24.9.2019 Lesley Lyon

Wow what a busy start to term and what an exciting time to be a Governor.  It began with me joining Miss Dawson and the Leadership Team to write the School Development Plan. We discussed the areas on which the whole school will focus in order to make learning as effective as possible for our pupils. The key areas we focussed on were the development of a vibrant and exciting curriculum building on what is already in place. We decided that initially there would be a focus on history and science. We also had lengthy discussions about the anti bullying work to be included in our plan. The plan is now in place and work has begun.

On 20th September governors joined the Mellers team and the Nottingham Schools’ Trust at the Jubilee Centre, University of Nottingham where we listened to a national expert, Tom Sherrington, talk about how to ensure that our curriculum is vibrant and exciting. From this governors developed a list of questions we could ask subject leaders when we meet with them.

On Saturday 21st September the governors met for our first governor conference. We firmed up our vision for the school, which is on the website and we hope you agree with our ambitions. We also decided in which areas governors would take special interest and will be monitoring this coming year. We will report back our findings via this blog.

Today the pupil progress committee received a presentation from Miss Dawson and Mrs Patel about the results pupils received and the progress made last year. We were delighted to celebrate many aspects that showed that Mellers children exceeded results for schools nationally – pretty impressive!!! We also recognised that there are areas that need more work – especially attendance and punctuality of some pupils. If children are not in school they cannot learn and as governors we are passionate about great attendance.

We hope you read and enjoy this blog but never forget you can always speak to us by contacting the school office and we will get in touch or meet up with you.

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