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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 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)

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 about 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 takes great pleasure  when children make the most of the many opportunities offered to them at school.  When not working, she loves playing board games and swimming with her family and walking in the beautiful hills of Gloucestershire

Carol TrimMrs 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).  She is positively involved in supporting with technology and in many practical ways.  Charlotte draws on her experience as a parent and from a varied career in schools, businesses 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 is also a parent of three children.

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.

Lynne Lester

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.


Terms Of Reference 2023-24  – Sept 2023

Governor Standing Orders 2023-24 – Oct 2023

Overview of Structure of Governing Body 2022-23   – Sept 2023