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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors page where you can see the names of the people that make up all the different areas of the Governing Body.


Governors are people who are passionate about the school and are here to make sure that every child is given the best education, opportunities and experiences that the school can give. The Governors work extremely closely with the school and regularly challenge and question to ensure that everyone is working together to ensure that every child has the opportunity to be enriched, enhanced and excited.
Who we are and what we do
The Governing Body is made up of a mix of Local Authority Governors, Staff Governors, Community Governors and Parents Governors.   
At Dorney School, all Governors put the needs of the children at the heart of the decisions they make. Governors are involved in any decisions made which affect the school, from curriculum decisions, setting the annual budget, appointing staff and safeguarding not to mention approving all the school policies. 
All the Governors work extremely hard and happily give up their time because they are passionate about Dorney School and are very proud of all the hard working children and staff.
Thank you for taking the time to find out a little bit about our Governing Body.

Dorney School Governing Body -

Reported as at 31st August 2018 for 2018/19

Name of Governor Type of Governor Role Responsibility Start Date End of term Business Interests Relevant relations
Mr John Downs Co-opted Acting Headteaher Headteacher 18/05/2016 17/05/2020 none none
Mr Andy Findlow Parent Vice Chair Curriculum & Finance Governor 20/01/2016 19/01/2020 none none
Mrs Manisha Ghafadgi Co-opted   Curriculum Governor 16/05/2018 15/05/2022 none none
Mr Rajesh Keshvara Parent Chair Safeguarding Governor 20/01/2016 19/01/2020 none none
Mrs Leon Williams Staff   Development Governor 20/01/2016 19/01/2020 none none
Mrs Helen MacDiarmid Co-opted   SEND, Pupil Premium and Data Governor 18/01/2017 17/01/2021 none none
Sharifah Jelany-Lee Co-opted   Deputy Headteacher 17/01/2018 16/01/2022 none none
Retired Governors 2017/18              
Mr Henrik Rademacher Headteacher Headteacher   01/09/2015 31/08/2025 none none
Ms Victoria Harjette Ass Member Assistant Head   14/09/2016 13/09/2020 none none

Business interests are directorships, partnerships and employments with businesses that provide goods or services to the school and details of any other educational establishments governed.

Relevant relations are those between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.