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 Executive Head/Head of School, 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 a further consolidation of the Wessex Learning Trust with a focus on the sharing of good practice across the Trust particularly in how Mathematics is taught. Subject leaders and Heads visited other schools observing lessons and being a critical friend. Due to the continuing success of these visits the emphasis on shared development for our teachers is to continue this year. 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:
This is alongside getting to know the school - including strengths and development points, links to the community and becoming a part in how the school functions behind the scenes.
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. Each governor serves a term of office of 4 years apart from the Executive Head. All governors have voting rights. Under the Terms of Reference the governing body make up should be as followed (maximum): 4 Foundation (Church) Governors, 4 Parent Governors, 6 Community Governors, 1 staff governor, 1 Headteacher/Ex. Head.
|NAME||CATEGORY||TERM OF OFFICE||APPOINTED/ELECTED BY||RESPONSIBILITIES|
|Mrs Fiona Robertson||Executive Head||1/9/19 continues whilst in role||WLT||
Strategic direction of the school, Collective Worship, Safeguarding, Teaching, Learning and Assessment.
|Mrs Jo Collyer||
Head of School / Staff Governor
14/11/20 - 13/11/24
|Local Governing Body / Staff||Strategic direction of the school, SEND, Pupil Premium, Safeguarding, Science, Maths (covering)|
|Mrs Lorraine Clarke||Community Governor||08/07/19 - 07/07/23||Local Governing Body / WLT||
Chair of Local Governing Body; Monitoring of Safeguarding; SEND/Pupil Premium, Early Years; P.E. (shared)
|Mr Paul Impey||Community Governor||15/06/20 - 14/06/24||Local Governing Body||
Monitoring of Numeracy; ICT; Science; Attendance; Outdoor Classroom; P.E. (shared); Governor zone maintenance of website
|Lindsay Fussell||Foundation Governor||09/09/20 - 08/09/24||Diocesan Board of Education||Monitoring of English (shared); R.E.; Collective Worship; PSHE; P.E. (shared)|
|Dan Knibb||Parent Governor||16/10/19 - 15/10/23||Parents||Monitoring of Health & Safety; Modern Foreign Languages; P.E. (shared)|
Victoria (Vicky) Shortland
|Community Governor||20/01/20 - 19/01/24||Local Governing Body||Monitoring of English (shared); Music; P.E. (shared); COVID-19 Risk Assessment Link|
|Laura Hinchcliffe||Parent Governor||23/11/20 - 22/11/24||Parents||Monitoring of Geography, History, P.E. (shared)|
|Vacancy||Foundation Governor||Diocesan Board of Education||
The following governors were in office as at 1-9-19 but either resigned their position or had their term of office expire during the period to 31-08-20
|Governor Name||Commencement of period of office||Date of termination of office||Pecuniary interests|
|Alan Richardson||July 2020|
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 Lorraine Clarke||Children at the school||None|
|Mr Paul Impey||None||None|
|Mrs Jo Collyer||None||None|
|Mrs Fiona Robertson||None||Lympsham & East Brent|
|Lindsay Fussell||Children at the school||
|Dan Knibb||Children at the school||None|
|Children at the school||
|Laura Hinchcliffe||Children at the school||None|
|Appeals & Complaints Committees||
The following data confirms the attendance of individual governors at full governing body meetings during the period 01/09/19 to 17/07/20
|Governor||Local Governing Body|
|Lindsay Fussell (Oct 2019 - July 2020)||100%|
|Victoria Shortland (Jan 2020 - July 2020)||100%|
|Alan Richardson (Oct 2019 - July 2020)||90%|
|Dan Knibb (Oct 2019 - July 2020)||90%|