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Safeguarding Governor - John O'Connor (IEB)

Letter sent to parents and carers on 1st May 2019


Dear parents and carers,


I am writing to introduce myself and the members of the new governing body of the school. We are very much looking forward to working with you and the school team to move the school forward.


The title of the governing body is a little different but the role is very much the same. We are called an Interim Executive Board. IEB for short.  The IEB has come about as a result of an intervention by the local authority to help support the school. The IEB is made up of three members. We are all experienced educational professionals. John O’Connor is the Children’s Services Manager, providing educational support to Lincolnshire County Council. He  has supported schools for many years and has a wealth of valuable experience. Clive Browne is currently the chair of governors of another school and a local leader of governance. Another highly experienced school leader. I am an ex headteacher and former school inspector. I currently work as an education consultant.


The IEB have not yet formally met, our first meeting is due to take place on the afternoon of Friday 17th May.  Following on from this meeting, governors will start working with school leaders. This will include further meetings and visits to the school. If you wish to contact the IEB, please put your comments in writing and either post to the school or leave your letter with the school office. For confidentiality, please enclose your letter  in a sealed envelope, addressed to ‘The Chair of the IEB’ and mark as private and confidential.


We hope to meet parents soon.


With my very best wishes


Helen Richardson

Chair of the IEB







Mrs Johann Boorman

Clerk (04/03/15 - )


I moved to Market Deeping in 2014, from Kent.  I am married with 2 children, both at secondary school.  I joined the Linchfield Governing Body, as Clerk, in March 2015.  Prior to this, I clerked at numerous schools for Kent County Council and Medway County Council.  I enjoy working with the Governing Body, assisting them in reaching the goals and vision for the school.