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Governors

The largest volunteer force in the country

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School governors are ordinary people from the local community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. Governors are not involved in the day-to-day management of the school.

Almost anyone can become a school governor and you can find out more information here. All new governors receive training and support from Ivy Learning Trust and their fellow governors. If you are interested in assisting the School in this way, please contact governance@ivylearningtrust.org.

Local Governing Body

Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Trust Appointed Chair of Governors (interim)

Matt Clifford

Matt Clifford

Headteacher

Bio coming soon.

Elliott Plumb

Elliott Plumb

Trust Appointed Governor

I have been a teacher for almost a decade. I have worked in inner and outer London schools throughout that time and been responsible for leading several subjects including Science, Phonics, Geography and Computing. I have been an Assistant Head at Churchfield Primary School since 2018 and have recently become a CPD Lead for Ivy Learning Trust. My breadth of experience informs my practice and my commitment to providing the best possible opportunities for all pupils, colleagues, families and communities I work with. I am delighted to be a governor at Brimsdown Primary School where I know all of the pupils will be cared for and where teaching and learning will prepare them for all of the challenges and pleasure that life brings.

Zainab Iqbal

Zainab Iqbal

Trust Appointed Governor

I was appointed Trust Governor of Brimsdown Primary School in March 2021.  I am currently a Management Consultant in the City, working with a range of clients in both the public and private sectors. Previously, I taught History at a Secondary School in Walthamstow, where I worked closely with teachers and pupils to develop an accessible and inclusive KS3/4 curriculum. I am passionate about improving education access and standards, primarily amongst traditionally marginalised communities.

Saziye Kemal

Saziye Kemal

Trust Appointed Governor

Saziye has worked at Walker Primary School as a class teacher since November 2017. In April 2018 she was appointed as PSHE lead and is now the lead for Computing. She has previously worked in primary schools in Edmonton and Palmers Green as class teacher and head of year. 

Madeleine Roberts

Madeleine Roberts

Trust Appointed Governor

Janice Tunney

Janice Tunney

Trust Appointed Governor

Marina Sophocleous

Marina Sophocleous

Elected Staff

Governors

NameTitleDate of AppointmentTerm of OfficeAppointed by:Declaration of InterestDate Interest Declared
Matt MillerChair of Governors (Interim)15/06/20221 YearIvy Learning TrustNational Leader of Governance

Governance trainer Enfield LA

Consultant Director of Governance - Enfield Learning Trust

Governor Training and Consultant - Ivy Learning Trust

Matt Miller Consultancy Ltd
15/06/2022
Matt CliffordHeadteacher01/09/2022Ex-officioEx-officioGovernor at St Georges Catholic School01/09/2022
Marina SophocleousStaff GovernorRe-appointed 3/12/2019, 03/12/20154 YearsElected StaffNoneNA
VacancyParent Governor4 YearsElected ParentNoneNA
VacancyParent Governor4 YearsElected ParentNoneNA
Elliott PlumbTrust Appointed Governor12/12/20194 YearsIvy Learning TrustHeadteacher, Watchlytes Primary School 17/01/2022
Madeleine RobertsTrust Appointed Governor01/06/20224 YearsIvy Learning TrustNANA
Saziye KemalTrust Appointed Governor01/06/20224 YearsIvy Learning TrustNANA
Zainab IqbalTrust Appointed Governor25/03/20214 YearsIvy Learning TrustNoneNA
Janice TunneyTrust Appointed Associate Governor01/07/20224 YearsIvy Learning TrustGovernor at Eastfield primary school.01/07/2022
All governors are voting members of the Local Governing Board. Panels and working groups are established as needed, but there are no ongoing committees.

Declarations of Interests for Ivy Learning Trust Members and Trustees

Attendance record

Click here for The Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts, Memorandum, Articles of Association, Funding Agreements and the names of Trustees and Members

Local Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months

Local Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months.

NameTitleDate of AppointmentDate Stepped DownAppointed by:
Paul VenusActing Headteacher06/07/202031/08/2022Ex-officio
Stuart PopeActing Headteacher21/02/202231/08/2022Ex-officio
Kirstie BarrettChair of Governors17/9/202015/06/2022Ivy Learning Trust
Michelle CarrParent Governor01/09/201918/03/2022Elected Parent
Camlee Voisin-BaptisteVice Chair01/03/201828/02/2022Ivy Learning Trust
Dani LangHeadteacher01/09/2017 20/02/2022Ex-officio
Mansoor AhmedParent Governor24/11/201723/11/2021Elected Parent

Governance documents which need to be available for public inspection can be requested by emailing the governance professional at governance@ivylearningtrust.org