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 ends Committee Membership Responsibilities
Steve Milligan Parent Governor Parent election 19.01.2022 Resources (Chair) Chair, English, EYFS, Safeguarding
Brian Simmonds Local Authority Governor HCC – Nominated by Rita Burgess 01.09.2019 Standards

Resources

Vice Chair, Attendance, Health & Safety
Graham Robins Foundation Governor Diocese of Winchester 18.01.2019 Standards

Resources

Maths, Pay Committee, Church liaison, Admissions, Governor Forum Representative
Georgina  Bull Foundation Governor Diocese of Winchester 26.02.2021 Resources Vice-Chair, Sports Funding, Admissions
Keith Dawson Foundation Governor Diocese of Winchester 19.10.2018 Standards SEND
Paul Wernham Foundation Governor Diocese of Winchester 30.11.2021 Standards Quality of Teaching
Richard Levett Parent Governor Parent election 30.11.2021 Standards Pupil Premium, Curriculum
Claire Cooper Co-Opted Governor Governing Body 26.11.2018 Standards

Resources

Nikki Ford Staff Governor Staff election 03.06.2020 Standards
Charles Applegate Head Teacher NA Standards

Resources

Register of Governors Interests