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Reddal Hill Primary School Governing Body



Welcome to the governors area of the school website.  Here you can find out more about who we are and the work we do.


School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.  Each individual governor is a member of the governing body.  The governing body collectively is responsible for ensuring the school delivers a high quality education.



Our School Governors



Mr. C. Harris (Chair)

Local Authority Governor

Special Responsibilities

- Safeguarding /Child Protection

- Safer Recruitment

- Well-being


I applied to be a Governor at Reddal Hill as I have a child in the school and wanted to serve the school by becoming a governor. I was appointed in March 2019. I was appointed as Chair in September 2020.


I have been working in the Engineering/Manufacturing sector within the West Midlands for the past 9 years. During this time I have been involved in many business functions such as continuous improvement, engineering, production, procurement, project management and quality. I hope to bring some of this experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related work to my role as a governor at Reddal Hill Primary School.


Mrs. J. Johns (Vice Chair)

Parent Governor

Special Responsibilities



- Disadvantaged Pupils                                              


I was appointed as Vice Chair of the Governing Body in September 2020 and have been on the panel since 2019 as a parent governor.

Mrs A. Bashir-Pugh



I have worked at the Reddal Hill Primary School since September 2018. Prior to this role, I was a Deputy Headteacher at a school in Dudley.  I graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Bachelor of Education degree with honours and I was also awarded a Postgraduate Certificate National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination.  


I thoroughly enjoy and have the privilege of working with the children, parents and staff of Reddal Hill Primary School; bringing life to the curriculum, support to the families and, most importantly, encouraging the children to be the best that they can be.


Mrs M. Ali

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibilities

- Health and Safety Governor

- English                    


I joined the governing body as a parent 20 years ago.  My children are no longer at Reddal Hill so I am now a co-opted governor. I am chair of the Premises Health and Safety committee and responsible for phonics this year.  I visit the school as often as possible and have worked with three previous head teachers and will continue to support our present head teacher.


Mr P. Wears

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibilities

- Maths


- Disadvantaged Pupils


I have been on the governing body of Reddal Hill primary school for many many years, initially as an LEA governor but more recently as a Co--opted Governor. I have been it's Chair in the past but am currently Chair of the governing body's staffing and finance committee, and the governor responsible for maths.


My background is a degree in environmental sciences, followed by a professional qualification in town and country planning, and working in that for many years in several local authorities. I have experience in applying law and policies to problems, decision making procedures, working with other stakeholders, and public consultations.


Mr B. Hayward

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibilities:


I recently joined the governing body in February 2021 as a co-opted governor at Reddal Hill.
Since 2018 I have been a History teacher at a secondary school in Dudley and have recently become Head of Department.  I hope to be able to bring some expertise in curriculum development to Reddal Hill as well as offering an insight into how pupils can best be prepared for their move to secondary education in later years. 
I am looking forward to contributing to this great team to make Reddal Hill the best it can be for the pupils and wider community. 


Mr T. Ikhlaq

Co-opted Governor

Special Responsibilities:


I am a law student in my final year at university and come from a background of charity work, having volunteered with organisations like Citizens Advice, the NSPCC and Support Through Court. I enjoy working on meaningful projects that will benefit members of society and relish the opportunities to make a difference to people’s lives.


I am privileged to be a governor at Reddal Hill Primary and hope to participate in the collective improvement of the school for the benefit of the children by offering ideas from the perspective of a current student.


Mr J. Stokes (Assistant Headteacher)

Co-opted Governor


I have worked at Reddal Hill Primary School since April 2005. I am an Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for maths and assessment and I am also one of the Year 6 teachers.


Prior to working at Reddal Hill, I worked at another Sandwell school, having been born, brought up and educated in Sandwell. I enjoy working with the pupils at Reddal Hill as I was inspired to succeed by the education I received in this authority and I hope that the children I teach will be inspired, by me, to reach their full potential.


Mrs. T. Whitehurst (Assistant Headteacher)
Associate Governor 


I joined Reddal Hill Primary School in April 2020, as an Assistant Headteacher.  Prior to this role, I was a Key Stage Leader in a school in Dudley.  


I have always loved teaching and being a part of the children's learning journey.  I hope that at Reddal Hill, I can inspire pupils to reach for the stars, achieve their personal and academic goals alongside developing socially and emotionally rounded pupils who are prepared and ready for secondary and adult life.


Miss B. Griffiths

Staff Governor


I have worked at Reddal Hill Primary School since September 2017 and am currently a Year 4 teacher. I graduated from Cardiff University with an Undergraduate Degree, and obtained my Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Newman University.  


I love being part of the Reddal Hill team and enjoy working with the pupils in our school, helping them to achieve the best they can, both academically and socially.




Who can become a school governor?


Anyone aged 18 or over and living in the UK can become a school governor.  The most important qualities for being a governor are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education.  Training is available for all governors who wish to develop their skills with the aim of raising school standards.


Categories of Governors


There are four different categories of governors at Reddal Hill:

1.    Parent governors (parents of children at the school)

2.    Staff governors (members of the school staff)

3.    Local authority governor (nominated by the local authority and appointed by the governing body)

4.    Co-opted governors (people appointed by the governing body on the basis of their skills and experience)

Governors are appointed for a term of four years, this term is renewable.   


What do governors do?

The headteacher of the school is responsible for the day to day management of the school.  The role of the governing body is to provide strategic management, and to act as a critical friend, supporting the work of the head teacher and other staff.

All school governing bodies have three core strategic functions:

1.    Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

2.    Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

3.    Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

The full governing body meet at least once every term.  At the start of the school year committees, which have specific areas of focus, are established.  Governors are then assigned to the different committees.  Our main committees which meet at least once a term are:

·         Curriculum and standards committee

·         Finance and staffing committee

·         Premises, health and safety committee

·         Headteachers appraisal committee

In addition to this some governors have special responsibilities, for example, a Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) governor. 


For further information on our school governors, including declarations financial and business interests, please click here.

How to contact our governors.

If you have a query or question for our governors, or feel that there is something that the governors may be able to help you with; please contact us using the form below.