Meet the School Governors Team

The governors meet at least once a term to make the decisions that affect how the school is run. They are appointed by various bodies including representatives from the church and the local community.

Parent Governors are elected for a fixed period, and elections held whenever vacancies arise, so all parents and carers may have an opportunity to get involved.


Mereside C of E Primary School Governing Body Constitution 2018/2019:

  • Headteacher - 1
  • Co-opted Governors - 5
  • Foundation Governors -  2
  • Local Authority Governors - 1
  • Staff Governors - 1
  • Parent Governors - 1

 The team:


Debbie Sharp - Foundation Governor (Chair)

"I have been a foundation governor at Mereside Primary since it was set up in September 2009 and became Chair of Governors in October 2012. I work in Local Government and have a financial administration background. My aim is to use my skills to ensure that the pupils at our school enjoy their time here, reach their potential and discover their talents."

Allison Edwards - Co-opted Governor

"I have worked as a School Administrator since November 2002 transferring to Mereside when it was formed in September 2009. My previous experience is all Local Government where I was a senior member of the Payments and Payroll team for both Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Councils.

I joined the governing body in October 2012. My aim as a Governor is to help the school progress and achieve its full potential. I have always been extremely proud to say where I work and feel lucky to have a job I love."


Jason Gathercole - Staff Governor


Ros Bridges - Co-opted Governor

"I joined Mereside Primary School as a Community Governor in November 2012. I became a Governor because I want to take an active part in ensuring that the education of children at Mereside primary is the best that it can be. I have a wide range of business related skills including strategic finance, project management and business process re-engineering and a number of personal interests such as information technology and sporting activities which I feel will all assist me in this role."


Marie-Claire Wigley - Co-opted Governor

"I have been a Parent Governor for Mereside School since October 2012 and I work as a nurse for the local NHS Trust. As a governor I strive to be a voice for parents within the school. I have a real commitment to the school and the local community and will work with the school as it continues to provide an ever improving caring learning environment for our children."


David Lucas-Garner - Co-opted Governor

"I became a Governor of Mereside Primary school in October 2012 and work in the IT Industry. In my role there I need a good understanding of technology, business process and risk management.  As a Governor, my aim is to use this knowledge and experience for the benefit of the school to ensure it continues to move itself forwards and is a place that pupils, teachers and parents are proud of."


Rachel Wakefield - Parent Governor


Paul Jones- Local Authority Governor


Reverend Andrew Knight - Foundation Governor


Reverend Stuart Howes - Co-opted Governor



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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