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Governor Details

What do Governors do?

 

All state schools in Merton are required to have a governing body. There are three core functions of our governing body: (1) to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school, (2) to hold the headteacher and senior leaderships team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff, and (3) to oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent. In other words, the governing body exists to both support and challenge the school.

 

Governors are volunteers and are appointed to represent all parts of the school community: parents, teaching and support staff, Merton and community interests. We are expected to attend meetings regularly and visit the school at least once per term, so that we have opportunities to talk to staff and children. This helps us to understand how Merton Abbey works and what we can do to make it even better.

 

We are always pleased to talk to anyone who is interested in finding out more about what we are doing as governors. You are also welcome to read our Governors’ Impact Statement that highlights the work we have done over the last academic year. Moreover, if you think you might be interested in joining as a governor, please feel free to speak to one of the governors or the headteacher about how to join the governing body.

 

Governors’ Committee Structure

In addition to the full governing body meeting once a term, we also have termly committee meetings which focus different aspects of monitoring and evaluating our core functions. The following is the current list of committees, along with the membership:

 

Children, Families and Community Committee

The Children, Families and Community Committee focuses on pupil wellbeing, community links, matters related to equality and diversity, communications with parents and carers, extracurricular activities, attendance and admissions.

 

Cypren Edmunds (Chair)

Mamie Barden (Vice Chair)

Amedea Kelly-Taglianini

School Lead - Lynsey Eversden, Assistant Headteacher

 

Resources Committee

The Resources Committee is responsible for monitoring the school’s budget, the recruitment and wellbeing of staff, and the premises.

 

Frances Cresswell (Chair)

Neil Trewin

Vikram Lall

School Lead - Michael Bradley, Headteacher

 

Teaching and Learning Committee

The Teaching and Learning Committee monitors and evaluates pupil achievement and the quality of teaching, ensuring the school delivers a broad and balanced curriculum in keeping with the school's aims, all pupil needs and legal requirements.

 

Marpessa Tholel (Chair)

Mark Oglesby

Sandy Cowling

Elizabeth Robertson

Manuel Casertano

School Lead - Aisling Dougan Cleary, Assistant Headteacher

 

Governors’ Attendance Record

 

Governors’ attendance at meetings is monitored and recorded to check that members are present and carrying out their duties.

 

Full Name

Category of Governor

Appointed by

Term of Office

Attendance

Attendance

Attendance

Attendance

Start

Finish

2023/2024

2022/2023

2021/2022

2020/2021

Michael Bradley

 

Headteacher

 

09/13

 

 

FGB

 

Com

 

FGB

3/3

 

Com

2/2

 

FGB

3/3

 

Com

2/2

 

FGB

4/4

 

Com

1/1

Mamie Barden

Parent

Governing Body

11/20

11/24

1/1

1/1

 

3/3

 

1/1

 

2/2

 

2/2

 

4/4

 

2/2

Frances Cresswell

Parent

Governing Body

11/20

11/24

 

1/1

 

3/3

2/2

2/2

2/2

4/4

1/1

Sandy Cowling 

Local Authority

Local Authority

03/23

03/27

1/1

1/1

2/3

 

2/3

2/3

1/2

2/4

2/2

Cypren Edmunds 

Co-opted

Governing Body

11/20

11/24

0/1

1/1

3/3

 

0/1

3/3

2/2

2/4

2/2

Marpessa Tholel

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

12/22

 

11/25

0/1

1/1

2/3

2/3

2/3

2/2

3/4

2/2

Amedea Kelly-Taglianini

Co-opted

Governing Body

03/19

03/23

1/1

1/1

2/3

1/1

2/3

2/2

3/4

2/2

Elizabeth Robertson

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

09/23

09/27

0/1

1/1

3/3

1/3

3/3

2/2

1/4

0/2

Mark Oglesby

 

Staff

School

09/23

09/27

1/1

1/1

3/3

3/3

3/3

2/2

3/3

1/2

Neil Trewin

 

Co-Opted

Governing Body

03/20

03/24

1/1

 

2/3

2/2

2/3

2/2

4/4

1/1

Manuel Casertano

 

Co-Opted

Governing Body

06/20

06/24

0/1

0/1

2/3

2/3

2/3

2/2

3/3

2/2

Ryan Dale

Co-Opted

 

Governing Body

03/22

03/26

1/1

 

3/3

2/2

1/1

1/1

-

-

 

Governor Pecuniary Interests

Governor’s Full Name

Business/Pecuniary Interests

Details of Governance in

other educational establishments

Relationships with others

in the school, governing

body or LA

Michael Bradley 

None

None

None

Sandy Cowling 

None

None

None

Cypren Edmunds 

None

None

None

Mamie Barden

None

None

None

Frances Cresswell         

None

None

None

Marpessa Tholel

None

None

None

                   

None

None

None

                     

None

None

None

             

None

None

None

               

None

None

None

 

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