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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

Josh Cuddihy
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.


Sadia Gill

Sadia has 2 boys attending Ronald Ross.  She studied Business and previously worked as an administrator.  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

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. 





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.  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 GovernorsMr 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, Vice 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.





Simon Hamlet

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.


 If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors, Dafydd Townley, please email


Please click here for the Governors' Attendance Record 2017-18.
Please click here for the list of Governors as of November 2019.
Please click here for the Annual Impact Statement 2016-17.

Please click here for the Governors' Strategic Statement September 2019.