The School Council is the governing body with ultimate responsibility for the school. They are directors of a company limited by guarantee (The Froebelian School (Horsforth) Ltd) and trustees of a charity (The Froebelian School, registration number 529111). On a day-to-day basis, most of their responsibility is delegated to the Headteacher, who also serves as chief executive.
The Council normally meets four times each year and more frequently if necessary. They receive reports from the Headteacher and Bursar, review the progress of the school and provide advice regarding strategic matters. Council members also take a close interest in the work of the school and through visits, attending functions and reading newsletters, reports etc, they are familiar with the daily life of the school.
The Chair of the School Council is Mrs Katrina Paget, who is a partner in a leading Executive Search company. Her two children, Will and Ed both attended Froebelian and are now at University.
Other Council Members
Vice Chair, Mr Ravi Naru BSc. MCOptom, is an optometrist who has two children, both former Froebelian pupils.
Dr Belinda Horsman MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG has two children Emma and Amy who are former Froebelian School pupils.
Mr Tim Barber BSc, is a Director of a marketing agency and has two children, Joe and Holly who are former pupils of Froebelian.
Mr Andrew Carter, FRICS is MD of a major property agency in Leeds. His three children all attended Froebelian and have embarked on professional careers.
Mrs Helen Forshaw BSc (Hons) MBA has three children. Her eldest has left Froebelian and her younger two are currently in Form IV and Form I.
Mr Eamonn Hamilton B.A. is MD of a conference and incentive travel agency and has three daughters, Molly, Olivia, and Florence – all former pupils.
Mrs Rosey James now retired, is the former Headteacher of Westville School.
Mr Alec Kendrick has three daughters. His eldest two have now left Froebelian and his youngest is in Form II.
Mr Mark Lauder is the current Headmaster of Ashville College, Harrogate.
Mrs Robyn Richmond, LLB., a local solicitor and parent to two former pupils.
Mr R Taylor, MSc, BSc is a former MD and business consultant. He has two daughters who both attended Froebelian and have embarked on professional careers.
Mr Ken Beaty BSc(Hons) ACMA MIFT is an independent company chairman who’s daughters Eleanor and Isabel have now left Froebelian and attend Bradford Grammar School.
Mrs Sue Woodroofe BA (Hons) MEd is the Principal of The Grammar School at Leeds, and was formerly Principal of The British School of Brussels.