Governing Body

As with all schools, Marshfield Primary is made up of representatives from the local authority, parents, teachers and members of the local community. The governors are responsible for the general direction of the school. They take decisions concerning staffing, curriculum and finance and oversee the work of the school.


The Governing Body meet as a group twice in the Autumn and Spring Terms and once in the Summer Term. At each of these meetings the Headteacher's Report on the work of the school forms the key focus for discussion. Sub-Committees meet prior to each full meeting to discuss school effectiveness /standards, additional learning needs, school organisation, future planning, etc; finance, and when necessary, premises.

When a vacancy exists for a parent representative on the Governing Body, all parents and guardians of pupils in the school will be informed and nominations sought. Should the number of nominations exceed the number of vacancies, a ballot will be held.

Governors 2016-17

Chair of Governors:             Rev. Sue Collingbourne            

Vice Chair:                           Mr. John Solosy

LEA Reps:                            Catherine Sainsbury

                                            Councillor Thomas Suller

                                            Mr. John Tobutt

                                            Councillor Richard White

Minor Authority Rep:          Mr Gareth Morgan

Parent Representatives:      Mrs Claire Fitchie

                                            Mr. John Solosy

                                            Mrs. Suzanne Evans

                                            Vacancy x 2


Community Governors:         Mrs Kirstie Evans

                                           Mrs Teresa Morris

Teacher Representatives:  Mrs. Claire Lawrence-Dent

                                          Mrs Laura Lane

Non-Teaching Rep:             Mrs. Sarah Cresswell

Headteacher:                     Mrs Alison Steel

Clerk to Governors:            Ms Hannah Moncrieff