The board of governors at Irchester Community Primary School take an active and supportive interest in all aspects of school life. The current governors are drawn from a wide cross section of the community.
The role of governors and governing bodies is to help the school provide the best possible education for their pupils by
- Setting the school’s values, vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources;
- Monitoring and evaluating performance, acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher to support and challenge them in managing the school;
- Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.
The current Board of Governors
|Irchester Community Primary School: Governor List September 2016|
|Type||Full Name||Start/End||Position||Committee Affiliation||Other Governor Positions Held||Attendance Record 2015/16||Attendance Record 2016/17|
|Clerk||Ms Angela Scheidegger||17 Oct 2012||Clerk||Clerk at FGB meetings only||Clerk of Governors at various schools||6/6 FGB meetings||2/2 FGB meetings|
|Head||Mrs Julia ALISON||01 Sep 2009||Headteacher||S&SI Committee Chairs' Group
|6/6 FGB; 3/3 Chairs' Group; 5/5 FaRM; 2/2 S&SI||2/2 FGB; 1/1 Chairs' Group; 1/1 FaRM; 1/1 S&SI|
|LA Governor||Mrs Julie
|April 2013 - March 2017||Chair Of Governors||FaRM Committee Chairs' Group HTPM and Pay Committee||Member of Staff at Wollaston Secondary School (Learning Support Assistant)||6/6 FGB; 3/3 Chairs' Group; 5/5 FaRM; 1/2 S&SI; 2/2 HTPM and Pay||2/2 FGB; 1/1 Chairs' Group; 1/1 FaRM; 1/1 S&SI; 1/1 HTPM and Pay|
|Elected Parent||Mrs. Vanessa TEAR||Oct 2016 - Sept 2020||S&SI Committee||Member of Staff at Preston Hedges Primary School (SENCo)||2/2 FGB; 1/1 S&SI|
|Elected Parent||Mr Ben LEESON||Oct 2016 - Sept 2020||FaRM Committee||2/2 FGB|
|Elected Parent||Mr. Jim HARRIS||July 2014 - June 2018||Chair of FaRM||FaRM Committee||6/6 FGB; 5/5 FaRM;||2/2 FGB; 1/1 FaRM; 1/1 S&SI|
|Elected Staff||Mr Ben WILSON||Sept 2015 - Aug 2019||S&SI Committee||6/6 FGB; 3/3 S&SI;||2/2 FGB; 1/1 S&SI;|
|Co-opted||Mrs Fleur GRANT||Oct 2014 - Sept 2016||Resigned as Governor September 2016||5/6 FGB; 2/3 S&SI;|
|Co-opted||Mrs Carol BUGBY||Oct 2014 - Sept 2017||S&SI Committee||Re Co-opted Oct 2016||4/6 FGB; 1/3 S&SI;||0/2 FGB; 0/1 S&SI;|
|Co-opted||Mrs. Jo THOM||Oct 2016 - Sept 2017||FaRM Committee||Part-time staff member at ICPS||6/6 FGB; 3/3 Chairs' Group; 5/5 FaRM;||2/2 FGB; 1/1 Chairs' Group; 0/1 FaRM;|
|Co-opted||Mrs Margaret CLEMENTS||Sept 2014-Aug 2016||Resigned as Governor August 2016||6/6 FGB; 3/3 Chairs' Group; 3/3 S&SI; 2/2 HTPM & Pay|
|Co-opted||Mrs. Brenda HUNT||Sept 2014-Sept 2017||Vice-Chair of Govs Chair of S&SI||S&SI Committee HTPM and Pay Committee||Chair of Governors at Alfred Street, Rushden; member of Hospital and Outreach service; Re Co-opted Oct 2016||3/6 FGB; 3/3 S&SI; 2/2 HTPM & Pay||2/2 FGB; 1/1 S&SI; 1/1 HTPM & Pay|
|Co-opted||Mrs Elaine BAZELEY||Sept 2014-Sept 2017||S&SI Committee||Part-time staff member at ICPS Re Co-opted Oct 2016||6/6 FGB; 5/5 FaRM;||2/2 FGB; 1/1 FaRM; 1/1 S&SI|
|Co-opted||Mr Vijay PAUL||Oct 2016 - Sept 2017||FaRM Committee||Newly Co-opted Governor following reconstitution October 2016||0/1 FGB|
|Co-opted||Mr Jon-Paul CARR||Oct 2016 - Sept 2017||S&SI Committee||Newly Co-opted Governor following reconstitution October 2016||1/1 FGB|
|Associate||Geoff Dean||June 2015 - May 2017||S&SI Committee||Resigned as Associate Governor July 2016||2/2 S&SI|
|Associate||Jane Carr||March 2015 - Feb 2017||S&SI Committee||No voting rights at Committee or FGB meetings||0/3 FGB 3/3 S&SI;||0/2 FGB; 0/1 S&SI|
|Associate||James Bailey||Oct 2014 - Sept 2016||FaRM Committee||No voting rights at Committee or FGB meetings||1/6 FGB; 4/5FaRM;||0/2 FGB; 1/1 FaRM|
Parents have the right to receive copies of any school policies or information held about their child. Should you wish to access any such information please contact the Head teacher in writing.
Questions, Queries, Concerns and Complaints
Should any problem arise, however small, we hope that you will discuss it with the Class Teacher or if unresolved, the Deputy Head teacher or Head teacher. Please telephone first if at all possible, to ensure that someone is free to see you. The majority of problems can be resolved at this level.
Should we be unable to resolve a problem or concern, then parents have the right to make a formal complaint. In the first instance, they should contact the Chair of Governors, at the school address. All complaints are dealt with following the Northamptonshire County Council complaints procedure.