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:

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
Patricia WrightChair and Co-opted Governor GB27/06/201926/06/2023Curriculum
Working Party
GDS & Website Governor
Hayley MathewsVice Chair and Co-Opted GovernorGB21/11/201920/11/2023Curriculum, Finance & Safeguarding
Working Party
Pupil Premium Governor
Angela ParkinsonLA GovernorLA13/09/2018 12/09/2022Finance
Working Party
Pay Working Party
Matthew RedgraveCo-opted GovernorGB13/09/201812/09/2022Finance
Working Party
Pay Working Party
Pupil Premium Governor
James Beer
Co-opted GovernorGB01/07/202130/06/2025Finance and Curriculum Working Party
Tracey DifrancescomarinoCo-opted GovernorGB23/11/201722/11/2021Health & Safety Working Party
Safeguarding & CP Governor
SEND Governor & SEND & Behaviour Management Governor
Carl MorphewCo-opted GovernorGB03/10/201902/10/2023Health & Safety
Working Party
Stephanie Linnell
No photo provided
Co-opted GovernorGB01/12/202030/11/2024Health & Safety
Working Party, Safeguarding Working Party &
Pay Working Party
Georgina ChildStaff GovernorStaff22/03/201821/03/2022Curriculum
Working Party
Rachel Gilroy
No photo provided
Parent GovernorParents07/05/202106/05/2025Curriculum Working Party
Lynne Oakes
Parent GovernorParents07/05/202106/05/2025Curriculum Working Party & Attendance Governor
Marcus Poppitt
Parent Governor Parents10/01/201909/01/2023Finance
Working Party & GDPR Governor
Faisal Javed
No photo provided
Parent GovernorParents16/12/21Curriculum Working Party
Health and Safety working party
Neil Scutt
Parent Governor Parents10/01/201909/01/2023Health & Safety
Working Party & Website Governor
Elliot McGuffieAssociate MemberGB01/01/2022Finance Working Party
Kerry NegusAssociate MemberGB13/09/201812/09/2022Safeguarding & Health & Safety
Working Party
Simon Pike
Associate MemberGB13/09/201812/09/2022Finance
Working Party
Julia SzczotokClerk to Governors



The following Governors hold these positions for the academic year 2021-22

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, Hayley Mathews, Simon Pike (Associate Member) Elliot McGuffie (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 – 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.