The governing body has specific roles and responsibilities in the following areas:
• the conduct of the school and standards of education; school governors must promote the wellbeing of pupils, promote community cohesion, have regard to the Local Authorities Children and Young Peoples’ Plan and have regard to parent’s views.
• delivery of the curriculum along with the headteacher and the Children and Young People’s Services Directorate
• admissions in consultation with the Children and Young People’s Services Directorate
• pupil discipline and attendance
• special educational needs (SEN)
• staff appointments, discipline, grievances etc .
• pay policy and review of staff salaries and gradings
• charging policies and lettings
• health and safety
• post-OfSTED inspection action plans
• equal opportunities
• reporting to parents
• information to parents, Children and Young People’s Service Directorate, pupils, Department for Education and Employment (DfES) etc.
• performance management
The governing body:
• determines a policy for delivering a broad and balanced curriculum within the statutory requirements in consultation with the headteacher. This includes a policy on sex education.
• satisfies itself that requirements for the delivery and assessment of the National Curriculum (NC) are met and that Religious Education (RE) is provided
• ensures that appropriate monitoring arrangements are in place and that outcomes are being evaluated through reports from the headteacher.
The governing body considers:
• How is our school currently performing?
• Are some parts of the school more effective than others? If so, why?
• Are some groups of pupils doing better than others? If so, why?
• How does the school's achievement now compare with its previous achievement?
• How does the school's performance compare with that of other schools?
Review the School Development Plan
The governing body reviews the school development plan and considers:
• Where are we trying to get to?
• Where are we now?
• How can we get from where we are now to where we want to be?
• What are the key priorities?
• Have we got the resources to do it?
• Who is responsible for doing what, and by when?
• How will we know if we have achieved our goals?
Finance and Budget
The governing body has ultimate responsibility for the school budget:
• discusses and adopts the budget
• agrees limits of delegation and the power to transfer between budget headings (virement)
• monitors expenditure against budget.
This responsibility is outlined fully by the DfES in the Financial Management Standard in Schools (FMSIS) – www.fmsis.info
The governing body:
• determines the staffing complement
• determines the overall procedures for appointing staff
• appoints headteacher and deputy and participates in other staff appointments as specified in the Appointment Procedure
• has procedures for the pay, conditions, discipline, suspension and dismissal of staff
• sets the pay for headteachers and deputies and adopts and implements a pay policy for all staff.
The governing body:
• approves the School Prospectus
• is responsible for ensuring the completion and publication of the school profile
• establishes clear procedures on various issues eg for dealing with exclusions
• draws up various policies eg on health and safety in school
• acts as a link between the school and the local community
• is represented at school functions.
- 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
- Badgers Class Swimming Lesson17Sep2019
9:00 am - 10:45 am @ Prestfelde School
Badgers Class will be going to Prestfelde School for their weekly swimming lesson.
- Meole Brace Secondary School Morning Tours17Sep2019
9:15 am - 20 sep, 11:00 am @ Meole Brace Secondary School
Morning tours for Year 6 pupils, their parents/carers and families to have a look around the school. Tours are by appointment only; to book a tour please contact Meole Brace School, 01743 235961.
- Year 2 Arthog Outreach Team Building Activities Day18Sep2019
@ Mereside School
As part of our outdoor education development, Arthog Outreach will be in school running team building & problem solving activities with our Year 2 children.
- Meole Brace Secondary School Open Evening18Sep2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm @ Meole Brace Secondary School
An opportunity for our Year 6 pupils, their Parents/Carers and families to have a look around the school.
- PTA AGM Meeting18Sep2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Mereside School
This meeting is open to all parents/carers who would like to share ideas and help raise funds for the school. Please come along; everyone welcome!