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The Governing Body at Ifield Community College

All Governors including Angela Daniels, Chair of Governors can be reached by using the following contact details:

Ms C Brown
Clerk to the Governing Body
C/O Ifield Community College
Crawley Avenue
West Sussex RH11 0DB 

Email at  Alternatively letters can be posted to ICC where they be forwarded on to the Chair.

The Full Governing Body (FGB) consists of 12 Governors:

  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 5 Co-opted Governors - 1 vacancy 
  • 4 Parent Governors - 1 vacancy
  • 1 Local Authority Governor - 1 vacancy

There are 6 meetings throughout the academic year, with additional meetings as necessary. In addition, there is a Finance Committee which meets four times a year and a Pay Committee which meets once a year. 

We welcome Glenn Meads newly elected Parent Governor to the Governing Body for a term of 4 years. 

What is the role of the Governing Body

School governors are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education within a safe, stimulating and highly professional environment.

To ensure effective governance we focus on three core strategic functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • Provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the Headteacher, agreeing the school development plan which includes setting targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures
  • Monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the Headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school development plan

  • Reviews the school self-evaluation process and actively participates in the school development plan and any Ofsted reports. In addition, it holds the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available when required

  • For governors gain knowledge of how the school operates they need to receive training, by attending meetings, and by getting to know the school community, for example through visits to the school during the school day

  • Governors work together as a team, under the leadership of the Chair of the Governing body. All of our governors are required to adhere to a Code of practice.

Register of Governors' Business Interest

Register of Governor Interests 2018 - 2019

Name Nature of business/interest Details of other educational establishments they govern Any relationships between governors and school staff
Mrs Angela Daniels None None


Mrs Phillipa Mallett None None None
Mr Rob Corbett None None None
Mr Ritchard Burrows None None None
Mr Dave Birkenhead None None None
Mrs Debbie Williams None None None
Mrs Amanda Parsonage None None None
Ms Stacey Worsell None None None


Governor Personal Statements

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2019-20 Full Governing Body and Finance Committee Meeting Dates

Full Governors' Meetings





Thursdays 6pm

3rd October

5th December



13th February

7th May

2nd July





Finance Committee 


Thursdays 5pm




Finance Committee and Terms of Reference

In addition to the Full Governing Body meetings there is a Finance Committee which meets four times a year.

Finance Committee ( 3 governors are required for the meeting to be quorate).
Mr Rob Corbett
Mrs Angela Daniels
Mr Ritchard Burrows 
Mrs Phillipa Mallett

Finance Committee Terms of Reference 2018-19

Governor Vacancies

We have a vacancies for:

Parent Governor: To apply, please complete a nomination form along with a signed copy of the disqualification declaration form (as below).

Co-Opted Governor: to apply for this opportunity, please send your CV, together with a brief personal statement of what you can bring to the role and a completed a Disqualification Declaration Form to Caron Brown, Clerk to Governors, email

Local Authority Governor: to be nominated through Crawley Borough Council. If you are interested, please email Caron Brown on the email above.

Click to download Parent Governor Nomination Form

Click to download Disqualification Declaration Form

Please note candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) before successfully being appointed.