The Board of Governors aim to be a cohesive and professional team who use our skills and experience to work in partnership with the staff and parents.  The Board shares the commitment that Marlfields should provide the best possible education for its pupils. The Board of Governors has a number of duties and responsibilities towards pupils, staff, parents, the local authority and the wider community.

Educational Standards

  • Ensuring the school fulfills the legal requirements of the education system
  • Setting challenging but achievable educational targets
  • Ensuring the school is adequately resourced and that its resources are utilised properly and creatively
  • Ensuring all pupils receive an excellent, well rounded education academically, morally and socially so that they can move forward into the world, fully equipped for the challenges they will face


  • Developing a vision for the school and setting its strategic aims
  • Establishing the values that the school is expected to meet and maintain
  • Acting as critical friends – monitoring and evaluating performance and progress towards the school’s priorities and targets, supporting staff and challenging their expectations

Relationship with Stakeholders

  • Accountability – ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as the staff it employs
  • Maintaining a close relationship with parents and the local community
  • Caring for the welfare and well being of staff and pupils.

Value for Money Statement and Accounts

The Board of Governors is required to achieve good value in the use of public resources.  We report on this via our value for money statement which can be viewed by clicking on the document below:

Value for Money Statement

The latest Signed Accounts are below:

Congleton Primary Academy Trust Ltd Signed Accounts for Year End 31 August 2020

The Governing Board

The organisation of the Governing Board is shown below.  To contact a member of the governing team, please write to the Clerk to Governors, Marlfields Primary Academy, Waggs Road, Congleton, CW12 4BT or send an email to the Clerk at the following address  who will forward to the relevant person.





Attendance at Meetings

For a summary of attendance at Full Governing Board meetings from the 2018-19 academic year, please click on the document below:

Full Governors Attendance 2018 Onwards

Attendance at all meetings from November 2019 is summarised below:

Governors Attendance at Meetings

Register of Business Interests

For current Governing Board membership and their register of business interests, please click on the document below:

Register of Business Interests for Governors of the Academy

Full Governing Board Meetings

The Full Governing Board meets 3 times a year; once every school term, to discuss matters relating to the running of the Academy. To view the minutes of the meetings for this last year, please click on the link below:

Full Governing Board Meeting Minutes Autumn Term 2019

Full Governing Board Meeting Minutes Spring Term 2020

Full Governing Board Meeting Minutes Summer Term 2020

In addition to the Full Governing Boards meetings there are 4 sub-committees with duties delegated from the Governing Board.

Leadership & Management Chair: Gary Provis

Teaching & Learning Chair: Margaret Gartside

Finance & Audit Chair: Chris Nield

Environment & Community Cohesion Chair: Margaret Gartside (Interim)

Business Continuity Planning

The Governors work closely with the Senior Management Team to support Business Continuity Planning.  Business Continuity Plans provide a structured and informed response to specific threats that may occur to our educational setting.

To view the latest version in response to COVID-19, please click on the link below:

MPS Business Continuity Plan: COVID-19