The Governing Body of St Mark’s CE School
The Governing Body is responsible for both the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The Governing Body carries out its role by setting the vision for the school and then ensuring that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving its vision. It does this by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance.
The Governing Body of our school is made up of Parent Governors, Staff Governors, Local Authority (LA) Governors and Foundation Governors. The term of office for a Governor is four years.
Our Governors carry out a variety of responsibilities and these vary depending on what groups they sit on. Below you can view the Terms of Reference for our Full Governing Body, Standards Committee and HR and Resources Committee.
If you need to contact our Co-Chairs of Governors please email:
Clerk to the Governors: Katie Wolf - firstname.lastname@example.org
St Mark’s CE School Governing Body Membership 2023-2024
|Name||Category||Appointed By||Term of Office Start||Term of Office End||Committee Memberships||Responsibilities and Voting Rights|
|Bryant, Stephanie||Executive Headteacher||Position as Executive Headteacher||01/09/2014||N/A||Standards
HR & Resources
|Chapman, Dorenda||Foundation Governor||Diocesan Board||01/09/2023||01/09/2027|
|Evans, Hugh||Co-opted||Governing Body||14/02/2022||13/2/2026||Standards||Chair of Governors, Vice Chair of Standards, Curriculum and Maths|
|Falua, Olu||Foundation||Diocesan Board||17/03/2022||16/3/2026||Standards||Pupil Premium, PD/PSHE and Equality|
|Gibbs, Gerry||Local Authority||Governing Body||01/09/2020||31/08/2024||Standards||SEND, Chair of Standards, Executive Headteacher performance management|
|Grafton, Robert||Parent||Elected by Parents||01/06/2021||31/05/2025||HR & Resources||Pay and PE|
|Hicken, Kathy||Ex Officio Foundation||Diocesan Board||01/09/2017||N/A||Standards||RE, Well-being and Christian distinctiveness|
|Lovett, Chris||Staff||Elected by Staff||01/09/2020||31/08/2024||Standards||Science|
|Marsh, Sharon||Co-opted||Governing Body||01/09/2020||31/08/2024||HR & Resources||Vice-Chair of Governing Body
Vice-Chair of HR & Resources
Finance and personnel
|Taylor, Georgie||Parent||Elected by Parents||31/09/2021||30/09/2025||Standards||English and EYFS|
Governors’ Register of Interests September 2023 to September 2024
|Name / Category of Governor||
Name / Nature of Business or Interest Including:
|Date the Interest was Acquired||Date the Interest Ends||Date of Entry|
|Trustee of Shirley Men’s Shed||01/04/2022|
|Governor at St John's Primary and Nursery School Southampton||27/09/2021|
(Ex Officio Foundation)
|As vicar of St Mark's Church I carry an interest both in the church and the school||24/01/2022|
|Foundation Governor at St John’s Primary and Nursery School Southampton
Senior Independent Advisor to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary
To view all previous Governors for the last 12 months please view the document below.