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About Us

Our Mission

To deliver our goal of raising the aspiration of every child we focus on 4 areas. We call them our Learning Foundations and they drive everything we do. They are:

A rich and engaging curriculum

Excellent teaching standards

Giving our children a voice

Collaborating with others

A rich and engaging curriculum

We strongly believe that children learn best when they enjoy what they’re doing and their subjects are rich and varied.

We work hard to make their learning challenging but interesting and fun therefore and regularly expose them to people and things they’ve never seen or experienced before. For example, whole school theme days, theatre visits, outdoor and adventure days and residentials as well as arrange of inspiring and influential visitors.

Giving our children a voice

It takes confidence for a child to find their voice and speak. While some will speak at any given opportunity, (as their parents or guardians will no doubt confirm) others need more support and encouragement.

Our School and International School Councils along with our interactive assemblies and ‘Iveson’s Got Talent’ show are designed to help our children develop build communication and confidence skills in a fun way and at a pace that’s comfortable for them. We also have:-

  • Inclusion areas for small group work and meetings
  • Library
  • Parents’ room
  • Disabled toilets

Excellent teaching standards

Our teaching staff, under the leadership of our Head Teacher Hayley Marshall, are devoted to the development of each child in our care.

Good teaching on a daily basis, with well structured lessons and high expectations with regards attendance all combine to give our children the skills they need for their future lives.

Through effective questioning by our teachers and the wider education support team our pupils broaden and deepen their thinking, and increase their desire to learn and enquire more deeply. Showing them how to review, evaluate and edit their own work is a key part of this.

Collaborating with others

Whilst we all enjoy the close knit and inclusive feel we have at Iveson, we don’t want our children to learn in a bubble. Our collaboration with other schools in our Trust, guest speakers, local businesses, parents and even older siblings combine to broaden a child’s horizon and expose them to ideas and things they might not otherwise see. It’s an important part of their learning. For example, we have signed up to a city wide scheme called ‘Active Schools’ to ensure our PE and sport are superb.

A Day in the Life of Iveson Primary School

Tour of Iveson

We believe our children deserve the very best learning environment so we have a rolling programme of maintenance and larger-scale developments to ensure this.

Don’t just take our word for it though, why not take a look for yourself with our Virtual Tour – to start the tour click the image below.

Our Facilities

The facilities we have for educating young children are second to none.
Here are just a few.

Spacious school building set in beautiful mature grounds, with extensive views of the surrounding area
Four play areas including a designated, secure and well- resourced area specifically for Early Years
Extensive playing fields, sports pitches and a tyre park
A secret garden with sheep fold and school allotment
General purpose hall with large screen and projector
Separate large dining room and our own kitchen
Inclusion areas for small group work
Meeting rooms
Speech and language and nurture rooms
Two libraries
The Aviary - a new, specialist provision specifically for children on the Autistic spectrum

“The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development extremely well. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain through assemblies and work in many subjects.”

Ofsted Report May 2019

Ofsted Reports

It is brilliant to see our success and progress recognised by Ofsted and to read their wonderful comments in black and white.

We hope you will read the report in full and celebrate the success of our amazing school. We are very proud! We are not sitting on our laurels though. We are working hard to raise standards further across all areas.

2019 Ofsted report (PDF document)

2015 Ofsted report (PDF document)

The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development extremely well. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain through assemblies and work in many subjects.

Ofsted Report May 2019

Parent Feedback

Senior Leadership Team

Hayley Marshall - Headteacher
Lindsay Collinson - Assistant Headteacher
Joanne Sykes - Deputy Headteacher
Karen Landa - Assistant Headteacher
Catherine Fawcett - KS2 Phase Leader

Early Years Teaching Staff

Becky Birkin - Teacher
Olivia Pardoe - Teacher
Abigail McGill - Teacher

Key Stage One Teaching Staff

Gemma Button - Teacher
Aimee Wigglesworth - Teacher
Jade Lennon - Teacher

Key Stage Two Teaching Staff

Freya Wilde - Teacher
Ammaarah Patal - Teacher
Joshua Edwards
Felicity Dent - Teacher
Karina Armitage - Teacher
Sarah Anyan - Teacher
Andrew Marshall - Teacher
Chelsea Bowes - Teacher
Beckie Fenske - Teacher

Office Team

Jonny Fuller - Business Manager
Marianne Fletcher - Attendance Lead
Tracy Watson - Admin Assistant
Amy Hutchinson - Admin Assistant

Support Staff

School Comparison Tool

Please use the link opposite/below to gain access to the Government’s School Comparison Tool, where you can compare Iveson Primary School to other similar schools.

Our Governors

The Governing Body has a very important part to play in how we run our school.

Governance Statement for the Iveson School Governing Body

The governing body has three core strategic functions:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the preformance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Head teacher and senior leadership team.

The governing body also ensures that the school complies fully with statutory safeguarding procedures. All staff have signed a record to confirm they have read Part 1 of the DfE statutory guidance “Keeping Children Safe in Education”. The governing body has familiarised itself with the document and are working with the safeguarding lead in school to complete the annual safeguarding audit.

The remit of the governing body is to help monitor the top three school development priorities:

  1. to formulate a clear vision and strategic three year plan for the future of the school involving all stakeholders
  2. to continue to narrow the gap against national standards in order to secure combined age related expectations and demonstrate accelerated progress over time
  3. to embed differentiation, pace and independence in all lessons to ensure best use is made of all learning time.

We have 9 Governors who meet six times per year as a full group. We also have a Joint Review Group. A key aspect of the governors role is to review the schools progress and look in detail at attainment and progress data for the children. In order to do this governors receive reports from external consultants, the Headteacher and Subject Leads and visit the school regularly reporting on their key areas. 

Governors come from all walks of life and we have a range of governors including Academics, business people, staff and parents.

Parent governors are really important as they can represent the views of the community we serve. If you have any concerns about the school then your parent representatives can put these forward on your behalf.

Additional details: Governors Roles & Responsibilities

Details of Iveson Primary Governors Terms

Talk to us

If you’d like to find out more about our school, arrange a visit or make a general enquiry email us at: parentcontact@iveson-primary or use our handy form.