We are fortunate at Eastington Primary School to have such committed governors with a wide range of skills and experiences that support the school’s development.
The three main roles of Governors are:
- To provide a strategic view
- To act as a critical friend
- To ensure accountability
The Governing Board continue to respond proactively to covid-19 and new educational initiatives. They work closely with the Headteacher to provide the best possible provision for children. Recognising the importance of a positive partnership between the home and the school, the governors play an active role within the school and the wider community.
Here are the members of our governor board:
Rebecca Hussey (Chair and Parent Governor)
Dan Walton (Parent Governor)
Carol Trim (Local Authority Governor)
Tom Coombs (Parent Governor)
Jane Williams (Co-opted Governor)
Mark Chatterley (Co-opted Governor)
Catrin Parsons (Staff Governor)
Charlotte Kemp (Co-opted Governor)
Zoe Avastu (Headteacher)
Jemma Redpath (Associate Member
Lynne Birch (Clerk to the Governor)
Mrs Hussey – Chair and Parent Governor
Rebecca Hussey is the chair of governors. She is an experienced leader and has a strong understanding of strategy, marketing and communications having worked in financial services for many years. She has a passion for reading, outdoor learning and EYFS – she is the link Governor for EYFS. At weekends she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and is hoping to do more of her new hobby, paddle boarding. Two of her children are at our school.
Ms Avastu – Headteacher
Zoe Avastu has taught for 20 years and has had the privilege of being part of the SLT for several schools bringing positive change. She is committed to children being the best they can be socially, emotionally & academically and has high expectations of all. She is committed to life long learning and loves it when children make the most of the many opportunities offered to them at school and find an area of learning that they really enjoy. When not working, she loves playing board games, swimming and walking in the stunning, green hills of Gloucestershire with her family.
Mr Walton – Parent Governor
Dan Walton has a strong educational background as an experienced teacher and leader of a secondary special school. He is passionate about supporting all children to feel safe in school. He is our link Governor for Safeguarding & children with SEND. Dan has two children in our school.
Mrs Trim – Local Authority Governor
Carol Trim is a Reading Consultant who runs her own business which supports children to become brilliant readers. She is the link Governor for English and shares this passion and focus for reading with the school. Carol has a strong understanding of finance and enjoys challenging & supporting the school in her role on the financial Governor team.
Mr Coombs – Parent Governor
Tom Coombs has a strong skill set in premises management and building projects. He has one child in our school at present.
Mrs Williams– Co-opted Governor
Jane Williams is an experience Teaching Assistant who has worked with children in KS1 and KS2. Outside school Jane supports her family in running a hairdressing business. All of this helps her in her role as school governor.
Mr Chatterley– Co-opted Governor
Mark Chatterley is heavily committed to Eastington community as a parish councillor. He runs his own business and has strong skills in finance and IT. Mark lives locally and is committed to supporting the school.
Mrs Kemp – Co-opted Governor
Charlotte Kemp has been involved with Eastington School since her three children joined (now all in secondary school). Right from the beginning she was positively involved in supporting with technology and in many practical ways. Charlotte will draw on her experience as a parent and from a varied career in school, business and IT, working hard to ensure Eastington School continues to be the excellent village school it is.
Mrs Parsons – Staff Governor
Catrin Parsons is an experienced EYFS teacher and DSL. She brings this and being a parent to the governor team.
Mrs Redpath – Co-opted Governor
Jemma Redpath is the Deputy Headteacher of the school and has taught KS1 and KS2. She has a passion for ensuring quality learning is provided for all and outdoor learning. When not in school, Jemma loves undertaking DIY projects, sports activities and tending to her much loved cats.
Mrs Birch – Clerk to the Governors
Lynne Birch is the school Administration Officer and Clerk to the Governors, having previously worked for a bank. She has two grown up children and lives locally. Mrs Birch enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.