Governance at St Mark’s
Welcome from the Chair of Governors
“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.
On behalf of the Local Governing Body, welcome to St. Mark’s School.
We are a group of 12 individual volunteers from all walks of life who bring experience, commitment and a deeply held passion for education to the governance of St Mark’s School and we feel privileged to play a part in the life of the school, its staff and its students.
Following converting to an academy and joining the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership Multi Academy Trust (MAT) on May 1st 2020, we feel that this is an exciting time for the school and, as governors, we are confident that being part of the MAT will bring enormous benefits to the school and, most importantly, to our students.
Since joining the MNSP MAT St Mark’s governors now operate as a ‘Local Governing Body ’, which means that we are responsible for holding the school to account for all matters relating to all aspects of education, finance and resources. There are very clear Terms of Reference and a Scheme of Delegation for the Local Governing Body, which ensure strong accountability.
As a Local Governing Body we work closely with the school’s leaders and all staff to ensure the best outcomes for all students. We work to uphold the St Mark’s School vision at all times in everything we do, embracing the school values of: Aspiration, Resilience and Community.
As governors of this Church of England school we actively promote the Christian ethos of the school, which permeates every area of school life and gives St Mark’s its uniquely nurturing environment. Part of this aspect of governance also involves supporting the school in preparing for its upcoming SIAMS (C of E) inspection.
We believe that with our strong and purposeful Christian foundation, together with the curriculum and enrichment opportunities on offer at St Mark’s school, we can give our students the opportunity to become confident, well-rounded and resilient young adults who play a positive role within their community. “
Mrs Julie Henderson,
Chair of Governors
Clerk to Governors, Mrs Tracy Vaid