Market Deeping Community Primary School

Willoughby Avenue, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire PE6 8JE

01778 343654

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The Governing Body

Welcome to the governors’ section of our website.  Here, you will find some details about each of our governors, as well as the most recent Governor Impact Statement: previous ones can be found through a link further down the page. You will also find more information about our work, which we hope you will find interesting.

The governors are responsible for developing the vision and values for the school.  We are also tasked with providing suitable challenge and support.  That support includes recognising the work of our students and staff and, as you will note from the rest of the website, there is much to celebrate.

Meet the governors of Market Deeping Community Primary School:

 


Susan 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 be become a governor and subsequently Chair of Governors.  I feel that the role of governor is an important one in that it provides an opportunity for the community to have a say in the direction and development of our school.

Should you wish to contact me either phone the school directly or email: chair@marketdeeping.lincs.sch.uk


MARK RATCHFORD: HEADTEACHER

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 that the strategic vision of the school is realised.  It is our Mission to: ' Work together so that everyone can achieve their unique potential'.

 

 

Mark Currier: Co-opted Governor

I have lived in the Deepings since 1994, when I was relocated to Peterborough with my job.

After 30 years’ experience as a senior field and head office manager in the retail sector I decided to change career and became a secondary school teacher of business and economics. Now semi-retired I retain my interest in education and am keen to use the skills that I have developed in my differing careers to benefit pupils. in the local community.

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ELLIE GIBSON: PARENT GOVERNOR

I am a parent governor and my son started here in September 2017. I have spent my career working in schools as a primary teacher in inner city schools in London. Since returning to Peterborough where I grew up, I am now an Assistant headteacher in the centre of the city. I am keen to support the school and children in reaching their full potential and am looking forward to utilising my professional experience to help them achieve this.


Tony Eberle: CO-OPTED 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. 

 

James Stubbs: CO-OPTED GOVERNOR

I am an Assistant Headteacher at The King’s School in Peterborough, my subject specialism is Physical Education, as my job suggests I am very keen on sport and physical activity and will be keen to work with the school to ensure that the provision in this area is outstanding. I am local to the area and my eldest son started at the school in September 2017.

 

  HELEN KAY: PARENT GOVERNOR

 

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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.

REBECCA ROBERTS: CO-OPTED GOVERNOR

I am proud mum of 3 boys, who loves her job working with children at another local primary school in the Deepings. I am keen to develop my own skills within education and use the skills that I have developed in my career to support the pupils in meeting the schools mission of ‘Working together so that everyone can achieve their unique potential'.

 
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.

 

Governor Impact Statement: September 2019.

In order to keep you up-to-date with the work of the Governing Body, we produce this update each term on the school website and in Parent Mail.

 

We have three key roles as governors:

• to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

• to hold leaders to account for the educational performance of the school; and

• to oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

 

This September, two of my grandchildren have started at new schools: one at a local secondary school, and another joining Reception in his village school. Their parents have been preparing them with new uniforms and equipment, and their schools have gone to great lengths to make the transition as smooth as possible.  Many of you will have just gone through the same experience in anticipation of a new year at MDCP.    May I particularly welcome those parents and carers whose children have just joined our Reception classes, and reassure them that past experience suggests that they will have an amazing time at our school!

 

However, it’s not just the children, parents and carers who prepare for a new school year.  We welcome Mrs Helen Kay, who is our newly appointed parent governor and wish her well in this role.  As governors we have much to do at this time. During our early meetings this year we review last year’s results, and reflect on how we can further support our students.  We celebrate their successes, and have very good reason to do so this year.  

 Also at this time of year, Mr Ratchford and his Senior Leadership Team prepare a School Development Plan which encompasses a range of priorities to be introduced through 2019-20.  The governors support this process through our meeting structure, our Strategic Plan, and our monitoring processes. 

 As part of this, we have a number of sub-committees, including:

     - the Learning and Progress sub-committee, which focuses primarily on the attainment and progress of your children, ensuring that targets are met and, where they are falling behind, encouraging the introduction of new strategies to improve.

    - the Finance sub-committee, which as you might expect scrutinises expenditure as well as approving a budget.

    - a number of other sub-committees which meet as the occasion demands.

 I always find the start of a new school year fills me with anticipation and excitement. There is always so much to do and achieve and I truly believe that, working together, governors, staff, and parents and carers will support your children to “grow together to be the best”.  As you know, this phrase represents our vision statement, and it drives much of our work as a Governing Body.

 Sue Bryars.

 Chair of Governors

 

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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.

 

Meeting and Monitoring Schedule of the Governing Body

Click here to download the 2019 to 2020 Meeting and Monitoring Schedule of the Governing Body

Committee membership

Monitoring roles of Strategic Plan

 

Cycle of Governance

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Governing Body Attendance

Click here for Governing Body Attendance for 2017 to 2018

Click here for Governing Body Attendance 2018 to 2019 

Click here for Governing Body Attendance 2019 to 2020

 

Governors' Pecuniary Interests

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Governors' Roles and Responsibilities

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School Policies

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