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The Structure of the Governing Body

The Governing Body of Ryvers School is made up of:

5 Parent Governors,

6 Community Governors, and

3 Staff Governors (one of which is the Headteacher).

 

Plus 2 Associate Governors and a Company Secretary who do not have voting rights.

The Governing Body has a Clerk who takes the minutes of all Full Governing Body and Committee meetings, and is a point of contact in the school for governors.

 

The core committees are:

The Curriculum and Standards Committee

The Facilities and Welfare Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee

The Pay Committee,

and

The Personnel Committee.

 

Plus an Inclusion Group which reports to the Governing Body regarding Safeguarding & Child Protection, Special Educational Needs, Pupil Premium, Looked After Children, Equalities, Diversity and E-Safety. Individual Governors also report to the Governing Body regarding Development & Training, Health & Safety and Website Compliance. 

 

Umbrella Trust

Ryvers School is an Academy and part of the Kedermister Education Trust (KET).

 

KET is an Umbrella Trust made up of three local academies, Langley Grammar Secondary School, Ryvers Primary School and Castleview School. All three schools have made a joint commitment to work together to enhance the learning experiences for all their pupils.

The Governors of Ryvers School

 

Shan Aliah, Parent Governor.

Shan is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked in senior management for many high profile companies.  She is a mother of four, one of whom currently attend Ryvers and one is a former Ryvers pupil. Shan is a member of the Finance & Audit Committee, the Curriculum & Standards Committee and the Facilities & Welfare Committee.

Shan was appointed by the parents of Ryvers School on 6th March 2015 and her term of office is due to end on 5th March 2019.

 

Preston Brooker, Community Governor

Preston is a local Councillor and serves as Chairman of Education and Children's Services and he is a member of the Foster Panel.

Preston was appointed by the Full Governing Body in March 2017. 

 

Brenda Burdall, Community Governor.

Brenda is a retired Social Worker. Brenda is a member of the Curriculum & Standards Committee, the Personnel Committee and the Facilities & Welfare Committee.

Brenda was appointed by the Local Authority in April 2007 and became a Community Governor for Ryvers upon conversion to Academy status. Her term of office is due to end on 30th April 2019.

 

Harry Duffy, Community Governor, Chair of Governors.

Harry is a former Headteacher of a local school. In addition to being the Chair of Governors, Harry is also a member of the Finance & Audit Committee, Personnel Committee and Pay Committee. Harry is Member of the Academy Trust.

Harry was appointed by the Local Authority in January 2010 and became a Community Governor of Ryvers upon conversion to Academy status. His term of office is due to end on 30th January 2018.

 

Amanda Fell, Headteacher.

Amanda joined Ryvers in April 2015 as Headteacher.  She has previously been a Headteacher in Buckinghamshire.

 

Jenny Instone, Community Governor.

Jenny is a retired Teacher and former Chair of Governors. Jenny is  a member of the Finance & Audit Committee, the Curriculum & Standards Committee and is a Headteacher Performance Management Reviewer.

Jenny was appointed by the Local Authority in December 2009 and became a Community Governor on conversion to Academy status. Her term of office is due to end on 31st December 2017.

 

Mark Instone, Community Governor and Vice Chair of Governors.

Mark is Assistant Headteacher at a Secondary School. In addition to being the Vice Chair of Governors he is a member of the Curriculum & Standards Committee, the Personnel Committee, the Pay Committee and is a Headteacher Performance Management Reviewer. Mark is a Member of the Academy Trust.

Mark was appointed by the Local Authority in July 2009 and became a Community Governor on conversion to Academy status. His term of office is due to end on 17th July 2017.

 

Mala Kaushal, Parent Governor and Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee.

Mala is a Chartered Accountant and has twins in Year 4 at Ryvers. In addition to being Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee Mala is a member of the Personnel Committee and Pay Committee. Mala is a Member of the Academy Trust.

Mala was appointed by the parents of Ryvers School on 13th July 2012 and re-appointed on 13th July 2016. Her term of office is due to end on 12th July 2020.

 

Ahmad Khan, Parent Governor.

Ahmad is Chair of the Facilities and Welfare Committee and is a member of the Personnel and Pay Committees.

Ahmad was appointed by the parents of Ryvers School on 23rd November 2015 and his term of office is due to end on 22nd November 2019.

 

Saima Khan, Parent Governor.

Saima has two children at Ryvers and is currently studying to become a Level 3 Teaching Assistant. She has worked as a volunteer in the school and is regularly involved with school activities. Saima is a member of the Curriculum Committee and Facilities and Welfare Committee.

Saima was appointed by the parents of Ryvers School on 23rd November 2015 and her term of office is due to end on 22nd November 2019.

 

Francis McAleer, Staff Governor.

Francis is the Site Controller of Ryvers School. Francis is a member of the Finance & Audit Committee and the Facilities & Welfare Committee.

Francis was appointed by the staff of Ryvers School on 16th January 2015 and his term of office is due to end on 15th January 2019.

