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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.

 

We meet as a Governing Board once each term when we all discuss, question and challenge the leadership of the School. A School Improvement Committee meets twice each term where the focus is on raising standards. A Resources Committee and a Church School Committee meet once a term.

 

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. The children regularly attend events at Church.
Governing Board List 2018/2019
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

01.04.2017 Governing Body 31.03.2021

Vacancy

Ex Officio

  Ex Officio  

Mrs C While

Co-opted

03.12.2014 Governing Body 02.12.2018

Miss M Clare

Co-opted

14.09.2018 Governing Body 13.09.2022

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

Rev Canon S Oliver (Ex Officio) term of office started 19.03.2012 and ended 31.08.2018. There were no business interests.

   

Register of Governors’ Business Interests 2018/2019

 

Mrs J Price                 National Leader of Governance

                                   Member of Local Advisory Board at Colley Lane Primary Academy, Cradley 

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

                                   Chair of Governors at Thorns Primary School, Quarry Bank

Works as a Clerk to Governing Bodies for Dudley MBC and also carries out Governance consultancy work.

 

Mr G Southall            Close family relative works at the School

 

Mrs C Smith, Mrs C While, Mrs J Hancox, Mrs D Jones, Miss M Clare and Mrs M Makarounas have no business interests.

 

Governor Committees 2018/2019

School Improvement Committee

All Members of the Governing Body.

 

 Head Teacher's Appraisal Committee

 Mrs J Price (Chair)

 Mrs C While

 Mrs J Hancox

 

Pay Committee                                     Pay Appeals Committee

Mrs J Price (Chair)                                 Mrs J Hancox                                           

Mr G Southall                                         Mrs C While

Mrs D Jones                                           Miss M Clare

 

Staff Dismissal Committee                              

The Chair of Governors will constitute the Committee as and when they need to meet from Governors who are available and eligible.

 

Staff Dismissal Appeals and Pupil Discipline Committees

The Chair of Governors will constitute the Committee as and when they need to meet from Governors who are available and eligible.

  

Governor Responsibilities 2018/2019

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, ICT
Mrs J Hancox Attendance, Design and Technology
Mr G Southall Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, Science
Mrs D Jones Art
Vacancy RE, Collective Worship, Rights Respecting School, Music, PSHE, EYFS
   
   
   

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings

 

 Key

 √      Present

 X      Absent

 -       Not a member of the Committee

Autumn 2018

Governor Name

Governor Morning

12.09.2108

Extraordinary

Full Governing

Body 

14.09.2018

School Improvement

Committee

08.10.2018

Church School Committee

16.10.2018

Full Governing Body

22.11.2018

Governor Morning

29.11.2018

School improvement Committee

03.12.2018

Extraordinary Full

Governing Body

11.12.2018

Mrs C Smith √  √             
Mrs J Price √  √             
Mr G Southall                
Mrs C While                
Mrs J Hancox √  √             
Mrs D Jones √  √             
Mrs M Makarounass √  √             
Miss M Clare - √             
Vacancy                
Vacancy                

Summer 2018

Governor Name

Full Governing

Body 

02.05.2018

School

Improvement

Committee

21.05.2018

Governor Day

06.07.2018

Full Governing

Body

16.07.2018

Mrs C Smith √  √  √ 
Mrs J Price √  √ 
Rev'd Canon S Oliver √  √   
Mr G Southall √  √   
Mrs C While √  √   
Mrs J Hancox √  √ 
Mrs D Jones √  √ 
Mrs M Makarounass √  √  √ 

Vacancy

       
Vacancy        

Spring 2018

Governor Name

School

Improvement

Committee

10.01.18

 

 

Full Governing

Body

22.01.18

School 

Improvement

Committee

28.02.18

Full Governing

Body

05.03.18

Mrs C Smith √  √  √ 
Mrs J Price √  √  √    √ 
Rev'd Canon S Oliver √  √   √  √ 
Mr G Southall √  √  √ 
Mrs C While √  X √    X
Mrs J Hancox √  √  √ 
Mrs D Jones √  √ 
Mrs M Makarounass √  √  √  
Vacancy         
Vacancy        

 

A Governor Day was held on Wednesday 14th March 2018.

 

 

Autumn 2017

 

Governor Name

Full Governing Body

04.10.17

Full Governing Body

22.11.17

School Improvement

Committee

01.11.17

Governor Day

03.11.17

Governor Day

16.11.17

Mrs C Smith √  √  √  √  √ 
Mrs J Price √  √  √  √  √ 

Rev'd Canon

S Oliver

√  √  √  √  √ 
Mr G Southall √  √  √    √ 
Mrs C While √  √  √    √ 
Mrs J Hancox √  √  √    √ 
Mrs D Jones √  √  √    √ 
Mrs M Makarounass √  √  √  √  √ 
Vacancy          
Vacancy          

 

 

 

 Summer Term 2017

Governor Name

Full Governing Body

08.05.2017

Full Governing Body

19.07.2017

Governor Day

06.06.2017

Mrs C Smith
Mrs J Price
Rev'd Canon S Oliver
Mrs C While
Mr G Southall X
Mrs D Jones
Mrs J Hancox
Mrs M Makarounas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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