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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

Charlene Smith

Steve Wisher

Outcomes for Pupils

Outcomes for Pupils

Susan Greenaway

Outcomes for Pupils

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Morag Duffin

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Phil Bonner

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

Teaching, Learning, Assessment & SEND

Kris Naidu

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

Effectiveness of Leadership & Management

James Brisland

EYFS linked governor


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.

The Governing Body will meet on the following dates during the 2020/2021 Academic Year:


23rd September 2020

18th November 2020

17th March 2021

5th May 2021

8th July 2021

How do I contact Djanogly Strelley Academy's Governors?


You can contact the Governors:

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

Registers of Interest and Attendance


These can be found within Djanogly Learning Trust, to access the register click here.