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Here you will find information about the Governing Board of St Mark’s CE Primary School.

 

We are a group of 10 people made up of School Staff, Church appointees, parents and others with a keen passion to ensure that the children of St Mark’s receive the best education possible.

 

Governors have 3 main roles.

 

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the education performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of the staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure that the money is well spent

 

DfE (Jan 2017) Governance Handbook

 

As a Governing Board, we have a range of expertise to ensure that these 3 functions are fulfilled. We meet regularly throughout the academic year as a Governing Board in order to carry out these functions.

 

Unlike many Governing Boards, we do not have Committees as such (although we do have Committees to deal with disciplinary matters and staff pay progression). Instead, we have 2 meetings per term at which we all discuss, question and challenge the leadership of the School.

 

We also attend Governor Days which are held regularly throughout the academic year. This is when we visit School to carry out first-hand monitoring. We have the chance to talk to the children and to experience life at St Mark’s for ourselves. We also visit School at other times.

 

The School has close links with the parish church of St Mark’s and the Governors, together with the children and staff, attend important celebrations, at Church and in School, to mark the passing of the Church year. 
Governing Board List 2016/2017
Name and Category  Date Appointed Appointing Body Term Ends

Mrs C Smith

(Headteacher)

Ex Officio

06.11.2012 Ex Officio -

Mrs J Price

(Chair of Governors)

Co-opted

01.04.2013 Governing Body 31.03.2017

Rev S Oliver

(Vice Chair of Governors)

Ex Officio

19.03.2012 Ex Officio -

Mrs C While

Co-opted

03.12.2014 Governing Body 02.12.2018

Mr G Pallant

Co-opted

27.04.2016 Governing Body 26.04.2020

Vacancy

Local Authority

  Local Authority  

Mr G Southall

Foundation Governor

12.11.2016 St Mark's Parochial Church Council 11.11.2020

Mrs J Hancox

Parent

15.12.2015 Governing Body 14.12.2019

Mrs D Jones

Parent

15.12.2015 Governing Body 14.12.2019

Mrs M Makarounas

Staff

13.06.2016 Staff of School 12.06.2020

 

Governors who have served in the last 12 months

Mrs S Greenaway (Local Authority Governor) 12.01.2015 - 30.01.2017 appointed by the Governing Body.

Governor at Brockmoor Primary School.

Mrs C Hargreaves (Staff Governor)     13.06.2012 - 12.06.2016 elected by the members of Staff. No business interests declared.

 

 

 

   

Register of Governors’ Business Interests 2016/2017

 

Mrs J Price                 National Leader of Governance

                                    Governor at Colley Lane Primary School, Cradley Heath

                                    Member of the Interim Executive Board of Ham Dingle Primary School, Pedmore

 

Mr G Southall              Close family relative works at the School

 

Mrs C Smith, Mrs C While, Mr G Pallant, Rev S Oliver, Mrs J Hancox, Mrs D Jones and Mrs M Makarounas have no business interests.

 

 

Governor Committees

 

 Head Teacher's Appraisal Committee

 Mrs J Price (Chair)

 Mrs C While

Vacancy

 

Pay Committee                                     Pay Appeals Committee

Mrs J Price (Chair)                                Rev S Oliver                                           

Mr G Southall                                         Mrs C While

Mr G Pallant                                           Vacancy

 

Staff Dismissal Committee 

Rev S Oliver (Chair)                               

(Mrs Price will constitute the Committee as and when they need to meet from Governors who are able and eligible.)

 

Staff Dismissal Appeals and Pupil Discipline Committees

Mrs J Price (Chair)

(Mrs Price will constitute the Committee as and when they need to meet from Governors who are able and eligible.)

  

Governor Responsibilities 2016/2017

Name Area of Responsibility
Mrs J Price Assessment, Curriculum, English, Pupil Premium
Mrs C While SEN, PE and Sports Premium, Maths, Safeguarding, Child Protection
Vacancy  Looked After Children, Behaviour, Geography, History
Mrs J Hancox Attendance, Design and Technology
Mr G Southall Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, Science
Mr G Pallant Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, ICT
Rev S Oliver RE, Collective Worship, Rights Respecting School, Music, PSHE, EYFS
Mrs D Jones Art
   
   

 


Governor Attendance at Meetings 2015/2016

Key

√      Present

X      Absent

-       Not a member of the Committee

 

Summer Term 2016

 

 

Governor Name

Full Governing Body 27.04.2016

Governor Day 09.06.2016

Full Governing Body 13.07.2016

Mrs C Smith

Mrs J Price

Mrs C While

X

Rev S Oliver

X

Mr G Southall

Mrs S Greenaway

X

Mrs J Hancox

Mrs D Jones

Mr G Pallant

X

Mrs C Hargreaves

-

Mrs M Makarounas

-

-

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2016/2017

Autumn Term 2016

 

Governor Name

Governor Day 22.09.2016

Full Governing Body

05.10 2016

Full Governing Body

21.11.2016

Mrs C Smith

 

Mrs J Price

 

Mrs C While

 

Rev S Oliver

 

Mr G Southall

X

 

Mrs S Greenaway

 

Mrs J Hancox

 

Mrs D Jones

 

Mr G Pallant

X

X

Mrs M Makarounas

 

 

Spring Term 2017

Governor Name Governor Day 17.01.2017 Full Governing Body 01.02.2017 Full Governing Body 20.03.2017
Mrs C Smith
Mrs J Price
Mrs C While  
Rev S Oliver X
Mr G Southall  
Mrs J Hancox
Mrs D Jones
Mr G Pallant X X
Mrs M Makarounas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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