Richmond Hill Academy’s Local Governing Body includes representation from parents, community and sponsor governors from The GORSE Academies Trust. The intention of this Local Governing Body is to ensure Richmond Hill Academy provides an exceptional education for all pupils.

Become a Governor

Becoming a governor is a rewarding way to help your local community and have a positive influence on the quality of young children’s education. Richmond Hill Academy’s Local Governing Body includes people from all walks of life with each person adding their unique experience and skills to the work of running an academy.

If you would like to become a governor to please contact us for further information.

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Chair of Governors
Richmond Hill Academy
Clark Lane
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS9 8PN

Our Governors

Name Category End of Term of Office Area of responsibility Voting Rights Declaration of Interests Other establishments they govern Any relations within the academy 2018/19 Attendance 2019/20 Attendance
Peter Gruen Chair TGAT 31/12/2021 PPM / Curriculum / T & L Yes Elected Member at Leeds City Council & Business Interests with Leeds Playhouse (Enterprises) Ltd TSLA, HA, TGAT None 4/4 1/1
Ana Furtado Parent 16/07/2023 n/a Yes None None None 0/1 0/1
Anna Mackenzie Principal n/a PPM Yes None None None 1/1
Cllr Asghar Khan Community 31/12/2022 Attendance / Admissions Yes None None None 2/4 0/1
Charlotte Perkins Community 31/12/2022 SEND / Inclusion Yes In Harmony Manager, Opera North None None 4/4 1/1
Darren Percival Community 31/12/2021 Safeguarding / Prevent / H & S Yes None None None 2/4 1/1
Eric Williamson Staff 31/12/2021 n/a Yes None None None 4/4 1/1
Matthew Francis Community 16/07/2023 Curriculum / T & L / Policy Group Yes None None None 1/1 1/1
Nicola Deville Staff 31/12/2021 H & S / Training Yes None None None 2/4 0/1
Paul Forbes OBE TGAT 31/12/2021 PPM / Safeguarding / Prevent Yes None None None 4/4 0/1
Pavithra Purushotham Parent 16/07/2023 n/a Yes None None None 1/1 0/1
Simon McCarthy Executive Principal: Primary Education n/a PPM Yes None HA, MNA, RA and TSLA None
Sir John Townsley Chief Executive Officer n/a PPM Yes None HA, EHC, BA, MNA, RA, TMA, TGAT, TFA, SCITT, TSLA, TRGA, BSA None
Ursula Wyatt TGAT 31/12/2021 Sports Premium / Pupil Premium Yes None None None 4/4 1/1
Verona Brown TGAT 31/12/2021 Sports Premium / Pupil Premium Yes None None None 4/4 0/1

All company documentation relating to The GORSE Academies Trust can be found on our Trust website at
www.tgat.org.uk/company-documentation