Governor Profiles

TIM HARRISON

I’m Tim; Dad to Louisa and Esther now at  Alcester Academy, but both MGPS past pupils.

I have been married to Helen for twelve years and work locally in Redditch as a Chartered Engineer. In my day to day role, I am able to appreciate the value of a core education in the modern workplace and as such the benefit of a solid primary education to our youngsters. As a Governor, I endeavour to work closely with parents, teaching staff and other governors to ensure the children have the building blocks to make the very best of their future lives. I am a firm believer that children’s development is best served through a team effort between schools, parents and the children themselves and as a Parent Governor; strive to support that process within Mappleborough Green C of E Primary School.

MAUREEN BERRY

My name is Mrs Maureen Berry, I am the current Chair of governors and I have lived in Mappleborough Green for the past 40+ years.

My children were past pupils of the school and now my grandchild is, at present, attending the school. I am also a local parish councillor.

RAJ CHAUHAN

Raj Chauhan – I am a father to a daughter and son who both attend MGPS. 

I have worked in the pharmaceutical industry as an account manager for 20 years, having studied Biomedical Science at Nottingham University.  My experiences and skills are in project management which involve working with multi-disciplinary teams to continuously deliver specific strategic goals. 

I chose to become a governor to support the school’s development and assist in addressing the challenges the leadership team and wider school community face.  I believe it is our duty to provide the best foundation we can for our children so that they have t​he ability to grasp all opportunities in life.

KIM CLEWLOW

I’m Kim, Mum to Darcie & Zachary.

Me & my husband Andy own an accountancy practice locally in Redditch.

I was appointed as Parent Governor in October 2020.

I am family orientated & strive to teach our children kindness & humility, this hopefully shines through them to others!

The role of Parent Governor is paramount  to bring a parental prospective to the Governing body of the school.

Our children’s development is incredibly important.

Working closely together with teachers, parents and other governors is a fundamental part of ensuring that we achieve the best for them.

TANIA UNDERWOOD

I am Tania Underwood and I am parent governor at Mappleborough Green CofE Primary School.

Since my appointment in October 2021 I have been warmly welcomed by the Board of Governors and it has been exciting to see how the school is going from strength to strength under a strong leadership and teaching team.

My background as an MFL teacher and being the language lead for Spanish and German at the school enables me to contribute to the P&S (Performance and Standards) sub-committee on a regular basis and I am absolutely delighted to be part of the school’s journey.

My association with Mappleborough Green began when my daughter started Reception 3 years ago. Now, my son has also joined the school in Reception class and I could not be happier and prouder to be involved in the caring and supportive community that is provided by Mappleborough Green Primary School. 

REVD DAN CORLETT

I'm Dan, one of the Foundation Governors representing Mappleborough Green Church and the Diocese of Coventry.

I'm the Curate in the Arden Marches benefice, which includes Mappleborough Green Church. As well as being a governor (since 2019), I regularly come into school to lead collective worship (assemblies) with the children. I have three children of my own in local schools and prior to being ordained as a church minister, had a career in education. For a number of years, I led the national education charity FACE (now LEAF Education), ensuring that British school children can learn about food, farming and the environment, with a focus on hands-on outdoor learning. I'm interested in a wide range of educational issues and am currently the link governor for the RE curriculum.

LINDA SALSBURY 

I’m Linda, one of the Foundation Governors representing Mappleborough Green Church and the Diocese of Coventry 

I loved my school days, and have fond memories especially of my wonderful Headteacher, and her caring nature for all her pupils.  That is partly why I wanted to be a Governor - to give something back, and to help other children have similar opportunities that I was offered.  I have two grown up children, now with their own families and one of my granddaughters attends Mappleborough Green Primary School.   

I was appointed Foundation Governor by the Coventry Diocese Board of Education in December 2021.  I have been part of Holy Ascension Mappleborough Green church since 2006, and was married there to my soulmate, who sadly died at the end of 2019. 

Being a Foundation Governor I aim to work together with the key leaders within Mappleborough Green Primary School, to deepen the commitment through participation in regular acts of worship and engagement in religious education for all year groups.  This ultimately will nurture disciples, by preserving and developing the Christian character of the school. 

 WENDY LINNETT

I am Wendy Linnett, Year 1 and 2 teacher, RE Co-ordinator and Staff Governor at Mappleborough Green Primary School. During my long teaching career at Mappleborough, I have taught all year groups and I have taken on a variety of roles and responsibilities during this time. I am fully committed to helping every child reach their potential during their time at MGPS so they are fully prepared for their next adventure when they leave our school. 
I became a Governor so that I could further involve myself in the running of the school. I have developed a good understanding of all the aspects of school life that enable good teaching to happen.  Being Staff Governor is very important to me as it is my aim to support every member of staff so they can feel part of a happy, caring team within our school community.