 

Jenay Monds, Parent Governor and Chair of the Curriculum Committee.

Jenay has two children, one is a former Ryvers pupil and the other is in Year 5. In addition to being Chair of the Curriculum & Standards Committee, Jenay is also a member of the Facilities & Welfare Committee and Pay Committee.

Jenay was appointed by the parents of Ryvers School for a second term on 21st November 2014 and her term of office is due to end on 20th November 2018.

 

Gail Morton, Staff Governor.

Gail has been a Teacher at Ryvers for 12 years and works in one of the Reception classes. Gail is a member of the Curriculum & Standards Committee and the Facilities & Welfare Committee.

Gail was appointed by the staff of Ryvers School on 19th September 2013 and her term of office is due to end on 18th September 2017.

 

Amrik Singh Dosanjh, Community Governor.

Amrik is an ex councillor with Slough Borough Council and Chair and Secretary of Slough's Equality Council. He is also Secretary of the Langley, Foxborough, Kedermister and Colnbrook Labour Party. Amrik is a member of the Finance & Audit Committee, the Personnel Committee and is a Headteacher Performance Management Reviewer.

Amrik was appointed by the Local Authority in October 1998 and became a Community Governor on conversion to Academy status. His term of office is due to end on 13th October 2019.

 

Valerie Harffey, Company Secretary.

Valerie is the School Business Manager and has worked at Ryvers for 9 years.

 

Nikki Hiron, Associate Governor.

Nikki is a Deputy Headteacher of Ryvers School. She has taught at Ryvers for 6 years and has previously been the SENCo at the school.

 

Alice Wetherell, Associate Governor.

Alice is a Deputy Headteacher and joined Ryvers in September 2013. She has taught in the UK and the US and has an MSc from Oxford in Learning and Teaching. Alice also runs National College courses.

 

Rosie Carlton, Clerk to the Governors.

Rosie has two children that are former Ryvers pupils and has worked for Ryvers for 10 years. Rosie undertakes the duties of Development Governor.

 

Governance Arrangements

This information includes information for all governors of Ryvers School from April 2016 to date.

 

Members of the Academy Trust

 

Name Mr Henry Philip Duffy Mr Mark Instone Mrs Asokamala Kaushal
Category of Governor Community Governor Community Governor Parent Governor
Appointed by Full Governing Body Full Governing Body Parents of the School
Appointment date 23.10.13 22.3.17 13.7.16
Term of office end date 30.1.18 17.2.21 12.7.16
Committee Membership Personnel and Pay Committee Finance & Audit, Curriculum & Standards, Personnel, Pay Finance & Audit, Personnel and Pay
Roles/Responsibilities Chair of Governors Vice Chair of Governors Chair of Finance & Audit Committee
Date Pecuniary Interest form signed 9.1.17 31.10.16 27.9.16
Declaration of Interests None None None
Relationships between governors & school staff, including spouses, partners & relatives None Son of Jenny Instone (Governor) None
Trusteeships or governor positions with other educational institutions Director of Kedermister Education Trust None None

 

 

Trustees/Governors

 

Community Governors appointed by the Full Governing Body

Name Mr Preston Brooker Mrs Brenda Burdall Mr Amrik Singh Dosanjh Mrs Jenny Instone
Appointment date 22.3.17 1.5.15 14.10.15 1.1.13
Term of office end date 21.3.21 30.4.19 13.10.19 30.12.17
Committee Membership  To be confirmed (newly appointed) Curriculum & Standards, Personnel, Facilities & Welfare Finance & Audit, Personnel Finance & Audit, Curriculum & Standards
Roles/Responsibilities To be confirmed Inclusion Group Inclusion Group Inclusion Group
Date Pecuniary Interest form signed 18.4.17 19.9.16 4.12.16 31.10.16
Declaration of Interests None None None None
Relationships between governors & members of school staff, including spouses, partners & relatives None None None Parent of Mark Instone (Governor)
Trusteeships or governor positions with other educational institutions Governor of Churchmead School, Chair of Education and Children's Services Panel (SBC), Member of Foster Panel (SBC). None None None

 

Parent Governors appointed by parents of the school

Name Ms Shan Aliah Mr Ahmad Khan Mrs Saima Khan Mrs Jenay Monds
Appointment date 6.3.15 23.11.15 23.11.15 21.11.14
Term of office end date 5.3.19 22.11.19 22.11.19 20.11.18
Committee Membership Finance & Audit, Curriculum & Standards Personnel, Facilities & Welfare, Pay Curriculum & Standards, Facilities & Welfare Curriculum & Standards, Facilities & Welfare
Roles/Responsibilities Inclusion Group Chair of Facilities & Welfare, Governor responsible for monitoring website compliance None Chair of Curriculum & Standards
Date Pecuniary Interest form signed 31.10.16 19.9.16 31.10.16 19.9.16
Declaration of Interests None None None None
Relationships between governors & members of school staff, including spouses, partners & relatives None None None None
Trusteeships or governor positions with other educational institutions None None None None

 

