Stuart Crookshank OBE - Chair of Trustees
Stuart has been a Trustee at West Heath almost since the beginning and is proud to be a part of its continuing success.
Stuart is now retired from his day job; he was a Customs Officer for over 39 years and also worked in the Charities Commission. In his spare time Stuart works as a River Bailiff. Stuart and his wife have lived near Tunbridge Wells for over 20 years and he very much looks forward to being part of the School’s continuing success story.
Our Chair of Trustees can be contacted via school reception and at the school’s address – please see contact us section
Glen is a Correspondent for BBC TV Current Affairs & Documentaries. Working mainly on programmes like Inside Out and Panorama, he specialises in investigative journalism and home affairs issues. Not that he would care to repeat the experience, but one claim to fame he holds is being the first British journalist to be shot with the 50,000 volt Taser stun-gun whilst filming with the LAPD in Los Angeles.
Born and bred in Surrey and a proud product of the state education system he now lives just across the Kent border in Sussex, married with three young children.
Leigh is an architect by profession and now runs the family business which includes farm, forestry and property management. He has been a Trustee since May 2014 and serves on the Health & Safety Committee.
Leigh is married with two children and has lived on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells for over 20 years. In his spare time, Leigh enjoys spending time with his family and competing in triathlons for his local club.
More recently, Leigh has represented Great Britain in the World Sprint Triathlon Championships in Mexico.
Pauline Knutton - Safeguarding
Pauline started as a Teaching Assistant at the school not long after it first opened. At that time there were less than thirty students and half the school was unusable. Pauline developed along with the school is very proud to have played a part in improving the lives and opportunities of so many young people.
Now retired, Pauline is able to spend more time with her own children and grandchildren and has welcomed the opportunity to become involved with the school once more as a Trustee.
Nishka is an accountant by profession and has worked in senior finance roles in both commerce and charity sectors. Committed to driving a positive social impact, she now works as a freelance consultant.
Nishka is married with a young daughter and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and when time allows it, running. She is passionate about the opportunity and freedom that education can provide and is proud to support West Heath as a member of the Trustee Board and Finance Committee.
Andy is an Accountant by profession and is the Finance Director for Hyde Park Residence Ltd, a company in Mayfair letting 5 star residential apartments.
Married for 25 years with two grown up daughters, Andy attends as a Trustee on behalf of the Principal Benefactor, to monitor that the school’s financial stability and its obligations under the terms of the lease, are maintained.
Dougal has been Headmaster of Solefield School in Sevenoaks since 2006. Prior to this he taught in both senior and prep’ schools, including a spell as resident housemaster at the Dragon School in Oxford.
Dougal is an experienced school inspector and brings this wealth of experience to the Trustee Committee. Dougal is married with two sons and in his spare time enjoys keeping fit, playing the guitar and dabbling in ultra-running. He is proud to be part of the Trustees body taking West Heath forward into the next stage of its development.