Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


It is lovely to have the children back in school, on time and ready to learn! Thank you parents.....


Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Next dates of our Governing Body Meetings:



Wednesday 28th April 2021 

Wednesday 19th May 2021 

Wednesday 14th July 2021

Mr. Ridge - Chair of Governors

My name is Adrian Ridge and I am the Chair of Governors at Forestdale Primary School. I lead a committed and hard working team of governors who are intent on placing the school at the centre of its community, working with parents to support pupils to maximise their learning potential and to become good citizens who can confidently look forward to a successful and exciting future.


I have been a governor at the school for many years, and Chair of Governors since Christmas 2016. I am a retired former deputy head teacher of a local secondary school, with over 34 years’ teaching experience.


I am married with three grown up children. I am a Stoke City season ticket holder and an avid walker.


I look forward to meeting you as parents at school events and parents’ evenings to discuss your child’s progress and to celebrate their successes.

Miss Chris Lea - Vice Chair


My name is Chris Lea and I am delighted to be the Vice-Chair of the Forestdale Governors. I am a retired teacher with nearly 30 years’ experience working with children throughout the primary age range. I have a keen interest in education and regularly volunteer at school.

I enjoy being in the outdoors and am an enthusiastic gardener. In my spare time I enjoy walks with my dog and a variety of sporting activities.

Mrs. Mellor 
Mrs. Hill - Staff Governor
I have been staff governor for 5 years . I am the Assistant Head at Forestdale and teach Year 2.

Dr. Bell - Co-opted Governor

I’m Charlotte Bell, a co-opted Governor. I also sit on the Teaching and Learning committee. As an English secondary school teacher I have a particular interest in the teaching, learning and progress of pupils at Forestdale and their future at secondary school and beyond. 

Claudine Brown - Parent Governor

A big thank you to Mr A Ridge  who met with many parents at our recent parents evening – please feel free to speak to them in the future!

We had plenty of ideas for our core value words and we will continue to work with parents on our vision for the school.



At Forestdale Primary we now have a set of value words which underpin our ethos, vision for the school as well as our Curriculum.


These words were chosen following consultation with children, parents, teachers and governors and, with the support of all these key stakeholders, will become embedded in the school during 2017-2018.




If you wish to contact any of the Governors please do so via School either in writing or by leaving a telephone message.












Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark