Madresfield Local Governing Body - our Visions and Aims
The role of the Governing body is to support and challenge the senior leaders of the school. The Governing body ensures 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.
At Madresfield C.E. Primary School the Governing Body has 12 members made up of 2 staff, 2 parents and 8 members from the local Church or local community. We are all volunteers who feel privileged to be part of Madresfield school and are committed to creating a school that has a strong ethos, where every child is valued, respects others and is inspired to be a confident learner.
To offer an outstanding, all-round education to our community, rooted in the shared Christian values of love, honesty and respect. We seek to demonstrate this ethos in our school by providing a safe, caring environment where everyone is valued and pupils are inspired to develop a love for learning that will equip them for life in the 21st century.
- To create and sustain a school community in which all parents, carers, pupils, staff and visitors feel welcome and valued.
- To provide support and challenge to the senior leadership to meet the needs and demands of the changing educational landscape.
- To ensure the school is fully compliant with national/educational expectations.
- To sustain the Christian ethos of our school and its focus on Christian values to enable our pupils to grow and develop in a loving, caring community.
- To ensure levels of support for all pupils are of the highest standard so all pupils are supported to achieve their best.
- To monitor, evaluate and challenge expectations and results and to hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school, the well-being of the staff and safeguarding of the pupils.
- To encourage interaction and cooperation with other local schools and those within the Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust (DoWMAT) to support school improvement by bringing staff together to share good practice.
- To oversee the financial performance of the school, ensuring it is financially sound
and making best use of funds in ways which have a positive impact on the quality of teaching, learning and achievement.
- To maintain and develop the buildings and grounds to a high standard providing the best possible facilities for work, exercise and play.
- To be a committed and enthusiastic Governing body and strive to improve Governor skills through training and supportive teamwork.
Meet the Governors
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 is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education.
I have always lived in Worcestershire, moving to Madresfield in 1997. My three children attended Madresfield CE Primary school, two of whom needed support with learning. My interest in SEN provision prompted me to become a Governor. I have a medical background, lastly working as a GP in Tewkesbury. Subsequently I have helped with my husband's company which provides computer software for education.
Mrs Pippa Hughes - Vice Chairperson
Pippa is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education.
I trained as a nurse in London and worked in hospitals in both the UK and South Africa before I married Peter. We moved here in 1978 when Peter took the job of Resident Agent to the Madresfield Estate and subsequently had two sons, Tom and Ben who both attended the school.
I worked as a school nurse for many years before I setting up my own Guardianship company helping to look after children from overseas who come to school in the UK. I have 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, I have handed the business over to my son.
Mrs Julie Greenwood - Head Teacher
As Head Teacher, I am automatically a member of the Governing Body. I am also a member of all the sub-committees and, alongside Mrs Shuard and Mrs Titmuss, I decide on the agendas for the main governing body meetings. My main focus is standards of teaching and learning and data analysis. I keep Governor colleagues up to date on a termly basis with regard to pupil progress.
Rev. Gary Crellin,
Mr Jonathan Chenivex-Trench
Jonathan is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Parochial Church Council of the parish of Guarlford with Madresfield and Newland.
My wife’s family have always been based in Madresfield village, and we ourselves moved to Madresfield from London in 2012. I have been a Governor of the Royal Ballet School in London for nearly ten years, and was keen to see if I could help at Madresfield Primary School also. My background is in financial services, and I am therefore a member of the school Finance Committee.
Mrs Cheryl Lester
Cheryl is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Parochial Church Council of the parish of Guarlford & Madresfield with Newland.
I am a local authority solicitor in Gloucestershire having also worked at high street, regional and international law firms.
I live in the Parish and, with my daughter attending the school, became a Governor in November 2016.
Mrs Helen Owen
Helen is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education.
Entering my ninth year at Madresfield school I have been thrilled to be involved on both the friends committee on which I was chairman for six years and now as a governor. Having seen my eldest child go through the whole school I think this puts me in a good position to aid the governors and parents with helpful advice where needed. Outside the school I run my own events company which keeps me very busy.
Mr David Radley
David is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Worcester Diocesan Board of Education.
After retiring as a GP in Malvern 2 years ago, I became a volunteer reader at Madresfield School. As a result of this, I became more involved with the school and became a governor in September 2017. My particular responsibilities are the premises and PE.
Mr Martyn Speakman - Deputy Head Teacher
I joined Madresfield Primary School in January 2006 when I was appointed Deputy Headteacher, and immediately became teacher representative on the Governing body. Since moving to Worcester in 1996 I had always wanted to work at Madresfield and I now feel privileged to be a part of our friendly hardworking team.
I began my working life as a kitchen planner before qualifying as a teacher in 1991 and I've worked at schools in Manchester, Birmingham and most recently West Malvern.
I live with my wife and two daughters in St. Johns. In my spare time I enjoy walking, gardening, tinkering on computers and real ale.
Mrs Christine Warner
Christine is a Parent Governor.
I was born and raised in West Malvern and have lived in the surrounding area all my life. I trained as a legal cashier and worked in local solicitors’ offices for several years until 2004 when I took on a new role working in the accounts section at the head office of a group of nursing homes. I have now given up work to be a full time mother to our two children.
I have undertaken a number of voluntary roles and currently help out at a local Scout group in the Beavers section. My main interests are knitting, crafting and playing in a brass band when time permits, having learnt to play several instruments whilst at school.
Vacancy x 2
There is a vacancy for one governor at present.
Contact the Governors
You can contact any of the Governors by email at the following address: email@example.com