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Mike Saltern, Chair of the Governing Board, Rachel Hutchinson, College Principal and Jenna Gipson, HR Advisor at Ivybridge Community College, attending a Leadership and Management meeting on Tuesday, 20 October 2020.
Half termly Governing Board meeting  currently held virtually via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, 20 October 2020.











Sir Gary Streeter, Michael Saltern, Rob Haring, Rachel Hutchinson and College staff  attended an "astonishing and powerful" gymnastics performance at the College,  on Monday, 6 January.  This event was organised in recognition of Helen Reddy, Head of Performing Arts, in receiving a New Year’s Honour.


In November, representatives from the College's Sustainability Group presented to the Governors at their meeting. 

Also in November, College staff, students, their parents and the Chair of the Governing Board,  Mike Saltern, attended the ‘Tree and Wild Bulb’ planting ceremony at the College, in support of the Woodland Trust's 'Big Climate Fightback’ campaign.


On Monday, 11 November our whole College community took part in the Remembrance Service and parade. 
“The ceremony held at the College is a very emotional one.  To listen to the Last Post  and then observe a two minutes silence is a very special scene to look upon,” said Mrs Taylor, Deputy Principal.


On the evening of Wednesday, 29 October 2019, the Governing Board and the Leadership team held a joint working session on the role of Leadership and the new Ofsted framework. 
Each Governor is presently linked to a specific area to support College Improvement and a discussion ensued about how this will provide robust accountability and assurance for educational and financial performance. 


Mrs Ruth Yates, Parent Governor;
Mr Mike Saltern, Chair of the Governing Board and Mrs Hester Hamley, Finance and Business Manager at Ivybridge Community College, met on Tuesday, 15 October 2019, to discuss the budget overview and summary of the financial position for the forthcoming year.
Ivybridge Community College Awards Evening held on Tuesday, 17 September 2019.  Welcome and Opening Address given by Mr Mike Saltern, Chair of the Governing Board.


The Governing Board met again on Monday, 15 July as part of their normal cycle of meetings.  They are pictured above with the Jubilee plaque, which celebrated 60 years of education at Ivybridge Community College. Earlier in the day some of the Board members also attended the formal ceremony together with Sir Gary Streeter, MP.

In July, Chairs of the Governing Boards of the WeST, along with relevant senior staff, attended a Pupil Premium Funding strategic meeting, held at one of our local partner secondary schools. The aim was to showcase best practice across the Trust and how schools use this funding.  A further meeting is planned to be held in the autumn term.       Mr Michael Saltern, Chair of the Governing Board at Ivybridge Community College and    Mrs Taylor, Deputy Principal, attended this event.

Chair of the Governing Board, Mike Saltern, met with Gill Taylor, Deputy Principal, to discuss the planning of lockdown procedures  at the College on Friday, 26 April 2019.
Tuesday, 30 April 2019, Mike Saltern, Chair of the Governing Board and
Coral Jonas, Safeguarding Governor, met with Gill Taylor, Deputy Principal, to discuss the College's strategic plan for disadvantaged students. 


The Governing Board at their meeting on Thursday, 4 April 2019 discussing the strategic College Improvement Plan, chaired by Mike Saltern.