Governance

Rand’s Educational Foundation was established by the will of John Rand who died in 1706, but is now regulated by a charitable trust deed dated 8th August, 1986.

The Foundation is registered as a charitable trust and is regulated by the Charity Commission for England and Wales under registration number 311022.

Our annual report and accounts documents are freely available to view.

Our Governors

The Governors (also known as Trustees) meet three times a year with the annual meeting in May.  All major policy decisions are taken by the Governors and facilitated through the Foundation’s Clerk who is responsible for carrying out the instructions.

The Governors are appointed by various bodies (listed below) other than the Governors who are appointed by all the existing Governors as co-optees:

John Hayes (Hertfordshire County Council) – Chairman
Colin Thurstance (Ickleford Parish Council) – Vice Chairman

Derrick Ashley (Hertfordshire County Council)
John Barker (Co-opted)
Colin Cropley (Holwell Parochial Church Council)
James Carlyle (Co-opted)
Michael Cooper (Co-opted)
Rosemary Gainsford (Holwell Parochial Church Council)
Michael Goddard (Co-opted)
Wendy Harris (Holwell residents)
Ben Hurworth (Co-opted)
Ruth Simkins (Stondon Parish Council)
Keeley Sparrow (Holwell Parish Council)
Claire Strong (North Hertfordshire District Council)

Keeping one eye on the future….

The Foundation is continually reviewing the future requirement of funds in light of a growing population in the local area; continuous consideration is given to new housing developments in the area and the impact that may have on future grants.  The Foundation will continue to carefully manage its investments and monitor its reserve requirements in the future to ensure that there is sufficient funds available for the Foundation to meet its objectives.