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.

Charter of Engagement


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

NameCategoryAppointing BodyDate of Appointment
(Term of Office- 4 Years)
End of Term
Roles and ResponsibilitiesDate when Stepped Down (where applicable)
Elaine JenkinsHead TeacherEx OfficioN/ACurriculum
Working Party
Angela ParkinsonLA GovernorLA13/09/2018 12/09/2022Finance
Working Party
Pay Working Party
Georgina ChildStaff GovernorStaff22/03/201821/03/2022Curriculum
Working Party
Patricia WrightChair and Co-opted Governor GB27/06/201926/06/2023Curriculum
Working Party
GDS Governor
Hayley MathewsVice Chair and Co-Opted GovernorGB21/11/201920/11/2023Curriculum
Working Party
Pupil Premium Governor
Matthew RedgraveCo-opted MemberGB10/01/201909/01/2023Finance
Working Party
Pay Working Party
Pupil Premium Governor
James BeerCo-opted GovernorGB01/07/202130/06/2025TBA
Tracey DifrancescomarinoCo-opted GovernorGB23/11/201722/11/2021Health & Safety Working Party
Safeguarding Governor
SEND Governor
Carl MorphewCo-opted GovernorGB03/10/201902/10/2023Health & Safety
Working Party
Stephanie LinnellCo-opted GovernorGB01/12/202030/11/2024Health & Safety
Working Party
Angela StoneParent GovernorParents18/01/201817/01/2022Curriculum
Working Party
Rachel GilroyParent GovernorParents07/05/202106/05/2025TBA
Lynne OakesParent GovernorParents07/08/202106/05/2025TBA
Marcus PoppittParent Governor Parents10/01/201909/01/2023Finance
Working Party
Neil ScuttParent Governor Parents10/01/201909/01/2023Health & Safety
Working Party
Lynn CookAssociate MemberGB30/09/201529/09/2019Finance
Working Party
Kerry NegusAssociate MemberGB13/09/201812/09/2022Health & Safety
Working Party
Simon PikeAssociate MemberGB13/09/201812/09/2022Finance
Working Party
Stephanie LinnellParent GovernorParents31/11/201630/11/202030/11/2020 - END OF TERM
Rebecca VirrillParent GovernorParents31/11/201630/11/202030/11/2020 - END OF TERM



The following Governors hold these positions for the academic year 2020-21

Chair  –  Patricia Wright

Vice-Chair – Hayley Mathews

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

Pupil Premium  – Hayley Mathews, Matthew Redgrave

Pay Working Party – Angela Parkinson, Matthew Redgrave

Safeguarding Working Party – Tracey Difrancescomarino, Hayley Mathews, Stephanie Linnell and Kerry Negus (Associate Member)

Finance Working Party –  Matthew Redgrave, Angela Parkinson, Martyn Jones (GDPR Governor), Marcus Poppitt, Sharon Still, Hayley Mathews, Simon Pike (Associate Member)  and Lynn Cook (Associate Member)

Health & Safety Working Party – Tracey Difrancescomarino (SEND and Behaviour Management), Neil Scutt (Data Information and website), Carl Morphew, Stephanie Linnell and Kerry Negus (Associate Member)

Curriculum Working Party – Angela Stone, Karen Wilson (Attendance Governor), Patricia Wright (GDS Governor and website), Hayley Mathews, Georgina Child and Elaine Jenkins (Head Teacher)


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