Redbridge Primary School

Redbridge Primary School

The school is doing excellent work.
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My child loves coming to school.
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Friendly and helpful teachers.
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Such a lovely school
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Our school has a lovely community feel about it.
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I love the school and all the staff.
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My children are very happy here and love coming to school everyday.
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Brilliant school!
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So pleased with everything the school has to offer.
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Our Governors

Governance at Redbridge Primary

Redbridge Primary School’s Governing Body re-constituted on 1st July 2015 to comply with the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012.  We were very fortunate to keep all our established Governors during this reconstitution and again, when their terms ended on 1st July 2019.  The Chair also remained for another 4 year term when his ended in September 2020.  Keeping such skilled and experienced Governors contribute to our effective governance and success of our school. 

The Governors supported the school in moving from RI (Requires Improvement) in April 2013 to Good in 2015.  The March 2019 Ofsted said the school continues to be Good.  The report commented on how our effective Governors are a strength of the school.

We have a body of nine governors who meet once every half term, with an extra meeting held in the Autumn term for Data Assessment.  Being a small school we tend not to have separate committees but work with a Referral Committee, consisting of the first three eligible governors approached if required.  We do have a staff Pay and Pay Appeals committee.

Governors are invited to accompany the Leadership Team on monitoring activities throughout the school during the year; they attend specific meetings based on their allocated responsibility and attend a Governor’s Day at the end of the Summer Term meeting the children in class and at lunch.

The role of Governors include:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • To help the school set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement.
  • Be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice.
  • Help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community.
  • Make the school accountable to the public for what it does.
  • Work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review.
  • Not to intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.
  • Our Governors do not sit on any other Governing Bodies.   

 “Governors have high expectations for the education of pupils at Redbridge. They bring a wide range of professional skills which contribute to the level of challenge and support they provide to leaders”.   Ofsted March 2019

Governor Record:




for Academic Year


Start Date


of Interest
Donna Clarke Staff Headteacher/Governor Training

7 of 7 meetings 

1.5.11   School employee
Bonnie Foulds Staff Curriculum updates

6 of 7


22.5.19 7.4.22 School employee
John Shaw LA

1. Chair of Governing Body
2. Leadership & management

3. Headteacher Performance Management

7 of 7 meetings 27.09.20 27.09.24 None declared
Steve Swift Parent

1. Vice-Chair

2. Leadership & Management 
3. Personal Development

4. Safeguarding

5. Headteacher Performance Management

5 of 7 meetings 1.7.19 1.7.23 Husband of Admin Officer
Jane Chiplin Parent

1. Quality of Education

2.  SEND



7 of 7 meetings 1.7.19 1.7.23 None declared
Faye Robertson Co-opted Parent Liaison 7 of 7 meetings 1.7.19 1.7.23 School employee
Graham Pugh Co-opted

1. Health & Safety

2. Early Years

4 of 7 meetings 1.7.19 1.7.23 None declared
Alex Pope Co-opted 1. Quality of Education 4 of 7 meetings 1.7.19 1.3.22 Peripatetic Music Provider for School
June Vear Co-opted 1. Safeguarding
2. Behaviour & Attitudes
3. Finance
5 of 7 meetings 1.7.19 1.7.23 None declared
Anna Payne Associate Member  Holds no voting rights

7 of 7


1.9.12   School employee
Debbie Yexley Clerk Clerk to Governing Body 7 of 7 meetings 1.9.05   School employee

Associated documents:

Governors Code of Conduct

Governors’ Written Statement of Behaviour Principles

Instrument of Government – The LA authorised structure of the Governing Body as at 1st July 2015.

Terms of Reference for Referral Committee.

Terms of Reference for Pay Committee.

Terms of Reference for Pay Appeals Committee.