The Committee

The PLACE Programme, and before PLACE our earlier home-education groups over a time-span of some 29 years (The PLACE Project, FSES-HE, BUSHE, BHE, Bedford Education Otherwise and Bedfordshire Education Otherwise), have all relied on the efforts and goodwill of parents in our group in order to operate smoothly and to give all of our PLACE children the best possible educational opportunities and experiences we can muster. Mutual support, cooperative organisation of outings and activities and sharing of tasks, resources and ideas have always been fundamental to our PLACE home-education programmes, past and present.

Please see the  PLACE Committee Leaflet for a more detailed look at the work of the committee.

The current PLACE Programme Committee is made up of the following members, all of whom have been elected democratically by families in our group at our most recent AGM in June 2017 (elections take place each year at PLACE’s AGM following a “meet and greet” coffee session with nominees):-

Committee Officers


juneJune McDonald

Home-education organiser in Bedfordshire since 1987; Bedfordshire Co-ordinator Education Otherwise for over fourteen years; Education Otherwise member since 1987; of HEAS since its inception; founder/Chairman Bedford Home Educators; PLACE Programme co-ordinator since the link with PLACE’s partner school/LA was first established. Home educated three of her children, two of whom were able to register with PLACE for GCSE support.


Marian Vaughn

Marian Vaughan has consistently been elected by PLACE families as Committee Treasurer since Bedford Home Educators was first established in 1999.

Julie Woolerson

Shazia Jawaid
Committee Member and Safeguarding Monitor

Wendy Hurll
Committee Member

Bola Aganna
Committee Member and Safeguarding Monitor

Jackie Davies
Committee Member

Sarah Davidson
Sarah Davidson
Committee Member

Wini Thomas
Committee Member

Lucy Grogan
Committee Member

Jakki Davies
In attendance – minute taker

Jakki joined the Committee as Secretary in 2014 and has been a PLACE parent for nine years.

Wini Thomas 2017 Safeguarding Officer

Committee Meetings
Committee meetings 2017-2018

  • Friday 7th July 2017 1.45pm
  • Friday 13th October 2017 1.45pm
  • Friday 12th January 2018 1.45pm
  • Friday 20th April 2018 1.45pm
  • AGM 2018: Wednesday 20th June 2018

Please note that agenda items must be submitted to the secretary at least a week in advance of the meeting.