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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

(Headteacher)

Ex Officio

29.04.2019 Ex Officio -

Mrs J Price

(Chair of Governors)

Co-opted

01.04.2017 Governing Body 31.03.2021

Rev V Tobin

Ex Officio

01.09.2019 Ex Officio -

Mrs C While

Co-opted

03.12.2018 Governing Body 02.12.2022

Miss M Clare (Vice Chair)

Co-opted

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

Vacancy

Parent

     

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.

Mrs J Hancox Parent Governor term of office started 15.12.2015 and ended 21.12.2018. There were no business interests.

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

                                   Member of the Interim Executive Board 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, Rev V Tobin 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                                            

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, 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, ICT, Music, PSHE,
Miss M Clare Safeguarding, Child Protection
Mrs F Jones Attendance, Design and Technology and Behaviour

Rev V Tobin

Ex Officio

 

Vacancy 

Parent Governor

 

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings

 

 Key

 √      Present

 X      Absent

 -       Not a member of the Committee

 

Summer 2019

Governor Name

Church School Committee

15.05.2019

School Improvement Committee

24.05.2109

Resources Committee

27.06.2019

 

 

Full Governing Body

02.07.2019

 

 

School Improvement Committee

15.07.2019

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

09.01.2019

School Improvement Committee

23.01.2019

Full Governing Body

27.02.2019

Resources Committee

18.03.2019

School Improvement Committee

04.04.2019

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

12.09.2108

Extraordinary

Full Governing

Body 

14.09.2018

School Improvement

Committee

08.10.2018

Church School Committee

16.10.2018

Resources Committee

15.11.2018

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 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

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 √  √  X
Mrs C While √  √  X
Mrs J Hancox √  √ 
Mrs D Jones √  √ 
Mrs M Makarounass √  √  √ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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