TORCH Academy directors

  • Mr J Tomasevic –   CEO/Accounting Officer (B)
  • Mr J Mills –  Chair of Trust  (A)
  • Mr R Flewitt            
  • Mr A Rahman     –  Staff Director/Head of School (B)
  • Mr C James  - Staff Director/Executive HT (B) 
  • Mr D Hooker – (B)
  • Mrs S Macdougall – (C)
  • Mrs J White (C) 
  • Mr A Woods OBE Vice Chair 
  • Mr K Ghattaora –  (Chair of NFS)
  • Mr A Goddard – (Chair of Meden School)
  • Mr M Auty QC 

A = members of Audit sub-committee                                             

B = members of Executive sub-committee

C = members of CEO Performance Management sub-committee                      


Nottingham free School local governing body

Nottingham Free School has a local governing body whose role is to work with school leaders to monitor progress and ensure all government educational standards are met.  Our chair  of governors is also a director and it is the directors who set the strategic direction for the schools within the trust.

The local governing body consists of nine members who meet every term for full governor meetings as well as regular governor information evenings.

The table below shows their key roles and all governors can be contacted through the school on 0115 896 4949 or email

Name Type of governor Governor role Governor links
Mr K. Ghattaora Parent Chair of governors Safeguarding, health & safety, student progress 
Mrs L. Spencer Arnell Parent Vice-chair of governors English, support staff, pastoral, governor training
Mr N. Rakaar Community Project management Science, languages, trips & visits
Mr A. Sharif Parent HR Maths, computing, quality assurance, complaints
Mrs K. Wyeld Parent Finance Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, art, design, music, drama, PSHCE
Mrs J. Brown Staff Head of School  
Miss J. Dunthorne Staff Professional Operations Staff  
Mrs J. Harnan Staff Teaching staff  

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TAG Members

  • Mr J Mills 
  • Mr P Waterland 
  • Mr P Chandrakumar 


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