School Governors play a key role in oversee ing the proper management of the school. Their main responsbilities include planning the budget, recruitment and appointment of staff and the development and implementation of policies in consultation with staff and parents.
Meridian Governing Body is composed of Parent Governors, the Headteacher, a Teacher Governor, co-opted Governors chosen to reflect the local community, Governors nominated by the Local Authority and a support staff Governor.
Much of the work of the Governing Body is done by a network of sub-committees whose recommendations and decisions are verified by the main Governing Body. Extra people who are not Governors can be co-opted onto sub-committees.
The current range of sub-committees is:
• Premises • Finance • Pastoral • Curriculum • Personnel and Legal • Health and Safety
All Governors aim to visit the school regularly, usually with a specific brief to examine one or more areas of school life in some detail. Many are in school on a daily basis and have a close involvement with everything that goes on.
The school is always keen to hear from anyone who is prepared to be a Governor or would like to join a sub-committee. Please contact the Headteacher to discuss any opportunities for greater involvement in the running of the school.
The Governing Body is currently comprised of the following members: