Governing Body

Governor Pen Portraits

Mr Hardcastle

Chair of Governors

Mt Hardcastle is Headteacher at Clifton Community School, Rotherham.

Mr Paton

Parent Governor

I was born in Derby where I went to school and grew up before moving to Cardiff to attend University.

I moved to Rotherham in 2010 after meeting my wife and have worked for Rotherham Borough council for the last 8 years. In my role at the council I support people to maintain their tenancy’s.

My son has been at Thryrbergh Primary since foundation and is currently in year six. I became a parent governor because I see the position as a positive opportunity to be involved in the education system and to be an advocate for all children at the school and their parents. I am also a parish councillor and view Thrybergh Primary as an integral part of our local community.

In my spare time I am a keen musician, badminton player and enjoy reading in addition to spending time with my family.

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.

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.

Mrs Britton

Staff Governor

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

Mrs Butterworth

Clerk to Governors

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.

Table of Business Interests

Members Name Position Membership Dates Business Interest Statement and Dates

(including governance role in other education institution

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.
Mrs Patricia Crabtree Co-opted Governor 09/10/17 Self Sole Trader ABC Family Learning Educational support /
Mr Tony Hardcastle Co-opted Governor 09/10/17 Self Head Teacher Clifton Community  School Secondary School /
Mr Scott Rowlands Parent Governor 15/06/15 Self Child in school Thrybergh Primary Primary School /