What category of Governor are you?
I am a Parent Governor
Do you have any specific roles on the Governing Body?
Which committees are you a member of?
I am a member of the Business Management Committee
Why did you apply to be a Governor at Ivanhoe College?
Shortly after my children started at the college in 2017 a Parent Governor vacancy became available. I thought, with my skills and experience, I could support and add value to governance at the college.
What experiences have you had in your life that you bring to your work on the Governing Body?
I have several years experience of school governance at a feeder Primary school and as a founding trustee of a multi-academy trust.
I have over 20 yearsâ€™ private sector business experience. This includes leadership & management roles in large corporates, a founding role in a start-up business with exceptional growth, and some local business experience.
More recently, I have worked as a Business Manager in a large Nottinghamshire Primary based multi-academy trust, and now work as a Finance and Operations Director of a Leicestershire based multi-academy trust.
Miss Motivators Make a Change
A huge thank you and to our nine â€–Miss Motivatorsâ€™ who decided that they wanted to redecorate the girls changing rooms as a surprise for the rest of the girls at Ivanhoe. They worked tirelessly until 9pm on Friday 7th February with only a short break for pizza. The result is a refreshed lo...
Reading Rampage is a challenge specifically for secondary school pupils in participating Leicester and Leicestershire schools, is co-ordinated by Whatever it Takes (WiT), Leicester Neighbourhood Services: Libraries, Creative Learning Services and School Development Support Agency (SDSA). Readi...
Rotary - Youth Speaks Competition
On Saturday 8th February, 3 Year 7 students, Harry Booton, Alfie Smith and Jenny Wilkinson, took part in the Rotary Youth Speaks competition semi finals. The event was held at Beauchamp college in Oadby and they were representing the Ashby Hastings Rotary club as well as the school. They had qualifi...
Student Council News
On Wednesday 5th February the Student Council met for the second time this school year. Working in house group...
Year 9 Engineering Trip
On Wednesday, 29th January, eight Year 9 students visited the Engineering Department of Nottingham University ...
Announcement from Mrs Blewitt
Dear parents and carers I am writing to let you know that I will be retiring from my post at Ivanhoe College, and also my role at Ibstock Community College, at the end of the summer term this year. I am giving governors sufficient notice so that we can ensure a smooth transition to new leadership...
Safer Internet Day
This yearâ€™s Safer Internet Day will focus on exploring our identities online. In house assemblies, students ...
SMART Watches not allowed at Ivanhoe
We politely remind parents and students that we do not allow SMART watches in school, with the exception of activity only trackers (such as fitbits which do not receive messages or notifications. ) Whilst we appreciate that technology advances are often embraced by young people there are a number o...
Keeping your child safe online.
As we approach the festive period, a number of our students may be receiving a new gadget as a gift, from games consoles to smartphones and tablets, most of which will be internet ready. You will already be aware the internet hosts many exciting opportunities for young people, from self-expression t...
On Friday 6th December the English Department ran a Spelling Bee interhouse, with 22 students choosing to take...
Student News - Hair Donation
Well done to Year 9 student Aimee McCauley who donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust. Little Princess Trust is a special charity which provides free real hair wigs to children and young people with hair loss, and fundraises for vital research into childhood cancers. They rely on donations ...
MYED - We need your help
Nut Aware School
Ivanhoe College is a food allergy aware school. This letter is to inform you that there are a considerable number of students at our school who have severe food allergies. The most common of these allergens are peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish and shellfish, soy and wheat. The most serious risk in our...
Sponsored Walk Success
A huge well done to Year 9 student Jake Homer, who has recently taken part in a 10km remembrance walk in memory of his Great Grandma, and raised and impressive ÂŁ500 for an Alzheimers Charity. Brilliant work Jake. ...
Holy Trinity Christmas Tree Festival
It was our pleasure to again offer our support in helping set up the Holy Trinity Christmas Tree Festival, an ...
Children in Need
NEC Skills Show
Year 9 were absolute superstars on our trip to the NEC on our first Enrichment Day of the year. This year students were able to land a plane in the flight simulator and try out VR headsets, which they enjoyed. Our students saw a range of careers and skills in action, with demonstrations including ...
Balancing Screen Time for KS3 Students
Visit internetmatters.org/screentime for more advice. ...
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