Mellor Community Primary School


Meet the Governors


  • Jasbir Mann
    Chair of Governors
  • Mitesh Madhaw
    Local Authority Governor
  • Saarah Bhaiji
    Parent Governor
  • Bhavesh Chouhan
    Co-opted Governor
  • Saleha Patel
    Teaching Staff Governor
  • Nik Foster
  • Yasmin Lakhi-Tai
    Parent Governor
  • Jo Holland
    Co-opted Governor
  • Keval Thakrar
    Parent Governor

Governing Body Committee List

The quorum for each committee meeting is three governors. However, the Resources Management Committee requires a minimum of three non-staff governors to be on the membership, to ensure a quorum if discussing certain staffing issues.
The Clerking of Committee meetings is to be undertaken by the clerk to school governors or in her absence by governors, or members of the school office staff, as appropriate.


Governing Body Diversity Data

Register of Governors' Interests

Name Position/ Type of Governor Term of Office Date Appointed Expiry Date Main Committee (will serve on alternate committee if required) Relevant Business Interest Serving as a Governor at another school? Relationship with Mellor Staff
Jasbir Mann Chair of Governors Co-opted Governor 4 Years 21/01/2023 20/01/2027 Resources None Declared Headteacher No
Keval Thakrar Parent Governor 4 Years 21/06/2023 20/06/2027 Community, Performance and Standards None Declared No No
Jo Holland Co-opted Governor 4 Years 08/03/2023 07/03/2027 Resources None Declared


(Hazel Primary) 

Saarah Bhaiji Parent Governor 4 Years 21/01/2020 20/01/2024 Community, Performance & Standards None Declared No Aunt
Mitesh Madhaw Local Authority Governor 4 Years 22/11/2021 21/11/2025 Resources None Declared No No
Yasmin Lakhi-Tai Parent Governor 4 Years 22/11/2021 21/11/25 Community, Performance & Standards None Declared No No
Nik Foster Headteacher N/A N/A N/A All None Declared No No
Saleha Patel School Governor 4 Years 17/10/2018 16/10/2026 Community, Performance Standards None Declared No No
Bhavesh Chouhan Co-opted Governor 4 Years 21/01/2023 20/01/2027 Resources None Declared No Spouse



Schedule of Responsibilities

Full Governing Body Resources Management Performance and Standards
Safeguarding, Finance, Pay, Staffing, Appeals, Staff Appraisal, Human Resources, Premises,  Cross Corners, Grievances, GDPR  Health and Safety Safeguarding , School Improvement  Plan SIP, Teaching and Learning, Under- performing groups, Admissions,  Attendance, Family  and Community outreach, Fundraising for the school, Parental involvement
Primary Members: Nik, Jasbir, Mitesh, Jo, Bhavesh
Secondary Members: Saarah, Yasmin, Saleha, Keval

Primary Members: Nik, Saleha, Saarah, Yasmin, Keval
Secondary Members: Jasbir, Mitesh, Bhavesh, Jo


Autumn Term

  • Elect Chair and Vice-chair
  • Set committee structure and membership
  • Sign Governor Code of Conduct
  • Complete Register of Business Interests
  • Review governor’s areas of responsibility
  • Review SIP
  • Agree programme of meetings
  • HT’s report
  • Instrument of Government
  • Monitor budget
  • Financial benchmarking
  • Annual salary review in line with GB’s Pay Policy
  • Agree virements if necessary
  • Headteacher Appraisal
  • Determine teacher’s pay in light of appraisal review.
  • Approval of Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) data submitted for prior financial year – September
  • Approving Outturn and revised
  • Health and Safety/welfare
  • Behaviour and anti-bullying
  • Invacuation/Evacuation fire policy
  • Accessibility Plan
  • Business continuity
  • Security and intruder
  • Lettings
  • Covid 19 Risk Assessment, Contingency plan and staff protocols

Book external advisor to lead Headteachers Appraisal in Autumn term

  • Policy Review:
    Safeguarding (CP, Induction, safe recruitment, code of conduct, safe guarding audit, safeguarding report, child missing in education, allegations of abuse against staff)
  • Data protection (GDPR)
  • Behaviour and anti-bullying
  • Pay policy
  • Teacher Appraisals
  • Financial Administration Policy
  • Up-date School Improvement Plan and School Evaluation Form
  • Analyse and share pupil data
  • Set pupil progress targets
  • Interventions
  • Disadvantaged pupils and under -performing groups
  • Monitor pupil progress
  • Monitor teaching and Learning
  • Up-date school prospectus
  • Review educational visits
  • Cross Corners
  • Community Outreach
  • Parent courses
  • Parent views
  • Exclusions / Review individual pupil exclusions
  • Fundraising for school
  • Attendance
  • Remote Learning


Policy Review:

  • Foundation Stage
  • Equalities and Cohesion
  • Equality Objectives
Spring Term
  • HT’s report /
  • Consider implications of next year’s pupil numbers and staffing structure


  • Determine support worker’s pay in light of appraisal review.
  • Institute any possible staff reductions, incl. end of temp contracts in August.
  • Review staffing structure
  • Plan new budget in line with emerging SIP
  • Monitor budget
  • Agree virements
  • Approval of Schools Financial Value Standard
  • Mid-term appraisal reviews for teaching staff
  • Agree maintenance budget and programme
  • Consider report on condition of premises/ repairs etc.

Policy Review:

  • Capability policy
  • Discipline, Conduct, Grievance
  • Charging Policy

Policy Review:

  • SEN/D
  • Medication
  • Complaints Procedure
  • First Aid
Summer Term 
  • HT’s report
  • Agree budget
  • Agree dates of meetings for next academic year


  • Draft new budget in line with emerging SIP
  • Monitor budget
  • Agree virements if necessary
  • Agree and Approval of Budget Plan for year – May
  • Submitting the annual statutory safeguarding report to the local authority

Policy Review:

  • Early Years Teaching Policy
  • Staff sickness absence policy
  • Control and restraint policy

Policy Review:

  • Admissions policy
  • Health and safety policy
  • Accessibility plan
  • Relationship and Sex Education Policy (RHSE)