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Local Advisory Committee

Ivingswood Academy is an academy within Kings Education Trust. Each school in the Trust has a Local Advisory Committee (LAC) whose powers are defined by Kings Education Trust in a Scheme of Delegation. (to be updated)

The LAC at Ivingswood Academy is made up of:

2 elected parent governors

  • Elected by parents. Only people with children at Ivingswood Academy can put themselves forward for election

1 staff governor

  • Appointed by the Local Advisory Committee, following an election amongst staff

Up to 8 governors appointed by Kings Education Trust

  • Appointed by Kings Education Trust in conjunction with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors

The Headteacher

  • The Headteacher is automatically a permanent member of the Local Advisory Committee when they take up their post


Declarations of interest

Our Governors

Below you can see a list of our current Governors, their Governor type, roles within the Governing Body and their terms of office.

You can find out more about our Governors, by viewing their biographies - click here.


Governor Type and Role

Start Date

Expiry Date

Gillian Davies Trust Governor - Safeguarding, EYFS, SEND 1st September 2015 31st August 2023
Graham Pickering Trust Governor - Chair, Finance, English, Equality and Well-being, Pupil Premium,  7th February 2018 6th February 2026
Natalie Spencer Parent Governor - PE, Sports Premium 23 October 2020 22 October 2024
Julie-Ann Swaysland Headteacher 1st September 2018 n/a
Mike Bateman Vice Chair - Maths, Finance, Development  13 June 2022 31 July 2023
Charlotte Newnes Associate - Health and Safety, Parental Engagement  13 June 2022 31 July 2023
Emily Skidmore Associate Member - Attendance, GDPR 10 Oct 24 10 Oct 28
Claire Flynn Staff Governor 1/09/23 1/09/24
Vacant Parent Governor