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Governance structure

Ibstock Community College is part of the LiFE Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The Trust is a Charitable Company, with a single group of Members and a single board of Trustees. The Local Governing Bodies (LGBs) are Committees of the LiFE Trust Board. They are authorised to act within their delegated powers granted to them by the Trust Board within the wider Trust Scheme of Delegation, which is reviewed and approved annually by the Trust Board, as required by ESFA.

LGBs are responsible for holding the Headteacher and Senior Leadership of the School to account and for providing assurance to the Trust Board. They also support the Head and Executive Team of their School to undertake their local Leadership role as well as acting as a group to reflect the needs and views of the local community in which their School operates. It is important that LGBs understand and agree with the values and mission of LiFE Multi Academy Trust.

Local Governing Bodies shall comprise 2 elected Parent Governors, a maximum of 6 Community Governors subject to a minimum of 4. (Community Governors are people appointed by the LGB. Community Governors may include parents of children at the school and ideally should be identified from those organisations with whom the School has partnerships or close relationships), the Head Teacher (ex –officio) and 2 Staff Members (one member of teaching Staff and one member of support Staff).

Scheme of Delegation

For further informtation please visit:


Lee DONAGHY - (chair - appointed 05.10.2022)

Mick MASON - (vice chair - appointed 05.10.2022)

These two members can appoint up to eleven governors to the governing body. The governing body is then able to appoint a further three community governors allowing them to ensure a balance and breadth of skills.

The following trustees were in office on the date the financial statements were approved as well as others who served during the 2022-23 academic year or have been appointed in the 2023 -24 academic year. Their term of appointment end date is shown in brackets (the term of appointment, except for the  Headteacher, is four years).

Lee DONAGHY (30 Sept 24) - Sophie WILLIAMS (Ex-officio) - Clare SPENCE (30 Sept 24) - Alex WHITEHOUSE (06 Oct 24) - Lianne LESTER (29 September 25) - Mick MASON (29 September 25) - Simon INGRAM (1 December 25) Sam MOORE - Staff (July 2025)

Resignation during 2023-24

Rebecca MOORE (Resignation 25.09.23)

Resignation during 2022- 23

Sarah FITZPATRICK (Resignation 16.03.2023) Katherine MEADOWS (Resignation 31.08.23)

Gemma MORRIS (Resignation August 2023)

Resignation during 2021 - 2022

John KAILOFER (18 May 22) - John CAPEL (31 July 22)

Resignation during 2020- 21

Darren MARTIN (Resigned 01.09.2020) Mike GRIFFITHS (Resigned 11.12.2020) Maria HAYLES (Resigned 12.01.2021) - Saff Trustee - Gary GREY (Resignation 30.06.2021) - Edward HINES (Resignation 30.06.2021) - Loraine LYNCH-KELLY (Resignation 30.08.2021) - Anne-Marie BLEWITT (Resignation 31.08.2021) 

New appointments 2022- 23

Rebecca MOORE

Samuel MOORE (Young Carer Link Governor Nov-'23)

Meetings attended for members who have served at any point during the last academic year (2022 - 23)

Clerk to Governors - Nicola GREEN - Appointed August 2023

Business interests

The academy trust's register of interests must capture relevant business and pecuniary interests of members, trustees, local governors of academies within a multi-academy trust and senior employees:

Governors Declaration of Interests 2021 - 22

Non-confidential documents

Non-confidential minutes, agendas or associated documentation is avaiable on request. Please contact Clerk to Governors