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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 Jason Hughes, and he can be contacted via the school office: info@rts.richmond.sch.uk.

RTS Trust Board 2023/2024

Trustee name

Committee membership

Designation/link

Category

Appointing body (Relevant article)

Term of office

Shetal Bhatt 

Students, Parents & Community

Careers link

Trustee
Appointed by the Trust Board (article 58)

 

24.05.21 -
23.05.25

Gordon Deas

Finance & Resources (Chair)
Health and Safety link

Trustee

Appointed by the Members

(article 50)

 

26.09.22 - 

25.09.26

Evan Demetriou
(Vice-chair of Trust Board)

Students, Parents

& Community (Chair)
Attendance/School Council link

Trustee
Appointed by the Trust Board (article 58)

 

14.12.21 - 13.12.25 

Kelly Dooley
(Head Teacher)
All committees

Trustee 
Appointed by the Members (article 57)

 

14.07.20 -

13.07.24

 

Andrew Hanson

Quality of Education

Trustee
Appointed by the Members (article 50)

 

22.03.22 -

21.03.26

Gavin Hughes

Quality of Education

 

Trustee

Appointed by the Members

(article 50)

 

28.02.23 -

27.02.27

Jason Hughes
(Chair of Trust Board)

Finance & Resources

GDPR/SCR link

Trustee
Appointed by the Trust Board (article 58)

 

13.07.21 - 
12.07.25

John Kipps

Quality of Education

SEND link

Trustee

Appointed by the Members (article 50)

 

23.01.24 - 

22.01.28

Rachael Prasher
Finance & Resources
Online Safety/Staff Wellbeing link

Trustee
Appointed by the Members (article 50)

 

19.01.21 - 
18.01.25

Sarah Scammell

Students, Parents & Community
Safeguarding and LAC link

Trustee

Appointed by the Members

(article 50)

 

19.01.21 -

18.01.25

Ervina Vasiljevic

Finance & Resources

Trustee

Parent Trustee

(article 53)

 

11.10.23 - 10.10.27

Manju Walia

Quality of Education (Chair)

PPG link

Trustee

Appointed by the Trust Board (article 58)

 

28.03.23 - 

27.03.27

Laura Williams

Parent Trustee

(article 53)

01.02.22 - 31.01.26

Resigned 24.04.23

Cathy Bird

Appointed by the Members

(article 50)

26.09.22 - 

25.09.26

Resigned 20.12.23

Chike Nnalue

Appointed by the Members

(article 50)

26.09.22 - 25.09.26

Resigned 20.12.23