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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 Lorna Bradshaw

Lorna is our Staff Governor.







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. 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.


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.



Mr Andrew Hackley - Executive Head Teacher - Associate Governor

In my role as Executive Head Teacher I have strategic oversight of the school including finances and personnel as well as standards of teaching and learning and data analysis. I am also Executive Head of Broadheath C.E. Primary School and Martley C.E. Primary School and we work closely together, along with the other DoWMAT schools, to ensure we provide the best possible experience in school for all children.




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 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 Buildings and Health & Safety.  




Mrs Emma Rose - Head of School   

Emma was appointed Head of School in September 2022. 







Mrs Adrienne Yarsley - Parent Governor

As a Parent Governor my priorities are to ensure that Madresfield offers a happy and protective environment for our children. I am keen to build on the excellent work already achieved at the school and enthusiastic to ensure that we provide a supportive structure for the hardworking staff at the school.  I have a daughter at Madresfield and am keen to ensure that all children flourish as my daughter continues to do.

I currently work in the NHS as an HR Business Partner. I have over 15 years experience working in the NHS and my husband Jon is also a paramedic in the NHS. I feel that working in public sector environment with all the skills gained in HR puts me in good position to be able to support the school with resourcing and governance requirements. Away from work, I enjoy getting into nature – camping and being active. I also enjoy travelling in both the UK and further afield.



Currently we have a vacancy for two Foundation governors; if you would like to find out more about this role please email the Clerk to Governors or call the school on 01684 573620.