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.

Marlborough School Governors’ Committee Structure


Name of Committee

Names of members

Pay Committee

Ben Gowers (Chair), Jeremy Kirk, Adam Grice

Finance Committee

Ben Gowers, Jeremy Kirk, Marie Cooke, Adam Grice

Appeals (Personnel/Dismissal/Pay) Committee

3 governors as required

Pupil Discipline Committee

as required

Achievement, Teaching and Learning Committee

Marie Cooke (Chair), Adam Grice, Louise Gall

Headteacher's Performance Review 

Marie Cooke, Simon Brown plus a SEC representative