Governing Body

Governor Pen Portraits

Mr Hardcastle

Interim Chair of Governors

Mrs Crabtree


I was born in Sheffield where I have been a lifelong resident. I have 2 sons and 8 grandchildren, with whom I spend a lot of my time.

I worked for many years for a Mail Order company as a Call Centre Systems Trainer and an Agency Executive Officer until I decided that I needed a change of career.

In 2000 I became a Family Learning Development Worker in Sheffield before moving to RMBC to become a Family Learning Development Officer and Senior Parenting Practitioner. A main part of my remit centred on engaging and working with fathers and their children.

In 2012 I took voluntary redundancy to start a business with a friend. We became ABC Family Learners. I have worked in most of the primary schools in Rotherham providing After School Clubs and working with parents. My main passion is Family Learning.

It is as a result of our work in Thrybergh that I am now a governor. As such, I will strive to be part of a great team who will together aim to get the very best for our children and their families, developmentally, educationally and personally. Together we can aim for the stars and reach our goals.

Mrs Lee

Clerk to Governors

Mr Rowlands

Vice Chair of Governors

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.

Miss Gladwin

Co-opted  Governor

Hi, my name’s Jenna Gladwin and I am the Off Site Manager at the Rowan Centre in Rawmarsh. I’ve worked with children and young people for fifteen years. All children need a champion but children with special needs often require support, guidance and someone to go that extra mile to meet their needs. My role as governor will be to gain a real understanding of daily life at Thrybergh and use my experience within education to question and add to the progress of the school.

Mrs Britton

Staff Governor

Mrs Britton is teacher of Year 6 at Thrybergh Primary School.