School will re-open for all children in Y2 to Y6 on Wednesday 2nd September. 

Children in Foundation Stage and Y1 will start on Thursday 3rd September.

Staff will bring out further details to your homes on Tuesday 1st September.

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Meet the Governors

Mrs. Eileen Brooks - Co-opted Governor

Professional background:

I am an award-winning journalist and former Head of Communications at Rotherham Borough Council. I was a former pupil at St Ann's and Rotherham High School for Girls. I am also a Trustee Board member of Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service.


I have a degree in Social Studies from Sheffield Hallam University.



Mr. Richard Hawley - Staff Governor

Professional Background:

I am a teacher at St. Ann's School and have worked here for 16 years. I first came to the school as a trainee teacher on placement and have been here ever since because of the amazing children, ethos and atmosphere of the school.

Personal Background:

I am a father of three children aged between 9 and 2. One of my children has very complex needs and so as a parent, and a teacher, I am passionate about all children receiving the education that they deserve.


I have a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Leeds and a PGCE from Sheffield Hallam University. I have also studied for and gained NPQSL qualification.


Mrs. Patricia Jarvis - Co-opted Governor

Professional Background:

I previously worked in Adult Community Education but have now retired. I am a local Councillor working within the community, which I find very challenging but very rewarding.

Personal Background: 

I have long standing connections with St Ann's, well over 20 years, having previously supported adult learning groups in the school. I really believe in the ethos of the school and treasure the loving and happy atmosphere which you sense from the minute you enter the school.


I have teaching qualifications for post 16 education, along with a management qualification.


Mrs. Julie Jennings Co-Opted

Professional background:

I currently work at St Ann's as a Senior Teaching Assistant in Year 3. I attended St Ann's as a child back in the 70's.

Personal Background:

Over the years, I have lived and worked in different schools around the world. St Ann's is a unique school where cultural diversity is celebrated.


I studied and specialised in Art at Rotherham College & Arts Technology. I now use these skills across the school to support others.


Mrs. Martina Stipakova - Parent Governor

Professional Background:

I work as a Family support worker in the local community. Recently I have been involved with the Home Office helping people apply for Settled Status.

Personal Background:

I am married with one daughter who attends St Ann’s Junior & Infant School. I came to England from Slovakia years ago and I am hoping to make a positive contribution to the school, as Parent Governor.



Mr. Lee Rowan - Joint Headteacher

Professional Background:

I currently work at St Ann's as the Joint Headteacher and have been in this current post since 2012. I first came to St. Ann’s in 2002 as an Assistant Head & Y6 teacher. I have taught in Rotherham Borough Council for 25 years.

Personal Background:

I am a father of three children aged between 18 and 14, my eldest son has just started University. My passion is football – I am a season ticket holder at Manchester United.


I have a BA in Sports Studies from Northumbria University and a PGCE from Bradford and Ilkley Community College. Since joining St. Ann’s I have also passed a PGC in Leadership and Management and my NPQH.


Mrs. Christine Peters - Co-Opted

Professional Background:




Mr. David Randall - Co-Opted

Professional Background:

I have spent the last 25 years working in IT, the last 5 years of which has been in the education sector.  I spent 8 years as a governor for a local infant school in Mansfield, going through 2 OFSTED visits, one as Vice Chair, and the other as Chair of Governors.  During this time I chaired the finance and personnel committee, was the lead for the Head teacher Appraisals, Safeguarding Governor, Health and Safety Governor and IT Co-ordinator.


Personal Background:

I love working in education, and have a special interest in special educational needs, as both my son and step son have Autism.  In my spare time I keep tropical fish, and am learning to play the electric guitar.  I live in Nottinghamshire with my partner and her four children, I spend most of my working week travelling to different schools in the South Yorkshire area.


Meet The Governors


Mrs N. Rashid - Vice-Chair

Mrs Z. Ahmed - Acting Chair 

Mrs S. Blagden - Joint Headteacher

Mr J. Greaves - Co-Opted

Mrs S. Littlewood - Co-Opted


Mrs J. Leighton - Clerk to the Governing Board

  • All members of the Governing Board can be contacted through school.


Governor Name Attendance Full GB Meetings (2019-2020)  Sub Committee Meetings (2019-2020) Category of Governor Body which appointed Term of Office dates Positions of Specific Responsibility Other Governance Roles Register of Business/Material Interests (2019-2020)
Mrs. Sue Mallinder 2/3 2/2 Co-opted (Chair) Governors

From: 11/04/2011

To: 11/12/2019

Safeguarding, Standards None ABC Family Leaners
Mrs. Sharon Blagden 7/7 3/3 Co-Head Teacher Governors From: 04/09/2013 Training and Development None None
Mr. Lee Rowan 7/7 1/1 Co-Head Teacher Governors From: 04/09/2013 Standards None None
Mrs. Nasreen Rashid 7/7 1/1 Co-opted (Vice-Chair) Governors From:12/09/1998 Training & Development, Foundation Stage None None
Mrs. Zaidah Ahmed 3/7   Local Authority & Vice- Chair Local Authority


From: 10/09/2008

To: 03/03/2020


From: 10/09/2008

Inclusion, Community & Engagement None None
Mr. Richard Hawley 6/7   Staff Staff From: 01/09/2015   None Material
Mrs. Sarah Littlewood 2/5   Co-opted Governors

From: 11/12/2019


  None None
Mrs. Christine Peters 6/8   Co-opted Governors From: 30/08/2017 Community & Engagement, Key Stage 1 None None
Mrs. E Brooks 4/7   Co-opted Governors From: 30/08/2017 Community & Engagement, Lower Key Stage 2 None None
Mr J Greaves 1/1   Co-opted Governors

From: 17/01/2020


Pupil Premium None Material
Mrs. Hooria Hussnain 6/7   Parent Parents From: 11/07/2014 Pupil Premium, Finance None None
Mrs. Patricia Jarvis 3/7 1/1 Co-opted Governors From: 10/06/2014 Training & Development, Upper Key Stage 2 None None
Mrs. Martina Stipakova 2/7   Parent Parents From: 27/06/19 Community & Engagement  None Material
Mr. David Randall 3/7 1/1 Co-opted Governors From: 07/05/2019 Finance None None
Mrs. Julie Jennings 7/7   Co-opted Staff From: 07/05/2019 Standards None None
Mrs. Jill Leighton


2/2 Clerk Governors From: 04/09/2018   None None


Governance Structure 2019/20