We hope this page helps you to understand who the Governors are and the work they do to support the school.
The main responsibility of a school governor is to ensure high standards of achievement for all pupils at the school. In order to do this LGB has three core functions:
- To ensure the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school.
- To hold the leaders of the school to account for the school’s and pupil’s performance as well as the performance management of the staff.
- To ensure good use of the resources in the school and to oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure that money is well spent.
Governors are all volunteers and come from a variety of backgrounds. This means the Local Governing Body provides a wide range of skills and experience to support our work.
Currently the LGB has members with backgrounds in law, business, IT, finance, as well as primary, secondary and further education. Some governors are parents of children at the school, others including the headteacher are members of staff.
The LGB meets six times a year and operates some smaller subcommittees. For more information on the responsibilities of the Governing Body, please click on the following link: http://www.nga.org.uk/Be-a-Governor.aspx
On the 1st January 2019 Meole Brace School, together with Belvidere School and Mary Webb School Science College converted to academy status and formed the Central Shropshire Academy Trust. The intention was to create a Multi Academy Trust where each school could continue to develop and flourish benefiting from the opportunities to collaborate and share good practice whilst retaining their own individual identities and characters.
On 1st May 2022 the Central Shropshire Academy Trust will merge with Trust-Ed, another Shropshire-based Multi-Academy Trust. We believe this will strengthen all our schools and help facilitate further collaborative work.
A Board of Trustees oversees the work of the Trust. Our LGB has a Link Trustees who attend LGB meetings enabling a direct link between the school and the Trust.
We are committed to upholding Meole Brace’s core values and continuing to ensure all our students have access to high quality education in a safe, supportive but suitably challenging environment. Our priority is to ensure that each student develops their academic, personal and social skills to the highest level they can in preparation for leading happy, successful lives.
If you are interested in becoming a Governor at Meole Brace School, please contact the clerk to the Local Governing Body at the school.
Should you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, then write to Mr M Cribb c/o Mrs J Fisher, Clerk to the Governors, Meole Brace School, Longden Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 9DW.
Chair: Mr Martyn Cribb OBE
Vice-Chair: Mrs Sue Homden
HEADTEACHER: Mr Alan Doust
Dr Robert Court
Mrs Andrea Richardson
Mrs Ffion Carr
Mrs Lavanya Venkatesh
Mrs Liz Malpass