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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 Beverly Cherry, Chair

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


I've been proud to be part of this school since my children joined in reception. Now, as the Chair of governors, I help support and improve the school by working with school leaders to give the school a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction while also ensuring that it is a great place to learn and share the Christian faith. I have a scientific background and strong organisational skills and enjoy being part of, and leading, the capable governor team. I grew up in Malta and Denmark and hold degrees from Cambridge and York Universities, and currently work part-time for an international company specialising in medical data publishing. In my spare time, I like to cook Italian food and walk in the Malvern Hills.



Mr Peter Hollick, Vice Chair

Peter is a Parent Governor


As a Parent Governor I am very keen that the school continues to be both academically successful and provides a happy, supportive environment for our children. I have one son at the school and I am usually in the playground a couple of mornings every week, which helps me keep in touch with school life. My work as a Chartered Engineer involves leading small teams to solve problems within a limited budget. Hopefully this gives me skills and experience that will be useful to the governing body. In my spare time I like to spend as much time outdoors as possible. 


Mr Jonathan Chenevix-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. Alison Crellin, Ex-Officio governor representing the local Church

I trained at Great Ormond Street as a paediatric nurse. My first daughter was born with significant additional needs so I gave up work to care for her. During my time at home, and with two further daughters, I kept busy volunteering at school and at Church, sitting on the board of South West Midlands Neo-Natal network as well as helping to set up and run a community shop. I worked at the village Nursery before moving to Powick and now work part-time at a Worcester primary school as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant as well as supporting my husband Revd Gary as the Vicar of this parish.

Mrs Keri Butt, Co-opted governor







Mrs Dee Curson
Dee is a Parent Governor


I am a working mother and I have spent the majority of my life living in Malvern. I have a daughter who is in Year 4 and, as a parent governor, I am eager to play a more pivotal role in assisting the school. I trained as a nurse and have spent all my career working within the NHS, although my career path has now changed and I work on quality improvement and clinical governance with the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

I like to spend my free time with my family and enjoy baking and also sing in Sabrina Voices, a local choir.



Mrs Sue Parker - Executive Head Teacher


As Head Teacher, I am automatically a member of the Governing Body. I am also Headteacher at Malvern Parish C.E. Primary School. I have strategic oversight of the school including finances and personnel as well as standards of teaching and learning and data analysis.






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.  





Mrs Sarah Titmuss 

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 Michelle Waits - Head of School


Vacancies - Two Foundation Governors, one appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education, one by the local PCC.