Improvement · Quality · Respect · Achievement


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.


  • Together with the Head teacher they are responsible for making sure our schools provide good quality education
  • They provide challenge and support to headteachers, drawing on their knowledge and experience
  • They make decisions together on matters such as performance, targets, school policies and school development plans
  • They monitor the impact of policies and oversee school budgets and staffing
  • They report on school achievements and respond to inspection recommendations
  • They hear appeals from pupils and staff and consider complaints
  • They ask searching questions and respect the position of headteachers as professional leaders of schools


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  and enter FAO – the person’s name and role in the subject line.

Ms Andrea Ives (Interim Principal) – Ex-officio

Mr Jonaid Khan – Chair of Governors

Mr Rizwan Aziz –  Vice Chair of Governors

Mr Ashan Ali – Parent Governor

Mr Peter Cusack – Staff Governor

Mrs Alison Lindup – Staff Governor

Code of Conduct for Iqra Academy

Register of Governor Interests 2021

Register of Governor Interests 2022

Feversham Education Trust


Subject AreaLink GovernorSchool Contact
SafeguardingMr J KhanMs Andrea Ives
FinanceMr J KhanMs Andrea Ives
Pupil PremiumMr P CusackMs Andrea Ives
Teaching and LearningMr N MohammedMrs N Gilpin &
Mrs J Shovlin
EstatesMr R Aziz &
Mrs A Lindup
Mr I Davies &
Mr P Cusack
HR Mr J KhanMrs J Spence
Personal Development, Behaviour & WellbeingMrs A LindupLearning 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;


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.

  • Business – strategy and leadership
  • Human resources
  • Procurement/contracting services
  • Data analysis
  • Health and safety
  • ICT knowledge
  • Premises maintenance
  • Project management

Please click here for the names of Feversham Education Trust trustees and members.