Local Governing Body
LIZ FAJIMOLU (Chair)
Liz is a parent of children currently at Margaretting and who works for the family farm ensuring financial records and systems are maintained. Between 1997 and 2013 Liz worked in the London Market for large global insurance companies within Credit Control and Overseas Claims.
Liz has previously been a Diocese Governor at Mountnessing school and sat on the Finance & HR Committees.
MAIRE O’REGAN (Executive Headteacher)
Maire is the Executive Headteacher of Margaretting, bringing with her a variety of experience in teaching in all key stages, including Secondary, third level as well as Primary in Ireland, Israel, Egypt and Germany. Her degree is in Music and she has a passion for the Arts in Education as a tool to support all subjects in the curriculum so that learning is both exciting and engaging. Maire has particular interest in Maths and encourages all children to take part in a variety of sport. Maire is also a trained counsellor and uses her skills to communicate effectively
MELISSA BRYAN(HEAD OF SCHOOL)
Melissa is the Head of School at Margaretting and is committed to bringing together all of her classroom and management experience to ensure that Maragretting is the best school it can be. Melissa has a degree in history as well as a PGCE teaching qualification. She has a passion for the arts in the primary curriculum and has recently written a research paper on this topic. She is also dedicated to ensuring that all children reach their full potential and aims to prepare all children for secondary school by the time they leave in Year 6. Melissa has a particular interest in English and leads this subject across the school and LIFE Education Trust.
DAVID TURRELL(Vice Chair)
Head of School at Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls, David has been teaching Geography since 2000 at Clacton County High School and then Chelmsford County High school as Head of Department. In 2008 he became Head of Humanities at Chelmsford County High School and joined Frances Bardsley in September 2012 as Assistant Headteacher where he leads on standards and assessment, curriculum, teaching and learning and development planning.
REVEREND SALLY CROFT
Sally is an Associate Curate in the Church of England working predominantly in Ingatestone and Fryerning Churches but also in the parishes of Buttsbury, Margaretting and Mountnessing. Previously to this, alongside studying for a Diploma in Theology , Ministry and Mission, Sally worked for a charity called C.Y.O. Braintree. She delivered Assemblies, R.E. lessons and many Christian based activities into both primary and secondary schools as well as providing mental health support to secondary aged children, by way of mentoring in schools. Sally has been working for CYO for the past 6 years. Sally has two children, one at university and one at work and is married to Frazer, a fencing contractor.