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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 (March 2019) 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. We do not have Committee meetings other than the statutory Committees which 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 2019/2020
Name and Category  Date Appointed Appointing Body Term Ends

Mr K Rondeau


Ex Officio

29.04.2019 Ex Officio -

Mrs J Price

(Chair of Governors)


01.04.2017 Governing Body 31.03.2021


Ex Officio

  Ex Officio -

Mrs C While


03.12.2018 Governing Body 02.12.2022

Miss M Clare (Vice Chair)


14.09.2018 Governing Body 13.09.2022

Mrs F Jones

Local Authority

27.02.2019 Local Authority 26.02.2023

Mr G Southall

Foundation Governor

12.11.2016 St Mark's Parochial Church Council 11.11.2020




Mrs D Jones


15.12.2019 Governing Body 14.12.2023

Mrs M Makarounas


13.06.2016 Staff of School 12.06.2020


Governors who have served in the last 12 months

Mrs C Smith Headteacher (Ex Officio) term of office started 06.11.2012 and ended 28.04.2019. There were no business interests.


Register of Governors’ Business Interests 2019/2020


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

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

                                   Works as a Clerk to Governing Bodies for Dudley MBC 


Mr G Southall            Close family relative works at the School


Mr K Rondeau, Mrs C While, Mrs F Jones, Mrs D Jones, Miss M Clare and Mrs M Makarounas have no business interests.


Governor Committees 2019/2020

The Governing Body meets as a whole Governing Body twice each term. There are no Committees except for those constituted to carry out statutory functions. These Committees are shown below.


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 F Jones (Chair)                                         

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 2019/2020

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


Ex Officio



Parent Governor



Governor Attendance at Meetings



 √      Present

 X      Absent

 -       Not a member of the Committee

Autumn 2019

Governor Name

Full Governing Body


Governor Morning


Full Governing Body


Mr K Rondeau
Mrs J Price
Mr G Southall
Mrs C While X  
Mrs D Jones
Mrs M Makarounas
Miss M Clare  
Mrs F Jones

Summer 2019

Governor Name

Church School Committee


School Improvement Committee


Resources Committee




Full Governing Body




School Improvement Committee


Mr K Rondeau √  √  √  √  √ 
Mrs J Price √  √  √  √  √ 
Mr G Southall √  X √  √  √ 
Mrs C While √  √  √  √  X
Mrs D Jones √  √  √  √  √ 
Mrs M Makarounas √  √  √  √  X
Miss M Clare √  √  √  √  √ 
Mrs F Jones √  X √  X √ 


A Governor Morning was held on Thursday 20th June 2019 when the focus was setting the ethos and strategic direction for the School.


Spring 2019

Governor Name

Church School Committee


School Improvement Committee


Full Governing Body


Resources Committee


School Improvement Committee


Mrs C Smith √  √  √  √  √ 
Mrs J Price √  √  √  √  √ 
Mr G Southall √  √  √  √  √ 
Mrs C While √  √  X √  √ 
Mrs D Jones √  √  √  √  √ 
Mrs M Makarounas √  √  √  √ 
Miss M Clare √  X X √  X
Mrs F Jones - - √  X √ 

A Governor Morning was held on 1st April 2019.


Autumn 2018

Governor Name

Governor Morning



Full Governing



School Improvement



Church School Committee


Resources Committee


Full Governing Body


Governor Morning


School improvement Committee


Extraordinary Full

Governing Body


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