As an Academy, Redfield Educate Together is governed by the Educate Together Academy Trust Board, comprised of highly skilled professionals volunteering to ensure our schools are well run.
Information about the Educate Together Academy Trust governance structure can be found on our website here, along with our Articles of Association, Scheme of Delegation and audited accounts.
For more information about the Trust Board please contact us on 0117 3790119.
Local Governing Board
Redfield Educate Together has a Local Governing Board (LGB) comprised of staff, parents, local residents, and co-opted governors, generously giving up their time and expertise to help develop and shape the school for the community it works within. The LGB also acts as a line of communication between the school and the Trust Board.
Emma Cook (Chair)
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The Chair can be contacted via the clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post via the school office address.
Emma Cook – Chair of Governors, Co-opted governor, Health & Safety Governor
Emma is currently working as part of the Impact Evidence team for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, identifying how public money is bringing value from bioscience research. She has lived in Bristol for 23 years, first living in the city while studying at the University, then later returning to complete an MSc in Science Communication and working for many years at the local science centre. Her work has included managing a machine workshop, developing playful interactions, writing copy and participative evaluation. Previously she has been a trustee for an early years setting in East Bristol. She currently has one child at the school, and another who left in 2021 as the first Year6 cohort to complete their journey through RET.
Hannah Shiner – Staff Governor, Pupil Premium Governor
Hannah is a Staff Governor, as well as named governor for Pupil Premium. She is also a teacher in Year 1 (Orangutan Class) and have worked at Redfield ET for almost 5 years. She has strong links to the community – having lived in Easton for 14 years – and want to celebrate the wonderful, vibrant and diverse community of BS5. Her particular area of interest is creating an equality of opportunity to all of our children, so that they all achieve the same successful outcomes. She has been a governor in two previous schools brings all this experience to the role at Redfield. She also has three primary aged children myself and has worked in primary education for many years, so is able to approach the role holistically as a teacher, parent and governor.
Mandy was motivated to become a Redfield community governor as she is passionate about high standards in education, safeguarding, welfare and SEND. Not only did she have children who attended Redfield, but also has many friends with children still at the school. As a result, she very much wants to see Redfield thrive as a safe and challenging learning environment for everyone.
She has been on the Management Committee at St George Preschool since 2017 and chaired the Advisory Board at the Barton Hill Children’s Centre from 2016-18.
Mandy first came to Bristol University where she studied for a master’s in engineering. After several years in the industry, she became a Residential Child Care Worker for Bristol City Council, caring for disabled children and young people with learning difficulties in a respite care setting.