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The Downley School

“Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together”

Meet the Governors


Roxi Sapsford - Parent Governor

Chair of Governors, Development Governor, Headteacher Performance Management, Pay Review Committee

Date Appointed: 5 Feb 19 

Current Term: 4 years to 4 Feb 23

Joe White - Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Governors, Safeguarding Governor, Data Protection Governor

Date Appointed: 14 Dec 15 

Current Term: 4 years to 13 Dec 19

Fiona Spreckley - Co-Opted Governor

Special Educational Needs Governor, Pupil Premium Governor, Pay Review Committee, Headteacher Performance Management

Date Appointed: 13 Sep 16 Dec 15

Current Term: 4 years to 12 Sep 20

Archana Ranganathan - Co-Opted Governor

Chair of Pay Review Committee, Health and Safety Governor, Headteacher Performance Management

Date Appointed: 28 Mar 17

Current Term: 4 years to 27 Mar 21

Jacky Tidbury - Co-Opted Governor

Data Governor

Date Appointed: 05 Jun 18

Current Term: 4 years to 04 Jun 22

Fiona Taylor - Headteacher

Date Appointed: 01 Sep 17 

Current Term: N/A

TBC - Co-Opted Governor

Equalities and Diversity Governor

Date Appointed:  

Current Term: 4 years to

TBC - Co-Opted Governor

Finance Governor

Date Appointed:  

Current Term: 4 years to

Co-Opted Governor - We are recruiting!

Date Appointed: 

Current Term: 

We currently have vacancies for a Co-Opted governors. We are particularly interested in recruitung a governor with premises, health and safety skills and experience. Please contact the Chair of Governors at if you are interested in this role.

Sarah-Jane O'Donnell - Staff Governor

Date Appointed: 5 December 2018

Current Term: 4 years to 4 December 2022