The Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors at Maldon Court was established in 2004 by the Principal, Mrs Loraine Guest. The initial aim of the board was to provide an alternative source of advice for parents and staff and to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school. Mrs Guest felt that she needed a sounding board and support for her vision to move the school forward.

Over the years and as the school has grown, the Board of Visitors role has evolved. Members of the board are now involved in many aspects of school life, including exclusion appeals and teacher interviews. The board offers advice on a diverse range of issues including policy approval, the school's curriculum, safeguarding, finance management and strategic planning.

The current Board of Visitors is completely independent from the running of the school. Between them the members have a wealth of experience and an extremely valuable breadth of knowledge.

The board is made up of the following individuals:

Mrs Jenny Burrett

A former Headteacher of Felsted Prep School and chair of the local Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) for three years. Mrs Burrett is a founding member of  Wishford Schools Advisory Board and is a current Director of Strategy and Education for Wishford Schools.

Mrs Bridget Harris

A current executive Headteacher at two state schools and a national leader of teachers, Mrs Harris is a former Maldon Court Parent and Grandparent. She was formerly Deputy Head at Maldon's St Francis School.


Mr stephen nunn

With an extensive background in Education HR, Finance, Recruitment, Governor Services and Educational Software, Mr Nunn is a well known leader in the Essex Education sector. He is a serving leadership member for EES for Schools. A former Mayor of Maldon and respected local Historian he was awarded Freedom of the Town of Maldon in 2017. 

Mrs Sara Woolnough

Mrs Woolnough is a practising Community Delopment Manager for the local health service and specialises in supporting schools with safeguarding, child health and child welfare issues. Mrs Woolnough is a former Maldon Court parent. 


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