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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 Head of School).

 

Plus 1 Associate Governor 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, Trips and Visits 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, Chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee.

Shan is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked in senior management for many high profile companies.  She is a mother of four, three 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.

 

Jorge Boddy, Staff Governor

Jorge is a Sports Coach at Ryvers School. Jorge is a member of the Curriculum & Standards Committee and the Facilities & Welfare Committee.

Jorge was appointed by the staff of Ryvers School on 2nd October 2017and his term of office is due to end on 1st October 2021

 

Preston Brooker, Community Governor, Health and Safety Governor.

Preston is Deputy Mayor of Slough and serves as a member of Employment and Appeals, Corporate Parenting, a member of the Foster and Adoption Panel and Slough Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board.

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

 

Harry Duffy, Community Governor

Harry is a former Headteacher of a local school. Harry is 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 2022.

 

Jenny Instone, Community Governor, Safeguarding and SEN 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 2021.

 

Mark Instone, Community Governor and Chair of Governors..

Mark is Assistant Headteacher at a Secondary School. In addition to being the 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 2021.

 

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

Mala is a Chartered Accountant and has twins in Year 5 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, Chair of Facilities and Welfare Committee.

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, Trips and Visits 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.

 

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.

 

Saima Taylor, Parent Governor

Saima is a Chartered Management Accountant and has 2 children at Ryvers School. Saima is a member of the Finance & Audit Committee and the Curriculum and Standards Committee.

Saima was appointed by the parents of Ryvers School in April 2018 and her term of office is due to end in April 2022.

 

Vina Sondh, Staff Governor

Vina is the Curriculum and Maths Lead at Ryvers School. Vina will be attending committee meetings over the Spring term to see where her skills and interests can be put to best use

Vina was appointed by staff on 21st January 2019 and her term of office is due to end in January 2023. 

 

Valerie Harffey, Company Secretary.

Valerie is the School Business Manager and has worked at Ryvers for 12 years.

 

Nikki Hiron, Associate Governor.

Nikki is Head of School at Ryvers. She has taught at Ryvers for 7 years and has previously been the SENCo at the school.

 

 

 

Governance Arrangements

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

 

Members of the Academy Trust

 

Name Mr Mark Instone Mr Henry Philip Duffy 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 22.3.17 23.10.13 13.7.16
Term of office end date

17.2.21

30.1.18 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 7.3.18 6.12.17 6.12.17
Declaration of Interests None None None
Relationships between governors & school staff, including spouses, partners & relatives Son of Jenny Instone (Governor) None None
Trusteeships or governor positions with other educational institutions None Director of Kedermister Education Trust None

 

 

Trustees/Governors

 

Community Governors appointed by the Full Governing Body

Name Mr Preston Brooker Mr Amrik Singh Dosanjh Mrs Jennifer Ann Instone
Appointment date 22.3.17 14.10.15 1.1.13
Term of office end date 21.3.21 13.10.19 30.12.17
Committee Membership 

Curriculum & Standards,

Facilities & Welfare

Finance & Audit, Personnel Finance & Audit, Curriculum & Standards
Roles/Responsibilities Health & Safety Governor Inclusion Group Inclusion Group
Date Pecuniary Interest form signed 6.12.17 6.12.17 7.3.18
Declaration of Interests None None None
Relationships between governors & members of school staff, including spouses, partners & relatives None None Parent of Mark Instone (Governor)
Trusteeships or governor positions with other educational institutions

Deputy Mayor of Slough, and serves as a member of Employment and Appeals, Corporate Parenting, a member of the Foster and Adoption Panel and Slough Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board. 

None None

 

Parent Governors appointed by parents of the school

Name Ms Shan-E-Zehra Aliah

Mr Ahmad Jamal 

Khan

Mrs Saima Khan Mrs Saima Taylor
Appointment date 6.3.15 23.11.15 23.11.15 23.3.18
Term of office end date 5.3.19 22.11.19 22.11.19 22.3.22
Committee Membership

Finance & Audit, Curriculum &

Standards

Personnel, Facilities &

Welfare, Pay

Curriculum & Standards,

Facilities & Welfare

Finance & Audit, Curriculum &

Standards

Roles/Responsibilities

Chair of Curriculum

& Standards,

Inclusion Group

Chair of Facilities & Welfare,

Governor responsible for

monitoring website compliance and E-Safety

Trips and Visits Governor None
Date Pecuniary Interest form signed 6.12.17 6.12.17 6.12.17 July 2018
Declaration of Interests None None None  
Relationships between governors & members of school staff, including spouses, partners & relatives None None None  
Trusteeships or governor positions with other educational institutions None None None  

 

