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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

  Type Full Name Start/End Position Committee Affiliation Other Governor Positions Held and other information Attendance Record 2018/19 Attendance Record 2019/20
 Emma G   Clerk Mrs Emma Gadsby Sept 2019 Clerk Clerk at FGB meetings only     6/6 FGB meetings  
 Julia Alison Governing Body Head Mrs Julia ALISON 01 Sep 2009 Headteacher S&SI Committee       Chairs' Group                 Pay Committee            FaRM Committee   4/4 FGB;  3/3 Chairs' Group;    2/2 FaRM; 2/2 S&SI; 1/1 Pay Comm  6/6 FGB;  2/2 Chairs' Group;    2/2 FaRM; 2/2 S&SI; 2/2 Pay Comm
 Julie Lea LA Governor Mrs Julie
April 2013 - March 2017; Jan 2017 - March 2019; April 2019 - March 2023 Chair Of Governors        Chair of S&SI  S&SI Committee              Chairs' Group              HTPM and Pay Committee Member of Staff at Wollaston Secondary School (Learning Support Assistant);       re-appointed LA Governor Jan 2017; re-appointed as Co-opted Governor following academy conversion April 2019 4/4 FGB;  3/3 Chairs' Group; 2/2  S&SI; 1/1 HTPM and Pay 6/6 FGB;  2/2 Chairs' Group;      2/2 S&SI; 62/2 Pay Comm
 vanessatear Elected Parent Mrs Vanessa TEAR Oct 2016 - Sept 2020   S&SI Committee Member of Staff at Preston Hedges Primary School (SENCo) 4/4 FGB;     2/2 S&SI 5/6 FGB;     2/2 S&SI
 Ben Leeson Elected Parent Mr Ben LEESON Oct 2016 - Sept 2020 Chair of FaRM FaRM Committee       Chair's Group            HTPM and Pay Committee   4/4 FGB;   3/3 Chairs' group  2/2 FaRM; 1/1 HTPM and Pay 5/6 FGB;   2/2 Chairs' Group;   2/2 FaRM; 1/2 Pay Comm
 jasonbaker governor Elected Parent Mr Jason BAKER     S&SI Committee   4/5 FGB;  1/1 S&SI 6/6 FGB;    1/2 S&SI; 1/2 Pay Comm
 Jo Thom Family Link Worker Co-opted Mrs Jo THOM Oct 2016 - Sept 2019; Sept 2019 - August 2023 Vice-Chair of FaRM FaRM Committee                       Part-time staff member at ICPS: Re Co-opted Oct 2018; elected staff governor Sept 2019 4/4 FGB;  2/2 FaRM;           6/6 FGB;  2/2 FaRM;      
 Jean Paul Carr Co-opted Mr Jon-Paul CARR Oct 2016 - Sept 2019; April 2019 - March 2023   FaRM Committee Re Co-opted Oct 2018; Re Co-opted April 2019 following academy conversion 3/4 FGB;     0/2 S&SI 4/6 FGB;     0/2 FaRM
   Co-Opted  Mr Vijay Paul  Cot 2019 - March 2019; April 2019 - March 2023  Vice-Chair of Governors  FaRM Committee  Re Co-opted Oct 2018; Re-Co-opted April 2019 following academy conversion  1/4 FGB; 2/2 FaRM  3/6 FGB; 1/2 FaRM
 jamesbailey Co-opted Mr James BAILEY April 2018 - Sept 2019; April 2019 - March 2023   FaRM Committee Co-opted April 2018 (previously FaRM Associate); Re co-opted October 2018; Re-Co-opted April 2019 following academy conversion 3/4 FGB;   2/2 FaRM 6/6 FGB;  2/2 FaRM
 Nadine Co-opted Mrs Nadine SEARLE Oct 2018 - Sept 2019; April 2019 - March 2023 Chair of S&SI S&SI Committee Co-opted October 2018; Re Co-opted April 2019 following academy conversion  4/4 FGB; 1/1 S&SI 3/6 FGB;     2/2 S&SI
  Co-opted Ms Kelly Phillips-White Nov 2019 - Oct 2023   S&SI Committee Co-opted November 2019   3/4 FGB; 0/1 S&SI

Parents have the right to receive copies of any school policies or information held about their child. Should you wish to 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.

Upcoming School Events

1 Dec
Christmas Jumper Day
Date Tue, 01 Dec 2020