Meet the Governors
Our Governing Body offers an incredibly valuable mix of experiences and skills that combine to drive forward our progressive ambition of being a truly remarkable school.
ShreeRam G RanganathanChair of Governors (Parent)
ShreeRam G Ranganathan
Joined in April 2020
Chair of Governors
Born and brought up in India, I studied to become an Engineer. After I completed my graduation, I worked the first part of my career as a technical expert delivering IT support and Technical project management. I later moved into Process and Management Consulting delivering transformational change for clients across the globe.
After living travelling across US, Gulf and Europe, I moved to the UK with my family in 2009 and have lived in Langley ever since.
I am a strong believer in education being a tool to develop and open young minds-up to be future leaders of the country. I am thrilled to be a governor in this Remarkable school and contribute the growth and development of the school and its students.
We live with our two children, a teenage daughter who studies in this school and an energetic 5-year old son in the lovely village of Langley. I am an avid football fan and during my formative years, was part of the University Football team.
Julius WeinbergAppointed Governor
Joined in January 2021
I have lived in Buckinghamshire (on and off) since 1992, and am now permanently back and delighted to be engaging with my local school. I have three children who were at school locally.
I qualified in Medicine at Oxford and specialised first in Infectious Disease and then Public Health. As a Consultant Epidemiologist, my interest was international outbreak control. Work took me to odd places like Bosnia during the war, to Zimbabwe for two years, and to a growing interest in education. This resulted in my leaving medicine for Higher Education, ultimately becoming Vice-Chancellor at Kingston University, Deputy Chair of Ofqual and then Chair of Ofsted. I am currently Co-Chair of the Buckinghamshire Cultural Partnership and a Trustee of an Educational and Journalism Charity. A believer in life-long education, I have acquired degrees in Psychology, Education and Art History; I am a potter, can throw reasonably well, but am often disappointed by my glazing and decorating.
Joined in June 2016
Member of the Education & Outcomes Committee and the Finance & Resources Committee.
I have a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and the National Professional Qualification for Headship. I have over 13 year's leadership experience in selective, female education. In my 7th year at Becky High it is a true privilege to be the Headteacher in school working proactively with my colleagues on creativity, innovation and other transformational activities to continue to raise standards in all areas to secure the best possible progress of each young person ensuring they reach their full potential.
I am passionate about education as a tool for transformation, for individuals and for society. Becky High has my heart but I enjoy lending my mind to contribute to education at a local and national level. Â As a Leader of Education (ABLE), I offer support to other schools in Learning and Teaching, Curriculum, Continued professional development (CPD), Accountability Frameworks and coaching middle and senior leaders. I am also a Governor at an outstanding Grammar School for Boys in Hertfordshire, chairing their Education Committee. To support the teacher recruitment and retention needs of our local area I am a member of the ASTRA Advisory Board for our local Teaching School Hub. I am also contributing as a trained facilitator for the Best Practice Network delivering the NPQLT qualification and training mentors of teachers on the Early Career Framework. Â
As an educationalist, my days are diverse and I would not have it any other way! Becky High is a very special place to be.
John O'RourkeAppointed Governor
Joined in April 2020
Chair of the Education & Outcomes Committee and Careers & Sixth Form Governor
I am an appointed governor and have 7 children, one of whom attends Beaconsfield High. I have lived in Beaconsfield for 12 years. I grew up in the North of England in the foothills of the Western Pennines, went to School in Wales and I have a BA (Hons) in Humanities and a MSc in Computer Science.
I am an experienced Business and IT Transformation Leader with extensive experience running my own consulting firm as well as Executive Team experience in a variety of sectors and geographies around the world, including Med. Tech. and Airlines.
I love change in all its forms because through change, we witness new possibilities and have the opportunity to re-imagine the world around us whether that be in the workplace, in school or society at large. I believe that our children have the greatest capacity to re-imagine the world, and that all our hope lies in them. Whilst still a relative newcomer to the Board of Governors at Beaconsfield, I can already see that our students are given every opportunity to be the change they want to see in the world.
I love music of all kinds, travel, my big family, my dog Bobby, writing and gadgets
Atia AhmedCo-Opted Governor (Parent)
Joined in April 2020
Member of the Education & Outcomes Committee
I was born in Sheffield, a lovely part of the North renowned for Hospitality. Here, I graduated with a B.A. in Historical Studies, and the love of learning further allowed me to obtain an MSc in Computing and Management Science.
This resonates with raising my 3 beautiful daughters. The eldest daughter; studying Medicine, second; A - levels and youngest; blessed to be at Beaconsfield High School. Having heard first-hand; a plethora of positive anecdotes from my daughter - I am a huge proponent of BHS. From the well thought out, all-inclusive enrichment clubs that play an integral role in making Learning a joy - to the positivity of the subject teachers. Coupled with the ethos "Dare to be Remarkable" all give me great pleasure to serve as a member of the Governing Body. Having served as a Staff Governor for four years, I hope to share any skills to benefit Beaconsfield High.
Balancing work with hobbies is one key to success. We live near Burnham Beeches and regularly go for family walks here . Taking along freshly baked bread as well as our badminton rackets, playing two aside versus three is the highlight of the week. Returning home to our magnificent kitten, Labeeb who never fails to make us smile are just some of our creature comforts.
