The Governing Body has three core functions:
- Vision and Ethos: Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction for the organization.
- Accountability: Holding executive leaders accountable for educational performance and effective management of staff.
- Financial Oversight: Overseeing the organization’s financial performance and ensuring prudent use of resources.
Governing Boards appoint governors based on eligibility criteria that align with the required skills and experience.
LA Nominated Governors
Mr David Backhouse MBE
the Chair of Governors
David is a very experienced Chair of Governors of primary and secondary schools who was co-opted onto Redbridge Primary’s Governing Body in May 2018 and first elected as Chair at the same time.
He is now retired, having spent his whole career in a variety of engineering and planning roles in the telecoms industry.
As a National Leader of Governance (2012 – 21), appointed by the National College for School Leadership, he provided training and has supported Governing Bodies in Barking and Dagenham, Waltham Forest as well as in Redbridge.
In 2013 he was appointed by the Secretary of State for Education to the Interim Executive Board of a struggling primary school in Barking & Dagenham.
In 2012, he proudly carried the Olympic Flame as it passed through the borough and in January 2022 was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours’ List for ‘Services to Education’