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Governing Body

The role of the governing body is to provide strong strategic leadership and support to Meadows School in partnership with Barnardo's and the school's leaders. We ensure that Meadows School meets the changing needs of students, parents and carers, local authorities and legislation. Within this, our specific aims are to;

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold executive leaders to account for educational and pastoral performance
  • Monitor financial performance.

Governors look forward to the continuing success of Meadows School. They have welcomed some positive developments in recent years including;

  • The opening of the primary campus in 2017 provided increased capacity suited to younger pupils;
  • The 16+ provision has been redeveloped and extended to support our 16+ students further;
  • Introduction of remote learning processes during the pandemic provided fresh insights into benefits of a various learning approaches;
  • Recent curriculum changes include a range of enrichment activities
  • Therapeutic support has increased through a growing specialist staff team; new facilities and equipment including an outdoor gym and trim trail; a range of sensory interventions as well as ongoing outreach activities.

Communication for the Governors in the first instance should go to: Please contact this email address if you would be interested in becoming a Governor at Meadows School

Chair of Governors Priscilla Hother
Community Governor Jane Court
Community Governor Ivan Sharpe
Community Governor David Tasker
Community Governor Craig Fleming
Community Governor Karen Ellis
Parent Governor Ruth Jennings
Parent Governor Gary North
Staff Governor Rob Roker
Staff Governor Geoff Prout
Clerk to the Governors Trevor Brittain

First meeting of 2021-2022 (virtual attendance): Thursday 14/10/21

Full governing body (FGB): Tuesday 30/11/21

Committee meeting: Thursday 13/01/22

Full governing body (FGB): Thursday 24/03/22

Committee meeting: Thursday 19/05/22

Full governing body (FGB): Wednesday 13/07/22