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Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery

Learning For Life

Welcome to Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery"We love learning at Meridian because it's fun" (Year 1)"We use learning behaviours to make us better learners" (Year 2)"Meridian is friendly and welcoming " (Year 3)"We collaborate to make colourful learning walls!" (Year 4)"We enjoy celebrating special events" (Year 5)"We go on adventures to support our learning" (Year 6)

Governors

The Governing Board's duty is to lead the school and support the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team in determining the strategy and direction of the school, the implementation of statutory requirements including policies and monitoring the school improvement plan through active participation. 

The Governing Board has three core functions;

1) Vision, Ethos and Strategic directions

2) Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

3) Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 

 

Meet our Governors

Janet Anthony - Chair of Governors 

Co-Opted, Safeguarding, SEND. 

Term of Office: 10/01/2017 to 09/01/2021

 

 

 “I have been a member of the Shadow Governing Body at Meridian since the summer term of 2015 and as Chair I aim to support the school staff and parents to enable the students to gain the most from their education. I come from a background of teaching and school management, specialising in working with young people with Autism.  I have numerous years’ experience as a school Governor in a variety of school settings and worked for many years as a trainer and consultant for East Sussex Governor Services.”

Christopher Bonner - Vice Chair & Local Authority Governor

Co-Opted, Health & Safety.

Term of Office: 24/04/2018 to 23/04/2022

Bio coming soon..

Claire Westcott - Headteacher and Staff Governor

Governor Ex Officio.

Term of Office: 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2035

 

Bio coming soon...

 

Laura Miles - Staff Governor

Staff Elected. 

Term of Office: 10/01/2017 to 09/01/2021

 

“I have been a primary school teacher for 10 years.  Before joining Meridian I worked in a school in Brighton area of significant deprivation.  I joined the Shadow Governing Body in 2015.  Having been on the Governing Board in my previous school, I knew it was a valuable way of learning about the school and contributing to school development”

 Gavin Ford - Governor 

Co-Opted. Finance Shadow Governor.

Term of Office: 12/12/2017 to 11/12/2021

 

  Bio coming soon...

Edward Dunn - Parent Governor 

Parent Elected. Finance Lead Governor.

Term of Office: 10/01/2017 to 09/01/2021

 

 

 Bio coming soon...

 

 Dez Glidden - Governor

Parent Elected. Data Lead Governor.

Term of Office: 12/12/2017 to 11/12/2021

 

Bio coming soon...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration of Interests Register as of April 2018 

 

Name of Governor: Position in the Governing Body Name of Business including: Governor elsewhere, related/married to member of staff, employed at the school / Nursery. Nature of Business (place of work) Continuity of Declaration
Janet Anthony Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor None to declare Catering manager Ongoing
   
Christopher Bonner  Local Authority  Governor, Vice Chair None to declare Finance – Lloyds Bank Ongoing
   
Jonathan Rowsell Co-opted Governor None to declare Educational Consultant Resigned December 2017
   
Claire Westcott Staff Governor Employed at Meridian CP School & Nursery Head Teacher  Ongoing
   
Katie Jefferies Parent Governor Children that attend Meridian CP School & Nursery Customer service manager in financial services Resigned January 2018
   
Laura Miles Staff Governor Employed at Meridian CP School & Nursery Year 3 Teacher Ongoing
   
Edward Dunn Parent Governor Children that attend Meridian CP School & Nursery Local Authority (ESCC) Ongoing
   
Gavin Ford Co-opted Governor None to declare Contract Manager PFI Ongoing
   
Dez Glidden Parent Governor Child at Meridian CP School Self-Employed IT Consultant Ongoing
   
Jasmine Catlin Clerk to Governors Employed at Meridian CP School & Nursery, on maternity leave from Sept 2017, Children in nursery Receptionist, Clerk to Governors Resigned December 2017
   
Diana Francombe LA Governor None to declare   Resigned as Governor, September 2017
         
Louisa Parsons Co-opted Governor None to declare Retired Retired as Governor
   

Governors are required to fill out a declaration of interest at the start of each academic year or when newly appointed, although they must also work on a meeting by meeting basis should anything come up in an agenda that they may need to declare.

 

Composition Governing Board Meridian Community Primary School, June 2018

Title

First name

Surname

Governor Type

Appointing Body

Start Date

End Date

Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Jonathan

Rowsell

Co-opted Governor

Governing Board

10/01/2017

Retired

Governor

12/12/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs

Janet

Anthony

Co-opted Governor

Governing Board

10/01/2017

09/01/2021

Chair of Governors / Governor / Safeguarding Link

Governor/SEND Link Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Edward

Dunn

Parent Governor

Parent Elected

10/01/2017

09/01/2021

Governor, Finance Link Governor, Behaviour Monitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Gavin

Ford

Co-opted Governor

Governing Board

12/12/2017

Resigned

Governor, Shadow Finance, HSP, Maths Monitor

16/06/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs

Katie

Jefferies

Parent Governor

Parent Elected

10/01/2017

25/01/2018

Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss

Laura

Miles

Staff Governor

Staff Elected

10/01/2017

09/01/2021

Governor, English Monitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Dez

Glidden

Parent Governor

Governing Board

12/12/2017

11/12/2021

Governor, Data Link Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Christopher

Bonner

LA Governor

Governing Board

24/04/2018

23/04/2022

Governor / Vice Chair of Governors, Vulnerable

Groups Monitor, Maths Monitor, HSP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms

Claire

Westcott

Staff - Headteacher Ex-

Ex Officio

01/01/2011

31/12/2035

Governor / Headteacher Ex-Officio

 

 

 

Officio Governor

 

 

 

 

Mr

Matt

Doody

Associate Member

Governing Board

09/03/2017

08/03/2021

Associate Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs

Michelle

Hunt

Associate Member

Governing Board

09/03/2017

08/03/2021

Associate Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms

Danielle

Maslen

Associate Member

Governing Board

20/02/2018

19/02/2022

Associate Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs

Barbara

Gerding

Clerk

Ex Officio

11/09/2017

10/09/2027

Clerk

 

June 2018 Minutes 

Governors Attendance 2017-2018