Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Chair of Governors – Simon Dudley
Simon Dudley is a Conservative councillor and Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Simon is founder of two free schools, Holyport College (where he is chair of governors) a state boarding school where Eton College is the sole educational sponsor which opened in September 2014, and Forest Bridge School a special free school for autistic pupils which opened in September 2015. Simon is also chair of governors of Riverside Primary School and Nursery, a school in an area of deprivation in Maidenhead, which has recently moved from Requires Improvement to Good.
Vice Chair of Governors - Adam Smith
Adam has been a Riverside ward councillor since 2011 and is also a governor at a Bucks primary. He works in advertising media for a division of WPP plc, the world's leading marketing services company.
Jenny Spears was born in Maidenhead and started as a Parent Governor at Riverside, (formerly Ellington) in 1977 when her two daughters were at the school. Most of Jennys family have attended the school, starting with her aunt who attended on the day the school was opened in 1932. Jenny was a local Magistrate for 22 years. She now teaches ESOL in Slough to a variety of nationalities, having worked in schools and colleges as a catering manager for many years previously. Jenny has two daughters and a grandson.She also has a large dog who is a trained Therapy Dog and visits the Nursery unit frequently for the children to learn respect for animals.
Sajid works for a Technology company in Reading as a Technical Support Manager. He is married with three children and has been a parent & LEA Governor at Riverside Primary School for three years. He is also the joint secretary for the Maidenhead Mosque.
Sue is a resident of the Riverside ward, and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team, teacher and SENCo at Riverside. She is the school Staff Governor and has been teaching for 25 years.
Samatha has over twenty years of managerial experience in the public and private sectors, including project management and financial governance. She currently volunteers as an Advisor for the Citizens Advice Bureau, specialising in debt management and benefits.
Hilary was appointed Governor in September 2016 and is also a Governor at Bisham Primary School. Hilary works for the Royal Borough in children's services where she is responsible for commissioning/contracts, quality assurance and performance. She has worked in all areas of local government throughout her career and brings a wealth of experience to her Governor role. Hilarys particular expertise is in policy, data and performance and she sits on the Achievement Committee at Riverside. Outside of work, Hilary lives on a narrow boat and enjoys messing around on the canals, keeping fit, reading and going to the theatre.
Anna become a Governor in September 2016. She sits on the Resources Committee as well as being designated Governor for Health and Safety. Anna currrently works as the Strategy and Performance Manager at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and has a background in policy and communications. Anna lives in Maidenhead Riverside with her daughter.