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 2016-2018
Memorandum and Articles of Association
Certificate of Incorporation
Funding Agreement

Mr Michael Paluch

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

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust 

                                                                             Approved as Chair February 2019

                                                                             Re-approved as chair December 2019

Governor of IJDS since:                                    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):    Safeguarding Governor

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust 

                                                                             Approved as Vice Chair February 2019

                                                                             Re-approved as Vice chair December 2019

Governor of IJDS since:                                    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:                                    December 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

Mr Ruvi Bloom

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

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust                 

Governor of IJDS since:                                    January 2018

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:                                        Premises

                                                                              Finance

 

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

Mr Sam Dony

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

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust                 

Governor of IJDS since:                                    July 2011

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:                                        Premises

                                                                              Security

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       Head of operations

Other business interests:                                   None

Other educational establishments governed: None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Mrs Ginat Friedman

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

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust                 

Governor of IJDS since:                                    March 2019

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:                                        Kodesh

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       Head of Kodesh

Other business interests:                                   None

Other educational establishments governed: None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Mrs Ayalah Hirst

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

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust                 

Governor of IJDS since:                                    October 2012

Term of office as governor end:

 

Committees serve on:                                        Finance

                                                                              Education

                                                                              Staffing

 

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 Louise Lanzkron

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

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust                 

Governor of IJDS since:                                    July 2011

Term of office as governor end:                       

 

Committees serve on:                                        Admissions

                                                                              Education

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       Head of Admissions

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:                                    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:                                    2019

Term of office as governor end:                       

 

Committees serve on:                                        Education

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       Head of Education

Other business interests:                                   None

Other educational establishments governed: Yavneh College

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Mrs Sara Selby

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

 

Appointed by:                                                     Members of the Trust                 

Governor of IJDS since:                                    2015

Term of office as governor end:                       

 

Committees serve on:                                        Education and Early Years

                                                                              

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       None 

Other business interests:                                  Noen 

Other educational establishments governed: Noen

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:                                    January 2019

Term of office as governor end:                       

 

Committees serve on:                                        Communications

                                                                              Kodesh

 

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 Jodi Schajer

Category of governor (trustee, parent, etc):    Ex Officio

 

Appointed by:                                                                      

Governor of IJDS since:                                    June 2018

Term of office as governor end:                       

 

Committees serve on:                                        Headteacher

                                                                              Senior Leadership Team

 

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 Marion Tapnack

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

 

Appointed by:                                                      Members of the Trust                   

Governor of IJDS since:                                     July 2011

Term of office as governor end:                       

 

Committees serve on:                                        Finance

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:       Senior Business Manager

                                                                             Senior Leadership Team

Other business interests:                                   None

Other educational establishments governed:  None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Mrs Leoni Sher

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

 

Appointed by:                                                      Members of the Trust                  

Governor of IJDS since:                                     2018

Term of office as governor end:                       

 

Committees serve on:                                        

 

Details of any positions of responsibility:        Education

Other business interests:                                   None

Other educational establishments governed:  None

Relationships with other governors or members of staff: None

Trustees

Mr Jonathan Grodzinski

Mr John Wosner

Lady Deborah Kestenbaum

Clerk to the Governors

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