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Our Governors

The Governing Body 2021 - 2022

 Miss Joanne Ramsbottom



Attendance 2020/21 93%


Mr Riyaz Patel


Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Attendance 2020/21 100%


Mr Shakeel Basharat


Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Attendance 2020/21 93%


Local  Authority Governor



Mrs Pat Fowler

Co-opted Governor

Attendance 2020/21 100%

I was born in Sale, Cheshire and then trained to be a teacher in Liverpool, where I met my husband, David who was training to be an architect. When we had both qualified we moved to Blackburn which was his home town. I taught in several schools in Liverpool, Blackburn and Accrington.

In 1985 I was appointed as the Headteacher of Daisyfield, a post I held for 20 years before retiring in 2005. Daisyfield  is a very special school and I loved my time working there. The children, staff and families have always meant a great deal to me, so I was particularly pleased when I was asked to take on the role of school governor.

Following my retirement I was appointed as magistrate, working mainly in the Blackburn courts. This was a very new role that I found to be very interesting. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, when Covid allows, walking and swimming. I also spend as much time as possible on the canals in our narrowboat


Mr Sid Rifai

Co-opted governors

Attendance 2020/21 85%

My name is Sayed Rifai (Sid). I have had a long connection with Daisyfield Primary school going back nearly 30 years. My children attended Daisyfield and are now in their thirties. I had been a governor at Daisyfield for quite a few years while my children attended the school but I had to give it up due to work commitments.

I was fortunate a few years ago to be able to re-join the governing body after my circumstances became more attuned.  I am employed at a local wallpaper company which has close links with the local community

I believe that schools should have high expectations no matter what the starting point of the children. The expectation should extend to everyone who works in our school so they strive to discover and develop the children’s talents to enable them to be the best they can be. I hope I provide both a challenge and support to the head teacher and staff as they work to achieve the best outcomes for all of our children.


Mrs Sofia Gorji


Co-opted Governor

Attendance 2020/21 83%.



Miss Holly Chambers

Co-opted Governor

Attendance 2020/21 100%


I'm Holly, it is an honour and privilege to be a part of the Governing Body here at Daisyfield Primary School.


I live a busy and happy life in Halifax.  My pastimes include holidaying in the sun, long walks with my dog and laughing with my friends and family.  My most favourite thing is being Auntie Holly to Connie and Layton who bring out the child in me and never fail to make me smile, the way kids do with their very own kind of brilliance.


In 2008 I graduated with Honours from Leeds Metropolitan University with a Bachelor of Law (LLB Hons) and in 2009 was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.  For the last 10 years I have worked in the IT sector in various sales roles including management, business development and account management.  I have worked extensively with many customers throughout the education sector and have a very good understanding of the mechanisms and challenges that are present for many headteachers, teachers and school business managers.  In my current role I manage more than 180 Corporate and Commercial Accounts dealing with people at various different levels and from very different backgrounds.  I am very much a people person and love to listen to people’s stories and different perspectives.  I love a challenge - resolving problems and providing solutions is what I do.


I am known for delivering the very best at work and I will always apply the same passion and positive attitude to my role as governor


Mr Suhail Valli


Parent Governor

Attendance 2020/21 60%


Mrs Tasneem Moulvi

Parent Governor

Attendance 2020/21 86%


Mrs Kim Barnes


Staff Governor 

Attendance 2020/21 83%