Meet the Governors

 

 

Carolyn Renwick – Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor 

Term of office:
25 June 2015 - 24 June 2019

 

Roles & responsibilities:
- Chair of Governors
- Strategic Planning
- School Improvement

I am thrilled to be a Governor at Ridgeway Primary school. I have lived in Ridgeway since 1994 and my husband’s family have lived here for generations.  I have 2 children in school.  I am an active volunteer in the local community and am secretary and trustee at the Ridgeway Sports & Social Club. 

I am also involved with local politics and am Chairman of the local Conservative Party.  I have a business & finance background and a degree in Philosophy, Politics & Economics. I am parent helper in school 2 days per week.

 

 

Jim Brimble
Co-opted Governor

Term of office:
25 June 2015 - 24 June 2019

Roles & responsibilities:
- Chair of the RMC
- Safeguarding Governor


I have lived in Mosborough for the past fifteen years. I have a daughter who attends Ridgeway Primary School. I am actively involved in community events. I have previous experience as a Governor in a secondary school. I have professional experience in Finance, Recruitment, Contract Management and Customer Services.


As a Governor at Ridgeway Primary School, I have a desire to see the school continue to deliver the highest quality of education to pupils and participate in the community.

 

 

Wendy Greenwood
Co-opted Governor

Term of office:
TBC

 

Roles & responsibilities:
- TBC



Information coming soon

 

 

Current Vacancy
Co-opted Governor

Term of office:
4 four

 

Roles & responsibilities:
- TBC



Information coming soon

 

 

Lisa Hudson-Brown
Parent Governor

Term of office:
11th April 2014 – 10th April 2018

 

Roles & responsibilities:
- TBC



Hi, I'm Lisa-your Parent Governor at Ridgeway for over 3 years. I am passionate about my role and want to support parents and children at Ridgeway. During my time as a Governor, I have committed to writing the Governors Section in the Newsletter so you can get to know your Governors and their roles better. To upskill myself in a variety of Special Needs I studied and gained a SEND diploma. I have been a keen helper at school events such as Sports Day. 

I am presently working as an onboard Manager for Virgin Atlantic. I promote excellent teamwork, communication and customer service; I perceive the parents and children of Ridgeway Primary as the customers of the school and I feel you deserve high standards.

 

 

Sarah Seaman
Staff Governor

Term of office:
April 2017 - April 2021

 

Roles & responsibilities:
- TBC



Information coming soon

 

 

 

 

Stacey Flint – Vice-chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor 

Term of office:
25 June 2015 - 24 June 2019

 

Roles & responsibilities:
- Vice-chair of Governors
- Chair of the TLC
- Strategic Planning
- School Improvement

I currently work as an Assistant Faculty Leader in a large secondary Academy, heading the Art and Photography department within the Art, Design and Technology Faculty. I have been teaching for 10 years and I am very passionate about education.  

I firmly believe all children, regardless of their ability level, should be nurtured, stimulated and challenged to achieve their individual potential. Happy, confident children are the most successful children. As a parent myself, I fully appreciate the true value of this. As a Governor at Ridgeway Primary School, I hope my professional experience and expertise can further contribute to the quality of the provision already in place. 

 

 

Sara Cook
Co-opted Governor

Term of office:
7th March 2016 – 6th March 2020

Roles & responsibilities:
- TBC



I have worked in higher education for the last 10 years, managing various aspects of student progression, assessment, finance, online learning, and administration. I also have professional experience in the legal and banking sectors. I have an undergraduate degree in design and am currently studying for a Masters in Education, researching the use of software in an educational setting and how it is used to support students and staff.
At present,  I have two daughters attending Ridgeway Primary School and was delighted to be appointed as a co-opted Governor. As a governor I think it is important that we support the children, staff and parents alike, in order to nurture and develop pupils, helping to achieve the goals of the individual.

 

 

Penny Hellewell
Co-opted Governor

Term of office:
7th March 2016 – 6th March 2020

 

Roles & responsibilities:
- TBC



I am so pleased to be a Governor for Ridgeway Primary School. I have worked for the NHS and University of Sheffield as a Business Manager / Director for 12 years in the field of Postgraduate Education for Doctors and Dentists in training, Nurse and Allied Health Profession Education. I later decided to pursue my interest in Law and obtain a professional qualification. So, I obtained an MA in Law and Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. In 2009 I commenced a Solicitor Training and after training in Residential Property and Private Client (Wills & Probate) went on to qualify as a Solicitor in Clinical Negligence. I have a daughter at Ridgeway Primary School and I hope that as a Governor I can bring some of my experience in Law and NHS education to help the school go from strength to strength.

 

 

Margaret Fairclough
Local Authority Governor

Term of office:
14th Aug 2014 – 13th Aug 2018

 

Roles & responsibilities:
- EYFS Governor
- SEND Governor


I have lived in Marsh Lane since I retired in 2002. Previously, I worked in Sheffield as an early year’s teacher, Head Teacher and Local Education Authority manager.

I am actively involved in the Sheffield branch of the Early Education Association.  As a committee member, I help to plan and organise an annual programme of meetings and conferences for staff in schools and Early Years settings.

I hope to bring my experience as a Local Authority Governor and continuing enthusiasm for children's learning to my role as Early Years Foundation Stage Governor at Ridgeway Primary School. 

 

 

Phillip Webster
Parent Governor

Term of office:
TBC

 

Roles & responsibilities:
- TBC



 

Information coming soon

 

 

Iain Wilson
Head Teacher

Start of office:
1st January 2017

 

Roles & responsibilities:      
- Resources Management Committee
- Teaching & Learning Committee
- Strategic Planning
- School Improvement

I grew up in Lincolnshire and attended Lincoln University to study Media Production before moving to Bishop Grosseteste University College to qualify as a Primary Teacher. I am very proud to be the Head Teacher of Ridgeway Primary School. I am passionate about developing a 'Learning without Limits' culture in the school to ensure that all of the children become the best they can be. I am also a father of three, a son and two daughters, so I have the perspective of a parent as well as a teacher and leader.