Statement from the Chair of Governors

Redford, Stuart PTA

Stuart Redford
Chair of Governors

The Governors at the Gateway Primary Free School are a totally committed group of volunteers made up of parents, staff and members of the community. My role as Chair is to work with the other Governors, Head of School and the Senior Leadership Team to ensure ‘we continue to Improve Upon Our Best’ and that every pupil receives the best education possible. We meet at least twice each term and our main responsibilities are:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school.
  • Supporting, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the school.
  • Holding the Head of school to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it's money is well spent.

This sounds very difficult but with so many excellent colleagues, governors, teachers and pupils across the Gateway Learning Community, it makes my role an enjoyable and rewarding one. I am immensely proud to be associated with such a positive and supportive group of schools.
If you would like to speak to me, I can be contacted via Main reception and would be happy to hear from you.