Nottingham Nursery and Mellers Primary Federation is a unique fusion which will create exceptional provision for the community of Radford. The Federated Governing Body has a vision in which it will break glass ceilings and will be an advocate for all in its care. It will create the very best opportunities for its children, supporting them to achieve their full potential, through the promotion of equality for all, in an atmosphere of trust, honesty and compassion.

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

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 or through the school office.

Nathalie Bulofo
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Wendy Smith

I am Nathalie Bolofo, co-opted governor.  Click for my bio. 

I’m Janine Walker, co-opted governor.

I’m Wendy Smith, associate governor, former local councillor and former teacher of the deaf.  Click for my bio. 

Lesley Lyon
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Sue Blakeway
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I am Lesley Lyon, Chair of Governors of the Federation.
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I’m Amanda Dawson, Executive Headteacher of the Federation.
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I’m Sue Blakeway, joint vice chair of the federated governing body and co-opted governor.
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I’m Femi Folorunso, co-opted governor.
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Celia Morris

I’m Laura Patel, Deputy Head at Mellers and associate governor.
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I’m Hannah Darko, parent governor.   Click for my bio.

I’m Celia Morris a co-opted governor.  Click for my bio.

Teeny Reid
Jo Kervick
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Amy Fuller

I’m Teeny Reid, co-opted governor and teaching assistant at Mellers.
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I’m Jo Kervick, co-opted governor and teacher at Mellers.
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I’m Carol McCrone, Local Authority governor.
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I’m Amy Fuller, co-opted governor and assistant headteacher at a local secondary school.  Click for my bio.

Please see the table attached here for details of our governing body

Terms of Reference Mellers Primary and Nottingham Nursery 23-24

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 curricula 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.

Governor Code of Conduct

Governor monitoring

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 2023-July 2024

Federated Governing Body Monitoring Plan 2023-24

September 2022-July 2023

Federated Governing Body Monitoring Plan 2022-23

September 2021-July 2022

Federated Governing Body Monitoring Plan 2021-22

September 2020-July 2021

Governors’ Monitoring Plan 2020-21

September 2019-July 2020

Governors’ Monitoring Plan 2019-20

September 2018-July 2019

Governors’ Monitoring Plan 2018-19

September 2017-July 2018

Governors’ Monitoring Plan 2017-18

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.

Governors’ Impact Statement 2022-23

Governors Impact Statement 2021-22

Governors’ Impact Statement 2020-21

Governors’ Impact Statement 2019-20

Governors’ Impact Statement 2018-19

Governors’ Impact Statement 2017-18

Governors’ Impact Statement 2016-17

Minutes of governing body meetings

Governing Body Meeting Minutes 2022-23

Governing Body Meeting Minutes 2021-22

Governing Body Meeting Minutes 2020-21

Governing Body Meeting Minutes 2019-20

Governing Body Meeting Minutes 2018-19

Governing Body Meeting Minutes 2017-18

Governing Body Meeting Minutes 2016-17

Governor Body Meeting Minutes 2015-16

We’re in the process of uploading up to date photos of our governing body!

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