Governing Body

The Governors

Phil Barley – Chair of the Local Governing Body

I have lived in the Rawmarsh/Parkgate area for around 15 years now and all 3 of my children attended Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School during that time. My youngest child is still at the school, whilst my two daughters attend Rawmarsh Community School and RCAT.

During my time as a Governor, I have found it a fascinating, insightful and a rewarding experience to be involved with the school and to see the impact my efforts have on all of the children in school.

I have been on the board of governors since 2011 and in 2015 I became the chair of local governing body for both Rawmarsh Ashwood and Thrybergh Primary. In addition, I have the specific role of safeguarding governor and the chair of the Leadership & Management committee.

Tony Hardcastle – Co-opted Governor

Headteacher of Clifton community School.

Andrew Jessop – Executive Headteacher

Executive Headteacher of Thrybergh Primary School.

Rachel Harrison – Headteacher

Headteacher of Thrybergh Primary School.

Scott Rowlands- Parent Governor

I grew up in a small town is South Wales called Caerphilly. After leaving school I went to work for Asda where I worked on all the departments. After ten years I left with a wealth of experience in admin and customer service.

I moved to Sheffield in 2000 and started working for DWP where I started as an admin officer. I’m currently a disability employment adviser working with people with health conditions, helping them find work. When we moved to Thrybergh in 2013 we chose Thrybergh Primary for our two children who love their school and enjoy the time they spend learning and being with their friends.

I became a parent governor to help and support all the children in the school so they can get an effective education; that will help them to achieve their goals and dreams, giving them the best possible life.

Dawn Butterworth – Clerk to the Governing Body

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.

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Declaration of Business Interests

Governor Interested Party Nature of Interest
Scott Rowlands Self Child at the school
Phil Barley Self Child at the school
Dawn Butterworth N/A Clerk
Tony Hardcastle Self Head Teacher at Clifton Community School
Andy Jessop N/A Executive Headteacher
Rachel Harrison N/A Headteacher

Declaration of Business Interests

Governor Term Starts Term Expires
Scott Rowlands 15/06/2015 15/06/2019
Phil Barley 01/01/2011 N/A
Dawn Butterworth N/A N/A
Tony Hardcastle 03/05/2017 03/06/2021
Andy Jessop N/A N/A
Rachel Harrison N/A N/A