Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

The Governing Board

Lawayne Jefferson (Chair of Governors)

Trust

Community Governor

 

Lawayne Jefferson, Community Governor, joined the Governing Body in October 2010. Lawayne is currently Chair of Governors. Lawayne has previously been the Link Governor for the North Bristol Post 16 Centre (RGS Learning Community). A Communications / Public Relations & Marketing Professional, Lawayne has also taught in tertiary education and headed a charity, helping to mobilise educational support for children-in-need. Lawayne has completed the NCTL, Chairs of  Governors’ Leadership Development Programme and is now a National Leader of Governance (NLG).

Committee membership: Audit, Leadership, Finance & Staffing, and Students, Post 16 Steering Group (Co-Chair)

Governor responsible for: performance management of the Headteacher and vulnerable students

Sarah Baker

Headteacher

Sarah is Headteacher of Redland Green School and is a Staff Governor. Sarah is also a National Leader of Education (NLE).

Committee membership: Leadership, Finance & Staffing and Students

  Ciara Campfield Community Governor

Ciara Campfield, joined the Governing Body as a Community Governor in September 2015. Ciara is an Education Lawyer specialising in academies and MATs and works as a Senior Associate.

Committee membership: Leadership, Finance & Staffing

Governor responsible for: MAT

  Sarah Everett-Cox Community Governor 

Sarah joined the Governing Body in September 2015 as a Community Governor and is a qualified accountant with over 10 years experience working within finance roles in Higher Education (University of Bristol). Her expertise is in budgeting, planning and forecasting.

Committee membership: Audit (Chair) and Leadership, Finance & Staffing (Chair)

Governor responsible for: finance

Catherine

Hallam

Community Governor 

Catherine became a Community Governor in April 2014.  Her background is as a family lawyer.

Committee membership: Leadership, Finance & Staffing

Governor responsible for: Governor induction and training, staff development, staff voice and performance management of the Headteacher

Andy Scoble

Parent Governor

Andy joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in November 2014. Andy has two children at RGS and also acts as a trustee of FORGS (Friends of Redland Green School). He runs his own business consultancy specialising in recruitment, development and change management.

Committee membership: Leadership, Finance & Staffing and Students (Chair)

Governor responsible for: parent and student voice 

Rod Symmons

Trust

Community Governor

Rod is the Vicar of Redland Parish Church and a Recognised Teacher at the University of Bristol. He was a member of the Temporary Governing Body before Redland Green opened and is currently a member of the Trust and a Community Governor.

Committee membership: Students

Governor responsible for: child protection, children in care & young carers (including e-safety)

  Barry Trahar

Trust

Community Governor

Barry joined the Governing Body in September 2008 as a Community Governor and is a retired University Manager & Administrator.  Barry is also Chair of Governors at Claremont School.

Committee membership: Leadership, Finance & Staffing

  Tim Whitaker  Parent Governor 

Tim joined the Governing Body in December 2014 as a Parent Governor. He works as a consultant in the lighting industry.

Committee membership: Students, Post 16 Steering Group

Governor responsible for: Post 16 and STEM

Dr Marc Griffiths Community Governor

Marc joined the Governing Body in May 2018 as a Community Governor.  He is the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health & Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England, Bristol.  Marc is a registered Diagnostic Radiographer and has experience of working in the NHS, private and commercial sectors.  He is also a qualified lecturer and holds a Principal Fellowship status with AdvanceHE (formerly the Higher Education Academy) and is a Fellow of the Leadership Foundation.  Marc’s professional background includes molecular imaging and oncology pathway management, mentorship and preceptorship training, widening participation work in the city and region of Bristol and his current role at the University of the West of England, Bristol, involves developing people, creating exciting infrastructures and financial management.

Committee membership: Leadership, Finance & Staffing and Students

Jenny Suggate Community Governor

Jenny joined the Governing Body in May 2018 as a Community Governor.  She is a Senior Policy Manager tackling consumer issues within the waste sector.  Her expertise is in strategy, planning and policy development.

Committee membership: TBC

Peter Dixon Staff Governor (Teacher) (Shared Role)

Peter joined the Governing Body in May 2018 as a Staff Governor (Teacher); he shares the role with Mark Robson.  Peter is in his 8th year of teaching.  He really enjoys the profession and is passionate about promoting a good work environment for staff and students. 

Committee membership: Students

Mark Robson Staff Governor (Teacher) (Shared Role)

Mark joined the Governing Body in May 2018 as a Staff Governor (Teacher); he shares the role with Peter Dixon.  With ten years teaching experience in Bristol Secondary Schools, Mark is a highly committed teacher who is hugely passionate about his students' success.  He appreciates that staff well-being is right at the heart of any school's capacity to support students' emotional well-being and academic achievement on a day-to-day and Term-by-Term basis.

Committee membership: Students

Andrew Morgan Staff Governor (Support Staff) (Shared Role)

Andrew joined the Governing Body in May 2018 as a Staff Governor (Support Staff); he shares the role with Tim Walton.

Committee membership: Leadership, Finance & Staffing

Tim Walton Staff Governor (Support Staff) (Shared Role)

Tim joined the Governing Body in May 2018 as a Staff Governor (Support Staff); he shares the role with Andrew Morgan.

Committee membership: Leadership, Finance & Staffing

Louise Blundell Attendee

Louise is Head of School of Redland Green School.

Committee membership: Leadership, Finance & Staffing and Students

Nick Lind Attendee

Nick is Deputy Headteacher of Redland Green School.

Committee membership: Leadership, Finance & Staffing and Students

Elizabeth Jahn Clerk

The role of Clerk is to ensure that the Governing Body follows agreed and proper procedures, operates within its powers and the business of the Governing Body is conducted smoothly and efficiently. The Clerk has a pivotal role in managing the business of the Governing Body and in making sure the Governing Body fulfils its responsibilities and adds value to the process of governance. The work of the Clerk includes preparing Agendas, taking and distributing Minutes, and providing effective administrative support, procedural and legislative advice to the Governing Body. Elizabeth has been the Clerk at Redland Green School since 2006.  Elizabeth is also Clerk to 10 other schools in Bristol and the Bristol Drugs Project.

Elizabeth also jointly owns a hairdressing salon with her husband!

Where are the Governors drawn from?

The Governing Body is formed by the school’s stakeholders - namely volunteers from the parent body, the local and wider community, as well as its employees ie the Headteacher and elected members of school staff.

There are two main types of Governor - of which there are also different categories:

Governors normally serve a term of office of four years.  Governors are required to declare any business or pecuniary interests in relation to the school; these are noted in the RGS Business-Pecuniary Interests Register of Governors.