As a community school, Ivydale has a governing body which has general responsibility for the conduct of the school. The governing body consists of community governors, a local authority nominated governor, parent governors and staff governors. The full governing body (FGB) meets four times a year. In addition, the governing body has a number of sub-committees, working groups and individual governors are also ‘linked’ to a specific aspect of school life. The main subcommittees are: CFC (Children, Families and Community) - overseeing all of the non-teaching and learning aspects of school life; Resources - overseeing the finances, staffing and resourcing and Standards - overseeing the teaching and learning.
We are a strategic body, we are not involved with the day to day running of the school but create the policies which are implemented by the staff. Our role is to support and to hold the school to account but we are not experts on education, we do receive training and we bring to bear our experience from varying walks of life and a wide range of jobs.
If you would like to contact the governors about a school related matter then please send a letter via the school office clearly addressed to the Chair of Governors.