Governance

Arts & Media School Islington is a Foundation Trust School. On the board of trustees are, Steve Moffitt (Interim Chair), Jill Barton, Susan Service, John Prince, Mary Kalemkerian, Adam Nell, Lyndsey Pugh, David Hagarty, Carol Fletcher and Stephen Davis. The Trustees are keen to see facilities, such as the theatre, used as a resource for the local community and host an Education Lecture each year.

The governing body is responsible for ensuring that Arts & Media School is run to promote pupil achievement and delivers a quality educational experience.

Its duties include:

  • Setting strategic direction, policies and objectives.
  • Approving the school budget.
  • Reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives.
  • Appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher.

The governing body is made up of:

  • Parent Governors (elected by parents).
  • Staff Representatives (elected by school staff).
  • Local Authority Governors (appointed by the local authority).
  • Community Governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body).
  • Governing bodies make their decisions based on the advice of committees that deal with specific issues, such as the school’s curriculum, premises or finances.

You can contact the governing body via the school office.


Record of Interests

CATEGORYNAMETERM OF OFFICEPOSITION HELD ON THE GBAPPOINTED BYGOVERNANCE ROLES IN OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONSBUSINESS INTEREST DECLARATION HELD & DATE COMPLETEDBUSINESS INTERESTS DECLARED
LAKayte Freda Lawton
Chair
13/11/21-12/11/25Chair of GBNominated by LA and appointed by GBMember of Sam Morris Nursery management committee30/11/20Employee of Save the Children UK, which runs programming and fundraising activities in UK schools
HEADSusan ServiceEx-officioResources CommitteeEx-Officio: by virtue of holding the office of head teacherNone24/09/20None
STAFFLeighon Willis08/03/22-08/03/26Elected by school staff
PARENTPriya Nicholas01/02/21-1/02/25Teaching and Learning CommitteeParent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates
PARENTTom Beck01/02/21-01/02/26Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates
FOUNDATIONCarol Fletcher10/12/18-10/12/22Teaching and Learning CommitteeAppointed by GB/boardNone24/09/20None
CO-OPTEDCindy Owens09/12/19-08/12/22Teaching and Learning Committee, Resources Committee & Pastoral CommitteeAppointed by GB/boardNone24/09/20None
David Coronado09/03/22-08/03/26Appointed by GB/board
Emily Moore09/03/22-08/03/26Appointed by GB/board
James O'Connor09/03/22-08/03/26Appointed by GB/board
FOUNDATIONJulie Whittaker10/12/18-10/12-22Chair of Pastoral CommitteeAppointed by GB/boardNone28/09/20None
Nazir Ahmed01/12/21-30/11/25Appointed by GB/board
Thomas Charlton09/03/22-08/03/26Appointed by GB/board

Awaiting confirmation from remaining governors