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As an LGB, we understand and take seriously our responsibilities in terms of ensuring that St Mark’s has developed and implemented its inclusive and distinctive Christian vision and values of Love, Hope, Trust and Transformation for all.

We play a key role in monitoring the impact of the academy’s vision and values to ensure that it enables all students and staff to be transformed by the renewing of their minds, realise their God given potential and develop their unique gifts and talents so that they flourish and can live “life in all its fulness”.

As governors, an important part of our role is to preserve the academy’s original foundation by promoting the importance of academy engagement in diocesan and national school initiatives. We also ensure that the academy’s distinctive Christian vision and values shape policies, actions, decisions and strategic planning.

One of our central responsibilities as governors is to ensure that a robust self-evaluation process is in place that involves the school community in evaluating the effectiveness of St Mark’s as a church school which includes focussed link governor visits, participation in SIAMS reviews conducted by the diocese of Southwark as well as taking part in staff and student panels and joining acts of worship.

Rachel Norman - Chair of Governors

A description and diagram of our governance model can be found on the Anthem website:

Local Governors are appointed by Anthem Schools Trust. They serve for a term of four years and can be re-elected for a further four years to serve a maximum of eight years.

Rachael Norman Chair of Governors
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Vice Chair of Governors
Melody Thorpe Governor
Rev. Nigel Stone Governor
Naushaba Awan Governor
Ore Akande Governor
Hannah Fahey


For more information regarding each governor's role, appointment / resignation dates, declaration of interests etc. please see the register of local governors below.

To contact the Governing Board please email the clerk to the governors