Governing Body

The Governors

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.

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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.

Governor – Jamie Muntus

Governor – Sean Bramwell

Governor – John Hall

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

Governor Interested Party Nature of Interest
Andy Child Self
Jamie Muntus Self
Sean Bramwell Self
Andrew Jessop Self Executive Headteacher
 John Hall Self
 Philippa Benton Self