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Welcome to Mendip Green.  I am Tania Ribeiro, the Chair of Governors. I have been a governor for eight years and Chair for the past five years. I live with my family of which previously attended Mendip Green and work in Medicine and Senior Clinical Leadership.


The Governors at Mendip Green work collaboratively with the school and hold the school and the headteacher to account.


Since our last Ofsted in 2017 the governing body has reformed some of it's committees and it's responsibilities to ensure that we are measuring the right things and ensuring that standards at Mendip Green are optimal.  As governors we take an active role in understanding the school data and ensuring that action has been taken to improve anything below national average and this along with the focus by the SLT and the school is helping to drive improvements and increase standards.  


As a governing body we work strategically to ensure that we have the right resources, facilities and staffing to drive Mendip Green forward.


We have a full governing body meeting each term with sub committees to understand detail of curriculum, data, achievement and attainment (LTA committee), Staffing and Finance committee, Health, Safety and Behaviour committee, an Internal MAT steering group and a Performance committee. The sub committees meet every term and report into the FGB


We also have Governor Leads for Safeguarding, Looked After Children, Pupil Premium and SEND.


Our governing body is rich in skill and governors are recruited according to their skill set so that we can utilise their skills to the benefit of the school, we are very lucky to have such a variance of skills.


We have had a very busy past two years with our longstanding Headteacher retiring in 2017 and the appointment of our new Headteacher, Mr. James Oakley. We have also had a re-structure of the senior leadership team to include deputy headteacher, Miss. Victoria Walton and assistant headteacher Mrs. Amanda Shipton. This structure has been vital in ensuring our drive for holisitic excellence is achieved for our children and staff.


We have just completed a consultation period to convert to academy status and join the Extend Learning Academies Network of which we are all very excited about and will update as we move along this journey.


I can be contacted at


Tania Ribeiro.


For details of Extend Learning Academies Network, including governance and trustees, follow the link below.