Chairperson :Mr Stephen Hart
The Governing Body has three core strategic functions:
a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
b. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff; and
c. Overseeing the financial management of the schools and making its money is well spent.
To meet these statutory obligations, the Governors at MPPS work together closely as a team. We are here to support the school, the pupils, their parents and the local community. We all live in Malvern, and many of us have either children or grandchildren at the school. You will often find us in the playground and at school events, so please come and say 'Hello'.
While we hope it will never be necessary, should you as a parent or carer ever wish to make a complaint about the school, please be assured that it will be taken very seriously and will be investigated promptly. Every effort is made to resolve complaints as soon as possible. The Complaints Procedure can be found on the school website and the Governing Body wishes to stress the importance of following it. This will ensure the objectivity and independence of the Governing Body if at a later date it is necessary for them to become involved in resolving the complaint.
I am a foundation governor appointed by the PCC of Great Malvern Priory. I have had a long association with Malvern Parish Primary School as a parent, and want to help it continue to be a happy and fulfilling learning environment. I chair the Standards and Achievements Committee.
I am a co-opted governor appointed by the Governing Body in September 2018 and also sit on the Management Committee of the school. I work as a systems engineer at a local employer but am also the treasurer for a small charity, called Water for Kids, that aims to preserve and protect the good health of children and communities in the developing world by assisting in the provision of safe drinking water, good sanitation and other public health related measures. I am happy to support the school and work with its leadership in continually improving provision for children and staff.
Revd. Jonny Gordon
I’m a parent governor with two children at the school. I am Chair of Governors and also sit on the Management Committee. I am an Assistant Company Secretary at Highways England and part of a team that oversees the governance of the company managing the Board and Executive Committees and ensuring compliance with company law and corporate governance codes. I have previous governor experience having been a parent governor for eight years at a similar sized primary school when my older children were in primary education. I will use this knowledge and experience to support the school management team in providing the best possible learning and caring environment for our children as they progress through the first stages of their education.
I am a parent governor with my eldest child at the school. I recently retrained as a teacher and work part-time. Prior to this, I worked in the Higher Education sector in various roles including governance, alumni relations and operations management at the Universities of Reading, Oxford and most recently, Birmingham. I hope to put this experience and understanding of the education sector to good use supporting the school so that all pupils can thrive.
I’m a foundation governor as well as a parent of two children at Malvern Parish. I work in the Project Team of a manufacturing company and I’m able to use my commercial experience on the Management Committee. I also have particular responsibility as the SEND governor. As a foundation governor, I sit on the Church School Committee, which oversees the Christian ethos of the school. I’m proud to support Mrs Parker and the school team in creating a happy environment for our pupils to learn and flourish.
I am a foundation governor and sit on the Church School Committee, as well as the Standards and Achievements Committee.
I have two children at Malvern Parish and love everything the school stands for and works hard to achieve. I help run a prayer group within the school, where we regularly support the school through prayers and petitions. I work within a Christian Youth organisation, helping equip the team to reach young people, equip youth leaders and inspire dynamic youth ministry nationally. I have a degree in Biblical Theology and love the Bible.
Clerk to the Governors