The Governors of Meridian Angel Primary School are:
Liz Wolverson - Chair
Patricia Baron - Vice Chair
Lydia Johnson - Governor (Safeguarding Governor)
Sonia Messam - Governor
Lucy Dang - Governor (GDPR lead)
Cheryll Milner - Headteacher
Carol Sandercombe – Headteacher
Melanie Fernandez - Staff Governor
Tomas Osvald – Parent Governor
The Directors of the Trusts are:
Chair: Professor David Cumberland, Deputy Dean, faculty of Education and Children’s Services, Chester University, who has over 20 years’ experience in schools as a teacher and local authority adviser, particularly developing teacher training and education, and school development and governance.
Vice-Chair: Gillian Dale-Skey, a nationally recognised expert on payroll, an experienced chair of governors, who brings detailed knowledge of finance and HR.
Dame Anna Hassan, consultant headteacher with a wide experience of inner city schools and an emphasis on leadership and inclusion issues.
Marion Hunter, former headteacher and Ofsted additional inspector, a school improvement consultant who has worked with Church of England and Roman Catholic schools as well as community schools.
Preb Rev Guy Pope, deputy Chair of the LDBS and member of London Borough of Camden Scrutiny Committee, a highly experienced chair of governors who has worked with schools in considerable difficulty on their journey to becoming outstanding schools.
Elizabeth Wolverson, Chief Executive of the Academies Trust, former Director of School Support Services for the LDBS and GROW Education Partners, bringing considerable education knowledge from her extensive experience as a teacher, a governor, and as an adviser and trainer.
Inigo Woolf, Chief Executive and Finance Director of LDBS, who has been involved in charity governance for over 40 years and brings risk and project management experience.
Why do schools have Governors?
All state maintained primary schools and Free schools, are accountable to their governing bodies, which in turn are accountable to parents and the community. They are a voluntary body established to oversee the strategic direction and policy making of the school. Governing bodies are required to make decisions which are in the best interests of the children as a whole.
What are the governors responsibilities?
• providing strategic management
• acting as a critical friend to the school
• ensuring accountability
• promoting high standards of education and achievement
• planning the schools’ long term future
• setting the school’s aims and values
• appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher
• setting budgetary allocation, control and monitoring
Why do individuals volunteer to be governors?
The school benefits from your contributions and you could benefit from the experience.
• By volunteering as a governor you can help secure a positive outlook for future generations.
• Volunteers can benefit through developing transferable skills. As a governor you can build on your team working skills; network with a variety of different types of people; gain experience in different fields such as project management, finance, marketing, administration and so much more.
• Training is provided by a separate third party for those that will benefit from it.
Who are the governors?
The main governing body consists of volunteers drawn from the following sources (including vacancies).Executive head Teacher, parent governors (2), staff governors (2) and co-opted governors (5)
We are always looking to recruit parent governors. Just enquiring does not commit you to the role, so ask all the questions and likewise we will too. If there are no vacancies still please register your interest, so we know who to approach next time.
When and how would I contact the Governors?
The Governing Body welcomes the views of parents on how to improve the school, or to address any areas of concern, so please feel free to contact us if not in person then by email on: email@example.com
You can also write to us, ensuring any correspondence is marked for the attention of the Chair of Governors in an envelope and left with the School office.
Further independent information can be found at national Governors Association website
The Governing Body
The Governing Body has responsibility alongside the staff of the school,to help and support the general running of the school.
This includes contributing to decisions about:
Finance, Curriculum, Health and Safety, Premises, Welfare and Discipline standards, Staffing and Policies.
The Chair and Governors visit the school on a regular basis.