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, Murrow, Braybrook in Peterborough, Roman Way and King James Academy in Hertfordshire. This Trust is managed by a Board of Directors and each school has a Local Governing Body. Gorefield and Murrow 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 Gorefield and Murrow Primary Academies 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 respective websites.
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
Aimee Garner (Headteacher)
Julie Crawshawe (Staff Member Murrow)
Deborah Kosecki (Staff Member Gorefield)
Clare Fennelow (Parent Member Gorefield)
Franciscah Rufaro Hoffman (Parent Member Gorefield)
Kealeigh Bostock (Parent Member Murrow)
Wendy Neale (Vice Chair & Community Governor)
Susan Edghill (Community Governor)
There is currently one vacancy for a Parent Member at Murrow.
Clerk - Emma Bramley
Please contact Jackie Schad, Clerk to Governors
Tel: 01480 860743
Diamond Learning Partnership Trust
Please refer to the website for further information: http://www.diamondlearningtrust.com
Biographies of our Local Governing Body
Jessica Horton (Chair)
My name is Jessica Horton, I work part time as a customer advisor in Boots and I am currently undertaking training in Health Care as a part of my role.
I have a son who attends Murrow Primary Academy. I love learning about new subjects and spending time with family and friends. My goal in life is to keep on learning and exploring the world.
Some people may like to say I love to talk which I must admit I do, I'm down to earth and love meeting new people.
Debbie Kosecki (Gorefield Staff Member)
I have been teaching for 25 years, mostly within Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. My experience is mainly within the Early Years Foundation Stage, with a little in Key Stage One. EYFS is the age range that I feel most passionate about, and it is a privilege to be part of a child’s first steps into education. I enjoy creating a fun, welcoming learning environment for children to thrive in. I feel strongly about the importance of phonics and early reading and am pleased to have taken on the role of EYFS and Key Stage 1 Reading Leader at Gorefield.
I live in Downham Market with my husband and our two children who are 20 and 17. In my spare time I enjoy a walk on the beach at Hunstanton, or a trip to the cinema. I love to cross stitch, bake and read.
Julie Crawshawe (Murrow Staff Member)
I joined Murrow Primary Academy in September 1997 and was employed as a one-to-one Teaching Assistant. In 2008 I became a HLTA. I first joined the Governing Body in 2004 as a staff governor and retained this role until 2014. I re-joined the Governing Body in the same role in 2019. I work mainly in Key Stage 1 within school and use my vast knowledge of teaching, learning and special educational needs to support children through interventions. I enjoy helping children at Murrow and watching them flourish as they move through the school is most rewarding.
Clare Fennelow (Gorefield Parent Governor)
I have 2 children who are pupils at Gorefield Primary Academy. I enjoy reading, running, baking. I've lived in the village for the past 14 years with my husband who also attended the school.
I have been working at Gorefield Primary Academy for nearly 2 years and a Parent Governor since 2021.
As someone who works with the children or as a Parent Governor, I enjoy working at the school being involved with the children, watching their development, supporting the children, staff and contributing in any way I can.
Kealeigh Bostock (Murrow Parent Governor)
I am Kealeigh, I am a Mum of 2 children who both attend Murrow Primary Academy. I have lived in Murrow village all my life and attended the school myself as a child.
I work full time and I am an accounts manager for a property company, in my spare time I enjoy baking, going to the beach and spending time with my family.
I chose to become a parent governor as I wanted to help support the school and be able to work alongside other governors to be able to assist the school to ensure the children are provided with a stimulating environment to enable them to develop to their full potential.
If you wish to contact the Local Governing Body, please email firstname.lastname@example.org