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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 Attendance Record 2017/18 Attendance Record 2018/19
  Clerk Ms Angela Scheidegger 17 Oct 2012 Clerk Clerk at FGB meetings only Clerk of Governors at various schools 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   6/6 FGB;  3/3 Chairs' Group;    4/4 FaRM; 3/3 S&SI  
 Julie Lea Governing Body LA Governor Mrs Julie
April 2013 - March 2017; Jan 2017 - March 2021 Chair Of Governors       took over Chair of S&SI Sept 2017 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 6/6 FGB;  3/3 Chairs' Group;   2/4 FaRM;   3/3 S&SI; 2/2 HTPM and Pay  
  Elected Parent Mrs. Vanessa TEAR Oct 2016 - Sept 2020   S&SI Committee Member of Staff at Preston Hedges Primary School (SENCo) 6/6 FGB;     2/3 S&SI  
  Elected Parent Mr Ben LEESON Oct 2016 - Sept 2020   Chair of FaRM Committee (2017/8)   Chairs' Group    Pay Committee   6/6 FGB;     4/4 FaRM;   2/3 Chairs' Group; 1/2 HTPM and Pay   
Elected Staff Mrs Viv HALL Sept 2017 - Aug 2021   S&SI Committee   6/6 FGB;    2/3 S&SI  
  Elected Parent Mr Jason BAKER May 2017 - April 2021   FaRM Committee   5/6 FGB;    3/4 FaRM  
  Co-opted Mrs. Jo THOM Oct 2016 - Sept 2018   FaRM Committee                       Part-time staff member at ICPS: Re Co-opted Oct 2017 5/6 FGB;  3/4 FaRM;      
  Co-opted Mr Vijay PAUL Oct 2016 - Sept 2018   FaRM Committee                       Newly Co-opted Governor following reconstitution October 2016; Re Co-opted Oct 2017 3/6 FGB;   1/4 FaRM  
 Jean Paul Carr Co-opted Mr Jon-Paul CARR Oct 2016 - Sept 2018   S&SI Committee Newly Co-opted Governor following reconstitution October 2016; Re Co-opted Oct 2017 3/6 FGB;     2/3 S&SI  
 Nichola Brown Co opted Governor 2 Co-opted Mrs Nichola BROWN Oct 2017 - Sept 2018   S&SI Committee New Co-opted Governor Oct 2017 6/6 FGB;   2/3 S&SI  
 jamesbailey Co-opted James Bailey April 2018 - Sept 2018   FaRM Committee New Co-opted Governor April 2018 2/2 FGB;   4/4 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.