Church Rd, Bedfordshire MK45 2AU

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Maulden Lower



The Governing Body has a really important role to play in the school.  Made up of volunteers, including parents, staff and members of the community with appropriate skills, the Governing Body is an integral part of the school leadership. 


The role of the Governing Body is to help raise educational standards of achievement and ensure public monies are spent effectively to provide the best possible education for all the pupils in the school.


The Governing Body’s work focuses on 3 main areas:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for Maulden Lower School.
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 


In carrying out the above, Governors spend time developing and reviewing policies covering all aspects of the school’s work including areas such as the curriculum, staff-related issues, health and safety and safeguarding children.  They also get involved in evaluating the work of the school and putting together a Development Plan to help the school achieve its goals. 


Governors are expected to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Headteacher – providing both support and challenge.



Carl Field - Chair

Jeremy Pestell - Vice Chair

Kathy Dwyer - Head Teacher

Ryan Craze

Jason Andrews

Graham Poulett 

Philip Bailey

 Sarah Butcher - Clerk



Governor Meeting Schedule

Full Finance, Premises & Personnel


Spring 19/01/2022





Register of Interests

Name Start Date End Date Type Committees Attendance %
(Sept 19 - Aug 20)
Role Pecuniary & Other Interests
Mr Carl Field 07/07/2015 06/07/2023 Co-opted 100 Chair of Governors None
Mrs Kathy Dwyer 01/01/2017 N/A Staff All 100 Head Teacher None
Mr Jeremy Pestell 01/03/2017 28/04/2025 Co-opted FPP 100 Chair of FPP None
Mr Jason Andrews 24/09/2018 23/09/2022 Co-opted FPP 80 Shareholder Inspiring Learning
Mr Ryan Craze 04/07/2019 03/07/2023 Co-opted 60 Teacher at another education establishment
Mr Graham Poulett 10/05/2018 09/05/2022 Local Authority FPP 100 None
Mr Philip Bailey 22/10/2020 21/10/2024 Co-opted FPP N/A
Ms Sarah Butcher 01/09/2016 N/A N/A All N/A Clerk Married to a teacher


FPP - Finance, Premises & Personnel





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