Redland School Governing body is responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

Twelve Governor positions form the Full Governing Body, the different categories of governor ensures a diversity of experience and outlook. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Governor at Redland School, please contact the Clerk via email:

Meet our Governors

Gerard Hilderly – Chair of Governors & Parent Governor 

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 13.10.15  Current term ends: 12.10.23

Link Governor for Safeguarding, Disadvantaged Learners, Pupil/Sports and Catch Up Premiums.  Chair of Pay and Staffing Committe

As a parent of a child at Redland School, I am delighted to have been appointed as a Parent Governor and subsequently Chair of Governors. Having taken on the role, my keen interest is to see the school continue with its upbeat and happy natured learning environment and good values. Where I can be supportive to maintain this. I will endeavour to do so. As a photographer I am eager to champion the broad learning areas covered by Science and the Creative Arts, whilst gaining a greater understanding of the school’s successful teaching methods within the core subjects.

Luke Cummings – Vice Chair & Parent Governor

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 11.12.17  (Appointed Vice Chair Sep 20)  Current term ends: 10.12.25

Link Governor for Whistleblowing and Early Years. Chair of Finance and Premises Committee

My family and I moved to Chippenham from Swindon. I’m a father to three energetic daughters, two of which are now at Redland. I’m keen to support the school wherever I can.

Being new to the area, I have been impressed with how welcoming Redland school has been, which has helped our daughter transition to her new school. With 18 years experience working in management and strategic roles for a large financial organisation, I would like to use the skills I have acquired in helping the school to continue to achieve high standards whilst also keeping its integrity.

Staff Governors

Veronika Joy – Headteacher, Staff Governor 

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 6.3.17  Current term lasts while still Headteacher

Having worked at the school for a number of years, I have built strong relationships with the children, parents, staff and governors, each of whom play a fundamental part in our school community and drive its success. I have been teaching for 19 years, and have taught across both Key Stages in my career, but mainly in Upper Key Stage 2. When I made the decision to apply for the headship, I knew I wanted to be the head of Redland School – not just any school! That is a testament to the fantastic children, supportive parents and hardworking, committed staff.

Christa O’Brien – Staff Governor

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 26.9.18  Current term ends: 25.9.26

Chair of Curriculum Committee

I have been part of the Redland team for over 7 years now and have really enjoyed each year. I have taught in Buzzards (year 4/5), Puffins (year 3), Nightingales (year 3/4) and Falcons (year 5/6). Teaching has always been my passion and I continue to enjoy working with the incredible children and staff we have at Redland. As an Assistant Headteacher, I enjoy being part of the Senior Leadership Team, being able to contribute to the successful running of Redland Primary School. I am thoroughly excited about the future of Redland and am confident that the children, staff and parents will help to make Redland even better, year on year!

Katie Sadler – Co-Opted Governor

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 25.9.19  Current term ends: 24.9.23

I have worked at Redland School for over 7 years. During my career, I have taught across Foundation Stage 2, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I have especially enjoyed teaching the youngest classes at Redland School, allowing me the privilege of observing the children’s journey through the school from their various starting points. Every child is valued and supported to achieve their best. It is wonderful to see the progress the children make during their time here and a real pleasure to be part of such a fantastic team!

Caryl Kay – Co-Opted Governor 

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 21.11.18  Current term ends: 20.11.23

Link Governor for Website Compliance Monitoring

I have been a Teaching Assistant at Redland for over 10 years, working in both Key Stage 1 and 2, I also help to run the Breakfast and Afterschool Clubs. My daughter attended the school when we moved here from Newcastle. We have a wonderful team at Redland and I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the development and continued success of our school.

Co-Opted Governor


Co-Opted Governor


Co-Opted Governor


Jane Brett – Parent Governor

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 22.1.20  Current term ends: 21.1.24

Link Governor for Special Educational Needs

My two children only started at Redland two years ago and in that time I have watched them both flourish, in confidence and ability. My son’s move to Hardenhuish was an easier transition for him made possible by the hard work and dedication of the teachers and TAs, so having been approached to be a governor I feel it’s a great opportunity to give a little something back to the school.

My background is in publishing as a senior designer so I do cherish the moments that Art pops up in the curriculum, albeit not enough. I also have a passion for gardening and have my own allotment but still haven’t cracked my son’s aversion to vegetables!

Stuart Greenan – Parent Governor 

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 6.10.21  Current term ends: 5.10.25

Link Governor for Curriculum

I am a parent to two girls who really enjoy going to school at Redland, and through them I have seen the great work the school is doing in educating them and, just as importantly, helping develop them into confident, well rounded individuals.  I have always been struck by the staff’s enthusiasm and sense of community when engaging with them.  When I was approached to be a Governor I was pleased to accept in order to help support the brilliant work that is already being done.

My background as a scientist means I have a curious and enquiring mind, so I am always keen to understand more about the running of the school, the approach to teaching the curriculum and where I can help maintain standards, and drive improvements.

Cathy Oliver – Local Authority Governor

Appointed by Full Governing Body: 4.12.19  Current term ends: 3.12.23

Link Governor for Curriculum


Having volunteered at Redland since October 2011, I have always been impressed by the dedicated and enthusiastic approach to education evident throughout school. I was therefore delighted to be invited to join as a Governor to further support the excellent work that Redland already do.

I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to enjoy academic success, a fulfilling career in the Pharmaceutical Industry and an active social life making music. As a Governor, I hope to support the Staff and students, so every child has the opportunity reach their potential; whichever their field of interest, whatever their abilities.

Lisa Pullin – Clerk to the Governors (Appointed 1 September 2017)

If you would like to see copies of school policies, or Governor meeting agendas and minutes, these may be obtained from the school office.

All our Governors have declared that they have no Business or Pecuniary interests.


Code of Conduct for Governors 2021-22

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Committee Memberships 2021-22

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Governors Meeting Attendance Tracker 2020-21

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Governors Meeting Attendance Tracker 2019-20

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Register of Interests 2021-22

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annual update letter for October 2020

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Letter to parents Oct 2021

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Past Governors

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