As we are in lockdown again, Mellers is open only to the following groups: all Nursery children, key workers' children and vulnerable pupils. Those pupils that are not in school will be involved in 3 hours of online learning each day via Microsoft Teams with supplementary activities on Purple Mash. Thank you to all our parents and carers for your unswerving support during this time. Please see the News section for the exciting proposal to relocate the Deaf Provision from Firbeck Primary Academy to Mellers!

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9.12.20 Lesley Lyon, Chair of Governors

It was an absolute pleasure to join the presentation of the reading project that Mellers has been involved in: ‘Reading for Pleasure’. The session was led by Professor Teresa Cremin and we heard about the work all the schools had developed as part of the project. Some time ago at Mellers, when I was interviewing … Continue reading 9.12.20 Lesley Lyon, Chair of Governors

4.12.20 Lesley Lyon, Chair of Governors

On Friday 4th December I was able to join with Mrs Buttress, Miss Dawson and Liz White, our external school improvement advisor, touring the classrooms and watching lessons in phonics, guided reading and also story time. In January last year I had joined a group of external advisors to observe reading across the school. They … Continue reading 4.12.20 Lesley Lyon, Chair of Governors

30.11.20 Teeny Reid, Staff Governor

On Friday 13th November I met with Joe Nottingham, who is the subject lead for Physical Education (PE) across the school. He shared with me the long-term plan which is drawn up at the beginning of the year. The planning and teaching of PE has been tailored to reflect the sports pupils are interested in … Continue reading 30.11.20 Teeny Reid, Staff Governor

25.11.20 Jo Kervick, Staff Governor

During monitoring week, I met with Kiran Dhanjal, PSHE lead.  Kiran has worked really hard to lead her subject and a wellbeing team. Part of this year's school development plan is focussing on the wellbeing of the Mellers community. Kiran and the team have a focus to make sure that PSHE is being taught consistently … Continue reading 25.11.20 Jo Kervick, Staff Governor

23.11.20 Lesley Lyon, Chair of Governors

Meeting with Joy Buttress – English Lead During monitoring week, Teeny Reid (staff governor) and I met with Joy Buttress, English Lead. The discussion focussed upon the progress made since the Deep Dive into reading in January 2019, the gaps the school needs to close since the partial closure of the school in the Spring … Continue reading 23.11.20 Lesley Lyon, Chair of Governors


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