St. Mark’s Church of England Primary School

Oxenholme Lane, Natland, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7QH.    Phone: 015395 60719.    email: (click on) admin[at]


Mr. Peter Barfoot


Mrs. June Grant

School Business Manager:

Mrs. Mary Illingworth

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Kendal Primary Partnership

Meet our Governing Body . . .

The St Mark’s Governing Body is a team with a corporate identity working closely with the Headteacher to make key decisions vital to the successful running of the school. It is ultimately accountable for the performance of the school. In a voluntary aided (VA) school such as St Mark’s the Governing Body is made up of a majority of Foundation (Church appointed) Governors with the overall responsibility of developing and maintaining the distinctive Christian character of the school

The Governing Body of St Mark’s:

The Governing Body works to develop the skills and experience necessary to

The Governing Body consists of Foundation governors (appointed by the Church and Diocese), Parent governors (elected by the parent community), Staff governors (elected by the school staff) and a Local Authority appointed governor. Each member of the Governing Body serves a term of 4 years.

Governors’ Terms of Office and Business Interests

Govern. Body Register of Attendance 2019 - 20

The Full Governing Body meets together every half term. Each governor also sits on at least one of the committees, which also meet every half term.

Next Meeting: July 12, 2021

Main Governing Body Committees;

1. Teaching, Learning &  Assessment:

responsible for the quality of teaching, learning and pupil progress and attainment

Members of the Governing Body are always willing to discuss any issues with members of the school community. We can be contacted through the school office.

3. Community & Welfare:

responsible for pupil and staff welfare, partnerships with other organisations and school admissions

2. Leadership & Management:

responsible for finance, staffing and all aspects of the school premises, including building and grounds

Governing Body Membership April 2021

Governing Body Instrument of Governance Sept. 2015

Teaching, Learning &  Assessment Committee Terms of Reference

Leadership & Management H&S Committee Terms of Reference

Community & Welfare Committee Terms of Reference

Leadership & Management Finance Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Register of Attendance 2020 - 21

Committee Membership April 2021

Govern. Body Register of Attendance 2020 - 21

Committee Register of Attendance 2019 - 20

Minutes (t.b.a): May 26, 2021

Approved Minutes: February 8, 2021

Meeting Notes: March 22, 2021