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.
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.
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.
Governors Declarations of Business Interests
|Governor||Interested Party||Nature of Interest|
|Andrew Jessop||Self||Executive Headteacher|