Governors’ Information and Duties

The Governing Body has adopted the Circle method of Governance, with Monitoring pairs appointed to review the following areas.

Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management, SIAMS, Finance, HT Appraisal and Pay Committee, Discipline Committee

Governor Type

Name

   Committee     Membership

Business Interests and material interest arising from personal relationships

About the Governor

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Teresa Cutts

Term of office 21/1/19 to 28/1/23

Teaching Learning and Assessment

None

None

I have lived and worked in Tunbridge Wells for over thirty years. For the past twenty five years I have taught in several local primary schools and am currently working in a local prep school. Before going into teaching I worked in insurance and can use my experience from both the world of education and business to support the good work done by all of the staff for the children.

 

Local Authority Governor

David Hill

Term of office 29/11/16 to 28/11/20

Personal Development

Leadership

Finance and Property

Pay

Discipline

Governor

at Mascalls

None

David’s two youngest grandchildren used to go to St Marks.  They now live with their mum and dad and David and Susan, his wife, in a shared house in Matfield. David was a senior sales and marketing manager with BT until 2001.

Since then he has trained over 1000 senior and middle managers in leadership, teamwork and communication skills.

He is an executive member of the Kent Governance Association and sits on the Leadership Strategy Board for Education in Kent. 

Ex-Officio

Rev Laurence Powell

Term of office from 22/4/2019

SIAMS

None

None

 

Foundation Governor

Paul Avis

Term of office

10/2/2020 to 9/2/2024

 

None

None

Paul is an architect working out of offices in Tunbridge Wells, his works have included commissions for architectural, landscaping and interior projects to name a few. Some of his building designs have won awards.

Paul is a member of the PCC at St Mark’s and a deanery synod representative, he is vice-chair of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society and in this role has organised Heritage Open Days events for the town. 

He is married with three school age children.

Foundation Governor

Krista Jarrett

Term of office

18/3/2019 to

17/3/2023

SIAMS & SEN

None

None

 

Headteacher Governor

Simon Bird

Term of office from 1/1/18

 

SIAMS

 

None

None

I was appointed Headteacher in January 2018, having previously been Deputy Head from February 2010. I live outside of Tunbridge Wells and have two young daughters.

Staff Governor

Natasha Bennett

Term of office 1/9/19 to 31/8/2023

 

None

None

I am extremely proud to become a staff governor at St Marks. I have been a teacher here for the last three years and have been fortunate enough to work with fabulous children and inspiring and dedicated staff.

I will be using my experience as a teacher and my passion for wellbeing to further support the school in growing from strength to strength and to ensure that staff and children alike are reaaching their full potential. 

Co -opted Governor

John Moynihan

Term of office 16/5/17 to 15/5/21

Pupil Outcomes

Leadership

Discipline

 

None

Married to

a member

of staff

I joined the St.Mark’s School community in 2013, when my son entered the reception class.  I was elected as a parent governor that year and am now a co-opted governor.  Both  my children now attend the school.  I have seen the school double in size over the years and am committed to supporting the whole school through this period of change.

Co -opted Governor

Sarah Russell

Term of office 1/2/15 to 31/1/19

Teaching Learning and Assessment

None

None

I joined the St.Mark’s School community in 2007 and both of my children have attended the school. I was first elected as a parent governor and am now a co-opted governor. There have been many changes over the years and I an as committed to supporting the whole school as when I joined.

Vice Chair 

Co-opted Governors

James Gambrill

Term of office 5/12/17 to 4/21/21

Finance and Property

Pay

None

None

I am a parent of 3 children currently attending St Marks and have a number of business interests in events, business consultancy and travel. I have a degree in Physics and an MBA reflecting my primary interests in science and business. I am also a keen proponent of lifelong learning having returned to studies in my early 30’s. I strongly believe developing an early love of reading and learning that is so central to the ethos of St Marks is the key to a successful and fulfilling adult life. Outside of work I am keen on a number of sports especially skiing and I often teach schoolchildren at the Bowles dry slope in Eridge.

Parent Governor

 

Jamie Johnson

Term of office 24/10/16 to 23/10/20

 

Personal Development

None

None

My name is Jamie Johnson, I have been a parent governor for the last 6 years since my oldest son Frankie started at St Marks; he is now in year 6! I have two other sons: Charlie who is in year 3 and Joey who has just started in reception! They all are loving school; and so am I being a parent governor. You may see me around the school giving boxing lessons to the children! I am the former W.I.B.F British Lightweight Champion; and now I am an A.B.A Boxing Coach. We use the training in the school to teach children self control and discipline; and mainly to combat any form of bullying

Parent Governor

Lynne Doran

Term of office 26/3/17 to 25/3/21

Pupil Outcomes

Teaching Learning and Assessment

 

None

None

I am a parent of children at St Marks CEP School and have been involved with the school since my eldest started in 2011. I am a Chartered Civil Engineer and have worked in the design and construction industry for over 25 years. I have a keen interest in our children, their development and potential for the future. Specifically I am interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and how we can inspire our children to achieve in these subjects even at an early age. I also have a keen interest in healthy eating & lifestyle and the impact this can have on a child’s development and learning.

Clerk to the Governors

Kate White

 

None

None

I joined the school in September 2010 and have slowly increased my hours and experience to become the School Business Manager. I have 4 grown up children.