Redbridge Primary School

Redbridge Primary School

The school is doing excellent work.
(Parent Survey 2017)
My child loves coming to school.
(Parent Survey 2017)
Friendly and helpful teachers.
(Parent Survey 2017)
Such a lovely school
(Parent Survey 2017)

Our school has a lovely community feel about it.
(Parent Survey 2017)
I love the school and all the staff.
(Parent Survey 2017)

My children are very happy here and love coming to school everyday.
(Parent Survey 2017)
Brilliant school!
(Parent Survey 2017)
So pleased with everything the school has to offer.
(Parent Survey 2017)
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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 who have built up the skills and experience required to contribute to the 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 and are now striving to move the school to Outstanding.

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 know the school well, they are able to challenge and support using the information       provided by the school together with their own monitoring visits”.   LA Review 2017

Governor Record:




for last 3
complete terms

Start Date


of Interest
Donna Clarke Staff Headteacher/Governor Training 100% 1.5.11   School employee
Jade Yesilyurt Staff Curriculum updates 100% 17.11.15 16.11.19 School employee
John Shaw LA

1. Chair of Governing

2. Standards & Assessment

3. Headteacher Performance Management

72% 27.09.16 27.09.20 None declared
Steve Swift Parent

1. Vice-Chair
2. Staff Development

3. Standards & Assessment

4. Headteacher Performance Management

86% 1.7.15 1.7.19 Husband of Admin Officer
Jane Chiplin Parent

1. Teaching & Learning

2. Headteacher Performance Management

72% 1.7.15 1.7.19 None declared
Faye Robertson Co-opted Parent Liaison 100% 1.7.15 1.7.19 School employee
Graham Pugh Co-opted 1. Health & Safety
57% 1.7.15 1.7.19 None declared
Alex Pope Co-opted Curriculum Development 43% 1.7.15 1.7.19 Peripatetic Music Provider for School
June Vear Co-opted 1. Safeguarding
3. Finance
72% 1.7.15 1.7.19 None declared
Anna Payne Associate Member  Holds no voting rights 86% 1.9.12   School employee
Debbie Yexley Clerk Clerk to Governing Body 100% 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.