The Board of Leigh Academies Trust has a range of powers and responsibilities which it is legally required to carry out, working in a close and balanced partnership with the Chief Executive and Principals, to ensure that the Academy provides the best possible education for all its students.

Detailed work is carried out in two Committees: Academic Standards and Resources which report to the full Board of Governors.

Tree Tops Primary Academy also has its own local Academy Board which is shared with Oaks Primary Academy, Molehill Primary Academy and Langley Park Primary Academy (the Maidstone Primary Academies Board). The Academy Board is responsible for the governance of the Academy. The majority of the day-to-day leadership and management is delegated to the Principal of the Academy.  The chairperson of the academy board is represented on the Trust Board to ensure that there is effective and coherent governance.

Governors of Tree Tops Primary Academy Development Group Business Interests

Below is a link displaying the Governor’s business interest.


Tree Tops Development Group – Governors 2018-19

  • Mrs Theresa Davies (Chair)
  • Mrs Debbie Biggenden (Executive Principal, Maidstone Primary Cluster)
  • Mrs Gemma Brierley (Link Principal, Molehill Primary Academy)
  • Mr Martin Burbridge
  • Mr Peter Croughton
  • Miss Denise White (Principal, Tree Tops Primary Academy)

Maidstone Primary Academies Board – Governors 2018-19

  • Mr Neil Willis (Chair)
  • Mr Wayne Barnett (Link Principal, Mascalls Academy)
  • Mrs Debbie Biggenden (Executive Principal, Maidstone Primary Cluster)
  • Mr Dave Creasey
  • Mr Peter Croughton
  • Mrs Theresa Davies
  • Mr David Elliott
  • Mr Andrew Ferguson
  • Mrs Karen Major (Link Principal, Dartford Primary Academy)
  • Mr Giles Osborne
  • Mrs Catharine Rotherham (Parent Governor)

Tree Tops Governors Attendance 2017-18

Leigh Academies Trust Governance Documents

Below are links to a number of the Trust governance details which can all be accessed via the Leigh Academies website using the links below: