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Martin Smith, Joint Vice Chair of Governors, 26.5.22

In my role as school governor and the lead for the Cultural Rucksack programme in the City I visited the Mellers Primary school, earlier this year, to discuss how the School might become more involved with the Cultural Rucksack programme in Nottingham. This programme has been established to improve the relationship between City schools and … Continue reading Martin Smith, Joint Vice Chair of Governors, 26.5.22

Lesley Lyon, Chair of Governors, 28.4.22

It is some time since we wrote on the blog and that is because for the last couple of years the governors have been extremely busy with preparing the ground for the formal federation with Nottingham Nursery School. As many of you will know Mrs Patel has been spending time at the nursery, supporting with … Continue reading Lesley Lyon, Chair of Governors, 28.4.22

Teeny Reid, 15.12.21

PE monitoring:  I spoke with Mr Nottingham about PE across the whole school. He told me that a new skills based curriculum that focusses on skills that can be applied to a range of sports has been introduced. There are two specialist PE teachers. Nathen Walters for KS1 and KS2 and Emma Leake in early … Continue reading Teeny Reid, 15.12.21

Sue Blakeway, Vice Chair of Governors, 6.12.21

As part of the governor monitoring week, I met with five subject leaders. We discussed the development of each curriculum area, the progress of the children and considered strengths and areas for development. Art During our meeting on 30th November, Miss Bird, subject lead for art, explained that her main focus for the year is … Continue reading Sue Blakeway, Vice Chair of Governors, 6.12.21

Carol McCrone, Vice Chair of Governors, 6.12.21

KS1 monitoring As part of Governors’ monitoring week, Mrs Martin and I met to catch up on the great work in Key Stage 1 (KS1). She explained the hard work that the teachers had put in to reduce the impact of COVID on children’s learning. The KS1 staff are supporting children to catch up and … Continue reading Carol McCrone, Vice Chair of Governors, 6.12.21

Lesley Lyon, Chair of Governors, 6.12.21

I met with Mrs Buttress this morning, who is an Assistant Headteacher and Lead Teacher for English.  Our conversation focused on the work the school is doing to help the children improve their spelling and writing, both of which have emerged as areas requiring development in our recent monitoring activities. There was a learning walk … Continue reading Lesley Lyon, Chair of Governors, 6.12.21

Mellers is Named Swim England’s Primary School of the Year 2021

We have wonderful news for you:  Mellers was nominated for the Swim England annual awards, in the Best Primary School category for our commitment to swimming for all children from 5-11 years of age.  Guess what? We won!  We're absolutely thrilled that our commitment has been recognised.  We'd really like to thank our fabulous teachers, … Continue reading Mellers is Named Swim England’s Primary School of the Year 2021

Consultation about Proposed Federation with Nottingham Nursery

The Governing Bodies of both Nottingham Nursery and Mellers Primary School are consulting on a proposal to form a federation between the two schools, in order to capitalise on the educational, financial, and resource benefits that such an arrangement would bring.  There would be many advantages to both schools via such an arrangement and, most … Continue reading Consultation about Proposed Federation with Nottingham Nursery

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

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