Arts & Media School Islington is a Foundation Trust School. On the board of trustees are, Steve Moffitt (Chair), Jill Barton, Susan Service, Lyndsey Pugh, Carol Fletcher and Stephen Berryman. 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 Islington is run to promote pupil achievement and deliver 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
|CATEGORY||NAME||END OF TERM OF OFFICE||POSITION HELD ON THE GB||APPOINTED BY||GOVERNANCE ROLES IN OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS||BUSINESS INTERESTS DECLARED|
|LOCAL AUTHORITY||Kayte Lawton
|12/11/25||Chair of GB||Nominated by LA and appointed by GB||Member of Sam Morris Nursery management committee||Employee of Save the Children UK, which runs programming and fundraising activities in UK schools|
|HEAD||Susan Service||Ex-officio||Resources Committee||Ex-Officio: by virtue of holding the office of head teacher||None||None|
|STAFF||Leighon Willis||08/03/26||Elected by school staff||None|
|PARENT||Priya Nicholas||31/01/25||Teaching and Learning Committee, Safeguarding Link Governor||Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates||None|
|PARENT||Tom Beck||31/01/25||Safeguarding Link Governor||Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates||None|
|08/03/26||Appointed by GB/board||None|
|David Coronado||08/03/26||Careers Link Governor||Appointed by GB/board||None|
|Emily Moore||08/03/26||Appointed by GB/board||None|
|Nazir Ahmed||30/11/25||Appointed by GB/board||None|
Awaiting confirmation from remaining governors
In 2012 the school opened an £18m refurbishment with a brand new 250 seat Theatre. The Trustees are keen to see the facility used as a resource for the local community. Susan Service Headteacher said: “We develop the young people of tomorrow with a quality education at the heart of that experience. We are interested in hearing the views of people from within and outside of our community and believe the Education Lecture will create an important platform for dialogue”.
The Education Lecture started in 2014 with former Secretary for Education, Baroness Estelle Morris, presenting the first inspiring lecture.
This was followed in 2015 with a wonderfully entertaining lecture from the Turner Prize-winning artist, Grayson Perry CBE RA and again in 2016 with a fascinating lecture from the former Schools Commissioner for London, Sir Tim Brighouse. In 2017, we hosted a wonderful interview with choreographer and director Sir Matthew Bourne and in 2018 we welcomed the director of the Museum of London, Sharon Ament. In 2019 we hosted an interview with inspirational Global Teacher awardee, Andria Zafirakou.