Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Senior Leadership Team

The Redland Green School staff is led by a Strategic Leadership Team comprising Headteacher Sarah Baker, Deputy Headteachers Louise Blundell and Nick Lind and Assistant Headteachers Nick Jump, Nick Lawrence and Tim Cox. Marian Curran is the Director of the North Bristol Post 16 Centre and she is supported by Owen Tiplady, Post 16 Assistant Headteacher. Recently Timothy Duroux, our Subject Leader of Social Sciences, has been seconded to SLT.


Sarah Baker BSc MA NPQH


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 and completed the 'National Professional Qualification for Headship' in 2003. 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 seven 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. Our parents and carers have been very supportive over the last few years; and staff continue to work hard to maintain our fantastic school ethos to ensure our students develop in to responsible young adults. It is a joy to work at Redland Green School".

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

Deputy Headteacher

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, with the strategic responsibility for Key Stage 3, as well as staff development as leader of a Training/Teaching school where she worked across the Local Authority. Louise is now very excited to join RGS and looks forward to being a part of its future developments. Within her role her primary responsibilities include being Designated Teacher (Child Protection and Children in Care/Pupil Premium), as well as leading KS3 and staff 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 where he has leadership responsibility for Key Stage 3, staff development and also is the schools Designated Child Protection and Children-in-Care Teacher.

Nick Jump BSc (Hons) Biology & PGCE

Assistant Headteacher

Nick studied Biology at the University of Bristol before taking up a place at the University's School of Education for a PGCE in Science. He began his teaching career in North Somerset where he gained promotion and experience in both curriculum development and pastoral care. Nick worked industriously as a pastoral leader to boost the personal development of the students and enhance their academic progress. The students achieved record breaking GCSE results for the region. Consequently Nick was seconded to the post of Director of Achievement, a position that allowed him to develop intervention strategies to improve student progress. He is enthusiastic about the prospects for all learners at Redland Green School.

Nick Lawrence B'Ed Design and Technology

Assistant Headteacher

Nick spent ten years in industry and two years as a volunteer in Nigeria before training to become a teacher. He did his B'Ed at Huddersfield. Prior to joining Redland Green School, he worked at Hartcliffe School, Monks Park and St Bedes. Nick is currently tasked with further developing the use of data to inform learning as well as coaching our middle leaders to develop their leadership skills.

Marian Curran BA (Hons) Theology, MA & NPQH

Director of North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Marian studied at Oxford where she obtained her degree in Theology. After working for a number of years, including two years teaching English as a second language in Japan, she studied for her Masters in Sociology, Politics and Economics. 

In the early part of her career, Marian worked with people in care and in various inner city London schools teaching Sociology, Religious Education and History.  As her career developed, she gained more responsibility becoming head of department in various schools as well as an Oxbridge mentor.  Marian was Head of Sixth Form at Wootton Bassett School and also the school's International Baccalaureate Co-ordinator. Whilst at the school, her areas of responsibility included the Gifted & Talented Programme and Personalised Learning. Marian is very keen to nurture international interests and links; while at Wootton Bassett, she co-ran a World Challenge trip to South Africa. Marian is looking forward to working with all the schools in the partnership to deliver outstanding post 16 education for the students of North Bristol.

Owen Tiplady

Post 16 Assistant Headteacher

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.

Tim Cox BA Environmental Studies;
MA Environmental Education; PGCE

Assistant Headteacher/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.

Timothy Duroux BA (Hons); MA Education, CELTA; 

Seconded to SLT/Subject Leader of Social Sciences

Tim graduated from The Australian National University with a degree in sociology, philosophy and social science.  He spent several years working and travelling throughout Australia and South East Asia, including teaching English at a teacher training college in Cambodia and a refugee camp in Laos. Tim moved to Bristol in 2000 before completing a PGCE in Citizenship from the University of Bristol. In his first teaching post in South Gloucestershire Tim became a professional tutor for the initial teacher training programme (ITT) before joining Redland Green School as subject leader of social sciences.  At Redland Green School Tim initiated the ITT provision and is currently on secondment to the SLT as assistant headteacher.