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 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 goes 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement
•Setting appropriate targets for pupil achievement at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4
• Managing the school’s budget
• Making sure that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based
• Reporting National Curriculum assessments and examination results
• Appointing the headteacher 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 school’s performance management policy
• 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 the school. This includes:
• Setting up a strategic framework for the school and helping to decide the school’s strategy for improvement
• Setting its 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 school and its pupils
• Ensure accountability by discussing and refining proposals while respecting the professional roles of the headteacher and other staff. In its turn the governing body answers for its actions to parents and the wider local community for the school’s overall performance
The governing body is not responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school. This is the responsibility of the headteacher
Our governing body is actively involved in making sure the school development plan is 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 2018-July 2019
September 2017-July 2018
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!
I am Lesley Lyon, Chair of Governors at Mellers.
I’m Amanda Dawson, headteacher at Mellers.
I am Carol McCrone, joint vice chair of Governors at Mellers, and mother of two children, one in year 9 and the other in year 6, who attend schools near to our home in Arnold. I work in the HR team at Nottingham City Council, providing support to Nottingham City schools and to central services. In my spare time, I enjoy supporting my children in their various hobbies and sporting activities, history, travel, cooking and reading.
I am pleased to have been a co-opted governor at Mellers since November 2015. I am also a secondary school governor at my daughter’s school and have previous been a governor at two other schools.
I am Sharon Pratt, joint vice chair of Governors at Mellers. I became parent governor because I have a long standing connection with Mellers Primary School, having been a pupil myself 23 years ago.
My children now attend Mellers and I have a keen interest in the standard of education that all the pupils receive.