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Meet the Governors


Welcome to the St Meryl Governor's page. Here you will find key information about who we are and what we do.


What is the Governing Body?

The Governing Body is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. As Governors we are committed to ensuring that the school achieves the very best possible outcomes for all pupils.

We have three key roles:

1. We appoint the headteacher and together set the strategic direction of the school. We uphold and promote the vision and the values that underpin all we do.

2. We agree the school development plan and monitor progress against the targets set, holding the headteacher and senior leaders to account and acting as a 'critical friend.'

3. We set the budget and monitor progress against it.


Governors act with integrity, objectivity and honesty in the best interests of the school.


Who are we?

Our instrument of Governance includes:

  • 3 parent governors
  • 1 Local Authority governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 4 community governors
  • The headteacher


The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The Chair and Vice Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.

The Chair of Governors is Mrs Val Hall who can be contacted via the school office or via email at:


Much of the work of the Governing Body is done by committees. At St Meryl School we have the following committees:

  • Pupil and curriculum
  • Finance and premises
  • Strategic
  • Pay

We have an Associate Governor who sits on the Finance and Premises Committee, they have been appointed because they offer particular expertise. 



If you feel you have skills to help us in developing the highest standards of achievement and would like to play a role in ensuring the school goes from strength to strength in every way, please contact the chair. We are a great team and you will find the role is both a stimulating and rewarding one.