Schools are run by a governing body working with the head teacher and senior management team to ensure pupils receive a high standard of education.
The Governing Body should, in co-operation with the Head teacher, determine the schools general policy and provision for children with SEND. It should establish the appropriate staffing and funding arrangements and maintain a general oversight of the schools work. The Governing Body must report to the parents annually on the schools policy on SEND. It is the role of the appointed SEND Governor to ensure that these responsibilities are being met by the Governing Body
All the listed Governors can be contacted through the Academy via firstname.lastname@example.org and enter FAO – the person’s name and role in the subject line.
Mrs Anwar-Bleem (Principal) – Ex-officio
Mr Mohammed Younis Hussain – Chair of Governors
Mr Rizwan Aziz – Vice Chair of Governors
Mr Nasar Mohammed – Parent Governor
Mr Peter Cusack – Staff Governor
Mrs Alison Lindup – Staff Governor
|Subject Area||Link Governor||School Contact|
|Safeguarding||Mr Y Hussain||Mrs S Anwar-Bleem|
|Finance||Mr Y Hussain||Mrs S Anwar-Bleem|
|Pupil Premium||Mr P Cusack||Mrs S Anwar-Bleem|
|Teaching and Learning||Mr N Mohammed||Mrs N Gilpin &
Mrs J Shovlin
|Estates||Mr R Aziz &
Mrs A Lindup
|Mr I Davies &
Mr P Cusack
|HR||Mr Y Hussain||Mrs. Spence|
|Personal Development, Behaviour & Wellbeing||Mrs A Lindup||Learning Leaders|
The Local Governing Body (LGB) will:
• Contribute to the strategic development of the Trust.
• Serve as the key link between the school(s), parents/carers and the local community.
• Champion the work of the school(s) within the local community.
• Advise the Principal(s) and Senior Leadership Team(s) as they plan the development of the school(s) and represent the views of the school(s) and local community within decision making.
• Assist in the delivery of Trust policies and procedures.
• Work with the Trust Central Team to provide challenging but positive and proactive support on education and operations to the Principal(s).
• Work in collaboration with (and take direction from as necessary) the Trust Central Team on issues relating to strategic development, education and business operation.
• Maintain a Register of Business Interests and ensure probity in all its dealings.
• Approve school-level policies
• Discharge duties with regard to Safeguarding in line with Trust policy.
• Discharge duties with regard to SEN and inclusion in line with Trust policy.
• Establish Lead Governors in the areas required by the Trust. Establish, for a time-limited period, a Task and Finish Group to allow more detailed consideration of specific issues which are within the LGB’s Terms of Reference.
They do the above through termly meetings where reports on the following are considered:- Principal’s Overview, Admissions, Audits and Inspections, Educational Visits, Estates, Finance, Safeguarding, Staffing.
An annual skills audit is carried out for Governors to ensure that training can be arranged to enable them to perform their duties to the best of their ability.
Here are statements from some of our school governors;
Mohammed Younis Hussain: ‘I joined the governing body at Iqra Academy as a parent governor in September 2015 I had previous experience as a governor and through this experience I became the Chair of Governor’s in September 2019. I have been employed by a local distribution company for the last 20 years, which brings a dedicated professional skills mix of the governing body. I enjoy working with teachers and parents for the betterment of pupils education and achievement’.
Rizwan Aziz: ‘My child attends Iqra Academy. I am an IT professional and have been a governor for a number of years’.
Alison Lindup: I have been a teacher at Iqra Academy for a number of years and have experience teaching across all year groups. I became the SENDCo (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator) 2 years ago and work closely with a strong staff team other professionals, to ensure that our pupils receive the required support to make progress both academically and socially. I joined Iqra Academy’s governing body in January 2019 as a Teacher Governor.
Peter Cusack: I joined the Iqra family in December 2015 as an Assistant Site Manager. My previous work experience gained consisted of 35 years in engineering, office and management roles.
I have a varied engineering skills background, starting my career an electrician and then working in the telecommunications industry for 31 years. My engineering skills for 18 years involved innovation daily due to the introduction of new technologies. This included the move away from a standard telephone line to a wide variety of digital services.
I progressed from engineer to Charge Hand, Senior Technician, Technical Officer, Technical Officer in Charge. Eventually finishing my career as a Diagnostics Centre of Excellence Team Manager.
I supervised a team of 21 highly skilled technical officers, both office based and remote workers including home workers. This involved health and safety checks, performance management and sick absence reviews.
I have experience in performance management where I held a lead role for 18 months this included introducing new performance management procedures negotiating with the unions the benefits involved. I was also the health and safety representative, reporting to the board on a monthly basis. This covered absence trends and health initiatives to assist the workforce.
I also worked with the HR department introducing a new annual leave procedure for office-based workers and performed data and trend analysis on a variety of different projects.
Some of my key skills are listed below and will be a benefit to the Iqra Academy Governing Body.
Please click here for the names of Feversham Education Trust trustees and members.