Pooles Park Primary School is currently under the governance of an Interim Executive Board (IEB)
Dear Parents, Grandparents and Carers
I am writing to you to introduce myself. I am John Hayes and I am the Chair of the Pooles Park Interim Executive Board.
An Interim Executive Board (IEB) is an appointed body of individuals who are responsible for overseeing and governing a primary school during a period of significant change or challenge. The IEB is designed to be a temporary measure, typically lasting for a period of 12 to 18 months, until a permanent governing body can be established.
The IEB for Pooles Park has been appointed by the local authority and its members have a range of skills and experience that are relevant to the challenges facing the school.
The members are
- John Hayes – Chair – Headteacher – Gospel Oak school and Executive Head – Netley Campus, Camden
- Debbie Stevenson – Head of Schools Finance, Islington Council
- Candy Holder – Head of Pupil Services, Islington Council
- Lisa McCrindle – Chair of Governors, Thornhill Primary School, Islington
- Nathalie Parker – Executive Head Teacher, Learning Quarter Partnership Federation
The IEB is responsible for carrying out the functions of the governing body, including setting the school’s strategic direction, monitoring progress against targets, and ensuring that the school is compliant with legal requirements and best practices.
The IEB has several key functions, including:
- Providing leadership and stability: The IEB is responsible for ensuring that the school continues to operate effectively during a period of change. This may involve providing leadership, setting clear priorities and objectives, and ensuring that all staff and stakeholders are aligned around a common vision.
- Conducting a review of the school’s performance: The IEB is responsible for ensuring that there is a thorough review of the school’s performance, including its academic results, financial management, and compliance with legal requirements. This will help to identify areas of strength and areas that need further development.
- Developing and implementing a school improvement plan: Based on the findings of the review, the IEB will work with the school’s staff and stakeholders to develop a school improvement plan that addresses the identified areas of weakness. The IEB may also provide support and guidance to the school’s leadership team to help them implement the plan effectively.
- Ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements: The IEB is responsible for ensuring that the school is compliant with all legal and regulatory requirements, including those related to safeguarding, health and safety, and financial management.
- Overseeing the recruitment of a permanent governing body: The IEB is responsible for overseeing the recruitment of a permanent governing body for the school. This may involve advertising for new governors, conducting interviews, and making recommendations to the local authority or the DfE.
Overall, the role of the IEB is to provide effective governance and leadership to a primary school during a period of change or challenge. By bringing together a team of experienced individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to address the school’s specific challenges, the IEB can help to ensure that the school continues to provide high-quality education to its students while it transitions to a more stable and sustainable governance structure.
Interim Executive Board Meetings:
3 rd May 2023, 4.30 – 6.00pm
7 June 2023, 4.30 – 5.30pm
21 June 2023, 4.30 – 5.30pm
19 July 2023, 4.30 – 5,30pm
20 September 2023, 4.30 – 5.30pm
18 October 2023, 4.30 – 5.30pm
22 November 2023, 4.30 – 5.30pm
13 December 2023, 4.30 – 5.30pm
Pooles Park IEB TOR
Declarations of Interest – IEB Pooles Park