St Ives' Senior Leadership Team
Mrs Kay Goldsworthy BA (QTS) - Head
Miss Nicola Smith BA (Hons) PGCE - Deputy Head
Mrs Tanya Grant - Business Manager
St Ives School is a member of United Learning. United Learning consists of 13 independent schools, which teaches over 8000 children nationwide and forms one of the largest providers of independent education in the country. United Learning consists of two charities which are responsible for the operation of the Group’s schools. United Church Schools Trust (UCST) governs the Independent Schools, and United Learning Trust (ULT) governs the Group's Academies.
All the Trustees of ULT and UCST sit together as a Group Board, to which the Trustees of both entities have delegated their powers and functions. The Chair of the Group Board is Mr Richard Greenhalgh. The Group Board delegates management of the Group to the Chief Executive and the management team, who therefore carry out important governance and leadership roles in relation to the individual schools in the Group. ULT and UCST have delegated decision-making powers to the Group Board, but continue to exist as separate charities and to meet as appropriate.Mrs Angela Crowe chairs UCST and Mr Nigel Robson chairs ULT.
The governance of St Ives is therefore undertaken through the United Learning structure. The formal governing body of St Ives School is the Board of United Church Schools Trust. This Board carries statutory responsibility for the educational and care provision at St Ives, and oversees its budget and financial management.
Mrs Angela Crowe JP is the Chair of United Church Schools Trust
The Chief Executive and Chair of the United Church Schools Trust can be contacted via the United Learning Head office at :
Tel: 01832 864 444
The Local Governing Body (LGB)
To provide a strong local sense of management and strategy, St Ives School has a Local Governing Body (LGB) with its own Chair and Governors drawn from across the local community.
The Local Governing Body (LGB) Members
Mr Graham Harvey-Browne
Chair of the LGB. Graham has recently retired, he was previously Director of Estates at United Learning. Graham lives in Guildford, his granddaughter is currently a pupil at St Ives.
Mr Alan Peddle
Finance Governor and Deputy Chairman of the LGB. Alan is a retired accountant and lives locally in Haslemere. All three of Alan’s daughters were educated at St Ives.
Mrs Susan Clarke
Safeguarding Governor. Susan is headmistress at Rowan Preparatory School.
Mrs Fiona Boulton
Education Governor. Fiona is headmistress at Guildford High School.
Miss Carolyn Sharps
EYFS Governor. Carolyn is Deputy Head at Rowan Preparatory School.
Mr Iain Hazell
Health and Safety Governor. Iain is Facilities Manager at Guildford High School.
The Local Governing Body can be contacted via St Ives's School Office.
St Ives School is regulated by the Department for Education and the relevant contact details can be found on the DfE website www.education.gov.uk. St Ives School is also noted on the government register which is available at: https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/