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 TownleyChair 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.
Charlotte HarlingVice Chair of Governors
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. Charlotte is chair of the PFPP committee.
Abby BradyHead Teacher
Abby was appointed Head Teacher in 2017. She has been a teacher for 17 years and was most recently Deputy Head as well as Inclusion Manager at Ronald Ross.
Brinder BainsDeputy Head Teacher
Brinder became a staff governor in 2017. She has taught at Ronald Ross for the past 13 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.
Josh CuddihyParent Governor
Josh has worked in the NHS since 2005, initially as a physiotherapist before retraining as a doctor. He currently works as a doctor in Intensive Care and as a part time PhD Student. He has lived in the local area for 15 years and has his eldest of two daughters at the school. He is passionate about the school and the local area and to help all children at the school achieve their potential. He is particularly interested in developing the social aspect of school life and building strong relationships between parents and staff.
Nabila HaroonParent Governor
Nabila has 2 children attending Ronald Ross. Nabila has a specific interest in Maths in her role as a governor. Nabila represents Ronald Ross and maintained primary schools at Wandsworth School Forum.
Katerina LainaParent Governor
Katerina has 22 years of professional experience as an Art Restorer balancing science and art, both in civil service and commercial sector in an international context. She has lived in the local area for the past 8 years and has two children currently attending Ronald Ross. She is a strong believer in the value and importance of a well-balanced education and she is committed to assist Ronald Ross Primary School in achieving their vision, values and ethos.
Nikki QuliyevaParent Governor
Nikki worked as an accountant assistant in a chartered accountancy firm. Having lived in Putney for 15 years, she has two children attending Ronald Ross. Nikki has always had an interest in education and a belief in the value and ability of education to change lives and she is eager to contribute her time and energy in helping develop the school.
Anne TrevelyanCommunity Governor
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 9 years.
Charles RuncieCommunity Governor
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.
Simon HamletCommunity Governor
Simon joined the governing board in 2018. He has worked in 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.
Shahriar SabetCommunity Governor
If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors, Dafydd Townley, please email
Please click here for the Governors' Strategic Statement September 2019.