Ravenshall School Governors

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

‘Governors are proud of and very ambitious for the school. They value the work, commitment and support of the headteacher. Governors are well supported by senior leaders and effectively challenge the headteacher and other leaders to improve the school’s effectiveness.’

(Ofsted, February 2019)

Ravenshall School Governor Meetings Minutes

September 2020

November 2020

January 2021

March 2021

May 2021

July 2021

September 2021

We would like you to meet our hardworking and dedicated school governors

Miss Goodliff

Chair of Governors

I currently work as a Communications Officer for a government organisation that supports maths teachers. My role involves visiting primary and secondary schools, writing case studies on excellent teaching and sharing the work of great teachers across the country. I am fortunate to visit lots of different schools and hope to keep using my experiences across the schools to bring the best ideas and support to my work with Ravenshall.

Prior to my current role, I worked as Leadership Coach at a large secondary school in Doncaster. My role involved devising and delivering CPD, coaching middle leaders and overseeing appraisal for associate staff. My interests also lie in school marketing and websites. I started my career as an English teacher twelve years ago, and was Head of English in two secondary schools.

I am delighted to be part of the governing body at Ravenshall and to support the hard work of the staff and pupils.

Miss Goodliff

Mr Rik Robinson


Details to follow

Mr Hussain

Parent Governor – Vice Chair

I currently work as a Consultant with Warren Partners, a leading UK Executive Search firm which recruits Executive and Non-Executive Directors across many sectors in the UK and internationally. This includes working with the Boards of industrial, retail/consumer and financial services clients. Prior to joining Warren Partners in 2007 I worked as an Associate with a global search firm and before this I trained in Law and worked briefly with IBM Global Services. I am a Parent Governor and therefore in addition to my general responsibilities as a Governor, I am able to provide some perspective and views as a parent. I am the Governor lead for Equality and Inclusion.

Mr Hussain

Mrs Thackray

Associate Governor

School Business Manager

Mrs Thackray

Miss Maguire

LA Governor – Vice Chair

I currently work as an Assistant Headteacher at a large secondary school in Doncaster. My role involves leading on all aspects of Teaching and Learning, including quality assurance, teacher appraisal and transition from Key Stage 2 to 3. I am passionate about teacher development and am committed to raising standards of education for all children and young people. The Governing Body at Ravenshall embodies key values such as respect, integrity and teamwork. I take great pride in being a Local Authority Governor at Ravenshall School and will remain dedicated to challenging and supporting leaders within the school to provide the best possible outcomes for all students.

Miss Maguire

Mrs Sajeda Patel

Parent Governor

Details to follow

Mrs Sajeda Patel

Mr Joel Pollard

Staff Governor

Details to follow


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Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.

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