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The Richmond upon Thames School

The Richmond upon Thames School

Excellence Through Endeavour

Trust Board Membership

Trustees are appointed or elected as permitted by the Articles of Association. Each trustee has a four year term of office which may be extended for a further term of four years. Up to ten trustees can be appointed by the members. Further 'Co-opted' trustees may be appointed by the trust board. Two trustees are elected by school parents.

Full details of all current trustees including their full names, dates of appointment, the committees they serve on and positions of responsibility are shown in the table below (including details of any trustees who have stepped down during the last 12 months). Biographical details of members and trustees, their attendance at meetings over the last academic year and details of their relevant business and pecuniary interests are available from the drop down menu to the right.

Chair of the Trust Board

The Chair of the Trust Board is appointed annually. The current Chair is Cathy Bird and can be contacted via the school office: info@rts.richmond.sch.uk.

RTS Trust Board 2020/2021

Trustee name

Committee membership

Designation/link

Category

Appointing body (Relevant article)

Term of office

Shetal Bhatt 

Finance & Resources 

Trustee
Appointed by the Trust Board (article 58)

 

25.05.17 -
24.05.21

Cathy Bird
(Chair of the Trust Board)

All committees

Safeguarding and CLA

Trustee

Appointed by the Members

(article 50)

 

18.12.18 - 

17.12.22

Gordon Deas

Finance & Resources

Trustee

Appointed by the Members

(article 50)

 

18.12.18 - 

17.12.22

Evan Demetriou
Students, Parents

& Community
Attendance 

Trustee
Appointed by the Trust Board (article 58)

 

12.12.17 -
11.12.21

Kelly Dooley
(Head Teacher)
All committees

Trustee 
Appointed by the Members (article 57)

14.07.20 -

13.07.24

 

Jim Eyre
Students, Parents 

& Community (Chair)

Pay Committee
Behaviour

Trustee
Appointed by the Members (article 50)

 

12.12.17 -
11.12.21

Sarah Filby
Finance & Resources

Health & Safety

Trustee
Appointed by the Trust Board (article 58)

 

18.09.18 -
17.09.22

Rob Gordon
Quality of Education (Chair)
Pay Committee

Trustee
Elected by parent body

(article 53)

 

06.02.18 - 
05.02.22

Jason Hughes
(Co-Vice Chair of Trust Board)

Finance & Resources (Chair)
HT Appraisal subcommittee

GDPR

Trustee
Appointed by the Trust Board (article 58)

 

21.09.17 - 
20.09.21

Jason Jones
Quality of Education

Trustee

Appointed by the Members

09.07.19 -

08.07.23 

Rachael Prasher

(Co-Vice Chair of Trust Board)
Finance & Resources
Pay Committee (Chair)

Trustee
Appointed by the Members (article 50)

 

28.02.17 - 
27.02.21

Jane Spencer
Quality of Education

Pay Committee

HR Appraisal subcommittee
SEND

Trustee
Appointed by the Members (article 50)

 

24.04.18 - 
23.04.22

Manju Walia

Students, Parents

& Community

Quality of Education

PPG/Catch-up

Trustee

Elected by parent body

(article 53)

 

11.03.19 - 

10.03.23

Former trustees:    

Diana Huntingford

resigned 13.10.19