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School governors are ordinary people from the local community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. Governors are not involved in the day-to-day management of the school.


Almost anyone can become a school governor and you can find out more information here. All new governors receive training and support from Ivy Learning Trust and their fellow governors. If you are interested in assisting the School in this way, please contact

Martins Wood School Governors


NameTitleDate of AppointmentTerm of OfficeAppointed ByDeclaration of InterestDate Interest Declared
Sarah TurnerChair of Local Governors01/11/20234 YearsTrust Appointed

1. Trustee, Ivy Learning Trust

2. Chair of Governors, Windhill21 Primary School

3. Chair of Governors, Richard Whittington Primary School

4. Chair of Governors, Manuden Primary School

5. Trustee, NET Academies Trust

November 2023
Zoe PhillipsExecutive Headteacher01/12/2022Ex-officioEx-officio

1. Executive Headteacher, Round Diamond Primary School


2. Non-executive Director, Herts Catering Limited


3. Daughter employed at an Ivy Learning Trust School

1. December 2022



2. July 2023



3. September 2023

Jan FigueiredoHead of School05/01/2023Ex-officioEx-officioNoneNA
Phil OliverStaff Governor16/12/20224 YearsElected StaffNoneNA
VacancyParent Governor 4 YearsElected ParentNoneNA
VacancyParent Governor 4 YearsElected ParentNoneNA
Frances WarhurstTrust Appointed01/12/20224 YearsTrust AppointedChair of Governors, Eastfield Primary SchoolDecember 2022
Leslie PeersTrust Appointed15/05/20234 YearsTrust AppointedNoneNA
Michael DesboroughTrust Appointed26/05/20234 YearsTrust Appointed

1. Governor at Roundwood Park School Academy trust

2. Wife is a local governor at another Ivy school

May 2023
Micheal HudsonTrust Appointed04/07/20234 YearsTrust AppointedNoneNA


All governors are voting members of the Local Governing Board. Panels and working groups are established as needed, but there are no ongoing committees.

Declarations of Interests for Ivy Learning Trust Members and Trustees


View a PDF version of the declarations of interest below or download here: Ivy Learning Trust Declaration of Interests.pdf

Attendance Record


Attendance 2022-2023

Scheme of Delegation


View a PDF version of the Scheme of Delegation below or download here: Ivy Learning Trust Scheme of Delegation.pdf




Governance Arrangements


Information on governance arrangements is available on Ivy Learning Trust's website

Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts, Memorandum, Articles of Association, Funding Agreements, the names of Trustees and Members and Executive Pay (Governance Arrangements).


Local Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months


NameTitleDate of AppointmentDate Stepped DownAppointed byDeclaration of Interest:Date Interest Declared:
Laura PalmarielloParent Governor27/03/202314/11/2023Elected ParentNoneN/A
Alison BowmanChair of Local Governors01/12/202231/10/2023Trust Appointed

1. Trustee, Ivy Learning Trust

2. Consultant - Recepta Ltd (Engineering recruitment)

December 2022
Claire SweetingParent Governor28/02/202318/05/2023Elected ParentNoneN/A


Governance documents which need to be available for public inspection can be requested by emailing the governance professional at

Martins Wood Primary School is part of Ivy Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10874173. The registered office is at Ivy Cottage, Rosemary Avenue, Enfield, EN2 0SP