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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

Mr Michael Paluch

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Chair of Governors

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust 

Approved as Chair February 2019

Governor of IJDS since: 

2017

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Finance

Kodesh

Education

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Chair

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments goverened: 

None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: 

None

Mrs Dalia Leaf

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Vice Chair of Governors

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust 

Approved as Vice Chair February 2019

 

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 goverened: 

None

Relationships with 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

Early Years

Details of any positions of responsibility:

In charge of Safeguarding

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments goverened: 

None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: 

None

Mr Ruvi Bloom

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Governor

Appointed by:

Trustee

Governor of IJDS since: 

January 2018

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Premises

Finance

Details of any positions of responsibility:

None

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments goverened: 

None

Relationships with 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 operations

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments goverened: 

None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: 

None

Mrs Ginat Friedman

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Governor

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust 

 

Governor of IJDS since: 

March 2019

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Kodesh

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Head of Kodesh

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments goverened: 

None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: 

None

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

Education

Staffing

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Director

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments goverened: 

None

Relationships with 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 goverened: 

None

Relationships with 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

Education

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Head of Admissions 

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments goverened: 

None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: 

None

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 goverened: 

None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: 

None

Mr Spencer Lewis

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Governor

Appointed by:

Members of the Trust 

 

Governor of IJDS since: 

2019

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Education

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Head of Education

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments goverened: 

Yavneh College

Relationships with 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 goverened: 

None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: 

Sara Selby (Spouse)

Mrs Sara Selby

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

 

Appointed by:

 

Governor of IJDS since: 

 

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:

 

Other business interests:

 

Other educational establishments goverened: 

 

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: 

 

Mrs Rachel Stafler

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Parent Governor

Appointed by:

Parent Body Election 

Governor of IJDS since: 

January 2019

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:

Parent Body

Kodesh

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:

None

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments goverened: 

None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: 

None

Mrs Jodi Schajer

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):

Headteacher

Appointed by:

 

Governor of IJDS since: 

June 2018

Term of office as governor end:

 

 

Committees serve on:

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:

Headteacher

Senior Leadership Team

Other business interests:

None

Other educational establishments goverened: 

None

Relationships with 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 goverened: 

None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: 

None

Trustees

Mr Jonathan Grodzinski

Mr John Wosner

Lady Deborah Kestenbaum

Clerk to the Governors

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