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The Governing Body

Welcome to our Governors' section.

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.  

Members of the Local Academy Board


Catherine Clutterbuck

I am a foundation governor and sit on the Church School Committee, which oversees the Christian ethos of the school. I am also on the Standards and Achievements Committee. I have a breadth of experience working with young people and in the education sector. I started my career in educational psychology and was a researcher focusing on the development of login in young children. I then trained as a teacher and had significant interest in teacher development. I was Head of Juniors as well as Head of Staff and Pupil welfare and development. I now work in the Higher Education sector as the PGCE course leader at the University of Worcester. I am looking forward to supporting the school.



Jason Cox

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



Neil Hart

I have worked at Malvern Parish since September 2012 and I currently teach in Year 3. In addition, I am also the Subject Leader for Maths and Computing. I have a degree in Business Studies from Coventry University and completed my teacher training at Worcester University. Before I moved into teaching, I was the co-founder and Company Director of FLY53, a worldwide clothing brand. I was appointed to the Governors in February 2019 and I sit on the Management Committee. My aim is to continue to make a positive contribution to the school and play an active role in helping the school to go from strength to strength.


Stephen Hart

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. 


Rachel Hill-Kelly

I am a parent governor with two children at the school. I recently retrained as a teacher. 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.



Sophia Robinson

 I’m a foundation governor as well as a parent of a child at Malvern Parish.  I work in the Project Team of a manufacturing company. 

As a foundation governor, I sit on the Church School Committee, which oversees the Christian ethos of the school. I am also a member of the Standards and Achievements Committee.  I’m proud to support Mrs Parker, Mr Bream and the school team in creating a happy environment for our pupils to learn and flourish. 


Dr. Bradley Wells MA DipEd LLM Dip Law PhD

Recently appointed as a Foundation Governor, Bradley attends the Priory and is currently Head of Academic Scholarship at Malvern College, having emigrated from Australia in 2015. He is a highly experienced and qualified educator and scholar who has had various teaching, management, and research leadership roles at both university and in various independent secondary schools both in Australia and the UK. These have included Head of Department, Housemaster, tutor, lecturer, Fellow and Vice Master of a residential university college. However, it has been his passion for teaching, learning and service that has been his raison d’etre and has brought him to Malvern Parish Primary School.



Kathryn Pickering 
Clerk to the Governors