Harrow Mencap is an independent Charity and Company Limited by guarantee. We have a Board of Trustees with a wide range of skills, experience and expertise If you would like to use your skills and experience at Board level to help us with our work, and share our values we would like to hear from you.
My background is in education and I am currently headteacher at Kingsley High School, which is one of the local authority’s special schools for young people aged 11-19. I began my career teaching English and PE in high schools but quickly became interested in working with children who did not always find learning easy, eventually becoming a SENCo and senior leader as this seemed to be the best way to get things done.
It was during my time at Shaftesbury High school that I became more aware of and interested in the work of Harrow MENCAP as an organisation which was putting into practice the goals, vision and values that I share regarding provision and attitudes toward people with learning difficulties and disabilities. So when becoming a trustee was mentioned I was more than happy to apply.
I live in Harrow, am an Arsenal supporter, enjoy outdoor pursuits (running, gardening, walking, water sports) and will happily watch live sport or crime drama on t.v.
Rikesh joined Harrow Mencap as a trustee in 2015 and became Treasurer in 2016. He has worked as a manager for Barclays Bank for 10 years. Rikesh is married with two children. "I am very passionate about my work and the development of my colleagues". "My biggest achievement is walking from London to Brighton it took me 30 hours and was well worth the experience".