School Improvement Board

Welcome to our School Improvement Board section.

Please find below details of how our School Improvement Board is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each School Improvement Member.


Welcome from the Chair of Cutnall Green School Improvement Board


Rachael Paige - Chair

I am Rachael Paige and I am the chairperson of the School Improvement Board. I feel very privileged to be part of the Cutnall Green family and the wider Rivers Trust community. The experience I bring to the role includes part of my own career as the Headteacher of a small, Church of England Primary School in rural Lincolnshire.

I currently work at the University of Worcester as the Head of Department for the Primary Education teacher training programmes. I live in Droitwich and so my work at Cutnall Green is opportunity for me to contribute to my local community as well as participate in the work of the Rivers Trust which extends my own professional engagement with wider education.


Part of my as Chair of the School Improvement Board is to work with the Head of School to set the strategic direction of the school and to monitor the implementation of the improvement and development plan.


The School Improvement Board have set aims for this year (2018-19):

- To raise the profile of the School Improvement Board and build links in key areas with staff.

- To strengthen the SIB and its leadership, at all levels, by ensuring a full board is in place, responsibilities are fulfilled and members are assigned responsibilities and actions.

- To monitor the Health and well-being of staff and children, particularly focusing upon those new to Cutnall Green (NQTs/RQTs, Reception and new pupils).

- To develop a monitoring schedule to get to know the school and contribute to school improvement

Phil Maiden - Community Board Member


I am Phil Maiden, I am a community School Improvement Board member.


I work for the BBC as a journalist. Predominantly my role involves working in local radio as a programme producer, newsreader and reporter. I also work for BBC Sports Online.


As a former Cutnall Green pupil and having grown up locally on my family farm, I am passionate about ensuring the school thrives for many generations to come and am excited by the chance to be involved in its development through this role.


Kevin Jones - Parent SIB Member


I am Kevin Jones, a Parent Board Member of the School Improvement Board.


By profession, I am a solicitor and spent over 25 years working in law firms in Birmingham. I now work as General Counsel to an investment manager, based in Bristol, which works exclusively for local government pension schemes.


I live locally and my youngest daughter attends the school. Having been a governor of a large primary school in Birmingham, I understand some of the challenges that Cutnall Green School faces. I am passionate about ensuring that all pupils enjoy their time at the school and receive a fantastic education.

Nicola Palmer - Parent Member


I am Nicola Palmer and I am a Parent Board Member of the School Improvement Board.


Following a career supplying the major supermarkets with fresh produce, I now run a local business with my husband operating an online and traditional retail shop.


Having grown up in the local community and now bringing our children up in the same village it is hugely important to me that Cutnall Green School continues to thrive and develop.


I am excited by this opportunity to be involved in future strategies to make improvements and I look forward to making a positive contribution to the School Improvement Board.


Caroline Carter - Community Board Member


I live in Worcester & am married with 2 grown up children.

My role as a health care professional includes some involvement with safeguarding for children.

Both of my children attended a primary school that is now within the Rivers academy.

When I am not working I like to cycle, swim, sing in a local choir & spend time with my family & friends.

I am also involved with a charity called The African Maternity Link which provides training for midwives in Sierra Leone.


Ben King - Staff Board Member


I previously worked as a Family Law solicitor in Worcester and Birmingham before I made the decision to follow my passion and retrain as a Primary School Teacher.


Accordingly, I started my PGCE with the University of Worcester in 2017 and I was fortunate enough to be  placed within the Rivers MAT at Great Witley C of E Primary School. Subsequently, I was interview for a role within the Rivers MAT and was then offered a role at Cutnall Green C of E Primary School as a result. 


I love everything about being a Primary School Teacher, particularly being part of the strong team we have at Cutnall Green. I am passionate about ensuring that all pupils enjoy their time at the school and receive a fantastic education.


I am thoroughly excited by this opportunity and I look forward to making a positive contribution to the School Improvement Board.



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