The Governors of Maidenbower Junior School are responsible for the strategic long-term development and improvement of the School by establishing suitable policies, monitoring standards and ensuring a happy learning environment where every child can succeed according to their ability.

The Governing Body consists of 18 Governors; The Headteacher, 1 Staff Governor, 1 Local Authority Governor, 5 Parent Governors and 7 Co-opted Governors who attend six Full Governing Body meetings each academic year; one per half term.


Future Aim – To be a beacon of excellence in which everyone within our school community achieves.

Charter of Engagement


All governors serve for four years on the Governing body and this consists of:

Simon Pike
Head TeacherEx OfficioN/A
Patricia Wright
Chair and Co-opted Governor GB27/06/201905/07/2027
Hayley Mathews
Vice Chair and LA GovernorGB21/11/201922/11/2027
James Beer
Co-opted GovernorGB01/07/202130/06/2025
Marcus Poppitt
Co-opted GovernorGB18/05/202317/05/2027
Sarah Henden-Woodward
Co-opted GovernorGB23/11/202322/11/2027
Stephanie Linnell
No photo provided
Parent GovernorParents12/12/202211/12/2026
Georgina Child
Staff GovernorStaff22/03/201828/02/2026
Faisal Javed
No photo provided
Parent GovernorParents16/12/2115/12/2025
Neil Scutt
Parent Governor Parents13/01/202312/01/2027
Nick Harnett
Parent GovernorParents27/01/202326/01/2027
Oscar Carballo Balboa
Parent GovernorParents19/01/202418/01/2028
Sarah Garland
Parent GovernorParents02/11/202301/11/2027
Elliot McGuffie
Kerry Negus
David Footman Williams
Julia Szczotok
Clerk to Governors



The following Governors hold these positions for the academic year 2023-24

Chair  –  Patricia Wright

Vice-Chair – Hayley Mathews

Child Protection and Safeguarding – Hayley Matthews supported by Stephanie Linnell

Governor responsible for liaising with the Local Authority in the event of an allegation (Child Protection) issued against the Headteacher – Hayley Matthews

Pupil Premium  – James Beer

Pay Working Party – Pat Wright, Stephanie Linnell and Hayley Mathews

Safeguarding Working Party –  Hayley Mathews, Pat Wright and Stephanie Linnell.

GDPR – Marcus Poppitt

GDS – Patricia Wright

Attendance – Oscar Caballo Balboa

Send and Behavior management – Steph Linnell, Sarah Garland.

Finance Working Party –  Hayley Mathews, Marcus Poppitt, James Beer, Nick Harnett and Neil Scutt

Health & Safety Working Party –  Neil Scutt and Faisal Javed.

Curriculum Monitoring Party – Patricia Wright, Sarah Henden-Woodward, Sarah Garland, and assisted by all governors.

The Clerk to the Governors is Miss J Szczotok and she can be contacted via the school office.