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Meadow Green Governing Body

Welcome from the Governors of Meadow Green Primary School.  If you are a parent or carer considering Meadow Green Primary for your child’s education we hope this website will give you a flavour of our school.  At Meadow Green we are fortunate to have staff which are caring, committed, and very hard working.  Visitors to the school frequently comment on the confidence, friendliness and good manners of our pupils. “The Governors of Meadow Green Primary School are fully committed to the success of the school, ensuring the highest possible standards of learning and teaching”.  The school currently has a board of governors that comprises of the following:


Mr. J. Marsland - Chair of GovernorsMr. P. Patel (Parent Governor)
Mr. A. Hall (Parent Governor)Mr. N. Jones (Headteacher & Staff)
Dr. C. Whittaker (Community)Ms. S. Jones  (Assistant Head – Observer)
Mrs. D. Taylor (Community) Ms. L. Nocher (Deputy Head – Observer) 
 Mrs. B. Bassi (Finance – Observer)
Mrs. V. Buchanan (Clerk to Governing Board) 


The Boards of Governors meet four times a year. 


There are also committees covering the following areas:

  • Buildings and Health & Safety 
  • Curriculum & Standards 
  • Finance and Staffing 


As part of our responsibility for ensuring that Meadow Green is a safe, secure environment for its staff and pupils, the governors take an active interest in each area of school life.  By working closely with the Headteacher, the senior leadership team and listening to Staff Views and Student Voice we strive to make the right decisions when addressing the developments and challenges facing teachers and students.  It is also important for us to know how parents feel about the school and we seek out parental views at every opportunity including our Parent’s Forum.


Governors are always keen to seek the views of all members of our school community.

The governors can be contacted at


Copies of minutes from each of the Governing Body Committees are held in the school office.


Meet the Governors


Mr. J. Marsland – Chair of Governors

Hello, I am Jarrod Marsland and was appointed as a Parent Governor in 2010,  then as Chair of Governors in 2012.  I am very active within the school, taking part in all of the sub committees and Main Governing Body.

I originate from Burton on Trent, moving to Birmingham in 1997.  I have worked on the railway for 32 years, 10 years as a train driver and 22 years in driver management.  Apart from train driving my professional attributes are People Management, Health and Safety, Investigation and Enquiry Chairing.


Dr. C. Whittaker

Hello, I’m Chris Whittaker, retired GP and a long standing Community/Co-opted Governor at school.  I am currently serving on the Finance & Staffing and Buildings, Health & Safety sub committees working closely with the Special Educational Need’s team with the aim of enabling all children to achieve their potential and to develop life skills.


Di Taylor

I am Wythall Parish Council representative on the Board of Governors for Meadow Green.  I have served on the council for 6 years and am heavily involved in projects which benefit the community.  I have taught in Birmingham and my main subjects were Religious Education and Life and Leisure.  I also taught History and English.  I have experienced schooling not only as a teacher but a parent my own children that attended Meadow Green many years ago and now I continue to be involved in the schooling of my grandchildren.  At present I run my own business which I established forty years ago.


Mr. A. Hall

I am a  parent governor appointed since 2018.  For 12 years I worked in a Secondary School across a number of middle and senior leadership positions. Having left education I am now a Director for my own recruitment company. Having grown up in Hollywood, I have recently returned to the local area. I am currently serving on the Curriculum sub - committee, something I’m very passionate about.


Mr. P. Patel

Hi, I am Priesh, serving as a Parent Governor. I am the Father of children in Years 4 and 6.

I am passionate about enabling brighter futures for our children and community. I look forward to the opportunity to serve, and to meet and listen to MGS staff and parents: your voice counts, so please come and chat to me. 

Professionally, I have broad and varied work experience. Almost twenty years of exposure to leading and managing primary industries internationally, including major capital infrastructure projects and programmes, across private and public sectors: reigning in business and change management, IT, procurement, finance and HR as part of the senior leadership teams.