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.

Latest News

  • 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.
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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

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