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Our Governing Board take an active interest in the life of our school and visit us regularly.

If you would like to become a governor this document should answer any questions you might have:  Information for prospective governors.

The current list of our Governors is as follows:

Dafydd TownleyCo-opted from the Community                       

Dafydd Townley, Chair of Governors

Dafydd Townley oversees the work of the Governing Body, its two sub committees, and represents the school on occasions as and when needed at public and council events.  He is a Lecturer in American History at the University of Reading. He previously spent 20 years in management positions in the retail and leisure trade. He decided to become a parental governor so as to give something back to the school that two of his children attended. He is a member of the Finance subcommittee.

Staff Governors                                   

Mrs Abby Brady, Head TeacherMrs Abby Brady: Head Teacher

Abby was appointed Head Teacher in 2017.  She has been a teacher for 14 years and was most recently Deputy Head as well as Inclusion Manager at Ronald Ross.

Ms Brinder Bains: Deputy Head Teacher

Brinder became a staff governor in 2017.  She has taught at Ronald Ross for the past 10 years across all key stages including Early Years and has been a member of the Senior Leadership Team as Numeracy Coordinator for the past 5 years.

Parent Governors

Sarah Alleyne

Sarah Alleyne

Sarah has 20 years of employment history which comprises client liaison, administration and management roles. She has regularly offered practical assistance in school events. She fully supports Ronald Ross pupils and staff through the Greenmead School collaboration and looks forward to experiencing the transition. Sarah has three children, two of which attend Ronald Ross and she is passionate about sharing their education journey and progress.  She is enthusiastic to work with the school, for the benefit of Ronald Ross children. Sarah is Vice Chair of Governors


Sadia Gill

Sadia has 3 boys attending Ronald Ross.  She studied Business and previously worked as a administrator.

The parent governor role is new to Sadia, and she is looking forward to the challenges ahead, learning more about school and being part of the school. She is passionate about the well being, happiness and education of all the children and looks forward to supporting both them and their parents as a parent governor.


Nabila Haroon


Naila Luqman

Naila has 3 children at Ronald Ross and has been involved with the school for over 7 years. She  enthusiastically helps with the school fairs and has organised food stalls to raise funds for the school, Macmillan Cancer support and the Poppy Appeal. She is also a regular Learn2Love2Read volunteer. As a parent governor, the skills that she brings include her commitment to working as part of a team and supporting co-workers for the benefit of the pupils of Ronald Ross.

Community Governors

Anne Trevelyn

Anne Trevelyn

Anne has lived in Putney since 1968 - she taught Maths at Southfields Community College and then at Richmond-upon-Thames College until her retirement. Anne’s 3 children all went to Wandsworth primary and secondary schools and she has been a volunteer as well as a Governor at Ronald Ross for over 6 years.



Charles Runcie, Chair of Governors Mr Charles Runcie:  Chair of CPC Committee

Charles has been on the full Governing Body since 2006.   He is extremely proud of the School, its staff and the pupils – “we really punch above our weight, and are a credit to the community” he says.   When not involved with the life of the school he is a self-employed broadcasting and sports consultant, having  worked for many years at the BBC, latterly as its Head of Sport, English Regions.  

Charlotte Harling

Charlotte became a governor in 2016.  She is a chartered accountant and lives in the borough.  Charlotte became a governor to become more involved in the local community and use her financial knowledge to support the school.


Kirsty BenhamKirsty Benham

Kirsty became a governor in 2016.  She is a solicitor and lives in Wandsworth.  Kirsty has two small children and is enthusiastic about  primary education.  She volunteers at the school every week and helps organise sports week.




 Simon Hamlet

Simon joined the governing board in 2018. He has worked in book publishing since 2004 and lived in Putney since 2016. He decided to become a school governor because he wanted to make a contribution to the local community and hopes that he will be able to use his knowledge of business management to support the school in budgeting and planning.


 If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors, Charles Runcie, please email


Please click here for the Governors' Attendance Record 2017-18.
Please click here for the list of Governors as of November 2018.
Please click here for the Annual Impact Statement 2016-17.