The school is part of Alpha Plus Group Limited, which owns and manages more than 20 schools and colleges in England. The majority of the schools are in London. Head office is 50 Queen Anne Street, London W1G 8HJ.
Board of Governors
The group has a Board of Governors, a Management Board and a Senior Management Team, that carry out the corporate governance responsibilities required of the Proprietor. The current governors are:
Sir John Ritblat – Chairman of Governors
Graham Able – Executive Deputy Chairman Jenny Stephen – Director of Schools
Liz Francis – Director of Education Anthony Kay – Head of Strategy & Business Development / Director of College Operations Mark Sample – Director of Finance
Richard Jones – Director of Property
The Chief Executive and Directors are also governors.
The Alpha Plus directors carry out, along with the Board, corporate governance responsibilities. A range of specialist financial management, HR, Health and Safety and legal support services are provided at the Group’s Head Office. Other Head Office responsibilities include the completion of associated statutory safeguarding and compliance requirements, monitoring standards, budget management, premises, health and safety, pupil welfare and wellbeing. The current directors are:
Liz Francis – Schools and Colleges
Mark Sample – Finance
Paul Brereton – HR
Richard Jones – Property
David Elliott – IT
Alpha Plus Council
The Group benefits from a Council which advises on the educational direction of the Group. Council members offer a wide range of experience and include a current parent. The Council meets termly, reviews all educational and business aspects of the schools and colleges, and it’s advice is noted by the Board. The CEO and representatives from the other Executive Directors and attend Council meetings.
The CEO ensures that the Council is regularly updated on all appropriate school and college matters including standards, budget management, premises, health and safety, safeguarding, pupil welfare and wellbeing. Council members also receive a detailed annual report of pupil achievement and progress and this is discussed at their respective meetings.
The Members of the Council are:
Sir John Ritblat – Chairman of the Council
Dame Rosalind Savill, DBE, FBA, FSA
Averil Burgess, OBE
For the avoidance of doubt, the Members of the Council (other than the Chairman and Graham Able) do not have any Governance responsibilities for any of the Group’s schools and colleges.