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The Local Governing Body

I hope the following information serves as an insight into the role and composition of our local governing body, here at Mark CE First and Pre-School Academy. As governors we are committed to working in partnership with the Headteacher, pupils, parents and community to provide a safe, happy, caring and stimulating environment for our children to learn in. Our playing fields, forest school and the canopy area extend the opportunities for development and learning directly with the world around us.

 

The past year has seen challenging yet exciting times for the school, most notably the decision to convert to an academy school and join fellow Cheddar Valley schools in the newly formed Wessex Learning Trust from 1st November 2016. Our focus will continue on raising standards and ensuring the best outcomes for our children, whilst planning for the continued sustainability of the school for generations to come.

 

The governing body's main duties are

  • Agree and set the strategic direction of the school together with it's policies and objectives including keeping our children safe and well.
  • Agree and approve the Academy Improvement Plan and monitor its impact across the school on pupil progress and attainment
  • Monitoring the school's budget throughout the year against the school's aims and objectives whilst ensuring best value and transparency
  • Challenge and support the Headteacher

 

Karen Moncrieff

Chair of Governors

 

 

Composition of the Governing Body

 

A reconstitution of the governing body took place on 1st November 2016 on conversion to an academy. It is made up of 10 governors. Each governor serves a term of office of 4 years apart from the Headteacher. All governors have voting rights except J Collyer who is a non voting advisor.

 

NAME CATEGORY TERM OF OFFICE APPOINTED/ELECTED BY RESPONSIBILITIES
       

 

 

 

Mrs Karen Moncrieff Foundation 1/11/16-31/10/20 Diocesan Board of Education

Chair of Governors

Early Years Governor

Collective Worship

Mrs Lorraine Clarke Community 1/11/16-31/10/20 Full Governing Body

Vice Chair of Governors

Pupil Premium Governor

SEN Governor

Mrs Helen Tanswell Community 1/11/16-31/10/20 Full Governing Body History, MFL
Mr Jeff Fear Foundation 1/11/16 -31/10/20 Diocesan Board of Education PE, Outdoor Classroom
Mrs Kirsten Smyth Staff 1/11/16 - 31/10/20 Staff Body  
Mr Paul Impey Community 1/11/16 - 31/10/20 Full Governing Body

ICT Governor

ICT, Numeracy

Mrs Anna Yates Headteacher 1/11/16 onwards    
Mrs Jo Collyer

Early Years Advisor

(non voting)

1/11/16 - 31/10/20 Full Governing Body  
Mrs Debra Loney Community 1/11/16 - 31/10/20 Full Governing Body Safeguarding Governor
Richard Gray Parent 14/12/16 - 14/12/20 Parents  
VACANCY Parent      
   

 

 

   
         
         

 

The following governors were in office as at 1-9-15 but either resigned their position or had their term of office expire during the period to 31-10-16

Governor Name Date of termination of office
Mrs Jaime Wallace (Parent Governor) 13-6-16 
Mrs Emma Anderson (Co-opted Governor) 3-10-16
   
   
   

 

 

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office

 

All members of the governing body have a statutory duty to disclose any business or personal interests that may affect their position or work as a governor. 

NAME BUSINESS or PERSONAL INTERESTS and RELATIONSHIPS TO SCHOOL PERSONNEL OTHER GOVERNOR POSTS
Mrs Debra Loney NONE NONE
Mrs Karen Moncrieff NONE NONE
Mrs Lorraine Clarke NONE NONE
Mrs Helen Tanswell NONE NONE
Mr Jeffrey Fear J & M FEAR AGRICULTURAL HUGH SEXEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Mrs Kirsten Smyth 112 FIRST AID TRAINING - FAMILY NONE
Mrs Anna Yates NONE NONE
Mr Paul Impey NONE NONE
Mrs Jo Collyer NONE NONE
     
     
     
     
     

 

The full governing body delegate powers and responsibilities to a number of sub committees with a particular focus and terms of reference. 
SUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Finance and HR

Karen Moncrieff (Chair), Paul Impey, Jeff Fear, Anna Yates, Richard Gray

Standards

Lorraine Clarke (Chair), Helen Tanswell, Anna Yates, Kirsten Smyth, Jo Collyer 

Appeals Committees

Helen Tanswell, Jeff Fear, Karen Moncrieff, Paul Impey 

Curriculum Team Anna Yates, Jo Collyer, Kirsten Smyth

 

The following data confirms the attendance of individual governors at full governing body and sub committee meetings during the period 1-9-15 to 31-8-16

Governor Full Governing Body Finance & HR Standards
Debra Loney 100%    
Gareth Woodcock 100%    
Emma Anderson 60%    
Lorraine Clarke 100%    
Helen Tanswell 100%    
Karen Moncrieff 75%    
Jeff Fear 100%    
Paul Impey 45%    
Kirsten Smyth 85%    
Anna Yates 100%    
Jo Collyer 100%    
       
       

 

Please click on the document below to meet and find out more about the governing body

All policies can be viewed on the school website or copies obtained via the school office free of charge. Minutes of Local Governing Body meetings may be viewed on request via the school office once they have been approved and signed.
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