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New Islington Free School trust – Governance

NIFS trust is an exempt charity. The registered name of the Academy Trust is New Islington Free School. It is a company limited by guarantee with registered Company number 07937849. Comprehensive information about its governance arrangements may be found in its Articles of Association and its annual report to Companies House.

Members and Governors

The members of the academy trust have a different status to the governors. The members are the subscribers to the academy trust’s memorandum of association whose powers include the authority to appoint governors. Members have a limited financial liability to the academy trust, if it is wound up, which is set out in the Trust’s memorandum and articles of association.

The Members may appoint up to 10 Governors. Together, Governors comprise the Governing Body which in turn may appoint further governors under the terms detailed in the Articles of Association.

The meaning of ‘trustee’, ‘director’ and ‘governor’

The Academies Accounts Direction 2013 states:

In this document [The Academies Accounts Direction 2013] there are frequent references to trustees. This is taken to be the same body of people as both the directors of the company and the governors of the academy; the words are used interchangeably. They are the people responsible under the academy trust’s governing document for controlling its management and administration. They have responsibility for directing its affairs, and for ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up.

The Trust has chosen to use the single term governors to refer to this body of people.

Organisational structure

The Governors, as trustees of the Academy Trust, are legally responsible for the overall management and control of the Academy Trust and the full Governing Body meets at least three times a year. The work of implementing most of their policies is carried out by the Finance Committee (which meets approximately two weeks before each meeting of the full Governing Body) and the other principal committees (Estates Committee; Teaching and Learning Committee; Pupil Performance Review Group; Remuneration Committee; Communication and Fundraising Committee). The Audit Committee fulfils the Trusts obligations under its funding agreement to have robust internal and external audit procedures in place. At least one member of the Audit Committee is a suitably qualified, independent person who is not otherwise involved in the governance or management of the Trust.

The day to day running of the Academy Trust is delegated to the Head Teacher and to the School Business Manager, supported by a staff team with defined areas of responsibility.

Composition of the Governing Body

 

Member

Mr E M Watkins CBE
Chair of Governors
Member
Mr M Boulton
Vice Chair of Governors
Member
Chair of Pupil Progress
Mr C Bolton
Member
Chair of Finances, Resources, Health Safety and Audit
Mr S V Leeming
Member
Mr R CunningtonCo-Opted Governor
Mr R GoodaireParent Governor
Mr I UssenudohParent Governor
Mrs S BaileyStaff Governor
Mr S Foster
Health and Safety Governor
Safeguarding Governor
Mrs L HamiltonChair of Teaching and Learning
Mr J HeadifenMember
Mrs A RyanCommunity Governor
Mr A ShanGovernor
Dr N BhayankaraGovernor
Mrs G M Batchelor (co-opted)Independent member of Audit Committee
Mrs T SmithHead Teacher and CEO
Mrs P Millward (in attendance)SBM (in attendance at Finance, Audit and RemunerationCommittees)
Clerk to Governors

 

Annual Report and Financial Statements

Click here to access Annual Report and Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 August 2018

Click here to access Annual Report and Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 August 2017

Click here to access Annual Report and Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 August 2016

Funding Agreement and Articles of Association

Click here to access Funding Agreement and Articles of Association

Memorandum of Association

Click here to access Memorandum of Association

 

Correspondence for the governors should be addressed to the School.

Private and confidential correspondence should be sent in a sealed envelope, clearly labelled as such.

Details of governors’ attendance may be found in the Trust’s annual report or may be requested from the School.

Who’s Who

Who's Who at New Islington

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Mrs Smith (Head Teacher) can be contacted directly via : t.smith@newislingtonschool.co.uk

Mrs Woollacott (SENCo) can be contacted directly via : e.woollacott@newislingtonschool.co.uk

Mrs Bailey (SENCo) can be contacted directly via : s.bailey@newislingtonschool.co.uk

All other members of staff can be contacted via: hello@newislingtonschool.co.uk

 

Head Teacher: Mrs Smith

School Business Manager: Mrs Millward

The office administrative team: Miss A Kenny, Miss D Kenny, Mrs Morris

The EYFS team: Miss Ellison and Miss Streeter supported by Miss Craddock, Miss Ahmed, Miss Lawler and Mrs Luhar

The Year 1 team: Mrs Buckland and Miss Morris supported by Miss McHugo, Miss Vance, Mrs Burke, Mr Robertson

The Year 2 team: Miss Brown and Miss Ritchie supported by Mrs Cullen, Miss Hitchen and Mrs Burke

Year 3: Miss Otu and Miss Bowers supported by Ms Burns, Mrs Mirazi, Mr Nightingale and Mrs Halaciuga

Year 4: Mrs Loveridge supported by Mrs Yousaf, Mrs McKenna, Ms Coletrup and Mrs Kushtar

