All free schools, like Academies, are governed by not-for-profit charitable trusts, which are closely monitored by the Audit Commission to ensure that they provide good value for the public money with which they are entrusted.

In the case of King’s School, the Governing Body is the Board of the Russell Education Trust (RET), a Government-approved academy sponsor. Information about RET's Trustees can be found on the RET website.

In each of its schools, RET formally delegates a range of its responsibilities to a Local Governing Body representing the community.  More information about this structure can be found in the RET Scheme of Delegation and the King’s School Governing Body Standing Orders.

A close, consultative relationship exists between RET and the Local Governing Bodies of its schools and the views of local governors inform all aspects of RET policy.

King’s School Local Governing Body

The King’s School Local Governing Body includes the Headteacher, two elected parent governors and up to ten further governors appointed by the Trust.

Local Governors are appointed/elected for a 4 year term, and are currently as follows:


Appointer / Date:


Ali Davis (Chair)

RET/Sept 2019

RET/Sept 2023

Inclusion; Curriculum; Ethos & Faith

David Brading (Vice Chair)

RET/Sept 2021

Safeguarding; Behaviour & Attendance; Suspensions; Curriculum; Ethos & Faith

Karen Lynch

RET/Sept 2019

RET/Sept 2023


Mala Kothari

Elected/Sept 2021

Curriculum; Finance; Careers; Sixth Form

Andy Talbot

Elected/Sept 2021

Suspensions; Health & Safety; Pay & Performance

Reverend Tim Gage

RET/Sept 2022

Ethos & Faith

Reverend Dan Henderson

RET/Nov 2022

Ethos & Faith

Sam Tucker

RET/Sept 2023


Sarah Price (Headteacher)

Not Applicable


Name Date Stepped Down
Katherine Laux July 2023
Charlotte Flackhill July 2023
Geogy George March 2024

SFG: Safeguarding lead

INC: Inclusion lead

FIN: Finance lead

ContActing the Governing Body

Contact should normally be through the school administrative office. Further details of how to communicate with the governing body are on our Contact Us page.