My current role as a senior manager in a post 16 education provider gives me the skills and knowledge to support and benefit our school. I have two children at Malvern who enjoy the school and I would like the opportunity to support and improve their future experiences and those of the other children at the school.
I am a designated safeguarding officer and am passionate about children being given the best support to improve their experience in education. I have participated in four Ofsted inspections and understand their requirements.
In my current role I am involved in setting quality improvement plans to improve teaching and learning and the students experiences in education. My 12 years experience of managing a post 16 education provider gives me the skills needed to confidently and competently participate in the governance of our school.
Mr Gavin Butterworth
Term of office – 1.5.19 – 30.4.23
I am a former pupil of Malvern and a parent with two children in the school. I am therefore well placed to understand the needs of the children, parents and local community.
I take the kids to school almost every day and this allows me to observe how the school is run from a parent’s perspective.
As a local employer and business owner, I have extensive experience in the areas of; business management, HR, IT, administration and finance. As a chartered accountant, part of my role is to advise businesses on processes and financial efficiencies. All of these transferable skills can be used to ensure that the governing board oversee the effective running of our school.
I am extremely passionate about education and believe that there is absolutely no reason whatsoever why Malvern cannot achieve the highest possible standards. My key objective as Chair of Governors is to drive continuous improvement across all areas of school.
Mr Matthew Wilson
Term of office – 23.2.21 to 22.2.25
As a parent of two children at Malvern, I value the opportunity to help strengthen the school’s drive to continue to deliver the good quality of education witnessed in the last Ofsted visit.
As a primary school teacher myself I have a strong understanding of the needs of all involved in the school community starting first and foremost with the children. I am well placed to support the school Governing body in being accountable for performance both financial and educational, and in meeting the Safeguarding, social and cultural development needs of pupils. I welcome the opportunity to help support the school’s current focus on Reading through the Reading Quality Mark and in ensuring that progress in Maths and Writing continues to strengthen.
With a background in business I also understand the importance of budgetary accountability and investment in facilities management. I am particularly keen to help the school continue to develop its links with the community. As I am now a supply teacher I have the flexibility to spend time in school supporting with events and spending time getting to know the children.
Mr Mark Johnson
Term of office – 01.11.19 to 31.10.23
Also EY Link Governor at St Paul’s & St Timothy’s School
Mr Paul Kynaston
Term of office – 10.5.19 to 9.5.23
I have taught at Malvern since September 1993. My brother is a former pupil – and many years ago my mum was one of our school cleaners.
I have taught every year group in Key Stage Two – including an eleven year stint in Y6 – and I am currently a Y4 teacher. As our Reading Advocate, I am passionate about the importance of children growing to love books and stories – and them reading at school and at home because they want to.
For many, many years, Malvern has always had a strong tradition of drama and performing arts. And for me, a very special part of teaching at Malvern is to be able to run (with the support of colleagues) our Drama and Theatre Club for Y5 and Y6 children.
My role as Assistant Head Teacher gives me responsibility for the school diary and the day-to-day smooth running of our school. This gives me an overview of daily life at Malvern and demands constant liaison and communication with all colleagues and children.
I hope that my experience and knowledge of our school and its community will help me make a valuable contribution to the work of the Governing Board.
Term of office – 25.11.21 to 24.11.25
As a mum of 3, 2 of which attend Malvern, I love the way the community pulls together to support each other.
During the pandemic has made me appreciate just how important the Malvern community are there for each other, school, parents/carers and the virtual meetings/WhatsApp’s etc we have found to communicate and check in on each other, for me has been invaluable. My kids, like yours mean everything to me and to see them thrive at school every day full of joy, because they have the best time.
In my current role as SEND Caseworker for a local authority, I am responsible to support families and schools who have children with SEND and may need extra support in school to enable them to thrive in all aspects of school life. I am always child focused and committed to get the best outcomes for the children, and I am not afraid to hold senior leaders to account if I needed to. I am passionate about supporting children and families, and I will bring my skills to our Malvern community and continue to enrich the education of our children.
Mrs Claire Bland
Term of office – 10.6.19 to 9.6.23
My three children attend Malvern and thoroughly enjoy their time at school. I am also a former pupil and have fond memories of my years at primary school.
My career has been largely based around developing and managing advice services to assist those in financial crisis. This includes working at a national housing association where I managed a team focused on providing tenants with much needed Employment and Training, Fuel Poverty and Welfare Benefits Advice.
Currently, I am a Strategic Development Manager for the Trussell Trust, a national charity who work to end the need for food banks in the UK. I have experience of driving operational and strategic collaboration and improvements to achieve results and maximise impact.
Skills from my above roles, along with my secure knowledge of the local Malvern community, assist me in being able to work with school leaders for improvement at school, challenging effectively when needed, and providing support with strategic development of key priorities that will benefit our children.
I have a passion for playing my small part in creating a society that is compassionate and just with fair access to opportunity and progression for all. My role as a Governor enables me to do this with our local children.
I have been a parent governor at Malvern since 2021. Alongside being a governor, I am also a primary school teacher, and have been teaching for 12 years. My experience of teaching primary school children, I feel, gives me a huge insight into how we, as Governors, can support and strengthen Malvern.
I am a former pupil of Malvern and a mum to three young children, one of which attends school currently.
I am passionate about Education and feel that I am well placed on the Curriculum Committee currently. I feel as though, with my skills, I can fully support school and participate in the governance at Malvern successfully.
Cllr Graham Morgan
Term of office – 22.5.19 to 21.5.23
Mrs Ruth Mylett
Clerk to Governors