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Meridian Angel Primary School

'Believe and Achieve'


Governor and Trust information

The Governors of Meridian Angel Primary School are:


Lucy Dang - Chair  (GDPR lead)

Lydia Johnson - Governor (Safeguarding Governor)

Sarah Shaughnessy - Headteacher

Melanie Fernandez - Staff Governor

Tomas Osvald – Parent Governor (Health and Safety)

Deepa Brojmohun- Parent Governor

Revd Tina Kelsey- Vice Chair

Tanya Rose-Governor



Our school vision is that our Christian community gives each and every child the opportunity to lead their lives with hope and resilience, whilst building lasting friendships 


May the God of all Hope fill you with all Joy and Peace as you Trust in Him Romans 15:13

Be strong and courageous, do not be frightened, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go Joshua 1:9

 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm Proverbs 13:20





LAC Membership, responsibilities and Declarations of Interests 20/21




Link area

Declaration of Pecuniary interests/


Appointed by

Term of office



Attendance 2019-20

Lucy Dang

Chair of Governors

LAT appointee


Co Safeguarding Lead

Civil Service employee


10 Jan 18

9 Jan 22


Rev Tina Kelsey

Vice Char

Parish Incumbent- St Peter’s Church, Edmonton

Christian Character



30 Jan 19

Ex officio


Sarah Shaughnessy


All school improvement


Ex Officio

01 Jan 20

Ex officio


Dipa Brojmohun

Elected Parent Governor

School Parliament

Next Retail


12 Mar 19

11 Mar 21


Tomas Osvald

Elected Parent Governor

Health and Safety

School Parliament

None declared


13 Jun 16

12 Jun 20



LAT appointee







Tanya Rose

LAT appointee


None declared


27 June 19

26 June 23


Lydia Johnson

LAT appointee

Co Safeguarding Lead

None declared



10 Jan 18

9 Jan 22


Melanie Fernandez

Elected Staff Governor


Staff member MA


4 Oct 17

3 Oct 21



Left the GB within the last 12 Months

Carol Sandercombe

Headteacher Emeritus


None declared

Ex Officio

17 Nov 14

8 July 20


Richard Fulford

LAT appointee


None declared


12 Jun 19

8 July 20


Cheryll Millner

Co- Headteacher


None declared


1 Sept 16

31 Dec 20


Attendance to meeting 2019-2020

Governors day 3rd July 2019

Governors day January 2019

LDBS Academies Trust


On 1st September 2018 the school became part of the London Diocesan Board of Schools Academies Trust. The vision of The Trust is for excellence and equity for all children in a Christian context.

Vision Statement


Excellence and Equity for All Children in a Christian Context


Our schools aspire to provide ‘excellence and equity in a Christian context’, where every child is valued as a unique individual treasured by a loving God.

‘I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands.’ Isaiah 49.v16.

Our aim is that every child will have the opportunity to flourish and develop into a rounded adult who can live life to the full.

‘I have come that they may have life and may have it in all its fullness’. John 10.v10.

Our schools are places where all are welcome and where we practise kindness and hospitality on a daily basis. Our vision and our values are clearly displayed and while it is not a requirement that a child and their family have to be practising Christians we do expect all parts of the community, children, staff, parents and carers to support the values that we hold dear.


Other schools in the Academies Trust are:
St Ann's N15
St Michael's N22
Holy Trinity Tottenham N17

St Pauls and All Hallows N17

We work closely with these schools.


For details regarding the members and trustees of the LDBS LAT, along with meeting minutes, registers of business interest, appointment dates and terms of office, please click on the below link and you will be redirected to their website.



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?

They include:
• 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)

Current Vacancies

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: 


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.




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Meridian Angel Primary School

Albany Road, Edmonton, London N187 2DX