the Isle of Sheppey has been letting down families for decades and I believe the proposal to scrap the current single split-site school, and replace it with two new schools, is just the kind of radical solution that parents on the Island have been crying out for.
“It is now important that Islanders rally round and give the two new schools their full support. As an Islander myself, I want to do my bit to make this exciting change to secondary education on Sheppey a success, which is why I was delighted to accept the invitation to lead the new Board of Governors at Leigh Academy Minster.”

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