Governance at St Mark’s

‘‘School Governors are the largest volunteer group of people in the country, all sharing one common belief: that children deserve the most effective schools in their area. We believe that St Mark’s is just such a school.

We are a group of 20 people from all walks of life, bringing experience and commitment to the governance of our school. We work closely with staff, both teaching and administrative, as well as with parents to ensure the best outcomes for all students.

We take our responsibilities very seriously and have high expectations of all our young people, believing that they should strive to the best of their ability and discover for themselves the path they wish to follow beyond school.

As Governors of this Church of England school we actively promote the Christian ethos that permeates every area of school life and which we know gives St Mark’s its uniquely caring and nurturing environment.

We passionately believe it is our responsibility to see that all students play a positive role both in the community of the school and in the wider community of which St Mark’s is very much a part.

With our strong and purposeful Christian foundation we can give our students the opportunity to ‘grow’ in every respect while they are in our charge. We hope that, with the care and attention that St Mark’s offers, these young people will go out into the world happy and positive about their future, knowing they are valued members of society.’’

Julie Henderson
Chair of Governors

Governing Committees including Scope of Terms of Reference, Delegated Functions and Policies

Full Governing Body:
To conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school.
Admissions Committee:
To offer places in the School to pupils for the following Sept according to the over-subscription criteria in the Admissions Policy; to decide upon casual admissions and applications from pupils with statements.
Christian Vision & Personal Development Committee:
Abuse Allegations, Acceptable Use ICT, Anti-Bullying, Attendance & Discipline, Behaviour, Careers Education, Child Protection, Collective Worship, Community  Cohesion, Drugs Education, e-Safety, Equalities & Medical, Positive Handling, Pupil Premium, Safeguarding, SEND, Spiritual life/Chaplaincy.
Behaviour & Attendance Committee:
Attendance, Achievement, Behaviour, Pupil Premium.
Quality of Education Committee:
Acceptable Use ICT, Curriculum, Exams, Home School Agreement, Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Social & Health Education, Relationship & Sex Education, Targets, Teaching & Learning.
Finance & Premises Committee:
Budget, Business Interests, Charging, Data Protection, Education visits, Financial Administration, Freedom of Information, Governors’ Allowances, Health and Safety, Lettings, Music Fees, Pay, Premises, Purchasing, Safeguarding, Risk & Opportunity Management, Travel.
Joint Executive Committee:
Oversight of the operation of the Memorandum of Agreement. Proposing any changes to this Memorandum of Agreement. The strategic direction of the Bath Christian Federation.
Joint Sixth Form Committee:
Proposing the content of the curriculum, including General RE, for the joint sixth form provision. Proposing the location and distribution of staffing across the two sites. Monitoring the effective implementation of the sixth form admissions policy by both governing bodies. The creation and review of the admissions policies to each sixth form will be a matter for each governing body. Making recommendations for the arrangements for the staffing and financial management of each sixth form which will be determined by each governing body.
Staffing Committee
Abuse allegations, Appraisal, Complaints Procedure, Managing performance, other employment policies, Pay, threshold/Leadership progression, Safeguarding, Staffing.

Contact the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Tracy Vaid