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Role of the Governing Body

The role of the Governing Body is to ensure that the school is continually reflecting on and improving its practice in order to create a learning environment in which all the children can achieve the best possible outcomes.



Mrs Sarah Titmuss - Chairperson
Sarah has lived in Worcestershire most of her life. She trained as a Doctor in London and worked as a GP in Tewkesbury until 1993. Since then she has helped in her husband’s company which produces computer software for education.
She has 3 children who attended Madresfield CE Primary School, two of whom needed support with learning while at primary and secondary school.
Sarah has been a Governor since 1999, initially a Parent governor and subsequently a DBE Foundation Governor. She became Vice Chairman in 2012. Her Governor responsibilities include: Design and Technology, Numeracy, Science, SEN, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Sustainability and the Head Teacher’s appraisal.







Mrs Pippa Hughes - Vice Chairperson
Pippa Hughes trained as a nurse in London and worked in hospitals in both the UK and South Africa before she married Peter. They moved here in 1978 when Peter took the job of Resident Agent to the Madresfield Estate and subsequently had two sons, Tom and Ben. 
Pippa worked as a school nurse for many years before she started to run her own Guardianship company helping to look after children from overseas who come to school in the UK. She has done a variety of voluntary jobs working for the Prince's Trust and GAP and was responsible for sending young volunteers all over the world to work in third world countries. Recently retired she has now handed her business over to her son.







Mrs Julie Greenwood - Head Teacher
As Head Teacher, Mrs Greenwood is automatically a member of the Governing Body. She is also a member of all the sub-committees and, alongside Mrs Shuard and Mrs Titmuss, decides on the agendas for the main governing body meetings. Her main focus is data analysis and standards of teaching and learning. She keeps Governor colleagues up to date on a termly basis with regard to pupil progress.













Rev. Gary Crellin
Rev. Gary Crellin becomes the new Rector of Madresfield on 27th May 2018.


Mrs Helen Owen


Helen is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education.




Mrs Christine Warner
Christine was born and raised in West Malvern and has lived in the surrounding area all her life. She trained as a legal cashier and worked in local solicitors’ offices for several years until 2004 when she took on a new role working in the accounts section at the head office of a group of nursing homes. Christine has now given up work to be a full time mother to her two children.
Christine has undertaken a number of voluntary roles and currently helps out at a local Scout group in the Beavers section. Her main interests are knitting, crafting and playing in a brass band when time permits, having learnt to play several instruments whilst at school.

Mr Jonathan Chenivex-Trench


Jonathan is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Parochial Church Council of the parish of Guarlford with Madresfield and Newland.




Mr David Radley


David is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Worcester Diocesan Board of Education.




Mr David Spain
David has lived and worked in Malvern since 1995. He is the Operations Manager at Malvern Instruments, a leading producer of analytical instrumentation where he is responsible for manufacturing, sales processing and logistics.
His experience is in process development techniques, resource planning and team development and systems.
David has two children at Madresfield CE Primary and became the Local Authority Governor in March 2013. He is the school e-safety governor and a member of the Premises/Health & Safety sub committee and the Monitoring and Evaluation Group.






Mr Martyn Speakman - Deputy Head Teacher
Martyn joined Madresfield Primary School in January 2006 when he was appointed Deputy Headteacher, and immediately became teacher representative on the Governing body. He says that since moving to Worcester in 1996 he had always wanted to work at Madresfield and now feels privileged to be a part of their friendly hardworking team.
Martyn began his working life as a kitchen planner before qualifying as a teacher in 1991 and has worked at schools in Manchester, Birmingham and most recently West Malvern.
He lives with his wife and two daughters in St. Johns. In his spare time he enjoys walking, gardening, tinkering on computers and real ale. 



Mr Jason Lloyd


Jason is a Parent governor.












Mrs Cheryl Lester


Cheryl moved to the Malvern area in 2003 and has a daughter at Madresfield CE Primary School. She is a local authority solicitor in Gloucestershire having also worked at high street, regional and international law firms.
She became a Governor in November 2016, as one of two Governors appointed by the Parochial Church Council of the parish of Guarlford & Madresfield with Newland.





There are no vacancies at present.



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