The Governing Body at Redfield Edge Primary School

2018- 2019

All schools have a Governing Body. This is made up of:
• two parents elected by other parents with children at the school
• the head teacher;
• teachers elected by other teachers;
• one local authority representative chosen by governors from the local community
• seven co-opted governors appointed by the governing body. This can contain no more than 2 staff

There are twelve governors in total.

School governance is the one of the most important volunteering roles in education and an effective governing body is a great source of strength to a school. School governors make important collective decisions and the governing body is answerable to staff, parents and the community.
The responsibilities of the governing body include:

• Promoting high standards of education and achievement
• Making sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
• Supporting delivery of the school improvement plan (SIP)
• Planning the school’s long-term future
• Setting the school’s aims and values
• Strategic management
• Appointing senior staff, including the head teacher
• Managing the school budget
• Acting as a ‘critical friend’ and ensuring accountability

The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the head teacher.

The Current Governing Body

The list below shows current school governors (June 2019). There is co-opted vacancy that we hope to fill shortly. If you are interested in becoming a governor see the information below or speak to Lisa Robinson (Acting Headteacher) or Anthony Flynn (Chair of Governors).


Full Governing Body

Finance & Premises Committee


   Anthony Flynn (Co-opted)

Steve Searle (Co-opted)


 Lisa Robinson (Acting HT)
Claire Scammell (/Staff)
Tom Monks (Co-opted/Staff)
Kelly Field  (Parent)
Steve Searle (Co-opted)
Sian Fish (Co-opted)
Tom Sharp (parent)
Catherine Bullock (Co-opted)
Bronwen Kucharski (Co-opted) 

Vacancy (Co-opted)


Tom Monks (Co-opted/Staff)
Anthony Flynn (Co-opted)
Sian Fish (Co-opted)
Tom Sharp (parent)


Sarah Jones


You don’t need any particular qualifications to be a governor, but you do need commitment and enthusiasm!
As a parent you will have an understanding of other parents’ concerns, as a member of the local community your local knowledge will be valuable as you will have an understanding of what is important to local people. You may have business or other skills that may be helpful to the school.

Some governors have more time than others to commit to the school. Where possible, all attend the regular meetings and are also either on the Financial and Premises Committee or the Curriculum and Staffing Committee.

If you are interested in becoming a school governor you need:

  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • A desire to make a difference to children’s lives
  • A desire to help the community
  • An external view
  • A willingness to challenge assumptions
  • The time to get involved

Being a governor is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. It can give you a sense of satisfaction through knowing children will benefit from your efforts, as well as:

  • Improving children’s education and supporting the school’s staff;
  • Giving you the opportunity to develop new skills and to strengthen existing ones;
  • The opportunity to gain understanding in key areas such as finance, personnel and strategic planning;
  • The chance to help other members of the team ;
  • The opportunity to learn about the education system as a whole.

If you are interested in some, or all of these things then you would make a good governor! The Governor Support Unit at South Gloucestershire Council provides extra support by running lots of training courses for new and experienced governors.


Governor Pecuniary interests 2018-2019
Anthony Flynn None
Lisa Robinson Head Teacher
Steve Searle Married to the school’s Senior Clerical Assistant
Tom Monks Staff member
Sian Fish None
Tom Sharp None
Catherine Bullock None
Kelly Field None
Bronsen Kucharski None
Claire Scammell Staff member

 Full Governor Board (FGB) and Finance Meeting Attendance Data 2018-2019 Click HERE 

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