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Governors

The role of the governing body is to set the ethos of the school, hold the head teacher to account and be accountable for the financial wellbeing of the school.

Governors are selected and appointed by the trustees, with parent governors being elected by parents of children at the school. Although they are there to represent parents’ views, they are not delegates and other parents cannot tell them how to vote or what they should say at governing body meetings.

The full governing body meets once per term, with smaller committee meetings taking place at designated times throughout the year.

The duties of the governing body include:

  • Setting the strategic direction, policies and objective
  • Approving the annual budget
  • Reviewing and monitoring progress against the Academy budget and objectives
  • Monitoring and evaluating academic progress of the pupils
  • Challenging and supporting the Head Teacher

If you would like to get in touch with our governors please email us on office@ijds.co.uk

Mrs Ayalah Hirst

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Governor

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust

Governor of IJDS since:

October 2012

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Finance

Admissions

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Chair of Governors

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

None

Mr Dani Schuchman

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Governor

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust

Governor of IJDS since:

October 2013

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Finance

IT

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Deputy Chair of Governors

Head of IT committee

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

None

Mrs Tamar Berman

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Governor

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust

Governor of IJDS since:

December 2015

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Safeguarding

Details of any positions of responsibility:

In charge of Safeguarding

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

None

Mr Sam Dony

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Governor

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust

Governor of IJDS since:

July 2011

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Premises

Security

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Head of Premises & Security

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

None

Mrs Nadine Glass

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parent Body Election

Governor of IJDS since:

December 2015

Term of office as governor end:

December 2020

Committees serve on:

None

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Communication

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

None

Mr Andrew Krausz

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parent Body Election

Governor of IJDS since:

December 2015

Term of office as governor end:

December 2020

Committees serve on:

Premises & Security

Details of any positions of responsibility:

None

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

None

Mrs Louise Lanzkron

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Governor

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust

Governor of IJDS since:

July 2011

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Admissions

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Head of Admissions

 

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

None

Mr Phillip Selby

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Governor

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust

Governor of IJDS since:

July 2011

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Finance

Fundraising

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Head of Fundraising

 

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

Sarah Selby (Spouse)

Mrs Sarah Selby

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Governor

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust

Governor of IJDS since:

July 2011

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Early Years

SEN

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Head of Early Years

Head of SEN

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

Phillip Selby (Spouse)

Mrs Mira Lauber

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Governor

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust

Governor of IJDS since:

2017

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

SEN

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:

None

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

None

Mr Michael Paluch

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Governor

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust

Governor of IJDS since:

2017

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Finance

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:

None

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

None

Mrs Dalia Leaf

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Governor

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust

Governor of IJDS since:

2017

 

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Fundraising

Admissions

Details of any positions of responsibility:

None

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

None

Mrs Mandy Berkman

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Acting Head Teacher

Appointed by:

Ex-Officio

Governor of IJDS since:

September 2017

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Acting Head Teacher

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

None

Mrs Marion Tapnack

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Staff Governor

Appointed by:

Trustees

Governor of IJDS since:

July 2011

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Finance

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Senior Business Manager

Senior Leadership Team

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments that you govern:

None

Relationships between you and other governors or members of staff:

None

Trustees

Mr Jonathan Grodzinski

Mrs Tania Marcus

Mr John Wosner

The IJDS Academy is owned by the IJDS Academy Trust. 

Clerk to the Governors

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