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



Mereside CE News

  • 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.
  • Comic Relief Red Noses!
    From Monday 25th February, 2019 we are selling Red Noses. If your child would like to support the charity and join in the fun they can purchase their own Red Nose from the School Office at a cost of £1.25 per nose.
  • Online Safety
    The MOMO challenge is a particularly unpleasant 'challenge' which has managed to hack into a wide range of online games, video & social media sites displaying disturbing images & challenges. A link to the National Online Safety website is attached.
  • World Book Day 2019
    To celebrate 'World Book Day' on Thursday 7th March, 2019 children can come to school dressed as their favourite book character.
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Latest School Events

Year 5 & 6 School Choir Performance - Romany Wood25Mar2019

4:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ Theatre Severn

To celebrate the theatre's 10 year anniversary, our Year 5 & 6 children from the school choir will be taking part, along with children from other Shropshire Schools, in the Shrewsbury & District Primary Schools' Music Association production of 'Romany Wood'. The children will have rehearsals from 4.30pm with the performance starting at 7.00pm. Tickets for this event are available from the Theatre Severn Box Ofice; 01743 281281.

Otters Class Swimming Lesson26Mar2019

9:00 am - 10:50 am @ Prestfelde School

Otters Class will be going to Prestfelde School for their weekly swimming lesson.

KS1 Singing Festival Rehearsal - 'Space'27Mar2019

9:30 am - 11:30 am @ Belvidere Secondary School

Some of our Year 2 children are attending a rehearsal for their performance at the KS1 singing festival 'Space'.

U11 Boys County Plate Football Tournament (Round 2)27Mar2019

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm @ Telford College (TCAT)

Our U11 boys football team are taking part in the second round of this tournament. This is the rescheduled event which was cancelled in January.

KS1 Singing Festival Performance - 'Space'27Mar2019

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm @ Belvidere Secondary School

Some of our Year 2 children are taking part in the Shrewsbury & District Primary Schools' Music Association KS1 singing festival 'Space'.

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