The Iffley Academy is part of The Gallery Trust which has three layers of governance:

Board of Trustees
Local Governing Body, Iffley Academy

The governors, through their work on the Local Governing Body, play a key role in the strategic development of The Iffley Academy.

The academy constantly strives to improve and enhance outcomes for students, and the input from trustees and governors is vital in:

Setting strategic aims and objectives
Adopting policies
Setting targets
Monitoring and evaluating progress against the academy’s Raising Achievement Plan
Acting as ‘critical friends’ to the Senior Leadership Team

The Local Governing Body of Iffley Academy meets three times a year, with meetings following an agenda based on current challenges, meeting statutory requirements, and monitoring the progress of strategic objectives. The Gallery Trust Board of Trustees meets six times a year.

There are two committees comprising of governors and trustees:

Teaching and Learning
Personal Development Welfare and Safeguarding

Other committees meet when required:

Pupil Discipline / Pupil Discipline Appeal – reviews and hears appeals on exclusions
Staff Discipline / Staff Discipline Appeal
Head Teacher’s Appraisal

All trustees and governors serve on at least one of the committees and on ad hoc committees as required. Named trustees/governors take responsibility for Health and Safety, Special Educational Needs, and Safeguarding and also establish a link with a specific subject or area, in line with the Raising Achievement Plan.