Local Governing Body


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 (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.


Catherine has been a Governor since 2015.  She is married with children and grandchildren and has spent the last four years volunteering at Margaretting as a parent helper and supervising the breakfast club.  Catherine has been working as an LSA during the past year and is passionate that all children deserve excellent quality education and aspirations to be great in all that they achieve. Catherine is passionate that all children deserve excellent quality education and aspirations to be great in all that they achieve.


Currently 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. In September 2019 David will become a joint Head of School at Frances Bardsley Academy.


Erik is a parent of a child currently at Margaretting.  Erik is a Partner in a local equine veterinary practice caring for horses around the country with a special interest in orthopaedics and dentistry.  He recently took on the successful planning and project management of a brand new veterinary hospital.  Originally from Belgium he moved to the UK in 1989 and is looking forward to working with other Governors to raise standards and improve outcomes for all children and ensure the school delivers good value for money using his business skills. 


Melissa has worked in schools for seven years and thoroughly enjoys her role as Year 5/6 class teacher and Acting Deputy Headteacher. She is passionate about making lessons engaging for the children, helping them to achieve their full potential and preparing them for secondary school. She is keen to represent the staff at governing body meetings and is passionate about maintaining high standards and making the school the best it can be! 

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