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Governance

The Rise School is governed by a local governing body (LGB) who have the skills, competencies and perspectives need to govern the school. 

If you are interested in becoming a governor at the Rise School, then please get in touch.

Jackie Saddington
Chair of the Local Governing Body

Date appointed: 28 October 2019 

I am currently employed as Head of Bi-Borough School Governor Services covering the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as well as Westminster City Council. I have over twenty years’ experience in school governance covering all sectors. In addition to working in school governance, I am also a governor at Beddington Park Academy in Sutton, which is part of The Step Academy Trust, and until 2018 I chaired a Multi-Academy Trust, which had grown from one school to seven schools, by the time I left. I have been married for thirty years and have two adult daughters. My interests are sport, history, and travel. 

Helen Ralston
Head of School

Date appointed: 28 October 2019 

Sarah Buscall
Community

Date appointed: 28 October 2019

Lucy Nutt
Associate

Date appointed: 29 June 2015

Lucy has over 20 years’ experience working in schools and educational management. This includes working in special education and with children from 4 to 18. Lucy has worked for local authorities and within an academy chain. Currently, she is employed by the Tri-borough Education Service working with schools in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (LBHF) and Westminster City Council (WCC). Lucy is also a qualified Ofsted inspector and has co-authored the LDA book, Assemblies to Teach the Golden Rules.

Charlotte Warner
Associate

Date appointed: 18 December 2012

Charlotte has a background in NHS management and private sector commercial negotiation, along with an MBA from INSEAD. Charlotte is parent of a child with special needs and was the parent lead for establishing The Rise School.

Viv Berkeley
Executive Principal

Date appointed: 28 October 2019