The Governing Body of the Federation of Eileen Wade and Milton Ernest c of E Primary Schools meets regularly throughout the school year. The Full Governing Body meets five times during the academic year. There are three main sub-committees that meet at least termly and are responsible for:

a) Resources - (Finance, Health and Safety, Buildings, Pay and Personnel)

b) Teaching and Learning (Curriculum and Standards)


Current membership of our current Governing Body is as follows:


Dr James Bass

LA Governor

Chair of Governors



Mr Jonathan Allen 

Parent Governor

Vice Chair


Mr Peter Kay

Foundation Governor


Mrs Lisa Virnuls



Mrs Sarah Hands

Co-opted Governor


Mrs Lisa Smith

Staff Governor


Mrs Rebecca Grundy

Staff Governor


Mr Adrian Winter

Co-opted Governor


Mrs Clare McNeill

Foundation Governor


 Stephen Holroyd

Foundation Governor


Lydia Wilkie

Local Authority Governor



Instrument of Governance 


 Federation of Eileen Wade and Milton Ernest church of England Primary Schools

Register of Interests Governing Board

Name Date of appointment Term Type of Governor Appointee Business Interest Other Governing Bodies Personal relation with Staff/pupil - Yes/No Attendance at FGB
James Bass 06/06/19 4 years  Co-opted  Governing Board  None  None  No  /5 
Jonathan Allen 23/03/17  4 years  Parent  Parents Eileen Wade  Own Marketing Agency, specialising in education. Chair of the Deaf/Blind schools in Jordan  None  Yes- Father of child at Eileen Wade Primary School   5/5
Adrian Winter 02/12/17  4 years  Co Opted  Co Opted/Governing Board   None None   No 5/5 
Peter Kay  02/09/14 open  Foundation  Diocese  None  None  No  4/5 
Sarah Hands 23/03/17  4 years  Co Opted  Governing Board  None  None  Yes - Parent of pupil at Eileen Wade Primary School  5/5 
Stephen Holroyd 26/09/19   4 years Foundation Dioceses      No /5 
Clare McNeil 07/12/17  4 years  Partnership  Governing Board  None  None  None  3/5 
Lisa Virnuls  01/09/15  open  Headteacher  Governing Board  None  None  Yes Headteacher at both Eileen Wade & Milton Ernest Schools. Mother of a child at Eileen Wade   5/5
Rebecca Grundy 02/12/16  4 years  Co Opted  Governing Board  None  None  Yes- teacher at Milton Ernest Primary School  3/5 
Lisa Smith 26/09/2019  4 years  Staff  Staff  None  None  Yes- Staff at Eileen Wade Primary School  /5 
Lydia Wilkie 26/09/2019 4 Years  Local Authority Bedford Borough   None  None  Yes - Child at Eileen Wade Primary School