The Governing Body is known as the Council, and this body corporate is invested with the powers of general supervision and control over the School as defined in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.
If you wish to contact the Chairman of the School Council, please send your letter to the address below:
Mr Mark Groome
c/o Mrs A Barber
Malvern St James
15 Avenue Road
1989 - 1998 Taught at Repton Preparatory School
1998 - 2002 Deputy Head at St Peter's, Devon
2002 - 2007 Headmaster, Ardingly College Preparatory School
2007 - 2016 Headmaster, Prestfelde School, Shrewsbury
Retired Parish Priest. Past Chairman of Hereford Hospice.
Governor of four local schools.
Past School Chaplain for 16 years. Experience locally and nationally as Chairman of Charitable Business.
Past National Chairman of the Forum of Chairmen of Independent Hospices.
Hereford County Councillor
Founding Partner of Ballard Dale Syree Watson LLP, specialising in business advice to SMEs
Fruit farmer and past director of fruit co-operatives
Trustee of Johnnie Johnson Adventure Trust
Consultant working as Senior Advisor for RSAcademics (post-retirement)
Bursar & Clerk to the Governors of The King’s School Worcester (1996-2016)
Bursar of St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood
Deputy Head of Internal Audit, Costain Group plc - strategic reviews of worldwide contracting businesses
1988 - 1995 Appeals and Operations Director, Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
1995 - 2001 Freelance advisor to voluntary and not-for-profit organisations
2001 - 2009 Foundation Development Director, The King's School, Worcester
Currently independent consultant
Trustee, Worcester Child Contact Centre
Volunteer, St Richard's Hospice
Member of the Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE)
2000 – 2011 – Worked in corporate communications agencies in London (Financial Dynamics, M:Communications and subsequently as a consultant)
2008 to date - Runs a property consultancy business specialising in marketing and sales of high end overseas properties.
1983 - 1988 Principal valuer, Hereford and Worcester County Council
1988 onwards Chartered Surveyor and Executive Director, GVA Grimley. Leads the Land and Development Team in the Birmingham Office. Experienced in property valuation and development.
1985-2000 Various HR positions with Eagle Star Insurance, then Zurich Insurance; latterly as HR Manager for Zurich Risk Services
2000-2002 Senior Recruitment Manager QinetiQ
2006-2014 HR Director for EMEA, Brady Corporation Ltd.
2014-to date group Director of Human Resources for Concentric AB
Associate (private practice): Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP
In-house Counsel: Royal Mail Plc (Senior Legal Advisor – Central Functions, London)
Teaching posts in maintained sector schools. Former Head of English at King Edward VIth Camp Hill School for Girls, Birmingham
1986 - 1997 Headmistress, St James's and The Abbey, West Malvern
1998 - 2006 Headmistress, Edgbaston High School for Girls, Birmingham
Former GSA Council Member/Chairman of Boarding Committee/Midland
Governor and Fellow, Woodard Schools
An engineer specialising in Systems Engineering and Project Management who latterly engineered and managed international telecommunications infrastructure projects.
Retired as Director of Technical Operations at Global Crossing in 2000 and since then consults.
2010 - Present Headmaster of The Elms School, Colwall, a co-educational independent preparatory school of 180 children (3 - 13), boarding and day.
Also worked in three other independent preparatory schools before taking up his position at The Elms.
Teacher of English and Drama, King Edward VI Handsworth School (1984-1989)
Teacher of English and then Head of English, King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham (1989-2005)
Vice Principal, King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham (2005-2015)
Vice Principal (Acting), Elmhurst Ballet School (2015-2016)
Principal (Acting, to cover Maternity Leave), Elmhurst Ballet School (2016-2017)
Consultant Physician (Clinical Neurophysiology) and Hon Senior Lecturer (Institute of Neurology, UCL), retired in 2012.
Trustee, Herefordshire Community Foundation, since 2013
New University for Herefordshire Project, team member since 2013
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