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 17 Governors; The Headteacher, 1 Staff Governor, 1 Local Authority Governor, 6 Parent Governors and 8 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.


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

NameCategoryAppointing BodyEnd of Term Roles and Responsibilities
Elaine JenkinsHead TeacherEx OfficioN/ACurriculum Sub-Committee
Sarah PrattLA GovernorLA 20/06/2018
To be AppointedStaff GovernorStaffCurriculum Sub-Committee
Richard LederleChair and Co-opted MemberGB29/09/2019
Josef KaneVice Chair and Co-opted MemberGB29/09/2019Pay Committee
Lesley ThompsonCo-opted MemberGB29/09/2019
Angela ParkinsonCo-opted MemberGB29/09/2018Finance Sub-Committee
Martyn JonesCo-opted MemberGB22/11/2021Finance Sub-Committee
Tracey DifrancescomarinoCo-opted MemberGB22/11/2021Safeguarding Governor
Health & Safety Sub-Committee
Sharon StillCo-opted MemberGB22/11/2021Curriculum Sub-Committee
Julie KnockCo-opted MemberGB31/01/2022Curriculum Sub-Committee
Matthew RedgraveParent GovernorParents29/09/2018Finance Sub-Committee
Stephanie LinnellParent GovernorParents30/11/2020Pay Committee
Health & Safety Sub-Committee
Hayley MathewsParent GovernorParents30/11/2020Link Governor
Pay Committee
Health & Safety Sub-Committee
Rebecca VirrillParent GovernorParents30/11/2020Curriculum Sub-Committee
Angela StoneParent GovernorParents17/01/2022Curriculum Sub-Committee
Karen WilsonParent GovernorParents17/01/2022Curriculum Sub-Committee
Lynn CookAssociate29/09/2019Finance Sub-Committee
Kerry NegusAssociate10/06/2017Health & Safety Sub-Committee
Simon PikeAssociate10/06/2017Finance Sub-Committee



The following Governors hold these positions for the academic year 2017-18

Chair  –  Richard Lederle

Vice-Chair – Josef Kane

Child Protection and Safeguarding – Tracey Difrancescomarino

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

Pay Committee – Josef Kane, Hayley Mathews, Stephanie Linnell

Finance Sub-Committee –  Matthew Redgrave, Angela Parkinson, Martyn Jones, Simon Pike (Associate Member)  and Lynn Cook (Associate Member)

Health & Safety Committee – Stephanie Linnell, Hayley Mathews, Tracey Difrancescomarino and Kerry Negus (Associate Member)

Curriculum Committee – Lesley Thompson, Rebecca Virrill, Sharon Still, Angela Stone, Karen Wilson, Julie Knock and Elaine Jenkins (Head Teacher)


The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs L Bracher and she can be contacted via the school office.