The Full Governing Body meets approximately 10 times per academic year, around once a month. The Governing Body's duty is to lead the school and support the Head Teacher 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 body 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
Janet is the Chair of Governors. Although Janet only joined us in the summer term of 2015, Janet has had much experience of being a Governor.
“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
Bio coming soon..
Claire Westcott - Headteacher and Staff Governor
Bio coming soon...
Laura Miles - Staff Governor
Laura is a Staff Governor and has been on the Governing Body since 2015, Laura is employed at the school as a year 3 teacher.
“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”
Edward Dunn - Parent Governor
Bio coming soon...
Declaration of Interests Register as of January 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||Co-opted 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, February 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 12/12/2017||Governor|
|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||Christopher||Bonner||Co-opted Governor||Governing Board||10/01/2017||09/01/2021||Governor / Vice Chair of Governors, Vulnerable Groups Monitor, Maths Monitor, HSP|
|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||11/12/2021||Governor, Shadow Finance, HSP, Maths Monitor|
|Mr||Dez||Glidden||Parent Governor||Governing Board||12/12/2017||11/12/2021||Governor, Data Link Governor|
|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|
|Ms||Claire||Westcott||Staff - Headteacher Ex-Officio Governor||Ex Officio||01/01/2011||31/12/2035||Governor / Headteacher Ex-Officio|
|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|
|Total Governors: 7, Vacancies: 5 (1 LA, 4 Co-opted)|