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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 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
Mrs Barbara Gerding Clerk Ex Officio 11/09/2017 10/09/2027 Clerk
Total Governors: 7, Vacancies: 5 (1 LA, 4 Co-opted)

February 2018 Minutes 

Governors Attendance 2016-2017