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Meet the Governors

The governing body is responsible for both the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body carries out its role by setting the vision for the school and then ensuring that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving its vision. It does this by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance. The governing body of our school is made up of parent governors, staff governors, Local Authority (LA) governors and Foundation governors. The term of office for a governor is four years.

Our governing body expects governors to

  • attend, approximately, 7 meetings of the full governing body per acedemic year
  • be on either curriculum or premises committee and attend the meetings which are usually six per acedemic year
  • visit the school formally for monitoring purposes as needed
  • visit the school informally as invited

How you can become a School Governor
Sometimes there are vacancies for parent Governors. This vacancy will be announced on the school newsletter. If more than one parent applies then a ballot will be held.  If you consider applying, the Head teacher and other Governors will be pleased to tell you more about the work they do for the school.
Parents may have skills that they could offer to other Governing Bodies if they wish, and again the Head teacher would be able to put you in touch with relevant people.

The Governors of the Federation of St John's & St Mark's School:



Kirsten Buist (Head teacher) Ex-Officio 

Stephanie Bryant (Head teacher) Ex-Officio



Rev Kathy Hicken (Foundation-Diocese) Ex-Officio

Chris Kilby (Foundation-Diocese) January 2022

Rev Jackie Sellin (Foundation-Diocese) September 2022


(Staff Governor st Johns) Currently holding nominations for a replacement, successful governor will be announced on the 19 June

Chris Lovett (Staff Governor St Marks) May 2021


Jenny-Marie Court (Parent Governor) October 2019

Amanda Steinman (Parent Governor) July 2021


Cllr David Shields (Foundation Trust) September 2022

Mary Hamilton (Co-opted) September 2022

Francesco Caputo (Co-opted) September 2022


Gerry Gibbs  (Associate Governor) December 2022

Debbie Loveridge (Associate Governor) September 2022

To contact our Chair of Governors please send letters to the school, clearly addressed to them.