Welcome to Mesne Lea Community Primary School.
My name is Kate Cowpe and I have the privilege of being the Chair of Governors at Mesne Lea. We have 12 members on our Governing Body and they are:
Head Teacher: Mrs J Finlay
Staff representative: Mrs F Zino
Local Authority Representative: Mr A Stribling
Parent Governors: Ms L Bevan, Lauren Sullivan, Colin Patel and Kristie Conroy
Other Governors: Jenny Davies
Co-opted Governors: Mrs S Crank, Mrs P Owen, Mr R Mellor (vice Chair), Mrs K Cowpe (Chair), Miss G Smith
We also have one associate member who shares with us their additional skills – Mrs N Taylor Whitehead.
Meet our Governors
Chair of Governors
Vice Chair of Governors
Mr Robert Mellor
Paddy Owen Sue Crank
Mr Alan Stribling
Nicola Taylor Whitehead
Lauren Sullivan, Kristie Conroy, Colin Patel
The Roles of our Governors
The Governors represent the different communities of Mesne Lea – The staff, the parents, the local authority and the local community itself. We come from a variety of backgrounds including Health, Education, Business, Information Technology , Sales and Marketing. We aim to provide a school that delivers the best education and life experiences for the children of Mesne Lea within the finances provided for the school, and for it to be a place of work that the best teachers and support staff want to work.
Governors are responsible for the Strategic direction of a school rather than the day-to- day operational decisions. We support and challenge school leaders and hold them to account for the quality of teaching, pupils’ achievement, behaviour and safety. In doing this we must manage the finances of the school well and more recently this has included the use of Pupil Premium monies to overcome barriers to learning for our more disadvantaged pupils.
A Governor has a four year term of office – parent and staff governors are elected by their peers, the others are appointed either by the Local Authority (1 member) or by the governing body itself. It is a voluntary position, hard work but very rewarding.
Chairperson Mrs Kate Cowpe
Vice Chairperson Mr Bob Mellor
Headteacher Mrs Julie Finlay
Co-opted Governor Mrs Paddy Owen
Co-opted Governor Mrs Sue Crank
Co-opted Governor Mr Alan Stribling
Parent Governor Kristie Conroy
Parent Governor Mrs Lisa Bevan
Parent Governor Colin Patel
Parent Governor Lauren Sullivan
Other Governor Jenny Davies
Staff Governor Mrs Fiona Zino
Associate Governor Mrs Nicola Taylor Whitehead
Register of Interests
Attendance Record of Governors Meetings
Staff and Governors
Here's a photo of our Staff and Governors at our first joint forum - demonstrating we are "one team" as we continue towards our objective to be an outstanding school.
If you would like to contact any of our School Governors, please ask at the School office or follow the link below.