Pauline Knutton — Chair
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 and 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.
Our Chair of Trustees can be contacted via school reception and at the school’s address – please see contact us section
Nishka Smith — Finance Committee
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 young children 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.
Damian Deeney — Governance Committee
Lucy Wallace -
Leigh Harris — Health & Safety Committee
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 finance 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.
Helen McClure — Teaching and Learning Committee
Marina Housley — Student Services Committee — Anti Bullying representative
Marina joined the Board of Trustees in December 2018. She is the Anti-Bullying contact and sits on the Staff Well being committee.
Marina is a member of the West Heath Old Girls Association having previously attended West Heath School, at which time it was a private all-Girls school. Marina feels enormously privileged to be part of West Heath School in its current format, helping to drive the future of this exceptional school.
Marina works in the City and lives locally with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys pottering around the garden with the invaluable assistance from her children and the dog.
Rosie Greco — Staff Committee
Margaret Heath — Governance Committee
Joanne Flanagan — Finance Committee