Nadia Dickson

Matthew Filbee - Co-opted Governor – Chair of Governors and Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee
Lead Governor for Curriculum and CPD

I became a member of the governing body in 2010 and took on the role of Joint Vice-Chair in September 2013. I have 2 daughters at Meridian (Years 4 and 6), my eldest daughter is now at a local secondary school.
In my working life I am an Investors in People Assessor. This takes me to many different types of organisations where I review their effectiveness as an employer and make recommendations for improvements. I am OFSTED’s IIP Assessor so this work takes me into many schools and keeps me relatively current with Education. Part of my original motivation in becoming a governor was to hopefully share some of my learning from other organisations with Meridian.
I lead on the Teaching and Learning Committee, which oversees the curriculum, the progress and achievement of the children and the quality of teaching.

Sarah Bray Roberts - Parent Governor - Vice Chair and Chair of Business Committee

I have been a governor at Meridian School since February 2014. I am the Chair of the Business Committee, which oversees finance and premises.
My son attends Meridian School and is currently in year 6.
At present I am the Head of Regulation and Advisory at a technology company. Before that I worked in Compliance, regulation and internal audit across a range of business sectors, delivering risk assessments and challenging boards to ensure that their risks were properly identified and managed.
I am a qualified accountant. Combined with my work experience, this provides me with a broad skill set which I use to help support our school to deliver good outcomes for all children.
I enjoy my role as a governor, providing strategic direction and support in a quickly changing political arena. Within the Business Committee my role involves financial planning, monitoring income and expenditure, and reviewing the year end accounts.
I have lived in Greenwich for more than 20 years. I am passionate about education and strongly believe that each child should be encouraged to achieve their full potential, becoming a life-long learner.

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Richard Graham - Parent Governor – Member of the Teaching and Learning Committee
Lead Governor for Pupil Premium

I became a member of the governing body at Meridian Primary School in 2013 and became the lead governor for pupil premium children a year later.
I have one child at Meridian School in year 4, and one who recently left and is now at Thomas Tallis.
I am currently Head of Education at Save the Children, where I’m responsible for setting the strategic direction of Save the Children’s global education programmes and ensuring that each programme we deliver brings the greatest possible benefit to children. I have experience of overseeing programmes that benefit disadvantaged children. I am familiar with child safeguarding practices and work that seeks to enable children to reach their full potential.
I have sat on the board of a number of charities including YCare International (the international arm of the YMCA), Unbound Philanthropy (funding work on migrant rights) and more recently, TWIN (a charity promoting fair trade) and am familiar with how boards work effectively with senior management teams.
Within the governing body I contribute to the strategic direction of the school, the review of its performance and with a particular focus on work benefitting pupil premium children.
I am fully committed to the values and ethos of Meridian School. I believe we have the team in place to make sure every child can flourish and grow in the school.

Richard Graham

Parent Governor
Term of office 09/17-09/2021
Declarations of interest: Save the Children

Attendance at meetings:
FGB - 3/4; Teaching & Learning Sub-Committee - 0/2

FGB 3/4; Teaching and Learning Sub-Committee 1/2

Jo Graham - Headteacher

Nadia Dickson - Associate Governor

Previous Governors