Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Senior Leadership Team

The Redland Green School staff is led by a Strategic Leadership Team

Sarah Baker BSc MA NPQH

Executive Headteacher

Sarah is a Bath University graduate and a qualified Ofsted Inspector with a Social Sciences background.

Sarah has spent most of her career teaching in comprehensive schools in London - specifically Newham, Greenwich and Enfield. She has an MA in Post 16 Education. She took up her post full-time in early April 2006 and immediately started work planning for the new school and recruiting staff. She says "the past eleven years have been the most enjoyable and also the most challenging of my career. It has been a real privilege to be in the position of starting up a new school, working with Governors, students and staff to develop what is now an established school community. In the past four years Sarah has taken a significant leadership role in the city of Bristol, working to develop partnerships between schools and within the Learning City Partnership. As a National Leader in Education she is now working on school  improvement and governance locally. She is CEO designate of the new Gatehouse Green Learning Trust, a Bristol multi-academy trust of five schools, Redland Green and Ashton Park Secondary Schools and, Ashton Vale, Compass Point and Luckwell Primary Schools.

Louise Blundell BMus (Hons), MA Music Performance; PGCE

Head of School

Louise Blundell joined Redland Green School (RGS) in January 2013 as Deputy Headteacher. She graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BMus (Hons) and Masters degree in Music Performance before completing her PGCE in 2001 at Bath Spa University.  Prior to joining RGS, Louise worked at a school in North Somerset for 12 years. Here she held a variety of different roles encompassing curriculum and pastoral responsibilities before becoming Assistant Headteacher. Louise is now Head of School and assumes responsibility when Sarah Baker is working in the Local Authority to support other schools’ development.

Nick Lind BA (Hons) MA PGCE NPQH

Deputy Headteacher

Nick studied Economic and Social History at Exeter University before starting a career in accountancy. Since completing his PGCE at Bristol University Nick has held various posts in schools in Bristol and North Somerset including Head of House, Deputy Head of Post 16 and Assistant Headteacher. He has also worked closely with the Bristol University PGCE department and has been a School Leader in Education for safeguarding. Nick joined Redland Green as Deputy Headteacher in September 2015 and has leadership responsibility for outcomes at Key Stage 3 and 4, admissions, attendance and, staff development. Nick is also the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead  and Designated Children-in-Care Teacher.


Jenna Bush BA (Hons) PGCE

Assistant Headteacher KS3

Jenna studied for her degree in  English Literature & Drama / Dance at De Montfort University and continued to complete a PGCE before coming to Bristol to teach at Kingsfield School in Kingswood. She then joined the Redland Green English department in 2010 and has fulfilled various roles including including KS3 coordinator for English, House Lead and now as Assistant Head has responsibility for KS3 across the school.



Tim Cox BA Environmental Studies; 
MA Environmental Education; PGCE

Assistant Headteacher KS4 / Business IT

Tim worked for a variety of wildlife conservation organisations for 12 years prior to becoming a teacher. He trained as a geography teacher at the University of Bristol in 2000 before relocating to Portsmouth to teach at King Richard Shool. In 2004 Tim travelled to New Zealand to teach at Rotorua Boys High School and then returned to the UK to teach briefly in North Somerset before joining Redland Green School in 2008 as a Teacher of IT. He was promoted to Curriculum Team Leader of Business Studies, IT, Economics and Politics in 2010. Currently Tim is tasked with managing our IT networks and promoting digital literacy in the school.


Owen Tiplady BA (Hons), PGCE

Assistant Headteacher KS5

Owen, a business and economics specialist, is Assistant Headteacher for Post 16 at the Redland Green Learning Community.

He has worked in a number of secondary schools in East London and Bristol, and joined Redland Green School in 2008.  He has held a number of different roles within the Post 16 team and is enthusiastic about facilitating students to achieve their full potential in all areas of the curriculum.

Richard Kennett, BA (Hons), History, MA Education, PGCE

Seconded to SLT / Humanities Curriculum Team Leader

Richard studied History at Bristol University. Since completing his PGCE at Bristol University Richard has worked in various roles at Redland Green School. His current post is Curriculum Team Leader for the Humanities Faculty. He has also worked closely with the Bristol University PGCE department and is a School Leader in Education for history. Richard works extensively on a national level to promote and develop history teaching. He is a fellow of the Schools History Project and a member of the secondary committee of the Historical Association. Through these roles he delivers CPD at conferences and writes KS3 and KS4 textbooks.


Peter Munsie, Health Science and GradDipEd in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Senior Middle Leader SEN / RTL / Student Wellbeing

Peter studied Health Science and GradDipEd in Personal, Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) at the University of Western Sydney. Prior to joining RGS, Peter taught at various schools within Bristol and the NSW education system in Australia for 15 years, primarily as a senior leader in Student Wellbeing and Assistant Head. He joined RGS in 2014 in the Post of SENCo completing the Certificate of Education in Special Educational Needs. Peter has worked closely with the Local Authority in developing and implementing the national reforms to SEND across Bristol and within Redland Green School.