Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

Meet the Governors

Paula Bangs

Paula is currently the Chair of Governors. Prior to this, she had been a Community Governor and Parent Governor with a long standing association and interest in the wellbeing and direction of the School community. Paula is a joint director and owner of three local businesses, one of which has been established for over 30 years. Paula thoroughly enjoys her involvement with Heathwood, which she considers to be a vibrant, thriving and flourishing school and she is proud to be its Chair.

Darren Ball 

Darren has been a parent governor since Spring 2022. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer and will be supporting the school on health and safety and grounds/buildings maintenance. Darren currently has two children in the school, both who are very happy and enjoy learning at Heathwood.

Rosemarie Gunter

Rose became a Co-opted Governor at Heathwood in September 2013.  She sits on both the Management and Resources and Teaching and Learning Committees and is Inclusion Governor.  She has responsibility for School Council, Sports Council, Fairtrade, Rights Respecting, Eco Council and British Values.  Rose has grandchildren who attend the School.

Rose is now retired and works in a voluntary capacity in the local community. She is Vice-Chair of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) at her surgery.

Bryony Leary 

Bryony joined Heathwood to finish her teacher training in 2020 and never left! She was voted as a staff governor in September 2021 and provides a teaching and school staff perspective to the governing board. 

Beth Sedgwick

Beth became a parent governor at the start of 2020 and is Vice Chair of the governing board. Beth is a Senior Civil Servant at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with experience of sponsoring Government organisations. Beth's daughter is at Heathwood and is very happy at school.

Jackie Wright