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The role of the Governing Body at The Marvell College is to help the establishment fulfil its vision and values: a restorative and inclusive community, working together to achieve excellence for children. PRIDE: polite, restorative, inclusive, determined, excellence everywhere.

There are many things which governors are expected to do. The following provides a brief outline:

Governors have responsibility with the Headteacher for deciding, reviewing and monitoring many of the policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates.

The governors’ role is strategic. The Headteachers role is both strategic and operational.

It is important to recognise that governors are part of a team. They all have equal status and though they are appointed by different groups (parents, staff, The HCAT Academy Trust, etc.), their main concern is the welfare of the whole school.

Governors make decisions democratically, by consensus, do not have individual powers to act alone, and have a duty to act fairly and without prejudice at all times. They share the responsibility of appointing staff with the school and must act in the same way as any good employee. Governors should consider carefully how their own decisions might affect other schools and should encourage openness in all of their work for the school and should welcome enquiries from parents and the general public.

The governing body meets four times each academic year. During these meetings they systematically challenge leaders on all aspects of the school. This includes, but not exclusively, the effectiveness of:

Attainment and progress

Personal development, behaviour and welfare


The quality of teaching and its impact over time


The use of pupil premium funding

Catch up funding

The Marvell College Local Governing Body

Terms of office 2 years

Last name First name Town Role Type End Date
Fisher Katie Beverley Governor Staff Governor 15/07/2021
Morrell Debbie Kingston upon Hull Vice Chair Community Governor 31/08/2024
Mudd Claire Kirk Ella Governor Community Governor 31/08/2024
Fisher Ben Kingston upon Hull Governor Parent Governor 14/07/2021
Capper JakeKingston upon Hull Headteacher Principal

Governance Structure Overview

Local Governing Body Meetings

13/2/2020 at 3.30pm

18/6/2020 at 4.00pm

Training Record






Introduction to Governance

Tony Hammond and Mary Harker, IPC Services

Mrs J Collins


Effective Governance

Tony Hammond and Mary Harker, IPC Services

Mrs J Collins


Introduction to Governance

Tony Hammond and Mary Harker, IPC Services

Mrs J Edwards


Designated Safeguarding Governor

Tony Hammond and Mary Harker, IPC Services

Mrs J Edwards


Preparing for the New Ofsted Framework

Darren Marks, HCAT

Mrs J Collins; Mr A Johnson


Introduction to Governance

Tony Hammond and Mary Harker, IPC Services

Mr A Johnson


Ofsted Framework

Marc Cooper

Mrs S Bullen; Mrs J Edwards; Mrs D Morrell and Mrs C Mudd

Business Interest Register 2018 / 2019

Name Post / Responsibilities Person / Relationship Name of Business Nature of Business Nature of Interest

Samantha Bullen Governor Self Steady School Wear Uniform Provider Ex Husband owns Business

Governor Pen Portrait

Debbie Morrell – Parent Governor

I have lived on Bilton Grange the whole of my life and for the past 17 years I have owned a hairdressing salon, also on Bilton Grange. This gives me a very clear understanding of the needs of The Marvell College community very well. I have three, very different, teenagers who have all attended The Marvell College. I have been a governor at The Marvell College for 6 years and have seen it go through significant changes most recently its becoming an academy. I strongly believe every child deserves an outstanding education in a nurturing environment to be able to achieve their full potential.

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