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Information for Prospective Governors'

16th April 2018


Dear Parent, Grandparent, Guardian or Carer




I am writing to inform you that the Local Governing Board of St Mark’s Primary school is seeking to appoint two governors; a Foundation governor and a Trust Appointed governor. Governors are appointed by the Local Governing Board based on having the right skills to contribute to effective governance. We are specifically seeking people who have a background or skills and experience in one of the following areas:


  • Financial Management.
  • Education background.


Governors are appointed to represent the interest of the Church authority in upholding the Christian ethos of the school. They have a responsibility to preserve and develop the religious foundation of the school and the Foundation governor should be an active member of a Christian worshipping community. The Local Governing Board supports the work of the Leadership team and staff to ensure high quality learning provision and outcome for the children at St Mark’s Primary school. It is important that those considering becoming a governor acknowledge that, to competently fulfil this responsibility, they need to commit time, energy and enthusiasm to the role and be proactive about upholding the Christian ethos of the school. On the school website at under a link named ‘Information for Prospective ' there are a number of documents to assist you to understand what is required of a governor. These documents explain some of the roles, activities, responsibilities and commitments and will hopefully give you ample background information.


If you require further clarification or information on the individual governor roles, please contact Mrs Helen Bath via the school office.


If you think that you have the skills that we are looking for and wish to be considered to join the Local Governing Board at St Mark’s Primary school, please complete the Governors Application form and skills audit, which can be found on the school website at under a link named ‘Information for Prospective Governors', along with a brief profile of approximately 100 words about yourself and what you would be able to offer as an active member of St Mark’s Local Governing Board. The forms and profile should be sent to Mrs Karen McCarthy, the Clerk to the Governors via the school office by noon on Tuesday 1st May 2018, after which arrangements will be made for an interview with the Chair of the Local Governing Board and Mrs Bath.


Yours Sincerely



Mr J Thomas

Chair of Local Governing Board