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

  • 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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