Local Governing Body
MAIRE O’REGAN (Executive Headteacher)
Maire is the 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.
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.
DAVID TURRELL (Vice Chair)
Joint Headteacher 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. In 2012, he joined Frances Bardsley as Assistant Headteacher subsequently moving to become Vice Principal, Senior Vice Principal and Head of School. He leads on standards and assessment, curriculum, teaching and learning and development planning.
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 and a National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership. She has a passion for the arts in the primary curriculum and has 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 curriculum development and relishes being the Rural Primary School’s Curriculum Coordinator for LIFE Education Trust.
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.
MRS DENISE BROOM, (Director of Operations)
Denise worked for Marks and Spencer, joining the graduate trainee programme at their Head Office in London. This led to her appointment as Procurement manager within the Food Division, securing contracts across all stores.
She was recruited by London Borough of Havering to set up the finance system and infrastructure at the Havering Sixth Form College, ready for its opening in 1991. Staying within Havering she moved to a secondary school and as Bursar took them through the Academisation process as one of the first converters. During this time Denise studied for the certificate in School Business Management (CSBM).
Whilst at this school, Denise was seconded to another secondary school, for one year, to review financial systems, processes and procedures reporting directly to London Borough of Havering.
Suzanne is an independent occupational therapist specialising in paediatrics, working in the medical legal field, mainly in obstetric clinical negligence. As part of this role, she supports parents to apply for EHCPs and prepare for educational tribunals. Prior to this she worked in the NHS as a clinician and senior manager. As Director of Community Services in an east London trust, she managed a portfolio of adult and children’s services including safeguarding. She has an interest in supporting the health and well-being of all children and promoting equality.
Suzanne enjoys music, singing in a church and a chapel choir, gardening and is passionate about reading and learning. She lives in a local rural hamlet with her husband and Labrador dog.
Robecca is a parent of children at the school. She is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney working within the Intellectual Property Department of Baker & McKenzie LLP. In her spare time, Robecca lectures students on the CITMA paralegal course and writes articles for various trade mark publications. As Governor, Robecca is looking forward to supporting the school in the continued growth and development of its children.