Iain MillerAppointed Governor (Parent)
Joined in April 2020
Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee and the Health & Safety Governor
I am an appointed governor with two daughters at the school. I have lived in Beaconsfield for 10 years, before which I lived in the US for 20 years, where I met my wife. I grew up in Scotland, where I also obtained a degree in Physics, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA. I work in the biotechnology industry, where I have a portfolio career leading and/or advising several medical technology companies.
Education is very important to me, as it opens the mind to the complexity of the world we live in, helps us contribute meaningfully to society, and affords us exciting life and career opportunities. I strongly feel that Beaconsfield High can help bring out the very best in its student body, and am proud to be able to support the Dare to be Remarkable" mission.
I love the great outdoors and try to find time to cycle, run, hike and ski whenever I can. I also love to cook with my family and explore the lovely local scenery with my dog. I spend any remaining time reading and am a bit of a history geek who loves to explore what the past can teach us.
Sanghamitra NagCo-Opted Governor
Joined in April 2020
Member of the Education & Outcomes Committee
As an HR Transformation Program Director, I am passionate about supporting businesses Â transforming to intelligent enterprises with human centric business models, in a sustainable way. I have worked with various Global companies and consultancy firms specialising in HR strategy planning and leadership development. Nurturing and building excellence in human resources is my passion and I believe the first step towards building a strong future for our children starts in the education we impart Â in our schools. I am greatly honoured to be a part of the governing board for this 'remarkable' school.
I grew up in India where I studied for a degree in English Literature. I did my Masters in business management Â with Alliance Manchester Business School in the UK. I lived and worked in Singapore for three years before moving to the USA, where I lived and worked for four years. Â I have lived in the UK for Â the last 13 years moving from London to Bourne End in 2015. Â During that time Â I had my daughter Â who is now studying at High March School.
To me, Education is the first step Â to people gaining the knowledge, critical thinking, empowerment and skills they need to make this world a better place. My faith in education comes from a quote by Nelson Mandela, Â Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".
My experience in human resources has inspired me to become a Governor at Beaconsfield High School and I Â was delighted to join the team in April 2020. I believe education is the key driver in striving excellence, leadership and equality for every human being. My commitment to education has motivated me to share my expertise and experiences with Beaconsfield High. I hope to continue contributing to the school's remarkable thriving environment!
Jon TuckerParent Governor
Joined in December 2020
Member of the Finance & Resources Committee
I am a parent of two daughters at Becky High and have been living in Beaconsfield, right next to the school, since 2003. I have been involved in Education for 15 years, both as a Managing Director for the UK Government's Edtech, as well as a partner to schools, colleges and universities via several blue-chips organisations. Until recently, I was a governor at neighbouring Butlers Court school where I helped commission the new science block.
I completed an MBA at London Business School, am a qualified management accountant and I gained a 1st in Economics at the University of Nottingham.
Having advised many colleges and Universities over the years, I want to support the school's vision specifically the following phrases: " happy, high achieving ....all students and all staff empowered...valued and secure...encouraged to aspire". The world has been changing rapidly around us and students at Becky High are as affected as anyone. We want students to be able to bounce back post Covid, be confident and mentally strong, adapt to more blended learning yet trust in assessment, and we want to make sure everyone can thrive, whatever their talent may be.
Like the other governors, I strongly believe in the power of education. My favourite quote is from Michelle Obama: "The confidence to stand up; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table...all of that starts with education."
My hobbies include running, golf, tennis, cycling and 5-a-side.
I very much look forward to helping the school and its students and staff - together we will make the world a better place.
Sheam KhanCo-Opted Governor (Parent)
Joined in May 2021
Member of the Education and Outcomes Committee
I was born and raised in Northwood Middlesex and was lucky enough to enjoy a great education at a Hertfordshire boarding school that instilled in me a life-long passion for learning. I am married with five children, two of whom now attend Beaconsfield High School. Shortly after the birth of my first child, my husband's work took us overseas to the Middle East where I continued my postgraduate studies, (this time in Arabic!) whilst juggling motherhood and running community classes in my specialist areas.
Upon our return to the U.K. we settled in Buckinghamshire, and our children who range from Year One through to Year Twelve, now all attend the local schools. I am a deep believer in the power of education and the long-lasting impact one's experience at school has on shaping the person we become later in life. It is hoped that these experiences will be as positive as possible for our youngsters, and it is the desire to aid in this goal and to 'give-back' to our communities that has motivated me to get involved with school governorship. I have previously served as the Chair of Governors at an outstanding local primary school and am delighted to now serve on the Board of Governors at this 'Remarkable School' where I look forward to serving the school by sharing my skill-set and diverse experience of education both here and abroad.
My time is currently divided between the next chapter of my postgraduate career, the many teaching responsibilities I have committed to, and my busy family-life.
Having spent some years in the dry desert climate of the Middle-East, I have a special appreciation for the 'great outdoors' and the stunning landscape that Buckinghamshire has to offer. I am also an enthusiastic cook and love entertaining family and friends whenever the opportunity arises. Any remaining time is dedicated to my other great passion which is reading.
Sheena McGuinnessParent Governor