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Meet the Governors

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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

 

Effective governance is based on six key features:

  • Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy.
  • Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance.
  • People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity.
  • Structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
  • Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.
  • Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance.

DfE (October 2020) 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 twice each term when we all discuss, question and challenge the leadership of the School. One of the Meetings is a full Governing Board Meeting and the other is a School Improvement Committee Meeting (all Governors are members of this Committee). The statutory Committees meet as and when necessary. 

 

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 2021/2022

Name and Category Date AppointedAppointing BodyTerm Ends

Mr K Rondeau

(Headteacher)

Ex Officio

29.04.2019Ex Officio-

Mrs J Price

(Chair of Governors)

Co-opted

01.04.2021Governing Body31.03.2025

Vacancy

Ex Officio

 

Ex Officio

 

 

Mrs C While

Co-opted

03.12.2018Governing Body02.12.2022

Miss M Clare (Co Vice Chair)

Co-opted

14.09.2018Governing Body13.09.2022

Mrs F Jones

Local Authority

27.02.2019Local Authority26.02.2023

Ms E Elgerton

Foundation Governor

21.09.2021Worcester Diocesan Board of Education20.09.2025

Ms S Hall

Parent

10.05.2021Governing Body09.05.2025

Mrs D Jones (Co Vice Chair)

Parent

15.12.2019Governing Body14.12.2023

Miss A Bayton

Staff

03.07.2020Staff of School02.07.2024

 

There are no Associate Members.

 

Governors who have served in the last 12 months

Ms C Saul Ex Officio Governor term of office ended 25.03.2021. There were no business interests declared.

   

Register of Governors’ Business Interests 2021/2022

 

Mrs J Price                Chair of Local Advisory Board at Colley Lane Primary Academy, Cradley

                                   (part of Windsor Multi Academy Trust)

                                  Member of the Local Governing Body of Ham Dingle Primary School,

                                   Pedmore (part of United Learning Multi Academy Trust)

                                  Chair of Shadow Governing Body of St Margaret's at Hasbury CE Primary                                                  School, Halesowen

                                  Works as a Clerk to Governing Bodies for Dudley MBC 

                                  Governor at Belle Vue Primary School, Wordsley

 

Mr K Rondeau, Mrs C While, Mrs F Jones, Mrs D Jones, Miss M Clare, Ms S Hall, Ms E Elgerton and Miss A Bayton have no business interests.

 

Governor Committees 2021/2022

The Governing Board meets as a whole Governing Board once each term. The School Improvement Committee meets once each term. Statutory Committees meet as and when they needs to do so. These Committees are shown below.

 

School Improvement Committee

All Governors

Chair of School Improvement Committee - Mrs F Jones

 

 

Head Teacher's Appraisal Committee

 Mrs J Price (Chair)

 Mrs C While

 Mrs F Jones

 

Pay Committee                                     Pay Appeals Committee

Mrs J Price (Chair)                                 Mrs C While  (Chair)                            

Mrs F Jones                                           Ms E Elgerton

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.

 

School Improvement Committee Terms of Reference

Governor Responsibilities 2019/2020

NameArea of Responsibility
Mrs J PriceAssessment, Curriculum, English, Pupil Premium
Mrs C WhileSEN, PE and Sports Premium, Maths, RE and Collective Worship, Rights Respecting Schools
Miss M ClareSafeguarding, Child Protection, Looked After Children and EYFS, Health and Safety, Risk Assessment

Ms E Elgerton

Foundation Governor

 
Mrs D JonesArt, Geography, History, Computing, Music, PSHE,
Mrs F JonesAttendance, Design and Technology and Behaviour

Vacancy

Ex Officio

 
Miss A BaytonChild Protection and Safeguarding

Ms S Hall

Parent Governor

 

 

Governor Visits

Governor visits have been planned to take place on Wednesday 24th November 2021 and Wednesday 9th February 2022.

Governor Attendance at Meetings

 

 Key

 √      Present

 X      Absent

 -       Not a member of the Committee

 

Autumn 2021

Governor Name

School Improvement Committee

07.10.2021

Governor Morning

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Full Governing Body

15.12.2021

Mr K RondeauThis Meeting had to be cancelled and rearranged for January 2022.
Mrs J Price 
Miss M ClareX  
Mrs C While 
Ms E Elgerton 
Mrs F Jones  
Ms S Hall  
Mrs D Jones 
Miss A Bayton  
Vacancy Ex Officio   

 

Summer 2021

Governor Name

Full Governing Body 

10.05.2021

School improvement Committee

12.07.2021

Mr K Rondeau 
Mrs J Price
Miss M ClareXX
Ms E Elgerton-
Mrs F Jones
Ms S Hall
Mrs D Jones
Miss A Bayton

Mrs C While

X
Vacancy Ex Officio  

 

During the Covid-19 pandemic, visits to school by Governors have not been permissible. Therefore, Governors have kept in touch with school via email and GovernorHub and remote visits have been carried out virtually.

 

Spring 2021

Governor Name

Full Governing Board

01.02.2021

School Improvement Committee

25.03.2021

Mr K Rondeau
Mrs J Price
Mrs C WhileX
Mrs D Jones
Miss M ClareXX
Mrs F Jones
Miss A Bayton
Ms C SaulXX

During the Covid-19 pandemic, visits to school by Governors have not been permissible. Therefore, Governors have kept in touch with school via email and GovernorHub and remote visits have been carried out virtually.

 

Autumn 2020

Governor Name

Full Governing Board

28.09.2020

School Improvement Committee

23.11.2020

Mr K Rondeau
Mrs J Price
Mrs C While
Mrs D JonesX
Miss M Clare
Mrs F Jones
Miss A Bayton
Ms C SaulXX

During the Covid-19 pandemic, visits to school by Governors have not been permissible. Therefore, Governors have kept in touch with school via email and GovernorHub and remote visits have been carried out virtually.

 

Summer 2020

Governor Name

Full Governing Board

21.04.2020

Full Governing Board

19.05.2020

Full Governing Board

01.06.2020

Full Governing Board

14.07.2020

Mr K Rondeau√ √ √ 
Mrs J Price√ √ √ 
Mr G SouthallX√ √ 
Mrs C While√ √ √ X
Mrs D Jones√ √ √ 
Mrs M Makarounas√ √ √ X
Miss M Clare√ √ X
Mrs F Jones√ √ √ 
Ms C Saul--XX
Miss A Bayton---

During the Covid-19 pandemic, visits to school by Governors have not been permissible. Therefore, Governors have kept in touch with school via email and GovernorHub and remote visits have been carried out virtually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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