Our Governors

The governing body is a group of dedicated volunteers who help to shape the style and direction of the school. 

Governors work as a team.  They are responsible for making sure the school provides a high quality education, and for raising educational standards in school.  Governors set policies, including those to ensure the safety of pupils and those that promote effective teaching and learning; they do this together with the head teacher, who is responsible for the day to day management of the school. 

Governors are at the heart of how a school operates; its main role is to ask challenging questions to be sure that the school is doing its best; this role is often called being a ‘critical friend’.  They support and challenge the head by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what's best for the school.  Governors are responsible for how the school is performing and following up inspection reports is an important job.  They meet at least twice a term to discuss the running of the school.  This would include looking at the school’s budget, various policies the overall ethos and direction of the school, long-term planning, special education needs, targets for pupil performance and staffing structure.

If you wish to contact the Governing Body please email Mrs Harriet Hendleman who is the Clerk to the Governors.

Meet our Governors

Suzie Charman - Chair
Suzie Charman

I have two daughters in school and believe that every child deserves the best educational opportunities to achieve their...

Fiona Kent - Headteacher
Mrs Kent

I am very proud to be the head teacher and a member of the governing body at Waddington Redwood Primary Academy...

Toni Gamwell - Vice Chair
Toni Gamwell

I currently have two children at Redwood. I have been the chairperson of the Redwood Friends Association for six..

Emma Nicholls
Emma Nicholls

Hi I am Mrs Nicholls and I have been teaching at Waddington Redwood Primary for 6 years ...

Lance Pennell
Cllr L Pennell

I was born and raised in Blackburn and studied Chemical Engineering at the University of...

Amanda Bett
Amanda Bett

Hello my name is Amanda Bett, I have four children; two currently at Redwood Primary School..

Josie Jamieson
Josie Jamieson

As a parent of a child in the school and as a recently qualified teacher, I had a natural interest in education and school life...

Jeanette Wilson
Jeanette Wilson

I have lived in the Brant Road area for over 25 years and my daughter, nieces and nephews were all Redwood pupils...

Trevor Smith
Trevor Smith

I was born in Grimsby and at sixteen I went to a naval college in London and later spent 7 years as a sea-going...

Linda Dickinson
Linda Dickinson

I am a retired Primary schoolteacher and have lived in the locality for over 26 years...

Governor Information

View the Governors’ register of interests for 2019-20

Governing Committee Information – September 2019

Name of Governor

Date of appointment

Position

Appointed by

Term of office
ends

Attendance record 2018-19

Details of any other governance role currently held

Fiona Kent

N/A

Ex-Officio

N/A

N/A

5 of 5

Employed by Waddington Redwood Primary School

Suzie Charman

01.09.2018

Chair of Governors

Trust

01.09.2022

5 of 5

None

Toni Gamwell

01.09.2018

Vice Chair

Trust

01.09.2022

5 of 5

None

Lance Pennell

01.09.2018

Local Employer Representative

GB Board

01.09.2022

4 of 5

None

Josie Jamieson

01.09.2018

Parent Governor

Parents

01.09.2020

4 of 5

None

Amanda Bett

01.09.2018

Parent Governor

Parents

01.09.2020

2 of 5

None

Linda Dickinson

01.09.2018

Community Representative

GB Board

01.09.2022

5 of 5

None

Emma Nicholls

01.09.2018

Staff Governor

Staff

01.09.2020

5 of 5

None

Trevor Smith

01.09.2018

Community Representative

GB Board

01.09.2022

4 of 5

None

Jeanette Wilson

01.09.2018

Community Representative

GB Board

01.09.2022

4 of 5

None