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 

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.

Hayley Fitch

Hayley has been a Parent Governor since 2013.  She has a background in Accounting and Banking and is Chair of the Management and Finance committee. Hayley is responsible for anything finance related and supports the office on various projects.  She formerly sat on the Central Beds Schools Forum which discusses and approves local school budgets and resources. Hayley is currently Maths course team leader at Milton Keynes College.

Beth Sedgwick

Beth became a parent governor at the start of 2020 and is on the Management and Resources Committee. She 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. 



Susanne has been proud to be the Headteacher at Heathwood Lower School since September 2014.  As Headteacher she is a member of all Committees and attends all meetings.  Susanne has been working in education for more than 30 years, previously teaching in London, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire.


Bryony Leary