Proprietor and Council of Trustees
The Council of Trustees is the school's proprietor and governing body.
The role of the Council of Trustees is to represent the members of the South Devon Steiner School Association (the "corporate trustee") and to promote and protect the interests of the school.
For more information on the School Association and how to join please contact the Council.
Individuals are appointed to Council by members of the School Association at its AGM and between AGMs new members may be co-opted by Council who will then be confirmed at the next AGM. Council members are accountable to the School Association for their work.
Minutes of Council meetings, AGMs and any EGMs are available here.
The Council of Trustees has a number of vacancies, and warmly invites individuals who are interested in taking on this demanding and ultimately very rewarding role, to please contact the Council Secretary for more information.
The current members of the Council of Trustees are:
Rob’s profession is a business analyst working on international community development projects and he runs his own business. His skills amongst others are leadership, finance, strategy, management and funding.
His role in relation to the OFSTED framework includes Part 1 Quality of Education, Part 2 Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, Part 6 Provision of Information and Part 8 Quality of Leadership and Management in schools.
Trustee and Council Member responsible for Safeguarding (Designated Senior Safeguarding Person) and Vulnerable Pupils
Former Chair of the School Council 2010-13 and 2018-2020 Juliet has been voluntarily involved with the school for 33 years, initially in management and subsequently as a trustee. During that time she has completed numerous trainings in governance and in safeguarding and attended workshops with the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (SWSF) on quality of education from a governance point of view. She is enrolled on the Prelude Foundation Course in Steiner Education 2020-2021 run by the Association of Steiner Waldorf Teacher Educators (ASWTE). Juliet is a UKCP registered psychotherapist in private practice. Juliet is involved in the following aspects of the OFSTED framework: Part 1 Quality of Education, Part 2 Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, Part 3 Welfare Health and Safety of Pupils, Part 4 Suitability of Staff Supply Staff and Proprietors and Part 8 Quality of Leadership and Management in schools.
Trustee (Parent) and Council Member
Nicola is a Solicitor and Director of a law firm specialising in Property Law, also undertaking a management and supervisory role.
She holds responsibility for dealing with staff grievances and concerns and complaints (Parts 7 & 8 of the Independent School Standards).
Trustee (Parent) and Council Member
Ben is a director of an international company with particular expertise in finance strategy, marketing and communications. Ben holds responsibility for Part 8 Quality of Leadership and Management.
South Devon Steiner School is an activity of Rudolf Steiner School South Devon Limited, registered at
Devon TQ9 6AB
Phone: 01803 897377
We are registered as charity no. 286434.
Our annual reports are available on the Charity Commission website.
We are a registered company, no. 1693887, a private company limited by guarantee without share capital. For details on our company status, directors, charges and more view our entry on the Companies House website.
Chair of the Council of Trustees
The school's proprietor and governing body is the Council of Trustees which is chaired by
He can be contacted at the above email address or by telephone and by post using the school's contact details.
Memorandum and Articles of Association
Download the Mem and Arts here.
Application to Join the School Association
If you are interested in joining the School Association please download and complete the application form.
Download the School Association membership application form
Proxy Voting Form AGM
For any other governance related information please contact the Council Secretary, Julie Thomas, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.