Messages from our Governors

Please find below some messages from our Governors as to why they have chosen to become a Governor at Middleforth C of E Primary School.

Rev Nick Mansfield - Foundation Governor

As Vicar of St Leonard's Church I am very pleased and proud of the strong links that have been built between Church and Middleforth School.  I enjoy visiting School, supporting activities there and in Church.

As a Governor I can encourage the development of the School, and the fullness of every child there, give and receive support to and from staff and fellow Governors.

Mrs Laraine Southwell - Foundation Governor

Hello, I have recently joined the Governing Body of Middleforth as a Foundation Governor. I am an active member of St.Leonard's Church and very keen to foster and maintain the excellent relationship between our school and church.

I am a retired infant teacher who still loves working with children and adults to ensure every child has the opportunity to achieve the best that they can. I currently help in school as a volunteer and love my time at Middleforth. The school is an active and vibrant place of learning and I am looking forward to contributing to its continued development and success.

Mrs May Gillett - Community Governor

Hello, my name is May Gillett and I have been a Community Governor at Middleforth School since 2012.  As a community Governor I feel I have brought a strong community perspective with an all embracing outdoor perspective to the governance and the school; connections that I enjoy and I am committed to. Many children when given the chance thrive in an outdoor learning experience; an environment where they learn life changing practical skills that support their core skill learning.

I am a mother of two daughters and four grandchildren all who have been fortunate enough to have or are having a Middleforth education.  Jack, the youngest grandson, is currently a Year 4 pupil at Middleforth School.  The eldest granddaughter will become a Liverpool University psychology student come September 2016.  Meanwhile the other two grandchildren continue their successful studies at Penwortham Priory High School.

And, I feel that we should all work to ensure that all children get the best education to help them get the best chance in life.

My best wishes.


Mrs Marie May - Parent Governor 

Hello, my name is Marie May.  This will be my fifth year in my role as Parent Governor at Middleforth C of E Primary school. This job is really enjoyable and interesting.  I am a secondary school Art Teacher, working all over Lancashire and have three children at Middleforth who are in Years 6, 4 and 3. As a Mum and a teacher, I am keen to represent the parents at Middleforth and to support the school in moving toward an outstanding education.

Mrs Susan Range – Foundation Governor

I have been a Foundation governor for nearly eleven years, appointed by St. Leonard's church where I was a churchwarden for a total of ten years.  I am married, have two grown up children and three young grandchildren. I worked for many years as a secondary school maths teacher and, since retiring seven years ago, I have volunteered in school helping children in years 5 and 6 with their maths. I currently spend Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings with year 6. I have also followed the progress of year 5 since they were in reception and try to visit them at least once a term.  I really enjoy coming into school, never ceasing to be amazed by the wonderful work and activities undertaken by both the staff and pupils as they all work very hard to ensure that each child achieves their full potential.