Harold Rush


Hello, I am Harold Rush and I have been a governor of Passmores for many years. I have served the Governing Body in a variety of different roles. My association with the school began while I was working for BP as a marine engineer, managing the electrical branch of a team designing systems for new ships. My hugely enjoyable career began after I left Bedford Modern School and carried out a three-year student apprenticeship in mechanical and electrical engineering, eventually becoming a CEI registered Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. My work has involved extensive worldwide travel, eventually concluding as an independent trainer and consultant. My academic and practical skills have been supplemented by experience in situation analysis and communication so I enjoy getting to grips with the challenges that face the Passmores school community!

I have long recognised the importance of a good start and stimulating enjoyable education for young people and wanted to contribute from my own knowledge. After acting as a voluntary school/industry liaison officer for BP at several schools, I was invited to become a governor here. It has been and continues as a very rewarding experience, during which I enjoy seeing the school grow in stature with a constantly improving reputation. I especially like the way in which a strongly inclusive attitude is fostered throughout.

My wife and I have raised three children and now try to experience as many of the Passmores events and productions as we can. They always affirm our strong belief in how much, often hidden, talent resides in the students and staff of our school. They are full of surprises which keep the school fresh. Indeed, one of our own grown up children often says how much she wishes she had attended Passmores!