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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Our role as Governors is demanding but very rewarding. As a Board of Governors, collectively we are responsible for working with our school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education for all of our children. Together with Mr Nicolaides, who is responsible for day-to-day management of our school, we set our school's aims and policies.


As Governors we have many important responsibilities, such as


  • Setting the aims and objectives for the school
  • Setting the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitoring and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • being a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)


As Governors we carry out a number of other important duties, which include:


  • Determining how our school budget is spent.
  • Appointment of the Headteacher and assisting in the process of appointing teaching staff;
  • Form a disciplinary panel to monitor and dismiss underperforming staff.
  • With regard to the school’s discipline policy, consider decisions to exclude a pupil
  • Hearing appeals and grievances;
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship;
  • Setting standards for all of our pupils' behaviour and discipline;
  • Making sure our school buildings are welcoming and safe;
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies.


As a Governor we are expected to:


  • Work as a member of the Board of Governors for the best interests of the school;
  • Attend the regular meetings and special meetings of the Board of Governors;
  • Serve on committees which deal with the Board of Governor's legal obligations;
  • Become familiar with general educational issues and developments;
  • Take an interest in school activities;
  • Promote the school within the local community;
  • Commit time to the duties and responsibilities of a Governor.


Who can be a School Governor?


We have no special qualifications to become a school governor.  However, by taking on this role, each of us has shown an interest in the workings of our school, our teachers and more importantly the education of all our children.


Mead Vale Board of Governors


At our school the Board of Governors consists of a total of 8 governors :-


a)                  1          ex-officio  

b)                  2          staff governor

c)                  5          co-opted governors

d)                  1          parent governor


The school’s Board of Governors meets on a monthly basis as a whole group. Safeguarding and online safety committee meetings also take place on a monthly basis. Our committees are as follows;


Safeguarding and Online Safety Committee

Full Governing Body 

Curriculum & Standards Committee


CHAIR: Mrs Elouise Huxor (co-opted)

VICE CHAIR: Mr Michal Kus (co-opted)                                                    

STAFF GOVERNOR: Mrs Amanda Gale & Mrs Nicola Bignell

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS: Mrs Julie Kanaan, Mrs Sally Davies & Mrs Ceri Foster

PARENT GOVERNOR: Mrs Carrie Townsend

EX-OFFICIO GOVERNOR: Mr Jason M Nicolaides


Correspondence to the Chair of Governors (Mrs Elouise Huxor) via email to 


The Governors welcome parents’ views or comments on any school issues (preferably in writing please).

Extend Learning Academies Network Governance Information 


For information regarding:


The structure and remit of the members and board of trustees


please click  the below links.


Extend Learning Academies Network Governance

Extend Learning Academies Network Members

Extend Learning Academies Network Board of Trustees


For Memorandum of Association, Funding Agreement, Accounts and Annual Report for Extend Learning Academies Network please go to ELAN Statutory Documentation


ELAN Trade Union Facility Time Reporting