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Governors' Section

Welcome to our governors’ section. Please find below details of how our governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each governor. We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Governors' Blog

Here you can catch up with our governors and see just how they support us at Mellers.

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Governors' Impact Statement

The following is a statement by the governors of Mellers Primary School showing the monitoring work that has been carried out by the board and the impact that the visits have had for the education of the pupils.

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Meet Our School Governors

The school governing body consists of the following:

 • Parent governors

• Staff governors (including the head teacher)

• LA appointed governors

• Community governors

In addition, the governing body must elect a chair and vice chair. You can contact the Chair of Governors by email at admin@mellers.nottingham.sch.uk or through the school office.

Please see the table attached here for details of our governing body:

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Powers and Duties of The Governing Body

The governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement:

•Setting appropriate targets for pupil achievement at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4;

• Managing the school's budget;

• Making sure that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based.

• Reporting National Curriculum assessments and examination results.

• Appointing the headteacher and deputy headteacher, determining how the appointment of other staff will be managed and establishing procedures for management of staff conduct and discipline and staff grievances;

• Reviewing the school’s performance management policy

• Managing governors' duties to pupils with Special Educational Needs under Section 317 of the Education Act 1996; and

• Drawing up an action plan after an inspection.

What Do Our Governors Do?

The role of the governing body is to take a largely strategic role in the running of the school. This includes:

• Setting up a strategic framework for the school and helping to decide the school's strategy for improvement;

• Setting its aims, objectives and priorities.

• Agreeing policies and targets for achieving the objectives;

• Monitoring and reviewing aims, objectives and whether the policies, targets and priorities are being achieved;

• Acting as a critical friend by asking questions and push for improvements as well as promoting the interests of the school and its pupils;

• Ensure accountability by discussing and refining proposals while respecting the professional roles of the headteacher and other staff. In its turn the governing body answers for its actions to parents and the wider local community for the school's overall performance.

The governing body is not responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school. This is the responsibility of the headteacher. 

Governors’ Monitoring Plan 17-18

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