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

 The team:


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



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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!

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