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12.3.21 Femi Folorunso, safeguarding governor

As part of my duties as safeguarding governor in Mellers Primary School,  I, Femi Folorunso, attended the monthly safeguarding meeting on 3 March 2021 via Zoom. All safeguarding cases were diligently addressed and rated in order of priority and urgent cases promptly escalated.  The team is on top of all safeguarding situations and cases in the school.  Also, … Continue reading 12.3.21 Femi Folorunso, safeguarding governor

4.3.21 Femi Folorunso, safeguarding governor

I, Femi Folorunso, being a safeguarding governor and as part of government guidelines attended a training titled Safeguarding: What Governors Need to Know , on 1 March 2021.  I attended similar training on 2 March 2020 just before the lockdown.  The trainings were organised by Nottingham City Council Some of the things I learnt at … Continue reading 4.3.21 Femi Folorunso, safeguarding governor

Deaf Provision Consultation

Nottingham City's Focused Primary Provision for deaf children is currently located at Firbeck Primary Academy, with 14 pupils on roll.  Subject to consultation the city council, in conjunction with Firbeck Primary Academy, is proposing to relocate the specialist provision to Mellers, which we are hugely excited about.  The proposed relocation date is September 2021.  Parents, … Continue reading Deaf Provision Consultation

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

20.11.20 Sue Blakeway, Vice Chair of Governors

Due to the Covid crisis, Governors at Mellers have undertaken the current round of monitoring via virtual meetings. It has been my pleasure to meet with a range of staff and look at five subjects across the curriculum; mathematics, design technology, art, modern foreign languages and religious education. I can report that the development work … Continue reading 20.11.20 Sue Blakeway, Vice Chair of Governors

20.11.20 Carol McCrone, Vice Chair of Governors

Great meetings with my link governor staff members during governor monitoring week w/c 9 November, albeit virtual this time due to the pandemic. I met with the subject leads for history and geography and it was fantastic to hear how quickly the new syllabuses have been embedded and are complementing each other in terms of … Continue reading 20.11.20 Carol McCrone, Vice Chair of Governors

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