Lesley Boughton

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Chair of Governors

Hello - I'm Lesley Boughton, and Chair of Governors at Milton. I'm passionate about life long learning and development, so was delighted when invited to become a Co-opted Governor at Milton School. I am a Management Development Trainer and Consultant specialising in Early Years and Further Education - so Milton was a lovely opportunity to be involved with a sector of education I'd had little experience in, since leaving Teacher Training College in 19 nort blob!
I enjoy quizzes, cooking, swimming, reading, spending time with my step granddaughters - and am looking forward to holidays with my partner Mike again.
I love my role and am extremely proud of the students and staff at Milton for the amazing things they achieve every day.

Mrs C Leighton 


Designated Governor

I was born in Carlisle where I developed a passion for PE and History. In my early teens I then moved to Dartford College of Physical Education to undertake my teacher training qualification.
Having worked in the Education sector for over thirty years in various capacities at a Middle and Senior Level I have gained a wide breadth of experience and knowledge. I have undertaken various roles at Milton School including Head of Upper School, Year 11 Class Teacher and Vice Principal. Now as Head of School at Milton I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the school through the next phase of its continuing development. Our pupils are at the centre of all of our decision making and make Milton the fantastic school that it is.
I look forward to seeing you in school and working together to support our young people as they prepare for adult life.

Mrs Mason


Teacher Governor 

Teacher Governor

Clare Raistrick

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I’m a wife, a mum of 3, a Beaver scout leader plus many other things. My kids are my main focus in life. My oldest has changed so much over the last year I wanted to reflect the person he is now & not who he was. He's 17 now & currently at college studying to be a policeman in the K9 unit. He's come so far & I'm very proud of him. I also have a 14 year old boy who’s hyperactive & a 10 year old girl with special needs who attends the school. All my kids are amazing people & I wouldn’t change them for the world. I love music & I love to travel whenever I can. I really enjoy being in the outdoors and camping but still just as happy with a good book or buried in some craft or another. I never thought about being a Parent Governor till I was asked if I wanted to apply. After I read all the paperwork I knew I wanted to help the school in any way I can. I love to meet new people so if anyone sees me has a question about me or the role I play at school I don’t mind a chat

Louisa Sharpe

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Academy Interim Board Member

I have worked in education since 2002 and have a wide variety of experience. I have worked as a Business Manager in a primary school and now work for the central team at Dixons Academies Trust as Head of HR and Payroll. As a qualified HR Generalist, my areas of expertise include employee relations, HR & Payroll compliance, learning and development, performance management and HR systems and Analytics. My previous experiences within governance have included been on the governing body as Chair for a local primary school and part of the Local Schools Committee at a secondary school.


I currently live in Bradford and enjoy walking, reading and spending time with my husband and three children.


I’m looking forward to supporting the school’s next phase of success to ensure that the student’s education is a happy and fulfilling one

Linda Wright

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Academy Interim Board Member

My name is Linda Wright and I have worked in education for the past 20 years. I am currently Headteacher at Riddlesden St Mary’s CE (A) Primary school! Despite the many challenges headship can bring, I feel privileged to be part of the educational pathway for all children within our care. I am also a mum of two boys so understand the importance of strong home school relationships and the positive impact working together can bring.

Iain Gray

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Academy Interim Board Member

Iain is originally from Dunfermline and for the past 16 years has lived in Walsden, Todmorden. Iain is married with two grown up boys and one grandson. Iain graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh with a BSc Hons in Civil Engineering.

He recently retired from full time employment after spending 45 years in Sales, Marketing and Operational roles. The last six years of which were spent as Vice President of Sales for a Global Logistics and Distribution Business.

Iain is looking forward to putting his many years’ experience to good use in helping ICAT to execute its strategy and achieve its goals and objectives.

“Giving Back” – Iain strongly believes in giving back to the community and in addition to his ICAT role he works for Lancashire Volunteer Partnership in a befriending capacity.

What We Do

The governors at Milton School meet at least twice a term to discuss the running of the school.
This would include looking at:

  • The school’s budget and various policies e.g. behaviour

  • Performance Management

  • The overall ethos and direction of the school

  • Staffing structures

  • Long term planning

  • Safeguarding

  • CPD

The Local Governing Body (LGB) plays a strategic and operational role. They are involved in exclusions and dealing with any staff appeals. They also focus on achievement and improvement and they play an important role in accountability. The Head of School is accountable to the LGB and in turn the LGB is accountable to parents/carers and the Board of Directors and Members.

Parent Governors are elected by current parents when a vacancy becomes available. Staff Governors, are representatives of the teaching or support staff and are elected by the eligible staff when a vacancy becomes available. All Governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body.
They are selected to provide skills and experience which Governors feel are required. The Chair of the Local Governing Body is appointed by Interaction and Communication Academy Trust Board of Directors.


Chair of Governors - Lesley Boughton - Safeguarding, LAC, English 

Head of School - Carol Leighton

Parent Governor - Claire Raistrick - PSHCE/RSE, Pupil Premium

Parent Governor - TBC- Integrated Studies/RE

Staff Governor - Karen Mason

Governor - TBC - Safeguarding, Health & Safety                  

Governor - TBC - Science

Governor - TBC - Maths

Governor - TBC - Careers/WRL            


Milton's Local Governors Meetings dates for 2021 - 2022 are as follows;






Register of Interests

Governors Register of Interest 2021/2022

Governor information and register of Interest table for 2021/2022

Meeting Attendance

Governors Meeting 2020/2021

Meeting attendance for 2020/2021

Meeting Attendance

Governors Meeting 2019/2020

Meeting attendance for 2019/2020

Meeting Attendance / Register of Interests

Governors Meeting 2018/2019

Meeting attendance and governors register of Interest information for 2018/2019

Meeting Schedule 2021/2022

Governors Meeting Schedule 2021/2022

Governors Meeting Schedule 2021/2022