Governors

If you would like to get in touch with our governors please email us on office@ijds.co.uk

The role of the governing body is to set the ethos of the school, hold the head teacher to account and be accountable for the financial wellbeing of the school.

Governors are selected and appointed by the trustees, with parent governors being elected by parents of children at the school. Although they are there to represent parents’ views, they are not delegates and other parents cannot tell them how to vote or what they should say at governing body meetings.

The full governing body meets once per term, with smaller committee meetings taking place at designated times throughout the year.

The duties of the governing body include:

  • Setting the strategic direction, policies and objective

  • Approving the annual budget

  • Reviewing and monitoring progress against the Academy budget and objectives

  • Monitoring and evaluating academic progress of the pupils

  • Challenging and supporting the Head Teacher

Governor Meeting Attendance 2020-2021
Memorandum and Articles of Association
Certificate of Incorporation
Funding Agreement
Scheme of Delegation

Mr Michael Paluch

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):    Chair of Governors

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust 

                                                                             Approved as Chair February 2019

                                                                             Re-approved as chair December 2021

Governor of IJDS since:                                    26.02.2017

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:                                        Finance

                                                                              Kodesh

                                                                              Education

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       Chair

Other business interests:                                   None

Other educational establishments governed:  None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Mrs Dalia Leaf

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):    Vice Chair

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust 

                                                                             Approved as Vice Chair February 2019

                                                                             Re-approved as Vice chair December 2021

Governor of IJDS since:                                    20.01.2017

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:                                        Fundraising

                                                                              Admissions

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       Vice Chair

Other business interests:                                   None

Other educational establishments governed:  None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Mrs Tamar Berman

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):    Safeguarding Governor

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust 

Governor of IJDS since:                                    09.12.2015

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:                                        Safeguarding

                                                                              Early Years

                                                                              Education committee

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       In charge of Safeguarding

Other business interests:                                   None

Other educational establishments governed:  None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Mrs Liora Deal

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):    Parent Governor

Appointed by:                                                     Parents 

Governor of IJDS since:                                    07.12.2021

Term of office as governor end:                       November 2024

 

Committees serve on:                                        -

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       Parent Governor

Other business interests:                                   None

Other educational establishments governed:  None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Mrs Tami Fuehrer

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):    Kodesh Governor

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust 

Governor of IJDS since:                                    30.09.2021

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:                                       None

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       None

Other business interests:                                   None

Other educational establishments governed:  None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Mrs Mira Lauber

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):    Governor

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust                 

Governor of IJDS since:                                    20.01.2017

Term of office as governor end:                       

 

Committees serve on:                                        SEN

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       SEND

Other business interests:                                   None

Other educational establishments governed:  None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Mr Spencer Lewis

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):    Governor

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust                 

Governor of IJDS since:                                    08.04.2019

Term of office as governor end:                       

 

Committees serve on:                                        Education

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       Head of Education 

Other business interests:                                  Trustee at Yavneh College

Other educational establishments governed: Yavneh College 

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Mr Anthony Pack

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):    Governor

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust                 

Governor of IJDS since:                                    29.07.2020

Term of office as governor end:                       

 

Committees serve on:                                        Security

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       None

Other business interests:                                   None

Other educational establishments governed:  None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Mrs Rachel Stafler

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):    Governor

 

Appointed by:                                                     Parent Body Election                 

Governor of IJDS since:                                    11.12.2018

Term of office as governor end:                       

 

Committees serve on:                                        Communications

                                                                              Kodesh

                                                                              Admissions 

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       None

Other business interests:                                  None

Other educational establishments governed:  None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Trustees

Mr Jonathan Grodzinski

    Appointed by: The Foundation Trust

    Trustee of IJDS since: August 2011

    Other business interests: None 

    Other educational establishments governed: None 

Mr John Wosner

    Appointed by: The Foundation Trust

    Trustee of IJDS since: August 2011

    Other business interests: None 

    Other educational establishments governed: None

Mr Malcolm Cohen

    Appointed by: The Foundation Trust

    Trustee of IJDS since: 24.01.2022

    Other business interests: None 

    Other educational establishments governed: None

Clerk to the Governors

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