Introducing Inkberrow First School Governing Body


We are an active Board of Governors who support Inkberrow First School in a variety of ways. Overall, we seek to be a ‘critical friend’, so as to ensure that our local community school is supported and challenged in its vital task of educating and preparing children for life in 21st century society. Each year we produce an Annual Report summarising the activities that have been undertaken, and our latest report (for the academic year 2016/17) is available here for your information.


On the 1st August 2017 Inkberrow First School became a Founder Member of the Avonreach Academy Trust (AAT), along with Cherry Orchard First School, Norton Juxta-Kempsey First School, and Pershore High School.  The IFS Governing Body remains unchanged following the formation of AAT, and is composed as follows: 


Parent Governors (x2):                                     Maggie Hazlewood and Lou Chance

Staff Governors (x2):                                        Heather Thomson (Headteacher) and Abbie Holliday

Co-Opted Governors (x10)                               Ann Derbyshire (Chair); Martin Allen (Vice-Chair)

                          Gilly Hulse-Smith; Rob Hughes; Richard Jordan; Jenny Rose;

                                                                         James Booton; Lisa Tagg;  Revd Bruce Rienstra; Vacancy


In addition to the above Governors, the Governing Body is also supported by 1 Associate Member 

If you would like to find out more about the role of a Governor, please take a look at our Governors' Handbook and Policies documents or contact the Clerk, via the school office, for more information. 

Further details regarding the Terms of Office of the IFS Governors and Associate Members, the roles and responsibilities undertaken by the IFS Governing Body, their attendance record and their Register of Interests is available here.


Approved Minutes of  Full Governing Body Meetings 2017/18


 IFS Full GB Meeting Date

 Link to Approved Minutes


Approved Minutes of the Extra-Ordinary IFS Full Governing Body Meeting held on 6th September 2017

28/09/2017 Approved Minutes of the IFS Full Governing Body Meeting held on 28th September 2017
15/11/2017 Approved Minutes of the IFS Full Governing Body Meeting held on 15th November 2017 
11/01/2018 Approved Minutes of the IFS Full Governing Body Meeting held on 11th January 2018

Governor Visits

In addition to attending meetings, Governors also regularly visit school to meet with staff and pupils, observe lessons and monitor the implementation of the School Development Plan.  Governor Visit Reports from some recent Governor Visits are provided below for your information.


Safeguarding Visit Report January 18 Governor Visit Report - Spelling (July 17) SDP Objective 1 Visit Report (Numicon) (July 17)
Safeguarding Visit Report March 17 SEND Visit Report March 17 Data Governor Visit Report (March 18)
Safeguarding Visit Report September 17 Governor Visit Report - Science (July 17) SDP Objective 1 Visit Report (Maths Pre-Intervention) (July 17)