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Governor Profiles

Rushbury School Governors

The School governing body comprises two members of staff, including the headteacher, and up to 10 persons drawn from the local community. The following provides brief details of the current non-teaching governors, with some direct contact details. Please feel free to contact the governors either directly or via the school office (01694 771233)


Sue Koenig  (Chair of Governors)
Sue Koenig was born in Birmingham and trained as a Registered Nurse at Mid Worcestershire School of Nursing ( Kidderminster and Bromsgrove)Having trained in Accident and Emergency Nursing she spent over 25 years in South Hertfordshire, of which she spent 8 years in School Nursing and 4 years as a Governor of a large urban Primary School. She moved to Shropshire 14 years ago, when her identical twin boys started  their Universities. Matt is now a teacher at William Brooks in Much  Wenloch and Richard at a Girls Grammar School in Kent . She was also an active Director of her husband’s Locksmith/ Security business in North London. She has maintained her interest in children’s education and was delighted to be invited to become a Foundation Governor at Rushbury. She hopes that during her time as a Governor she will be able to support the ethos of the school and help to strengthen the School’s link with the Churches of Apedale.


Kevin Hercock (Vice-Chair of Governors and Parent Governor)

With a family of three young girls, who all attend Rushbury School and Little Acorns, Kevin is delighted to be part of the school governing body and is committed to helping and supporting staff, parents and the local community

Originally from Lincoln, Kevin has lived and worked in Shropshire for the past 16 years as a design consultant  helping organisations understand and develop new creative environments. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys running across the Shropshire hills and family trips away in his campervan.


Nancy Cleaton   (Foundation Governor)
01694 328132
Nancy is the Rector of the Apedale Group of Parishes which includes St Peter’s, Rushbury.  The school holds services in the church several times throughout the year and a group from the parish comes in weekly to take Open the Book Assemblies. Nancy is keen to encourage and foster the links between the church and the school.


Debs Bell  (Parent Governor)

Debs Bell (not Debbie and never Deborah!) is a former city girl from Manchester. Now firmly rooted to the Shropshire countryside

She has lived in the Corvedale for the last 12 years, and lives with her two children Scarlet and Leo (who both attend Rushbury School) and her husband Liam.

She has had several local jobs, and currently runs and owns the Market Street Café in Craven Arms.

Debs loves the friendly and less formal atmosphere of small village schools like Rushbury and that the children are always happy, smiling and polite.

Debs takes her role as parent governor seriously, and hopes to make a positive contribution to the continuing success of the school.


Liz Rhead (Co-opted Governor)

Liz grew up in Cardington and went to Rushbury Primary School. After University, she moved to London where she trained and qualified as a Lawyer. In 2008, she bought a derelict property near Bridgnorth with her husband and they renovated it during weekend trips up from London. In 2011, when the house was finally finished, Liz and her husband moved back to Shropshire. Liz now works as a Lawyer in Birmingham and has three little boys.


Julian Madeley (Parent Governor)

Julian is a local farmer having lived at Eaton Under Heywood all his life. He is married to Adrianna with two fantastic boys Max and Wil. In his spare time, he supports the International Egg Foundation helping to improve diets and education of children in rural Africa. Julian feels very privileged to be able to support Rushbury School.


Graham Child (Parent Governor)

My name is Graham Child. I have lived in Rushbury and the surrounding areas all of my life and myself, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents all attended Rushbury Primary School.

Since leaving school I trained and worked as a chef for several years before deciding to retrain as a carpenter and now run my own carpentry business.

I have three daughters, two attend Rushbury School and my eldest moved to secondary school last year.

I am really glad to become a governor and be part of such a lovely school.