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

Mr Paul McCooey

Chair of Finance and Personnel  -  Parent Governor

Mrs Shauna Roe

Foundation Governor  -  SEND Governor

Mrs Sarita Foster

Foundation Governor

Mrs Avril Moore

Head Teacher

Mrs Rachel Richardson

Staff Governor 

Mrs Elizabeth Baxter

Co-opted Governor - Safeguarding

Mr Philip Walter

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Tracy Walker

Associate Member Finance

Mrs Hannah Couchman



Message From the Chair of Governors


As the school prepares to open up after the summer break I would like, on behalf of the Governors, to thank the staff, parents and carers of the school for the tremendous efforts that have been put into ensuring that all our children have been either taught in school or at home at the hands of their new teachers;  who would have thought that, within such a short period of time, so many of you would have become your child’s teacher?


The staff have been working very hard to ensure that when your children return to school next week, they return to familiar surroundings but with new systems in place that will keep everyone safe and protected. We understand that you may be slightly anxious about your children returning to school but rest assured, children are resilient and very soon the ‘new normal’ will be an accepted part of their routines. Governors have been in regular contact with the school and are satisfied that all guidance from the Department of Health is being stringently followed. The school will continue to monitor advice from Government Agencies, act accordingly and keep you fully informed about any changes. 


We would like, in particular, to welcome the new children and parents/carers who will be joining us this term. Unfortunately, it wasn’t possible to have the usual transition programme for our new intake but we are confident that your children will settle quickly into our happy, caring school.


Our best wishes go to you all as we look forward to the year ahead. Take care and stay safe.


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