School Governors

Introducing the King Henry school Governing Body


Mr R Leitch
Chair of Governors


Rob is a senior leader in a large secondary school in Bromley, where he is responsible for raising outcomes, particularly at KS4.

Rob has also previously served as Deputy Leader of Bexley Council and Cabinet Member for Education in the London Borough of Bexley. Rob is also the Founder of the Sidcup Garden Project and has chaired a number of local charities as well.

Mr R Leitch, Chair of Governors, King Henry School

School Governors


Phil Powell
Julie Carson

I am currently an executive Head Teacher for the Woodland Academy Trust, with specific responsibility for maths, the curriculum and standards across the Trust. I have 13 years’ experience as a Head Teacher both in Bexley and Salford, as well as supporting school improvement in other schools in Salford. I have vast amounts of safeguarding knowledge, having been the primary school representative on the Local Children’s Safeguarding Board (as it was known then), working specifically on improving safeguarding across the primary schools and increasing the knowledge of private fostering across all sectors. I am particularly passionate about mental health provision in schools, and ensuring provision for children with SEND is the best it can be. I am delighted to be on the governing body of King Henry, and am looking forward to being able to support the school’s journey in improving outcomes for the local community.

Kirsten Aust

How to contact the School Governors

The Chair of Governors, Mr Rob Leitch can be contacted via his Clerk to Governor's email on: Clerk@kinghenry.org.uk