Governors

Name: Jasbir Mann (Chair of Governors)
Type: Co-opted
Committee: Resources

I have a long association with Mellor Primary School and the community it serves and welcome the opportunity to continue this link as the current Chair of Governors. The creative and innovative approaches focussed on the needs of individual children always make it an exciting place to be involved in. I bring my Headship and National Leader of Governance experience to the Governing Body.

Name: Chris Walsh (Vice Chair)
Type: Parent
Committee: Performance and Standards
                  Resources

Hello! I am a parent governor at Mellor, and am currently the vice chair of the governing body. I have 2 children at the school, and I decided to stand for election as a Governor to get involved with and support the school where my children spend their days. I am particularly interested in science, the environment and sport. My day job is leading the engineering work at Cenex - the UK centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies, where we focus on bringing new clean vehicles onto the road, and I have degrees from Sussex and Cambridge universities.

Name: Sunil Patel
Type: Parent
Committee: Resources

I choose to be a Parent Governor to get a better understanding of the way the school is run and to be a voice for parents to voice any concerns, to over see clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school, to hold school to account for the educational performance and overseeing the financial performance and making sure its money is well spent. This is my second term as a parent governor. I have over 25 years public sector experience, in a variety of challenging roles. I have the experience of Personnel, Financial and Performance Management. I am also on the Performance and Management committee of the school.

Name: Katie Griffith
Type: Parent
Committee: Performance and Standards, and Community

I am a parent governor with my son attending Mellor, as well as studying there myself as a child. I have a keen interest in the running of the school and chose to be a governor so that I can put forward any parents concerns or ideas. My background is in the arts, with a degree in Textiles. I worked for designers and artists and since having children I now work part time running arts workshops for Mellor students at Cross Corners.

Name: Saarah Bhaiji
Type: Parent
Committee: Performance and Standards, and Community

I'm a very proud parent governor of Mellor Primary & have two children currently at the school.
I opted to be a governor to help build a special bridge between parents & the school network, so I can voice my opinions, ideas & appreciation of the way the school works & runs. Being on two very important committees, I'm always excited to attend meetings to discuss the progress of mellor pupils and teaching styles from staff. I love how great the school, and parents and children work together as a community. I Look forward to the next few years ahead.

Name: Asma Bachu
Type: Parent
Committee: Community

My name is Mrs Asma Bachu, I am a qualified Dispensing Technician and a stay at home mum to our four children. I love to get involved with the children at school and getting involved with Mellor takes me back to my childhood! I enjoy baking, art and craft, reading, watching movies and music!

Name: Bhavesh Chouhan
Type: Co-opted
Committee: Resources
                  Community

I have been working as the site manager for the school for 4 years. Prior to this role I have been working in the private photographic industry seeing through business to business sales. I first became a parent governor back in 2008, I took this opportunity so that I could utilise my skill set in a way our children would benefit. I am now a staff governor whereby I feedback information relating to the school building, health and safety issues should they arise.

Name: Saleha Patel
Type: Teaching Staff
Committee: Curriculum, Performance and Standards

I have been working in both Key Stage1 and 2 at Mellor for 4 years. I currently teach in Year 4. As a member of the governing body, I feel that I can provide the governors information on the day to day life of the school and share the thoughts of children and staff.

Name: Nik Foster
Type: Headteacher
Committee: Serving on all committees

I am committed to Mellor having worked here for 20 years before my appointment as Headteacher. I am an enthusiastic leader, who strives to provide stimulating, creative educational experiences and quality sports opportunities for all children. I believe in the importance of supporting and learning from our local community and 'being the best you can be' is central to my personal and educational philosophy.