Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

The Governing Board

RGS Local Governors were appointed following the GGLT MAT creation on 4th July 2018

Louise Blundell


Louise is Headteacher of Redland Green School. 





Community Governor 

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

Committee membership: Leadership & Finance (Chair), Staffing

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

George Boss

Community Governor

George joined as a Community Governor in July 2018. George's experience includes nine years as a teacher in London. Over the course of that time he ran two separate academic departments, and latterly was a member of his school's senior leadership and pastoral teams. He is currently completing a PhD in Politics at the University of Bristol.

Committee membership: Students

Rhiannon Cobner

Parent Governor

Rhiannon joined as a Parent Governor in July 2019 and currently has two children at the school. 

Rhiannon is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working in the NHS with children, young people and their families. 

Rich Kennet

Staff Governor

 Rich joined as a Staff Governor in July 2019 and works across the trust at RGS and Ashton Park, introducing curriculum changes.

Moira MacMillan 

Parent Governor

Moira joined as a Parent Governor in July 2019 and is a District Tribunal Judge. Moira has 4 children, all of which have been or are still at RGS. 

Andy Scoble

Associate 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: Students (Chair)

Governor responsible for: Parent and Student voice 

Rod Symmons

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 a Community Governor.

Committee membership: Students

Governor responsible for: Child protection & Safeguarding

Helen Slater Community Governor

Helen joined the Governing Body in February 2019 as a Community Governor. 

Committee membership: Leadership & Finance

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: Students

Governor responsible for: Pupil Premium

Barry Trahar Community Governor

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

Committee membership: Leadership & Finance

Governor responsible for: Staff voice

John Worthington Community Governor

John became a Community Governor in July 2018 after serving four years as Parent Governor at Henleaze Junior School. With a background in commercial finance, John's attention now focuses on business and life coaching as a freelance.

Committee membership: Leadership & Finance

Nick Lind Attendee

Nick is Deputy Headteacher of Redland Green School.

Committee membership: Leadership, Finance & Staffing and Students

Georgina Cairns Clerk

The role of Clerk is to ensure the Governing Body follows agreed and proper procedures, operates within its powers and the business of the Governing Body is conducted smoothly and efficiently.  

Georgina joined as Clerk to Governors in September 2018. She is also a Primary School Teaching Assistant but has a background in Financial Services. 

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.

and for the previous academic year: 2017-2018 RGS Business-Pecuniary Interests Register of Governors.