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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:

Roger Cannon -  Chair of the IEB

Roger has been associated with John Jamieson School since 1975 when his son joined the school after he came to work at St James's Hospital in 1973.

He has been a co-opted governor for many years and is currently the Chair. Roger has been involved in many of the school developments including being awarded  the responsibility for  the Medical Needs Teaching Service and PD Service for Leeds

Roger retired as a Director from the NHS in 2010 having served in a number of roles including Finance Director and prior to retirement Development Director of the New Cancer Building, Bexley Wing.

He was a Trustee of the Leeds Teaching Hospital Foundation for 10 years including its Chair in 2014.

He is an active Rotarian and live in Roundhay


Kathryn Wilkinson – Vice Chair of the IEB

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


Jon Hosegood

Jon is currently chair of governors at Armley Primary School. 


Elaine Silson

Elaine is the current head teacher 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 the Chair of governors at Lawnswood School and governor at East SILC

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