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Gorefield Primary Academy

Gorefield Primary Academy

Caring, sharing, thinking, learning

Local Governing Body

Welcome to the Governors' section.


Gorefield Primary Academy is a member of The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust (DLPT); an academic trust which was set up in the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  The Trust is currently made up of 14 schools: Middlefield, Great Staughton, Kimbolton, Winhills and Round House Primary Academies in St Neots, Thomas Eaton, Glebelands, Leverington, Gorefield and Murrow Primary Academies in Fenland, Braybrook in Peterborough, Roman Way and King Jame's Academy in Hertfordshire. This Trust is managed by a Board of Directors and each school has a Local Governing Body.   Murrow and Gorefield share one Local Governing Body


The board of governors exists to:

  • Put in place the long term vision and strategic direction of the school
  • Monitor the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure that money is well spent


Our role is to ensure that Murrow Primary Academy constantly and consistently delivers on its visions and values:  essentially, to ensure that every child achieves the highest possible standards through our relentless focus on high quality teaching and learning.  Further information about the school’s visions and values can be found on the website.


The board of governors also oversees admission, staff employment and buildings management.


Our Local Governing Body has members elected or appointed as governors on behalf of the Trust.  They are made up of parents, staff and the local community and they serve a term of four years.  Governors can be re-elected/re-appointed at the end of their term for a further four year period.  The Local Governing Body meets once each term. 


Chair of Governors - Jessica Horton


Members -

Aimee Garner (Executive Headteacher)

Julie Crawshawe (Staff Member Murrow

Deborah Kosecki (Staff Member Murrow)

Wendy Neale (Vice Chair & Community Governor)

Kealeigh Bostock (Parent Member Murrow)

Claire Fennelow  (Paernt Member Gorefield)

Franciscah Rufaro Hoffman (Parent Member Gorefield)


(There are two vacancies - one for a Parent Member at Murrow and for a Community Governor


Clerk - Emma Bramley 


All Enquiries:

Please contact Jackie Schad, Clerk to Governors

Tel: 01480 860743



Diamond Learning Partnership Trust
Please refer to the website for further information: 



The Gorefield Local Governing body.


Chair: To be appointed

Headteacher:  Ruth Bailey

Fiona Bullard (Staff Governor)

Karen Luck (co-opted/community)  

Claire Fennelow (parent Gov) 

Jo McHaffie (parent Gov)

Wendy Neale (co-opted, currently  on Leverington/Murrow

Clerk: Emma Bramley (appointed Spring term 2020)


Biographies of our Local Governing Body


Ruth Bailey  (01/09/2020 - to present)

I have been a Headteacher for the last six years at Murrow Primary Academy.  Before that I worked in Peterborough at a large primary - William Law CE Primary where I led Upper Key Stage 2.  I have lived in Peterborough for twelve years, after relocating from Surrey.  My passion for education began at an early age with my mother and sister being teachers.  I resisted the pull to train until I was in my 40s.  I have one daughter and I live in Peterborough.


Fiona Bullard (16.01.19 to 15.01.23)

I am pleased to have recently joined the governing body as the staff governor.

After previously working in banking for a number of years, I became a teaching assistant at Gorefield School in 2005. I enjoy working with the children, each day is different and very rewarding.

In my spare time I volunteer for the Scout Association.


Karen Luck (Chair of Governors)

I retired from teaching in 2015 having completed 35 years in the Special Education sector. I held a senior management position for the last ten of those. I have been both a staff governor in each of my places of work and a Chair of Governors at Gedney Primary when my children were there in the 90’s. I have experienced the amalgamation of schools. My grandson is joining Gorefield in September and I live in Tydd St Giles.


Claire Fennelow (Parent governor)

I have two children, the eldest is a pupil at Gorefield and the youngest started in September 2020.

I have lived in Gorefield for 10 years, my husband attended the school and now runs a business in the village.  I am a full time Mum, giving up work six years ago and my hobbies are baking, reading and crafting. Three years ago I took the role of Chair of the Pre School Committee. I have greatly enjoyed watching the children develop and supporting the children and staff in fund raising activities. In 2019 I was pleased to become a Trustee of the Pre-school. In joining Gorefield as a parent governor I am looking forward to contributing in any way that I can to support the school in developing the children and making their early years a positive and fulfilling experience.



If you wish to contact the Local Governing Body, please email