Governing Body

Andy Child

Governor (Chair) – Andy Child

I have been a school governor (and at times Chair of Governors) in Sheffield and Rotherham primary, secondary and special schools since 1998. In addition to being Chair of Ashwood Primary, I am also Chair of the Nexus Multi Academy Trust in Rotherham.

I was appointed a National Leader of Governance (NLG) in February 2014 and now work with Governing Boards, Academies and Local Authorities across South Yorkshire on a range of governance matters.

Philippa Benton

Governor – Philippa Benton

I am currently the Year 6 teacher at Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary school. I have worked at the school since September 2016, where I worked as the Year 5 class teacher. Prior to working at Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School, I worked at three schools within the Sandhill multi-academy trust.

Before beginning my teaching career, I graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French. After completing my degree, I studied my primary PGCE at Sheffield Hallam University.


Governor – Andy Jessop – Executive Headteacher

I have worked in a number of Rotherham Primary schools (both in the primary and junior sector) over a teaching career spanning over thirty years. I was a Head Teacher for ten years and for a three year period was CEO of the Ashwood Multi Academy Trust (a small trust of two Primary schools).

I am currently the Executive Head Teacher over four Primary schools in the Wickersley Partnership Trust; Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School, Thrybergh Primary School, Rawmarsh Sandhill Primary School and Rawmarsh Monkwood Primary School.

I am a Local Leader of Education and a strategic partner in the primary arm of ‘Learners First’, a successful, local teaching school alliance. I make regular inputs into the NQT strategy group, as well as co-delivering elements of the NPQH leadership development programme.

I am also proud to take an active part in the Governing Board for Rotherham Looked After Children.

J. Muntus

Governor – Jamie Muntus

I am new to the role of Parent Governor for 2017. I have 3 children in Rawmarsh Ashwood School. My hope is that I can have a guiding influence on the development, learning and inspiration of young people who pass through this school.

I am looking forward to the challenges of working alongside the rest of the board to maintain Rawmarsh Ashwood’s already high reputation.

Governor – Sean Bramwell

John Hall

Governor – John Hall

From September 2012 I have been an Assistant Headteacher at RCS where I also teach English.

I feel privileged to be part of the Governing Body at Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School and hope that my involvement will support moving the school forward over the coming years.


Clerk to Governors – Dawn Butterworth

I have worked in the administration field for 20 years.  I worked for an Engineering Consultants for 6 years at their offices in Doncaster, Nuneaton and Stoke on Trent.  I then became PA to the Chief Executive for Doncaster West Primary Care Trust until 2006 when I moved to 2010 Rotherham Ltd as PA to the Chief Executive.

I then undertook various admin roles after the Housing Department transferred back to the Council in June 2011.  In September 2011 I took voluntary severance and decided to stay at home to look after my two sons.

In addition to this I started as Clerk to Governors at Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School in 2010, with a short break in 2011/12 for maternity leave, and then at Thrybergh Primary School when the schools became part of the Ashwood Multi Academy Trust in July 2014.

Governance Structure

Governors Declarations of Business Interests

Members Name Position Membership Dates Business Interest Statement and Dates

(including governance role in other education institutions)

Title Forenames Surname Position Date of appointment Date of resignation Is this referring to you or your partner/close relative? (Please state relationship to you e.g. partner, sibling etc) Nature of interest Name of business of organisation Nature of business or organisation Date of appointment or acquisition Date of cessation of interest.
Miss Philippa Benton Staff Governor 04/10/17 Self Staff Member Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary Primary School / /
Mr Sean Bramwell Parent Governor 04/10/17 / / / / / /
Mr Andy Child Co-opted Governor 04/10/17 Self Self Andrew Child Educational Governance Consultant 1/10/17
Mr Andy Child Self Governor High Storrs School Secondary School 10/1998
Mr Andy Child Self Chair of Trustees Nexus MAT Multi Academy Trust 06/2016
Mr Andy Child Self Member of IIB Sandhill Primary School Primary School 11/2016
Mr Andy Child Self Member of the Trust Thrybergh Secondary Secondary School 2015
Mr John Hall Co-opted Governor 04/10/17 Self Staff Member Rawmarsh Community School Secondary School / /
Mr Jamie Muntus Parent Governor 04/10/17 Self Child in school Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary Primary School / /