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 2021
Name of Governor
Category of Governor
|Term of office||Committees served on|
Position of responsibility
Register of Interest
|Co-opted||Governing Body||10.06.19 – 09.06.23||Resources sub-committee Performance & Standards Sub-committee||Chair of Governors & Chair of Resources & Performance and Standards Subcommittee||Full||Co-opted Governor & Chair of Governors at Parks Primary School|
|Mrs Kerry Thorpe||Authority||LCC||21.11.18 – 20.11.22||Full||None|
|Miss Elizabeth Smith||Headteacher||N/A||Ongoing||Resources Sub-committee|
Performance & Standards Sub-committee
|Miss Holly George||Staff||Staff Election||18.11.21 – 17.11.25||Performance & Standards Sub-committee||Full|
|Mrs Kerry Cooper||Co-opted||Governing Body||27.09.21 – 26.09.25||Resources Sub-committee||Voting rights at sub-committee only||None|
|Revd Jennifer Ridge||Co-opted||Governing Body||05.06.22 – 04.06.26||Full||None|
|Mrs Sylwia Goscinska||Parent||Governing Body|
|Mr Ashley Watts||Parent||Governing Body||07.09.21 - 06.09.25||Full||None|
|Mr Joseph O'Mahoney||Parent||Governing Body||07.09.21 - 06.09.25||Full||None|
|Mrs Anita Mistry||Associate||Governing Body||18.11.21 - 17.11.25||Full||P2C 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
–Awarding of contracts
-Management of change and staff issues
–Analysis of site officer’s reports & advice
–Cleaning & grounds maintenance
–Health & Safety regulations
–Site safety inspection
–HS&E audit response
Performance & Standards Sub-committee
• School Improvement & Development
–School improvement plan
–OFSTED inspection review
–Compliance with the Equality Duty
• Curriculum. Teaching & Learning
–Welfare & wellbeing
• Special Attention Groups
–Children looked after
• Behaviour & Safety
–Admissions & the Home school agreement
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.