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Our Interim Executive Board

The Role of the Interim Executive Board (IEB)


What do we do?
The IEB works together to provide an independent oversight of the management and operation of the North West SILC, with the aim of improving the quality of education provided and raising standards. The IEB does not run the school; this is the job of the Principal and other senior staff.

Key Roles of the IEB:
To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
• To hold the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
• To hold the Principal to account for the performance management of staff
• To oversee the financial performance of the school


We also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
Determining how the school's budget is spent
• The appointment and dismissal of staff
• Hearing appeals and grievances
• Forming policy on the school's curriculum
• Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
• Making sure school buildings are safe and welcoming
• Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies
• Ensuring Safeguarding procedures are effective.

In order to do this, our governors gain knowledge of how the school operates through training, by attending meetings, and by getting to know the school community.  

Members of the Interim Executive Board are:

Jon Hosegood - Chair of the IEB

Jon is also currently Chair of Governors at Armley Primary School.

Kathryn Wilkinson – Responsibility for Safeguarding

Kathryn has over 20 years’ experience as a governor and is a member of the Leeds Safeguarding Children Board (LCSB) Education Reference Group. Kathryn is currently a governor for the Bramham and Shawdell Federation of Schools and works for the Governor Support Service at Leeds City Council 

Elaine Silson

Elaine is the current Headteacher of Allerton High School. Elaine is also an accredited Local Leader of Education (LLE).

Joan Tattersall

Joan was the Lead Officer for the Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) strategy in Leeds until her retirement last year.

Amanda Jahdi

Amanda has previously held a key role in the Local Authority covering such areas as Human Resources, Governance, Finance and Project Management.  Amanda is currently the Chair of Governors at the East SILC and Vice Chair of Governors at Bramley Primary School.

Steve McGrail

Steve was a local government accountant.

Diane Reynard

Diane is Interim Executive Head Teacher for the North West SILC and Principal of the East SILC. A National Leader of Education (NLE) and member of the National Teaching Council

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