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 Body

10.06.19 – 09.06.23


15.06.23 - 14.06.27

Resources sub-committee


Performance & Standards Sub-committee

Chair of Governors


Chair of Resources & Performance and Standards Sub-committee

FullGovernor & Chair of Governors at Parks Primary School
Mrs Kerry Thorpe AuthorityAuthority17.11.22 - 16.11.26Performance & Standards Sub-committee  Full 
Miss Elizabeth SmithHeadteacherN/A24.04.17 onwardsResources Sub-committee


Performance & Standards Sub-committee

 FullCo-opted Governor at Badgerbrook Primary School
Mrs Carol CownleyStaffStaff Election

18.09.23 - 17.09.27

Revd Jennifer RidgeCo-optedGoverning Body05.06.22 – 04.06.26Resources Sub-committeeVice Chair of GovernorsFullCurate at Holy Apostles Church
Mrs Sylwia GoscinskaParentParent election

22.03.21 - 


  FullParent Governor at Folville Junior School
Mr Ashley WattsParentParent election07.09.21 - 06.09.25 


FullParent Governor at Folville Junior School 
Mr Barun BhandariParentParent election04.10.23 - 03.10.27 


Mrs Alison DyeCo-optedGoverning Body16.11.23 - 15.11.2  FullSENDCO at Red Hill Field Primary School



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.