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Meet the Governors


On behalf of Djanogly Strelley Academy’s Governing Body, welcome to our website. I hope you will spend some time viewing the wide variety of supportive information provided. Most importantly visit our school and talk to staff.


For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Raphael Richards (people call me Raph) and I am very proud to be the Chair of Governors here at Djanogly Strelley Academy (DSA). 


I grew up in Nottingham and have lived in Aspley for over 27 years. I recently retired from Sheffield City Council’s Children Young People and families Service where I was a Senior Manager. I believe that for children to achieve the best they can, parents and educators must work together. As Chair of Governors I am committed to upholding the academy's values and securing outstanding learning and teaching for every pupil at DSA.



Raph Richards

What do the Governors do?


The role of the Governing Body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • work with the head of school to promote and maintain high standards of educational achievement
  • set the aims and objectives for the Academy
  • set the policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Executive Headteacher and Heads of School (a critical friend)
  • ensure oversight of the financial performance of the school and effective use of the school's resources

Who are Djanogly Strelley Academy's Governors?




Linked Area

Raphael Richards (Chair)


Effectiveness of Leadership and Management + Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

Sally Duckworth


Outcomes for Pupils

Dawn Smith


Teaching, Learning & Assessment

David Holdsworth

Learning Trust

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Morag McIvor


Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Phil Bonner


Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

Ron Kenyon

Learning Trust

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Gurdish Sian

Head of School


Tim Jeffs & Liz Anderson

Executive Headteacher





As governors we take an active role in the school, not only attending meetings and committees but also attend at school functions such as drama productions and other school major events.

When do Djanogly Strelley Academy's Governors meet?


The Governing Body will meet on the following dates during the 2015/2016 Academic Year:


28 September 2016

16 November 2016

1 February 2017

22 March 2017

17 May 2017

12 July 2017

Governors Review and Strategic Plan 2016

How do I contact Djanogly Strelley Academy's Governors?


You can contact the Governors:

  • By email: via the Clerk to Governors – Holly Pickering
  • By phone: via the main school telephone number and we will then contact you:  0115 8845913

Register of Interest


This is held within Central Services for Djanogly Learning Trust, to access the register click here.