The Governors of Ryvers School
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 Committee, the Finance, Audit & Risk and Facilities Committee, 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.
Pete Rowe, Executive Headteacher.
Pete was officially appointed as Executive Headteacher from September 2019 having worked with and to support the school from the previous December. Previously he has worked for many years as a Head and Executive Head a number of schools having originally trained as an English and PE teacher. Pete has also been Chair of Buckinghamshire's School Forum and Chair of the Buckinghamshire Headteacher's Association. He still does some occasional educational consultancy work but is most likely to be spotted at the school gates with Alfie and Jurgen (the school's much beloved Therapy Dogs).
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 including KPMG and Siemens. She is a mother of four, two of whom currently attend Ryvers and two who are former Ryvers pupils. Shan is a member of the Finance, Audit & Risk and Facilities Committee, Pay Committee, Welfare Committee and Chair of the Curriculum Committee. Shan is also our Development & Training Governor. and Pupil Premium governor.
Shan was appointed by the parents of Ryvers School on 6th March 2015 and was re-elected on the 5th April 2019, her term of office is due to end on 5th March 2023.
Preston Brooker, Vice Chair of Governors, Community Governor & Health and Safety Governor.
Preston has been a Councillor for the local area, Langley and Kederminster since 2014. . Preston is also Chair of Briwell Parish Council. In 2021 Preston became a church warden for his Church. Preston was appointed by the Governing Body in March 2017.
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 & Risk and Facilities Committee, the Curriculum Committee and Chair of the Welfare 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.
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 and Audit, Facilities and 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 2023.
Luke Carter, Community Governor
Luke is currently a Lead Solutions Architect in the IT Industry, with 6 years’ experience across Solutions Architecture, Service Delivery and Account Management. Prior to working in the IT industry Luke worked for one of the Big 4 Accountancy Firms, working on the audits of FTSE 250 companies and holds a BSc in Business Management with Accountancy from Brunel University. Luke is a member of the Finance & Audit Committee & the Curriculum Committee.
Luke was appointed as a new Community Governor on the 11th July 2019 and his term of office is due to end on 10th July 2023.
Vina Sondh, Staff Governor
Vina is the Lower LKS2 Phase Leader (Curriculum) at Ryvers School.
Vina was appointed by staff on 21st January 2019 and her term of office is due to end in January 2023.
Emma Hart, Staff Governor
Emma is the KS1 Phase Leader at Ryvers School.
Emma was appointed by staff on 2nd October 2021 and her term of office is due to end in October 2025.
Fariha Nazimi, Parent Governor
Fariha is a community pharmacist with a Masters degree in pharmacy. She was appointed as parent governor in December 2019. Fariha has two children attending Ryvers school. Fariha will be working to provide ‘trips and visits’ for the school. Fariha is a member of the curriculum committee and the welfare committee. Fariha’s term of office is due to expire in December 2023.
Bhavana Parmar, Parent Governor
Bhavana is an IT Professional, working for ATOS. Bhavana specialises in working on Unix Tranistion and Transformation projects. She was appointed as a parent governor on 4th May 2021. Bhavana has 2 children, one of them attends Ryvers and another one is at Langley Grammar. Bhavana's term of office is due to expire in May 2025.
Chris Ferris, Community Governor
Reverend Chris Ferris is the new Anglican Rector at St Mary’s and has previously had involvement with Diocese of London educational matters. He was appointed by the Governing Body on 22nd September 2021 and his term of office is due to expire in September 2025.
Nikki Price, Head of School.
Nikki is Head of School at Ryvers. She is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and has taught at Ryvers since September 2011. She has previously been the SENCo at the school.
Valerie Harffey, Company Secretary.
Valerie is the Head of Business & Finance and has worked at Ryvers since 2007.