Year 5: Mr Burns supported by Mrs Khan

Year 6: Mr Hedley supported by Mrs Rowe

SENCo: Mrs Woollacott and Mrs Bailey

Wrap around staff: Mrs Uddin supported by Teaching Assistants

Site manager: Mr McGillick

The midday team: Mrs Luhar, Miss Ahmed, Miss Craddock, Miss Lawler, Miss McHugo, Miss Vance, Mrs Burke, Mr Robertson, Mrs Cullen, Miss Hitchen, Ms Burke, Ms Burns, Mrs Mirazi, Mr Nightingale, Mrs Halaciuga, Mrs Yousaf, Mrs McKenna, Ms Coletrup, Mrs Kushtar, Mrs Khan, Mrs Rowe and Mrs Ward

Welcome

New Islington Free School

Welcome to New Islington Free School

It is an honour and a privilege to take over the Headship of New Islington Free School in September 2018.

New Islington Free School is funded directly by the Department for Education and open to all children from the ages of 4 to 11 years old. Working in collaboration with The Manchester Grammar School, we have the freedom to design and deliver an exciting and innovative curriculum; one developed specifically to equip our children with the skills, attitudes and knowledge which provide the foundations for a very successful future.

A short walk from the city centre, New Islington is in a vibrant and exciting location next to wetlands and the Marina.

Our school is a warm, encouraging and supportive place for children. We set high expectations for our pupils’ educational outcomes and have high standards of behaviour within the context of an exciting and engaging curriculum taught by motivated and happy staff. Our pupils are eager and enthusiastic about learning and exploring, about their friendships, about coming to school. Our school is attractive – both inside and outside – so that adults and children alike enjoy being there.  Our school is involved in the community, and parents are proud to send their children here.

We have an amazing team of adults who work closely with the children and parents to ensure that each and every child has a first class educational experience. Adults and children join together to find things out, discover talents and enjoy new experiences. We help each other to find new friends and to develop new enthusiasms.

We do this through well planned, stimulating lessons; learning at New Islington takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, as we know that children benefit from a wide range of experiences. We do this through providing an exciting range of extra-curricular clubs. We do this through by being there for the children, listening to them and taking the time to really get to know them in a caring environment.

Visitors are always very welcome; whether you are a prospective parent, a neighbour or are thinking of moving into the area do give us a call.

I look forward to showing you around New Islington - the jewel in the crown of the local area.

Mrs Tabitha Smith
Head Teacher

Ethos and Values

Ethos and Values

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Preparing our children for a life of learning…

New Islington Free School is a vibrant and creative learning community where learning comes to life.

We provide educational experiences in real contexts and for real purposes, to enable our pupils to seek new possibilities and find new solutions. The positive and productive atmosphere throughout school sets the tone for learning and creates an environment where pupils can thrive.

Our staff have the highest aspirations for each child’s learning and personal development, and have created a culture in which all achievements are valued and celebrated, and all needs are supported.

Our school curriculum draws on the best of the National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum. We want to equip all our pupils with the skills they need to embrace the new opportunities, responsibilities and experiences they will encounter during their lives in modern Britain and in the wider world.

New Islington pupils leave primary school well-equipped for the next stage of their education, with a firm foundation of knowledge, understanding and skills, and a love of learning.

Welcome from the Head Teacher

Welcome from the Head Teacher

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It is an honour and a privilege to be the Head Teacher of New Islington Free School.

New Islington Free School is funded directly by the Department for Education and open to all children from the ages of 4 to 11 years old. Working in collaboration with The Manchester Grammar School, we have the freedom to design and deliver an exciting curriculum; one developed specifically to equip our children with the skills, attitudes and knowledge which provide the foundations for a very successful future.

A short walk from the city centre, New Islington is in a vibrant and exciting location next to wetlands and the Marina. 

Our school is a warm, encouraging and supportive place for children. We set high expectations for our pupils’ educational outcomes and have high standards of behaviour within the context of an exciting and engaging curriculum taught by motivated and happy staff. Our pupils are eager and enthusiastic about learning and exploring, about their friendships, about coming to school. Our school is attractive – both inside and outside – so that adults and children alike enjoy being there. Our school is involved in the community, and parents are proud to send their children here.

We have an amazing team of adults who work closely with the children and parents to ensure that each and every child has a first class educational experience. Adults and children join together to find things out, discover talents and enjoy new experiences. We help each other to find new friends and to develop new enthusiasms.

We do this through well planned, stimulating lessons; learning at New Islington takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, as we know that children benefit from a wide range of experiences. We do this through providing an exciting range of extra-curricular clubs. We do this through by being there for the children, listening to them and taking the time to really get to know them in a caring environment.

Visitors are always very welcome; whether you are a prospective parent, a neighbour or are thinking of moving into the area do give us a call.

I look forward to showing you around New Islington - the jewel in the crown of the local area.

Mrs Tabitha Smith
Head Teacher