Mrs Angela Birchall -Chair of Governors -Chair of Pupil & Curriculum- LEA Governor
Mrs Sarah Goodwin- Vice Chair of Governors-Chair of Finance & Personnel- Parent Governor
Rev Andrew Roberts-Ex Officio Governor- Church School Governor
Mrs Shauna Roe- Foundation Governor- SEND Governor
Mrs Sarita Foster- Foundation Governor
Mrs Avril Moore- Headteacher
Ms Lisa Phillips Staff Governor Safeguarding
Mr Paul McCooey-Link Governor-Parent Governor
Mrs Elizabeth Baxter- Co-opted Governor
Mr David Island- Co-opted Governor
Vacancy- Co-opted Governor
Mrs Tracy Walker- Associate Member Finance
Mrs Lorraine White- Clerk
Message From the Chair of Governors
I have been a member of the governing body of Mareham le Fen Church of England Primary School since January 2014 and am now the Chair of Governors. It is both a privilege and a responsibility to serve as a member of a school's Governing Body. The Governing Body work closely with Mrs Moore and the staff to ensure that the strategic direction of the school will enable all children to achieve to the best of their ability in a happy, safe and secure environment. The day to day running of the school is the responsibility of Mrs Moore and the role of the governors is to support the school to raise standards by ensuring that the school’s vision, values and aims are adhered to. We also act as a ‘Critical Friend’ by holding the Head Teacher and staff to account for the educational performance of the children and the Performance Management of the staff. In addition, we oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
To achieve this, we have regular meetings with Mrs Moore to receive reports on all aspects of the performance of the school. We are then in a position to use this information to make decisions that are in the best interests of everybody in our school community.
Governors also visit the school regularly to see for themselves the progress that the children are making, to take part in Collective Worship and to join with other school celebrations. From our visits we can ensure that the children are learning in a nurturing and challenging environment and that school policies are being followed.
Mareham le Fen Primary School is on a journey of continual development and improvement and at the heart of this is its emphasis on Christian values, excellent pastoral care and the development of happy, well rounded children who leave us equipped with the necessary skills to make their place in wider society.
If you wish to contact the governors you are very welcome to do so. Please ask for my details at the school office.
Chair of Governors
Mareham Le Fen Church of England Primary School
Our Mission Statement
At Mareham Le Fen we provide a secure, stimulating and happy environment where everyone is strengthened by their spiritual and moral beliefs. We encourage positive attitudes towards learning and give each child equal access to all areas of the curriculum. We provide all children with the opportunity to reach their potential and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about their world. We work in partnership with parents, the community and the church and nurture an understanding of the Christian faith and a respect for other world faiths.
Our Christian Values
¨ Friendship– We care, share and encourage each other in all we do
¨ Forgiveness-We always forgive and forget
¨ Respect-We treat others how we want to be treated
¨ Responsibility-We take responsibility for our footprints on the world
¨ Perseverance-We never give up on our goals
All Christian values underpin every aspect of school life.
A spiritual awareness is at the heart of the daily life of our school.
Mareham Le Fen Church of England Primary School Governor’s Vision Statement
Our vision is for Mareham Le Fen to be an exceptional school with wide ranging opportunities for all.
The governing body of Mareham Le Fen will support the aims and goals of the school as expressed in the school’s mission statement.
The Governing body aims to:
ensure that the school is caring and welcoming based on Christian morals and values
ensure the school offers an ethos of support , challenge and encouragement to achieve and instil a lifelong love of learning
collaborate with staff, parents, children, the church and the community
We will achieve this through an active involvement in the life of the school, strategic planning, questioning, challenge and monitoring. Our school seeks to reflect the Christian understanding that all people are precious to God.