The Committee

The PLACE Programme and, before PLACE, our earlier home-education groups over a time-span of some 34 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.

AGM 2021 – Chair’s Report

AGM 2021 Chair’s Report


News Letters

Newssheet Feb Half-Term 21.pdf

PLACE A4 Newssheet No1 Feb 2021.pdf

PLACE A4 Newssheet No7 Jan 2021.pdf

PLACE A4 Newssheet No6 Jan 2021.pdf

PLACE A4 Newssheet No5 Jan 2021.pdf

PLACE A4 Newssheet No4 Jan 2021.pdf

PLACE A4 Newssheet No3 Jan 2021.pdf

PLACE A4 Newssheet No2 Jan 2021.pdf

PLACE A4 Newssheet Jan 2021.pdf

Nomination Forms

Click the link below to download a copy of the committee member nomination form.

PLACE Committee Nomination Form 2022


Agenda Items

Please note that agenda items for Committee meetings must be submitted at least a week in advance of a scheduled meeting, either by post or by hand.

If you are submitting items by post or hand please use the following address:

Attn PLACE Committee Secretary
190 Putnoe Street Bedford MK41 8HG

The email address for agenda items is: secretary@place-programme.org


If any PLACE parents, youngsters or tutors have a great suggestion, please print a copy of the form below (a hard copy is available from 190 Putnoe St) and drop it into the suggestion box next to the PLACE office.


Committee Members

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 in 2004. Home educated three of her own children, two of whom were able to register with PLACE in 2004 for home-education support at ages 13 years and 11 years.

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


Maria Lebsir
Committee Member
Safeguarding Officer

Lucy Grogan
Committee Member


Cornelia Mtonga
Committee Member


Fiona Vaughan
Committee Member
Committee Meetings
Committee meetings

  • Friday 9th July 2021
  • Friday 8th October 2021
  • Friday 7th January 2022
  • Friday 22nd April 2022
  • AGM Wednesday 22nd June 2022

All meetings are at the PLACE centre , 190 Putnoe Street.

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