Market Deeping Community Primary School

Willoughby Avenue, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire PE6 8JE

01778 343654

The Governing Body

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

Meet the governors of Market Deeping Community Primary School:

Sue Bryars: Chair of Governors 

I have been involved in education all my life, ultimately retiring as Head of Humanities at a local secondary school.  More recently, I have been fascinated by my grandchildren’s education in the primary sector, which encouraged me to become a governor.  Therefore, I am delighted to be part of Market Deeping Community Primary school in this capacity.


I joined the school in September 2017 having been a Headteacher in Peterborough and Northamptonshire.  It is essential that the leadership work closely together to ensure the strategic vision of the school is realised.  It is our Mission to: ' Work together so that everyone can achieve their unique potential'.


Karen Brisbane: Parent Governor

 I moved to Market Deeping with my husband Marc and son in January 2013 and became a parent governor in May 2014. 

 I work for an American software company with our UK HQ near Reading in Berkshire and have held various positions during my 18 year tenure, currently working from home as a Contracts Manager for our Global Services team.

 In my free time I enjoy cycling – it’s so lovely and flat around here, cooking and watching all the soaps on TV much to my husband’s dismay!

Pam Hart: Parent Governor

I am a busy working Mum with my own business. I have two children, one of whom has gone through the school and on to The Deepings School and the other is currently in year four.  I have been a Governor at the MDCP school for five years and have the responsibility of being the SEND governor.  I was co-opted onto the board as a link with the Children's Centre where I am also a member of the Advisory Board. I have also been associated with the school's PTFA for the last 9 years.

Amanda Sylvester: Parent Governor

I am a parent governor and have a son currently in yr 1. I work with safeguarding children in my professional capacity and so am keen to assist the school particularly in this area.


Tony Eberle: Community Governor

 I moved to Market Deeping in 1993 following the relocation of my employers to Peterborough.

I decided to become a  school governor to give something back to the community. I was previously a governor at another primary school. Was pleased to be asked to be a governor of this school last April.


Sue Bell: Community Governor

I have been on the governing body since 2008.   My youngest two children and, subsequently my grandchildren, have attended this school. 

 I am the Manager of Madcaps Out Of School Club on the school site and am passionate about ensuring that we give the children a wide variety of opportunities whilst they are at our school.  I am also proud of the strong links which have been forged with the other schools in  the area. 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my large family of  grandchildren and great-grandchildren – no change from my day job!  My hobbies are reading, gardening, sewing and cooking (my family prefer to call it burning!)

David Johnson: Associate Governor and Deputy Head.
Lisa Burton: Staff Governor

I have been a member of staff at MDCPS for a considerable number of years.  I have a very solid insight and understanding of the expectations, challenges and needs of a school like ours. My particular strength is in Foundation/Key Stage 1 and I have some understanding of Key Stage 2.

I plan to contribute to the future work of the Governing Body by being supportive and contributing in any way I can to its continued improvement and success.

Sally Mardling: Co-opted Governor

I am a co-opted member of the Governing Body and I am Pastoral Manager at the School. I have nearly 30 years of teaching experience, the last 15 here in Market Deeping.  I have a particular interest in Special Education and my aim is to help every child to succeed and discover their own unique talents.

Sarah Philips: Clerk To Governors

 If you would like to find out more about being a governor please contact any of us, additionally you could visit the National Governors Association Website.

Contacting the Governing Body

Please contact the school office and a message will be passed on to the Governing Body.  If it is confidential please let us know that you wish to be contacted by the Chair of Governors and leave your contact details.


Minutes of Governing Body Meetings

These are available on request from the school.


School Policies

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Letters to parents from Governors

The Governing Body reports to parents on its work through regular updates.  The latest can be downloaded here:

 Chair of Governors Report to Parents and Carers 2017