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 October 2020


Name of Governor

Category of Governor

Appointing body

Term of office Committees served on

Position of responsibility

Voting rights

Register of Interest

Miss Harrop 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
Miss Migowska  Parent  Parent 15.10.18 – 14.10.22      Full None
Mrs Thorpe  Authority LCC 21.11.18 – 20.11.22      Full  None
Miss Smith Headteacher N/A Ongoing Resources Sub-committee


Performance & Standards Sub-committee

  Full None
Mr Shakesby Parent Parent 27.03.19 – 26.03.23     Full  None
Mrs Tonkin Parent Parental Election 21.11.17 – 17.11.21 Resources Sub-committee   Full None
Mrs Mistry Staff Staff Election 18.11.17 – 17.11.21 Performance & Standards Sub-committee   Full P2C Analysis Ltd
Mrs Cooper Associate Governing Body 13.10.18 – 12.10.22 Resources Sub-committee   Voting rights at sub-committee only None
Revd Ridge Co-opted Governing Body 05.06.18 – 04.06.22     Full None
Vacancy  Co-opted Governing Body        Full  
Vacancy Associate Governing Body          


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.