Governor Mark

Governor Mark is a national award. It is a kite mark which provides external evaluation of the quality of governance in a school.

The Governor Mark Standards Document is freely available to any governing body for use as a comprehensive health check.

Governor Mark Standards Document - DOC (Revised Jan 2013)

Governor Mark Standards Document - PDF (Revised Jan 2013)

Should a governing body wish to apply for the award, you will find detailed guidance showing how to go about making an application in the Governor Mark Application Form.

Governor Mark accreditation lasts for a period of 3 years. Schools wishing to continue to hold this recognition will need to reapply at the end of this period.

Governor Mark Guidance and Application

Governor Mark Application Form - DOC (Revised Jan 2013)

Governor Mark Application Form - PDF (Revised Jan 2013)

Evidence Grid Sections 1-3 - DOC (Revised Jan 2013)

Evidence Grid Sections 1-3 - PDF (Revised Jan 2013)

Evidence Grid Sections 4-8 - DOC (Revised Jan 2013)

Evidence Grid Sections 4-8 - PDF (Revised Jan 2013)

Guidance to Schools and Governing Bodies - DOC (Revised Jan 2013)

Guidance to Schools and Governing Bodies - PDF (Revised Jan 2013)

This is a challenging award. Not only does a governing body need to show that it follows good procedures and fulfils statutory duties, but there is a high value placed on evidence of impact - the difference the governing body makes to a school.

Sometimes governors work hard and make a real difference, but no proper record is ever made of this. Governor Mark helps to sharpen practice as well as create the framework through which governor support and challenge can be shown through real evidence.