Paul Martin - Chair of Governors
I have been a governor at Redwood School for the past nine years and Chair of the governing body for the last four years. My connections with the school stretch back to 1988, when my eldest daughter joined the school. All three of my daughters have attended at Redwood.
I am currently self-employed, providing management and investigative services to NHS Trusts. I am a Non-executive Director with a local community interest company, Big Ambitions, which supports people with mental health issues in employment and to find employment. I have enjoyed previous careers with the police service and with the NHS. All of these roles have provided me with skills and experience which equip me to act as a governor for school and to lead the governing body.
I believe that it is crucial to provide the means for every child to achieve their full potential.
In order to ensure that this happens, the governors must hold the Head Teacher and senior leaders accountable to provide excellent leadership and to ensure the best teaching and learning takes place in school. I have a specific responsibility for safeguarding within school.
I am the Vice-chair of the Multi-academy Trust which operates across both Academies.
I also aim to take a leading role in developing the Maltby Learning Community, where all the schools in our local area work jointly to support each other and to encourage school development.
In January of 2014, I was designated as a National Leader of Governance. This role is aimed at developing governing bodies which require support. The role allows me to benchmark with other schools and to import ideas and approaches to Redwood Academy.