Turing House


All academies (including new academies like ours and converter academies like Orleans Park, Waldegrave and Teddington School) 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 Turing House 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 Turing House 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.

Local Governing Body

The Turing House Local Governing Body includes the Headteacher, two elected parent governors and up to ten further governors appointed by the Trust.

At least four of the RET appointees will be parents of a registered pupil at a primary school or academy situated within the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.

If you are interested in becoming a local governor at Turing House School, you can find out more about the role here.

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

Name: Appointer / Date:
Committees / Responsibilities:
Janet Hilton (Chair) RET / Sep 2015 FBP/S&D / SFG
Beverley Sanders (Vice Chair) RET / Sep 2015 FBP/SCS
Colin Mackinlay (Headteacher) Not applicable SCS,FBP,S&D
Sarah Dietz RET / Sep 2015 S&D/SCS / RSE
David Edwards RET / Sep 2015 SCS
Nick Bagge Elected / Aut 2015 FBP/S&D / H&S
Fiona Williams Elected / Aut 2015 SCS/S&D / SEN
Robin Jowit RET / Sep 2015 FBP/S&D
Paul Dowsett RET / Sep 2018 SCS


Name: Appointer / Date:
Date stepped down
Justine Hamer RET / Sep 2015 Dec 2016
Marie Banks RET / Sep 2015 Feb 2017


SCS: Students, Curriculum and Standards Committee

FBP: Finance, Building and Premises Committee

S&D: Staffing & Development

SEN: Special Education Needs monitoring

RSE: Relationships and Sex Education monitoring

SFG: Safeguarding monitoring

H&S: Health and Safety



Contact the Governing Body

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

Governance Records
Further Reading


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