What does a Governor do?
The purpose of the governing body is to help the school provide the best possible education for its pupils.
Its main roles are:
To Provide A Strategic View
The governing body should help to set and keep under review the broad framework within which the headteacher and staff run the school.
In all its work it should focus on the key issues of:
· raising standards of achievement
· establishing high expectations
· promoting effective teaching and learning.
To Act As A Critical Friend
The governing body provides the headteacher and staff with support, advice and information.
It is critical in the sense of its responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the school's effectiveness by asking challenging questions and pressing for improvements. It is a friend because it exists to promote the interests of the school and its pupils.
To Ensure Accountability
The governing body is responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school.
The headteacher and staff report to the governing body on the school's performance. It has a right to discuss, question and refine proposals while respecting the professional roles of the headteacher and other staff and their responsibilities for the management of the school. Governing bodies approve the School Development Plan. They also approve the performance targets for the school which form part of the Children and Young People’s Services Directorate Development Plan.
The governing body answers for its actions to the parents and the wider community for the school's overall performance.
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.
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'.