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Welcome from the governors at Cold Ash


Cold Ash St. Marks Governing Board is made up  of:


3 Parent governors, who are elected by the Parent body

1 Authority governor, nominated by the Local Authority, appointed by the Governing Board

1 Staff governor, elected by the staff body

3 Foundation governors, appointed by the Oxford Diocese

3 Co-opted governors, appointed by the Governing Board,

and the headteacher.

Role of the Governing Board

The role of the  Governing Board is becoming an increasingly strategic one.  The annual budget of the school exceeds £750k - all of which is seen to be an investment in the progress of each and every child in our care.  We work closely in partnership with Mrs Sue Ball, the headteacher, her leadership team and the school staff in order to develop and sustain the highest quality of education that we can provide.  We are also keen to develop further strong parent/school relationships (we’re enormously grateful to the PTA Committee which raised nearly £6 000 at last year’s Christmas Fayre!).

Structure of the Governing Board

In order to discharge our duties as effectively as we can, we have the following Committees:


  • Learning and Progress - Chair: Victoria Dowdney
  • Finance and Premises - Chair: Mike McEnaney
  • Personnel - Chair: Rod King