We are fortunate at Eastington 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 new educational initiatives and work closely with the Headteacher to provide the best possible provision for the 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)
Zoe Avastu (Headteacher)
Dan Walton (Parent Governor)
Carol Trim (Local Authority Governor)
Jane Williams (Co-opted Governor)
Mark Chatterley (Co-opted Governor)
Sam Jenner (Co-opted Governor)
Catrin Parsons (Staff Governor)
Jemma Child (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, over the summer months. Two of her children are at our school.
Zoe Avastu – Headteacher
Zoe Avastu has taught for 20 years in the UK and in Kenya and been part of the SLT for several schools. She believes all children should develop socially, emotionally & academically and find an area of learning that they really enjoy over their school life. Ms Avastu loves seeing children being kind to other children and adults and making the most of the many opportunities offered to them at school. When not working, she loves playing games with her family and walking in the stunning, green hills of Gloucestershire.
Mr Walton – Parent Governor
Dan Walton has a strong educational background as an experienced teacher and leader of a secondary special school. Dan has two children in our school.
Mrs Trim – Local Authority Governor
Carol Trim runs her own business which supports children to become brilliant readers-she is the link Governor for English. Carol has a strong understanding of finance and enjoys challenging & supporting the school in her role on the financial Governor team.
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 run hairdressing business. All of this helps her in her role as 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.
Sam Jenner – Co-opted Governor
Sam Jenner has been heavily involved with Eastington School since her son Oscar joined (now in secondary). Right from the beginning she was involved in the PA, working hard to raise funds arranging fun events for the pupils and parents/community. In 2017, Sam joined the Governing Body, where she has drawn on her experience as a parent and from a varied career in professional services, marketing, recruitment and HR, working hard to ensure Eastington School continues to be the excellent village school it is.
Mrs Parsons – Staff Governor
Catrin Parsons is an experience EYFS teacher.
Mrs Redpath – Co-opted Governor
Mrs Redpath is the Deputy Headteacher of the school and has taught KS1 and KS2. She has a passion for maths, outdoor learning, DIY and 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.