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
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
- Alzheimer's Society Fundraising Day - Update
'Well done' & 'Thank you' to our Year 6 girls who organised the cake sale & non-uniform day in aid of the Alzheimer's Society. A fantastic £351.48 has been raised.
- Alzheimer's Society Fundraising Day
Some of our Year 6 Girls are holding a cake sale on Wednesday 19th June for Alzheimer's Society. Children can come to school dressed in white and blue clothing for a donation of £1. If you do not wish to donate, please come dressed in school uniform.
- PTA School Discos - Update
'Thank you' To everyone who supported the discos which took place on Friday 17th May. Both discos were very well attended with a record amount of £786.06 being raised for school funds.
- Guide Dogs for the Blind Charity Cake Sale - Update
Well done & thank you to the Year 6 children who organised a cake sale on Wednesday 15th May; a fantastic £50.00 has been raised for the charity.
- 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.
Latest School Events
- Year 6 Arthog Residential Visit15Jul2019
@ Arthog, Wales
Residential Visit for our Year 6 pupils.
- Break up for the Summer Holiday19Jul2019
@ Mereside School
Last day of the Summer Term.
- Year 6 Leavers Afternoon Tea with Parents & Carers19Jul2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Mereside School
An opportunity for our Year 6 pupils to celebrate and share their time at Mereside with Parents & Carers ; tea, coffee & cakes and a trip down memory lane.
- PD Day22Jul2019
@ Mereside School
Staff training day; children are not in school.
- Summer Holiday23Jul2019
@ Mereside School