Mellers and Nottingham Nursery federated in February 2022, and the Federated Governing Body was established at the same time. Here’s the link to the Nottingham Nursery website, where you can find information about the Nursery: Nottingham Nursery School
Mellers is a unique and extraordinary school. The governing body has a vision for exceptional progress for all children, irrespective of starting point, through inspirational teaching and leadership. Children will be enabled to be resilient learners in a culture where there is no stereotyping of expectations and in a safe, nurturing environment.
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.
The governors’ blog lets you know what our very active governing body has been doing, and how the members of the governing body have been involved in ensuring Mellers and Nottingham Nursery go from strength to strength. You can find it on the home page of this website.
Meet our 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 email@example.com or through the school office.
Please see the table attached here for details of our governing body
Powers and duties of the governing body
The governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of both schools with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement
•Setting appropriate targets for pupil achievement at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4
• Managing both schools’ budgets
• Making sure that the curriculum for the schools are balanced and broadly based
• Reporting National Curriculum assessments and examination results
• Appointing the executive headteacher, heads of school 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 schools’ performance management policies
• Managing governors’ duties to pupils with Special Educational Needs under Section 317 of the Education Act 1996
• 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 both schools. This includes:
• Setting up a strategic framework for the schools and helping to decide the schools’ strategies for improvement
• Setting 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 schools and their pupils
• Ensuring accountability by discussing and refining proposals while respecting the professional roles of the executive headteacher, heads of school and other staff. In its turn the governing body answers for its actions to parents and the wider local community for both schools’ overall performance
The governing body is not responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the schools. This is the responsibility of the executive headteacher and heads of school.
Our governing body is actively involved in making sure the school development plans are having an impact, and here is the governors’ plan which outlines the way in which the members of our governing body will measure the impact of our development work.
September 2021-July 2022
September 2020-July 2021
September 2019-July 2020
September 2018-July 2019
September 2017-July 2018
What impact does the governing body have?
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.
Minutes of governing body meetings
We’re in the process of uploading up to date photos of our governing body!