Governor Responsibilities


The governing body has specific roles and responsibilities in the following areas:

• the conduct of the school and standards of education; school governors must promote the wellbeing of pupils, promote community cohesion, have regard to the Local Authorities Children and Young Peoples’ Plan and have regard to parent’s views.

• delivery of the curriculum along with the headteacher and the Children and Young People’s Services Directorate

• admissions in consultation with the Children and Young People’s Services Directorate

• pupil discipline and attendance

• special educational needs (SEN)

• staff appointments, discipline, grievances etc .

• pay policy and review of staff salaries and gradings

• charging policies and lettings

• health and safety

• post-OfSTED inspection action plans

• equal opportunities

• reporting to parents

• information to parents, Children and Young People’s Service Directorate, pupils, Department for Education and Employment (DfES) etc.

• performance management


The Curriculum

The governing body:

• determines a policy for delivering a broad and balanced curriculum within the statutory requirements in consultation with the headteacher. This includes a policy on sex education.

• satisfies itself that requirements for the delivery and assessment of the National Curriculum (NC) are met and that Religious Education (RE) is provided

• ensures that appropriate monitoring arrangements are in place and that outcomes are being evaluated through reports from the headteacher.

Monitoring Performance

The governing body considers:

• How is our school currently performing?

• Are some parts of the school more effective than others? If so, why?

• Are some groups of pupils doing better than others? If so, why?

• How does the school's achievement now compare with its previous achievement?

• How does the school's performance compare with that of other schools?

Review the School Development Plan

The governing body reviews the school development plan and considers:

• Where are we trying to get to?

• Where are we now?

• How can we get from where we are now to where we want to be?

• What are the key priorities?

• Have we got the resources to do it?

• Who is responsible for doing what, and by when?

• How will we know if we have achieved our goals?

Finance and Budget

The governing body has ultimate responsibility for the school budget:

• discusses and adopts the budget

• agrees limits of delegation and the power to transfer between budget headings (virement)

• monitors expenditure against budget.

This responsibility is outlined fully by the DfES in the Financial Management Standard in Schools (FMSIS) –


The governing body:

• determines the staffing complement

• determines the overall procedures for appointing staff

• appoints headteacher and deputy and participates in other staff appointments as specified in the Appointment Procedure

• has procedures for the pay, conditions, discipline, suspension and dismissal of staff

• sets the pay for headteachers and deputies and adopts and implements a pay policy for all staff.


The governing body:

• approves the School Prospectus

• is responsible for ensuring the completion and publication of the school profile

• establishes clear procedures on various issues eg for dealing with exclusions

• draws up various policies eg on health and safety in school

• acts as a link between the school and the local community

• is represented at school functions.

Latest News

  • Guide Dogs for the Blind Charity Cake Sale
    On Wednesday 15th May, 2019 some of our Year 6 children are holding a cake sale. Cakes will be on sale at morning break for a minimum donation of 20p per cake. We would be very grateful if donations of cakes can be brought in to school.
  • U11 Boys Football Finalists!
    Huge congratulations to our U11 Boys football team for reaching the final of the Shrewsbury Severn Cup. The final will be played at the Shrewsbury Town Football Club Stadium on Friday 10th May, 2019. Kick off at 3.00pm. Good luck boys!
  • PTA Easter Bingo
    'Thank you' to everyone who attended the Easter Bingo event on Friday 5th April, 2019 and to everyone who donated Easter chocolate for prizes. A fantastic £338.50 has been raised for school funds!
  • Bag 2 School
    'Thank you' to everyone who filled a bag for the PTA fundraiser 'Bag 2 School'. A fantastic £76.00 has been raised for school funds.
  • Plastic Bottles Update!
    A huge 'Thank you' to everyone who sent in their empty 2 litre plastic bottles. We have received over our target of 1500 bottles and will begin building the greeenhouse before Easter.
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Latest School Events

Break up for Half Term holiday24May2019

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PTA Cake sale24May2019

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm @ Mereside School

The PTA will be selling cakes after school on the KS2 playground. Doantions please; all money raised will go to PTA school funds.

Whitsun Half Term Holiday27May2019

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Year 6 Meole Brace Transition Meeting03Jun2019

9:30 am - 10:15 am @ Mereside School

Dr Smith from Meole Brace Secondary School will be in school to meet with the Year 6 pupils moving to Meole Brace in September.

Return to School03Jun2019

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