Meet the governors

Mrs Angela Birchall

Chair of Governors  -  Chair of Pupil and Curriculum  -  LEA Governor

Mr David Ireland

Vice Chair of Governors  -  Co-opted Governor

Mrs Sarah Goodwin

Chair of Finance and 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


Ms Lisa Phillips

Staff Governor  -  Safeguarding

Mr Paul McCooey

Link Governor  -  Parent Governor

Mrs Elizabeth Baxter

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Tracy Walker

Associate Member Finance

Mrs Lorraine White




Co-opted Governors


Message From the Chair of Governors

The Autumn Term is always a particularly busy time for everyone but wasn’t it wonderful to end the term with the Christmas production, narrated and acted by some of our younger children, with the support of the choir of our older children. The Governors would like to thank everyone, staff and children for the hard work that went into this production.

During the Autumn Term the Governors have remained busy working in partnership with the school’s management team on reviewing school performance data, managing strategic decisions and focusing on the key areas of the School Development Plan. This year the School Development Plan is focussing on:

  • Ensuring that our curriculum is broad and balanced and meets the needs of all our pupils.

The impact of this will be that there will be a high-quality curriculum across all year groups that in turn lead to high quality learning opportunities and outcomes for all groups of pupils.

  • The school is focussing on raising standards in Maths by developing an approach which will lead to all pupils becoming confident mathematicians.

The impact of this will be that pupils will have a better understanding of maths and have the mathematical skills that are necessary to take them forward into the next stage of their education. No longer do we want to hear the phrase – ‘I’m no good at maths’. We want all our children to leave us saying that they ‘love’ maths.

  • Ensuring that the school focusses on the Well Being of every child and adult in the school.

The impact of this will be that everyone will be aware of the well being of others, staff will have mental health awareness and we will have a happy school with a positive outlook.

Looking at the data last term gave a picture of the hard work of staff and pupils to ensure that all are working to their potential. The Year 6 SAT’s results were amazing, in many areas our children were working well above the national average. Congratulations to all.

The school continues to strive for perfection in all areas, not just in SAT’s tests, under the excellent leadership of Mrs Moore and fully supported by a highly committed staff team. It is clearly evident that every child is given the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential whilst at Mareham Le Fen Primary. 

I am also pleased to report that the school continues to have strong links with the community. This was demonstrated by the strong level of support from parents, friends, staff and children attending the school Fayre in the summer term. My thanks go to the PTA who continue to support the school financially and socially.

The governing body at our school is thorough in checking the quality of education and holding leaders to account. Governors choose to visit the school as part of their carefully thought out cycle of support and challenge. They review their own effectiveness through regular training and make suitable amendments to their activities and committee structures. Therefore, the governing body is well placed to provide strategic leadership and fulfil its role as critical friend to the school.

We all want to give the children the best possible start in life and to give them the tools and skills to succeed. I believe that with the right commitment from everyone, parents, staff and governors we will forge a dynamic partnership that will enable this to happen.

Best wishes to you all

Angela Birchall

Chair of Governors



Mareham Le Fen Church of England Primary School - Our Vision Statement

At Mareham, we aim to create a friendly, inclusive environment believing that God is the thread that pulls us together as one community moving forward into the wider world.

 We aim to give everyone rich and varied opportunities to develop a sense of confidence, self-respect, a sense of wonder and a delight to seek within. We provide a safe, secure, stimulating and welcoming environment, where everyone is valued and supported. We believe this will enable all to reach their full potential and develop resilience to meet life’s challenges so that we can live happy and fulfilling lives.  We value the uniqueness of everyone and work hard to nurture everybody’s individual character and talents.

 Our purpose is to help equip everyone to 'live life to the full' (John 10:10) and create a better future for all!

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.

Mission Statement

The governing body of Mareham Le Fen will support the aims and goals of the school as expressed in the school’s vision 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.


Composition of The Governing Body

Governors Attendance

Register of Governor Interests