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The Riverside Board

A Brief History of the School

Riverside School was founded in 1994 by two expatriate families, who had been seeking a suitable school for their children.  They made the decision to open their own and found a building on the banks of the Vltava River in a picturesque setting a short distance from the city centre.

Following extensive reconstruction the school opened  for Primary aged children under the headship of Simon Beavan, who remained the Principal for the first five years of the school. During this period the school grew to 100 children.

In the years that followed the school extended its provision to offer secondary education. Through expansion the school developed separate sites for Early Years, Primary, Junior High and Senior High.

It developed a Skills for Life Programme, extending outdoor education and Musicians for Life. It opened the Riverside Ranch is an area of natural beauty and offered student supported accommodation.

Riverside Founders

The current Founders are Sharon Jackson, an original Founder and Brian Thompson, the Chair of the Riverside Board.


Riverside Board

Riverside School is a not for profit organisation, an O.P.S. All income generated is channelled back into the school, the Director being the only salaried member of the Board.

The Riverside Board consists of a Management Board, a Supervisory Board, the School Director and additional Board Members.


Riverside Management Board

The Riverside Management Board is responsible for the Financial Management of the School and the appointment of the School Director.

Sharon Jackson

Founder & Management Board

Brian Thompson

Founder & Board Chair

Lee Ann Thompson

Management Board

Riverside Supervisory Board

The Riverside Supervisory Board monitors the work of the Management Board to ensure that the responsibilities of office are appropriately carried out.

Helen Chisholm

Supervisory Board

Vlado Vovkanic

Supervisory Board Chair

Laurie Barnes

Supervisory Board

Riverside Board Members

The Riverside Board is a self appointing body. It meets at least four times each year, either in person or virtually, in London or Prague.

Spencer Thompson

Board Member

Louise Bishop

Board Member

Benji Jackson

Board Member

Riverside Director

The Riverside Director is responsible for the day to day running of the school.



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