Local Governing Body
Tom Sawbridge - Chair of the LGB
Tom is a teacher by profession and he is currently Vice Principal at Ark Academy, Wembley. He is the Chair of the LGB (since 16th June 2018) and a trustee of the MAT. Tom is passionate about Reach Academy’s goal to provide all pupils with the opportunity to go to university if they wish and to live happy, healthy and productive lives. He studied History at Brasenose College, Oxford, and has Masters degrees in Comparative Politics from LSE and Educational Leadership from the Institute of Education. He lives in Harrow with his wife Mona.
The term of office for trustees of the MAT is 4 years and Tom has attended all trustee meetings for the MAT board and LGB.
Emma is a mother of two, the eldest in reception year at RAF. Emma works part-time as a lawyer with experience in the private and public sector, in particular of compliance and regulation.
Emma is a trustee of the MAT also sits on the LGB and is the governor for safeguarding and looked after children.
Siobhan Donoghue - Staff Governor
Siobhan was elected as a staff governor in October 2018 and sits on the RAF Local Governing Body, her term of office is 4 years and Siobhan has attended all LGB meetings.
Dawn Kiefer - Parent Governor
Dawn has three children in the school, two in Primary and one in the frontier cohort in Secondary.
Dawn was elected as parent governor in June 2018 and sits on the RAF Local Governing Body, her term of office is 4 years and Dawn has attended all LGB meetings.
Katrina Baker - Parent Governor
Katrina has 15 years’ experience working within the charitable sector, specialising in environmental and social regeneration. She has experience in strategic management and finance, community involvement and safeguarding.
As a parent Governor Katrina hopes to champion the views of parents and support the school to maintain its high standards, so that all children fulfil their potential throughout their RAF journey and beyond. Katrina has a son at RAF, currently in phase 2.
Katrina was elected as parent governor in June 2018 and sits on the RAF Local Governing Body, her term of office is 4 years and Katrina has attended all LGB meetings.
Lindsey started her career in public relations with Virgin Megastores, but it was her work for educational charities that inspired her to become a teacher. She trained at the University of Surrey and has since held leadership positions in three independent schools. She is currently Deputy Head at Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton. Her particular interest lies in developing high academic performance for all pupils whilst maintaining their mental and physical wellbeing, and investing in staff development. She read History at the University of Warwick, her love for her subject having been nurtured by her inspirational A level teachers. She lives in Hampton with her son and dog, both of whom are cuddly, intelligent and very friendly.
Lindsey’s term as a local governor started on 16th June 2018 when the MAT was formed. The term of office for local governors is 4 years and Lindsey has attended all meetings.
Mark is an Assistant Headteacher at Hampton School.
Mark's term as a local governor started on 16th June 2018 when the MAT was formed. The term of office for local governors is 4 years and Mark has attended all meetings.