Trustees & Committees



Westfield Academy is a single Academy trust registered in England and Wales. Company number - 08526440 - Incorporated on 13 May 2013.

Westfield Academy, Tolpits Lane, Watford, WD18 6NS

Our job as Trustees is to help deliver the best possible education for your children while they are studying at Westfield Academy.

The Trustees have overall responsibility for the Academy and work in partnership with both the Headteacher and Department of Education. We do not get involved in the day-to-day management of the Academy – that is left to the expertise of the Headteacher and his team. We work with the Academy to:-

  • Determine the strategy and direction of the Academy (e.g. as a well-attended and popular Academy, being seen to achieve high standards).
  • Establish priorities and approve plans and budgets (e.g. review and approval of the annual development plan, drawn up by the Head and his/her team).
  • Set targets and monitor progress (e.g. we want the Academy to achieve high standards of education and for these to be reflected in annual targets and trends).
  • Support the Headteacher and the Academy (e.g. over issues such as transport and admissions).
  • Ensure that the required policies and procedures are in place (e.g. personnel, pay, special needs and equal opportunities).

If you wish to contact the Chair of Trustees please address communications to the main Academy address. 


  • Mr R Venchard - Chair of Trustees. 09.04.2019 to 08.04.2023. Trustee co-opted trustee
  • Mr V Assani - Vice Chair of Trustees. 16.07.20 to 15.07.24. Trustee co-opted trustee
  • Mr B Mallett - Chair of Resources committee. 20.11.2018 to 23.09.2022. Member appointed
  • Mr R Higginson -17.06.20 to 16.07.24. Trustee co-opted trustee
  • Mr S Ville - 16.07.20 to 15.07.24. Trustee co-opted trustee
  • Mr B Pandit - 17.12.20 to 16.12.24. Member appointed trustee
  • Dr A Chaudhry - 05.05.21 to 04.05.25. Member appointed trustee
  • Mr R Preston - 05.05.21 to 04.05.25. Member appointed trustee
  • Mr T Body - Headteacher. Ex Officio


  • Mr I Phillips. 6.05.2019. Appointed under article 15A 
  • Mr D Wadia.  16.05.2019. Appointed under article 15A
  • Mr J Rubinstein. 22.02.2021. Appointed under article 15A

Company Secretary

  • Vacant

Attainment and Achievement Committee

  • Mr R Preston (Chair)
  • Mr B Mallett 
  • Mr V Assani
  • Mr T Body
  • Dr A Chaudhry

Resources Committee

  • Mr B Mallett (Chair)
  • Mr R Venchard
  • Mr B Pandit
  • Mr S Ville
  • Mr T Body

Chief Financial Officer - Shibani Patel

Trustee Meeting Attendance 2019/20 - Trustee Attendance Information 2019/20

Trustee Meeting Attendance 2020/21 - Trustee Attendance Information 2020/21