Staff Governors appointed by the staff of the school

Name Mr Jorge Stefan Boddy  
Appointment date 2.10.17  
Term of office end date 1.10.21  
Committee Membership Curriculum & Standards, Facilities & Welfare  
Roles/Responsibilities None  
Date Pecuniary Interest form signed 10.10.17  
Declaration of Interests None  
Relationship between governors & members of school staff, including spouses, partners & relatives None  
Trusteeships or governor positions with other educational institutions None  

 

Others

Name Mrs Valerie Dianne Harffey Miss Nikki Marie Hiron  
Category of Governor N/A Associate Governor/Head of School   
Appointed by Full Governing Body Full Governing Body  
Voting rights None None  
Appointment date 2.4.14 23.11.16  
Committee Membership N/A N/A  
Roles/Responsibilities Company Secretary and School Business Manager N/A  
Date Pecuniary Interest for signed 15.12.17 6.12.17  
Declaration of Interests None None  
Relationships between governors & members of school staff, including spouses, partners & relatives None Partner of member of teaching staff  
Trusteeships or governor positions with other educational institutions LA Governor at Farnham Common Village School None  

 

Past Governors

Name Mrs Sarah Hall Mrs Sharon O'Reilly Miss Gail Morton Mrs Jenay Monds Mrs Zayra Zeeshan Raza
Category of Governor Associate Governor/Deputy Headteacher Community Governor Staff Governor Parent Governor Parent Governor
Appointed by Full Governing Body Full Governing Body Ryvers Staff Ryvers Parents Ryvers Parents
Appointment date 15.7.15 23.3.16 19.9.13 21.11.14 N/A
Committee Membership N/A Personnel, Facilities & Welfare Curriculum & Standards, Facilities & Welfare Curriculum & Standards, Facilities & Welfare N/A
Roles/Responsibilities N/A Chair of Personnel N/A Chair of Curriculum & Standards N/A
Date Pecuniary Interest form signed 15.9.15 19.9.16 19.9.16 19.9.16 6.12.17
Declaration of Interests None None None None None
Relationships between governors & members of school staff, including spouses, partners & relatives None None None None None
Trusteeships or governor positions with other educational institutions None None None None None
Resignation date 21.7.16 7.2.17 18.9.17 20.11.18 19.1.18

 

Attendance at Meetings 2017/2018

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

5

3

3

3

4

3

Shan Aliah

4/5

3/3

3/3

N/A

N/A

2/3

Jorge Boddy 4/5 N/A 2/3 2/2 N/A N/A
Preston Brooker 5/5 N/A 3/3 3/3 N/A N/A

Brenda Burdall

3/5

N/A

0/3

0/3

4/4

N/A

Harry Duffy

3/5

N/A

N/A

0/3

3/4

2/3

Amanda Fell

3/3

2/3

3/3

3/3

2/3

3/3

Valerie Harffey

5/5

3/3

N/A

3/3

1/1

N/A

Nikki Hiron (Associate) 2/3 1/1 2/2 3/3 3/3 1/1

Jenny Instone

5/5

2/3

3/3

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mark Instone

5/5

2/3

3/3

1/3

3/4

3/3

Mala Kaushal

4/5

3/3

N/A

N/A

4/4

2/3

Ahmad Khan

5/5

N/A

N/A

2/3

4/4

3/3

Saima Khan

4/5

N/A

1/3

2/3

N/A

N/A

Francis McAleer

3/5

2/3

N/A

3/3

N/A

N/A

Zayra Raza

1/1

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Amrik Singh Dosanjh

4/5

3/3

N/A

N/A

2/4

N/A

Saima Taylor

2/2

1/1

N/A

1/1

1/1

N/A

Alice Wetherell(Associate)

3/3

2/2

3/3

2/2

3/3

1/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet The Governors

Meet The Governors 1 Mark Instone, Community Gov, Chair of Governors
Meet The Governors 2 Preston Brooker, Community Governor
Meet The Governors 3 Amrik Singh Dosanjh, Community Governor
Meet The Governors 4 Jenny Instone, Safeguarding Governor
Meet The Governors 5 Ahmad Khan, Parent Governor
Meet The Governors 6 Shan Aliah, Parent Governor
Meet The Governors 7 Saima Khan, Parent Governor
Meet The Governors 8 Nikki Hiron, Associate Governor
Meet The Governors 9 Jorge Boddy, Staff Governor
Meet The Governors 10 Mala Kaushal, Parent Governor
Meet The Governors 11 Brenda Burdall, Community Governor
Meet The Governors 12 Saima Taylor, Parent Governor
Meet The Governors 13 Vina Sondh, Staff Governor
Meet The Governors 14 Valerie Harffey, Company Secretary

Governor Appointments November 2015

Announcement of New Governor

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