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

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.


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
Jo Holland Co-opted Governor 4 Years 08/03/2023 07/03/2027 Resources None Declared No  No
Saarah Bhaiji Parent Governor 4 Years 21/01/2020 20/01/2024 Community, Performance & Standards None Declared No No
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
Finance, Pay, Staffing, Appeals, Staff Appraisal, Human Resources, Premises,  Cross Corners, Grievances, GDPR  Health and Safety School Improvement Plan SIP, Teaching and Learning, Under- performing groups, Admissions, Attendance, Family and Community outreach, Fundraising for the school, Parental involvement
1st - Nik, Jasbir, Mitesh, Sunil, Bhavesh
2nd – Saarah, Yasmin
1st Nik, Saleha, Saarah, Yasmin
2nd - Jasbir, Mitesh, Sunil, Bhavesh

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
  • Carry out 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)
  • Pay policy
  • Teacher Appraisals
  • Data protection (GDPR)
  • 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
  • Behaviour and anti-bullying
  • Control and restraint 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:

  • Relationship and Sex Education Policy
  • Admissions policy
  • Complaints Procedure

Monitoring & Evaluation: The role of Governors at Mellor Community Primary School

The Governing Body has a specific statutory responsibility to:

  • Provide strategic direction for the work of the school
  • Support, challenge, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school
  • Hold the school to account for the educational standards and provision at the school

To do this work, governors will need to know well three key documents:

  • The school's self-evaluation form (SEF)
  • The school improvement plan (SIP)
  • The budget

Additionally, the termly Headteacher's Report informs the governing body about the school's successes, enrichment opportunities and any challenges being addressed at the school.

Monitoring is about collecting or receiving evidence of what is happening at Mellor asking questions about progress and challenging where necessary.

Evaluation is about making judgements from the evidence or information on the effectiveness or impact of a process, task or outcome.

Effective monitoring and evaluation by the governors will enable us to:

  • Check that plans are being implemented
  • Collect evidence of success that can be celebrated and built upon
  • Identify quickly where the school is not performing as expected
  • Identify priorities for future action
  • Fulfil our function of accountability

The core work of monitoring is undertaken in governing body committees. The minutes of these meetings are available to all governors and will be discussed at full governing body meetings. This monitoring work focuses on governors' strategic role and not on day-to-day management issues. The type of monitoring can be seen in the attached governing body schedule of responsibilities table.

Monitoring is also undertaken in governor visits and working groups that may be established from time to time for specific purposes. Visits can help governors learn first-hand about:

  • The school as a whole - premises, organisation, resources etc.
  • The people within it - pupils, staff, parents etc.
  • The processes involved - how the school functions, how policies are implemented, how and what staff teach, how pupils learn etc.
  • Attitudes, behaviour and ethos

Written reports need to be completed following the visit. These should state the purpose of your visit, the actions you have undertaken to gather information, and a clear evaluation of what you have seen, together with any recommendations you may wish to make to the Governing Body as a result of your evaluation. You will be asked to speak to your report and take questions on it at the next full Governing Body meeting after your visit has taken place.

The purpose of monitoring and evaluating is not just for its own sake, but to enable all governors to be confident about the value of our school to its community and to answer questions from OFSTED inspectors such as:

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the school and how do governors know what they are?
  • What are the strengths and areas for development of the governing body?
  • What are the main barriers to learning and what action has been taken to overcome them? How successful have these actions been?
  • What contribution does the governing body think it has made to improving provision, especially teaching, and learning outcomes for pupils?
  • To what extent is the governing body involved in the school's processes for self-evaluation and improvement planning?
  • How do governors monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school development plan?
  • Can governors give examples of how they have supported and challenged the school?
  • What are the procedures for safeguarding pupils and how have training needs been met?
  • How are governors involved in the life of the school?
  • Do governors have specific areas of responsibility and/or links with school classes/form/tutor groups/subjects/departments? What is the impact of these links?
  • How do governors consult parents/the local community?
  • How do governors ensure equality of opportunity? For example, what actions are taken to ensure that all groups of parents are engaged and that any barriers are removed?
  • Can governors give examples of when parental/community views have been sought and acted on?
  • How are the training needs of governors identified and addressed?
  • What training have governors undertaken recently and what has been the impact of this training?