St Ives Haslemere is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

St Ives' Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Kay Goldsworthy BA (Hons) QTS Head
Miss Nicola Smith BA (Hons) PGCE Deputy Head
Ms Alex Viner   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. Dr Rosalind Given-Wilson chairs UCST and Dame Yasmin Bevan 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.

Dr Rosalind Given-Wilson 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 :
Worldwide House
Thorpe Wood
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

Mrs Karen Laurie
Chair of the LGB. Karen has recently been appointed as Head of Guildford High School. Karen lives in Haslemere, both her daughters attended St Ives Nursery.

Mr Graham Harvey-Browne
Graham held the postion of Chair of Governers for 10 years at St Ives. Graham has also held the position of Director of Estates at United Learning. Graham lives in Grayshott, his granddaughter was educated at St Ives.

Mr Alan Peddle
Finance Governor and Vice 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 Carmen Harvey-Browne
SEN & RSE Governor. Carmen is a retired head teacher.

Mrs Katie Jopson
Education & Marketing Governor. Katie is a class teacher at St Joseph's School Guildford.

Mr Iain Hazell
Health and Safety Governor. Iain is Facilities Manager at Guildford High School.

Mrs Claire Glover
Safeguarding & Education Governor. Claire is Director of Studies and Head of Music & Performing Arts at Coworth Flexlands 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 St Ives School is also noted on the government register which is available at:

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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