Structure, Roles and Responsibilites

Structure, Responsibilities and Interests of the Governing Body

Governors all serve the school on a voluntary basis. They are elected or appointed for a term of 4 years and may seek re-election or be appointed for further terms of office. Minutes from Governors Meetings are available upon request. 

Marlborough’s Instrument of Governance allows for up to 11 governors made up of:

  • 2 parent governors
  • 2 staff governors (one teacher governor and the headteacher ex officio)
  • 1 Local Authority governor
  • 6 co-opted governors

This section gives some information about the governing body’s committees and the governors’ responsibilities and interests.


Chair of Governing Board - Simon Brown

Vice-Chair of Governing Board - Adam Grice


Simon Brown - Safeguarding, Whistleblowing, Wellbeing, Looked After Children, Online Safety

Ben Godsall- Premises, Website

Marie Cooke - English

Jeremy Kirk - SEND, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium, PE, Behaviour & Parliament

Amy Richards - SEND, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium, Interventions, 

Adam Grice - Maths

Georgina Sharp - Foundation Curriculum


Marlborough School Governors’ Committee Structure



Name of Committee

Names of members

Pay Committee

Adam Grice (Chair), Marie Cooke, Jeremy Kirk

Finance Committee

Adam Grice (Chair), Jeremy Kirk, Marie Cooke, Ben Godsall

Appeals (Personnel/Dismissal/Pay) Committee

3 governors as required

Pupil Discipline Committee

as required

Achievement, Teaching and Learning Committee

Marie Cooke (Chair), Adam Grice, Martin Gimenez, Georgie Sharp

Headteacher's Performance Review 

Marie Cooke, Simon Brown plus a SEC representative