River Mead School Governors
River Mead School is part of The Mead Academy Trust. The responsibility for the strategic management of the school is shared between the Head of School, The Board of Directors and the Governing Body.
The Governing Body supports River Mead School and has a general responsibility for the strategic management of the school. It is not expected to take detailed decisions about the day to day running of the school – that is the function of the Head of School.
The Governance Team
Chair of Governors
Co-Opted (No Voting Rights)
Leadership roles include command of the Maritime Force assigned to the UN peace keeping force in Cambodia in the early 90s, and leading initiatives in 21 regional countries to develop counter-piracy capabilities. He has chaired UN sponsored international meetings and spoken at a wide variety of international maritime events.
Now working as a maritime governance consultant from home in Chapmanslade he recently undertook a detailed review of the EU’s maritime crime programme in the Indian Ocean. He is also a Parish Councillor and Speed Watch coordinator as well as a coordinating member of the Yemen Safe Passage Group which provides impartial advice and pressure to HM Govt’s policies in that country.
Married with 4 grown up children and a dog, Phil plays clarinet and tin whistles, and is a biased arm chair rugby enthusiast whose playing days are long gone.
Appointed SEND/Safeguarding Advisor