Gilbert Scott Primary School is part of The Collegiate Trust. The Directors of the Trust have delegated the oversight and leadership of Gilbert Scott Primary School to the Local Governing Body (LGB), made up of parents, staff, LA and Trust representatives. Click HERE for information on the Governors.

Information about the Directors of The Collegiate Trust can be found at

James Filus

Chair of Governors/Parent Governor

James joined the Governing Board in December 2015, and was elected Chair the following year. 

While in the role of Chair, James has overseen some significant events in Gilbert Scott’s recent history – including the appointment of the Principal, and the process of joining the Collegiate Trust.

James has worked as a senior leader in Local Government for 11 years. He is now the Director of a national Trade Association.

James has two children, both proudly attend Gilbert Scott.

Paul Thomas


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Tim Rodwell

Vice Chair of Governor / Trust Governor

As the owner of a shopfitting business with strong family led ethics, Tim Rodwell has grown a team, brought on a new generation of business leaders and continues to seek out new opportunities to take the business forward and raise the standards within the industry.
With high level management skills and experience of looking after large-scale shopfitting and retail display projects throughout Europe and further afield, Tim has a keen eye for concept interpretation and specification as well as a strong strategic mindset which ensures a sustainable business model.
Tim has been a Governor now for 3 years and seeks to bring rigour, creativity and acumen to the role.

Tim is also a speaker for Founders4Schools. A charity that introduces students to inspiring, successful business leaders to discover the skills and pathways required to be part of those companies that will shape our future. The service is free for schools to use and business leaders volunteer their time to share their stories and insights.

Tim is an Executive Council member of the National Association of Shopfitters and Interior Contractors.

Finally, Tim is a parent of an SEN child currently specialist educational provision, he brings additional insight and understanding in that particular area.

Frances LeRoy

Trust Governor

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Simon Trehearn

Trust Governor

Simon is the Vice Principal at The Quest Academy, a local secondary school that is also part of the Collegiate Trust. Simon has taught Maths in and around south London for over 20 years.

Jennifer Robbins

Trust Governor

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Thomas Beecham

CEO representative

Thomas Beecham is an experienced teacher who has held a variety of leadership roles over the last 12 years. Thomas was educated in a comprehensive school in North Yorkshire, but settled in South London since embarking on his career in teaching. He works as an Assistant Principal and College Head at Riddelsdown Collegiate and has worked for the Collegiate Trust since its inception. He believes that all schools should ensure that their students are given everything they need in order to make the best progress possible, no matter what their level or background.

Ellie Seaman

Staff Governor

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Anthony Dixon

LA Governor

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Jeriel Algandara

Parent Governor

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