Staff Governors appointed by the staff of the school

Name Miss Gail Morton Mr Francis Bernard McAleer
Appointment date 19.9.13 16.1.15
Term of office end date 18.9.17 15.1.19
Committee Membership Curriculum & Standards, Facilities & Welfare Finance & Audit, Facilities & Welfare
Roles/Responsibilities None None
Date Pecuniary Interest form signed 19.9.16 9.9.16
Declaration of Interests None None
Relationship between governors & members of school staff, including spouses, partners & relatives None None
Trusteeships or governor positions with other educational institutions None None

 

Others

Name Miss Amanda Jane Fell Mrs Valerie Dianne Harffey Miss Nikki Marie Hiron Miss Alice Laura Mary Robinson
Category of Governor Headteacher N/A Associate Governor/Deputy Headteacher Associate Governor/Deputy Headteacher
Appointed by Full Governing Body Full Governing Body Full Governing Body Full Governing Body
Appointment date 13.4.15 2.4.14 23.11.16 23.10.13
Committee Membership All N/A N/A N/A
Roles/Responsibilities N/A Company Secretary and School Business Manager N/A N/A
Date Pecuniary Interest for signed 9.9.16 9.9.16 12.9.16 21.9.16
Declaration of Interests None None None None
Relationships between governors & members of school staff, including spouses, partners & relatives Spouse of member of teaching staff None Partner of member of teaching staff None
Trusteeships or governor positions with other educational institutions Director of Kedermister Education Trust LA Governor at Farnham Common Village School None None

 

Past Governors

Name Mrs Sarah Hall Mrs Sharon O'Reilly
Category of Governor Associate Governor/Deputy Headteacher Community Governor
Appointed by Full Governing Body Full Governing Body
Appointment date 15.7.15 23.3.16
Committee Membership N/A Personnel, Facilities & Welfare
Roles/Responsibilities N/A Chair of Personnel
Date Pecuniary Interest form signed 15.9.15 19.9.16
Declaration of Interests None None
Relationships between governors & members of school staff, including spouses, partners & relatives None None
Trusteeships or governor positions with other educational institutions None None
Resignation date 21.7.16 7.2.17

 

Attendance at Meetings 2015/2016

See below a record of the number of meetings attended by governors. The first figure is the number of meetings attended and the second figure is the total possible number of meetings.

NAME

FGB

Finance & Audit

Curriculum & Standards

Facilities & Welfare

Personnel

Pay

Total Number of Meetings

4

3

3

3

3

3

Shan Aliah

3/4

3/3

3/3

3/3

N/A

N/A

Brenda Burdall

3/4

N/A

1/3

2/3

3/3

N/A

Harry Duffy

1/4

0/3

1/1

2/2

1/3

1/3

Amanda Fell

4/4

3/3

3/3

3/3

3/3

3/3

Sarah Hall (Associate)

2/4

 

2/3

 

 

N/A

Valerie Harffey

3/4

3/3

N/A

3/3

N/A

N/A

Jenny Instone

4/4

3/3

3/3

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mark Instone

3/4

3/3

2/3

2/2

1/3

2/3

Mala Kaushal

4/4

3/3

N/A

N/A

3/3

3/3

Ahmad Khan

3/4

N/A

N/A

1/2

1/2

2/2

Saima Khan

3/4

N/A

2/2

1/2

N/A

N/A

Francis McAleer

2/4

3/3

N/A

3/3

N/A

N/A

Jenay Monds

4/4

N/A

3/3

3/3

N/A

3/3

Gail Morton

4/4

N/A

3/3

3/3

N/A

N/A

Sharon O’Reilly

1/2

N/A

N/A

2/2

2/2

0/1

Alice Wetherell (Associate)

2/2

1/1

3/3

 

 

N/A

Amrik Singh Dosanjh

4/4

3/3

N/A

N/A

2/3

N/A

Meet The Governors

Meet The Governors 1 Amanda Fell, Headteacher
Meet The Governors 2 Valerie Harffey, Company Secretary
Meet The Governors 3 Francis McAleer, Staff Governor
Meet The Governors 4 Mark Instone, Community Gov,Vice Chair of Governor
Meet The Governors 5 Amrik Singh Dosanjh, Community Governor
Meet The Governors 6 Jenny Instone, Community Governor
Meet The Governors 7 Jenay Monds, Parent Governor
Meet The Governors 8 Ahmad Khan, Parent Governor
Meet The Governors 9 Shan Aliah, Parent Governor
Meet The Governors 10 Saima Khan, Parent Governor
Meet The Governors 11 Nikki Hiron, Associate Governor
Meet The Governors 12 Gail Morton, Staff Governor
Meet The Governors 13 Mala Kaushal, Parent Governor
Meet The Governors 14 Brenda Burdall, Community Governor
Meet The Governors 15 Alice Wetherell, Associate Governor

Governor Appointments November 2015

Announcement of New Governor

Parent Governor Vacancy

  • Ryvers Primary School,
  • Trelawney Avenue,
  • Slough,
  • Berkshire,
  • SL3 7TS
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