Imperial Avenue Infant School

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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


The Governing Body is made up of people representing parents, staff, community and the Local Authority.  Governors representing parents are elected by the parents and must themselves have a child at the school. Staff elect their governors and the Local Authority appoints those governors representing the Local Authority. Governors representing the community are co-opted by the elected and appointed Governors of the school.


The role of the Governors is to support the work of the school and ensure that it is properly managed.  We have many legal responsibilities and to make sure that we carry these out we have several working groups. Their jobs are to oversee a particular area and they meet whenever necessary. The Governing Body has to meet at least once a term but in fact we meet much more often than this. The Head teacher is an ex officio member of the governing body.


Publication of Register of Interests on Website


From 1st September 2015 governing bodies will be under a duty to publish on their website their register of interests.  The register should set out the relevant business interests of every governor and details of any other educational establishments they govern.


Publication of Governor’s Details – Imperial Avenue Infants as September 2022


Name of Governor

Category of Governor

Appointing body

Term of officeCommittees served on

Position of responsibility

Voting rights

Register of Interest

Miss Emma


Co-optedGoverning Body10.06.19 – 09.06.23Resources sub-committee Performance & Standards Sub-committeeChair of Governors & Chair of Resources & Performance and Standards SubcommitteeFullCo-opted Governor & Chair of Governors at Parks Primary School
Mrs Kerry Thorpe AuthorityLCC21.11.18 – 20.11.22   Full None
Miss Elizabeth SmithHeadteacherN/AOngoingResources Sub-committee


Performance & Standards Sub-committee

Miss Holly GeorgeStaffStaff Election18.11.21 – 17.11.25Performance & Standards Sub-committee Full 
Revd Jennifer RidgeCo-optedGoverning Body05.06.22 – 04.06.26  FullNone
Mrs Sylwia GoscinskaParentGoverning Body

22.03.21 - 


Mr Ashley WattsParentGoverning Body07.09.21 - 06.09.25  FullNone
Mr Joseph O'MahoneyParentGoverning Body07.09.21 - 06.09.25  FullNone
Mrs Anita MistryAssociateGoverning Body18.11.21 - 17.11.25  FullP2C Analysis Ltd



Financial Reporting Requirements

Please find attached a link to our schools financial benchmarking service website page


The Structure and responsibilities of the Sub-committees

Resource Management Sub-committee

• Finance

–Finance policy
–Awarding of contracts


• Personnel
–Staffing establishment
–Staff structure
-Management of change and staff issues
–Pay policy


• Premises
–Setting priorities
–Analysis of site officer’s reports & advice
–Cleaning & grounds maintenance
–Cost arrangements


• HS&E
–Health & Safety regulations
–Site safety inspection
–HS&E audit response


Performance & Standards Sub-committee
• School Improvement & Development
–School improvement plan
–OFSTED inspection review
–School self-review
–Compliance with the Equality Duty


• Curriculum. Teaching & Learning
–School effectiveness
–Curriculum implementation
–Welfare & wellbeing


• Special Attention Groups
–Children looked after
–New arrivals


• Behaviour & Safety
–Child protection
–Safeguarding arrangements
–Complaints procedure
–Admissions & the Home school agreement


How to contact the Governors
If you have any concerns, these can usually be dealt with quickly and sensitively by approaching your child’s teacher or the head teacher. If you feel that governors need to be aware of any issues, they can be contacted through the school. You can write a letter outlining your concerns, addressing it to the Chair of Governors. Alternatively, you can write to the Clerk of the Governing Body, c/o Imperial Avenue Infant School. If necessary, your concerns may be shared with the appropriate people or agencies and you will receive an acknowledgement and a reply.