About our governors

​At St Mark’s, the governing body is composed of representatives from the staff, the local education authority, Immanuel Church, parents and the head teacher. Apart from the Head Teacher and the Immanuel Church incumbent minister, all governors are appointed for a term of 4 years. Elections are held for staff and parent governor positions when a governor term ends or a vacancy occurs. Governors have a number of legal duties as outlined by the government. These duties include having financial, personnel and curriculum management of the school, with responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the school and in the oversight of the school management.

All Governors are expected to undertake training and to attend Governing Body meetings and committee meetings, undertaking school visits and review work in support of the Governors responsibilities.  Governors are all volunteers and are unpaid for the work undertaken.The Governing Body is led by a Chair and Vice Chair, elected annually by the Governing Body members, who work closely with the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership team.

Name Category Appointed by Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committee membership Responsibilities
Carol Bishop Foundation Diocese 4 Standards Committee Assessment

Early Years

Ena Bull Foundation Diocese 4 26.2.2021 Resources Committee

Pay Committee

HT PM Panel

Staff Disciplinary

Admissions

Pupil Discipline

Safer Recruitment

Pupil Premium

Sports Premium

Reading

Pupil Well-Being

Claire Cooper Co-opted Governing Body 4 26.11.2022 Resources Committee

Standards Committee

Admissions

Safer Recruitment
Nicola Ford Staff Governing Body 4 3.6.2020 Standards Committee

Admissions

Safer Recruitment
Rev Debbie Howard Foundation Diocese 4 Resources Committee SIAMS
Nicola Ledington Foundation Diocese 4 Standards Committee RE

EFYS

Richard Levett-Prinsep Parent Parents 4 1.9.2021 Standards Committee Pupil Premium

Curriculum

Steve Milligan Parent Parents 4 13.1.2022 Resources Committee

Standards Committee

Pupil Discipline

Pay Appeals

Chair of FGB

Chair of Resources Committee

Safeguarding

Writing

 

Phil Neeves Foundation Diocese 4 Standards Committee Quality of Teaching

Maths

Graham Robins Foundation Diocese 4 18.1.2019 Resources Committee

Standards Committee

Pay Committee

HT PM Panel

Staff Disciplinary

Admissions & Appeals

Forum Rep

Safer Recruitment

SEND

The Bridge

 

Brian Simmonds Local Authority Local Authority 4 31.8.2019 Resources Committee

Standards Committee

Pay Committee

Staff Dismissal Appeal

Complaints

Vice-Chair of FGB

Chair of Standards Committee

H & S including Premises

Attendance

 

Maritza Tucker Foundation Diocese 4 Resources Committee RE
Paul Wernham Foundation Diocese 4 17.12.2021 Standards Committee

Complaints

Quality of Teaching

Maths

Register of Governors Interests

Our Standing Orders can be found here.