The Governing body for the school consists of a number of local people with differing experience but with the single aim of ensuring the school continues to prosper and improve.

Mr Nick Stewart

Chair to the Governing Body

(Co-opted Governor)

If you would like to contact Mr Stewart, please do so via the school office – 01709 542231


Key Responsibilities:

  • Safeguarding
  • Fianance
  • Computing

Mr L Gibson

Vice Chair of Governing Body

 (Co-opted Governor)

I have two children whom both attended Bramley Sunnyside Junior School.

During the day I work for Alexander Dennis as a Purchase and Technical Advisor.

My main hobbies are Karate, Taekwondo and general fitness.

I joined the governing body in 2010 as a parent governor when my youngest daughter was in year 4.

In late 2013 I took on the role of health and safety governor, and became a co-opted governor in 2015.

The SLT and Governors at BSJS have worked so hard to change the ethos and aspirations of the school; BSJS is a school where every child matters and all staff and governors are dedicated to make and continue to make this a ‘go to’ school.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Health and Safety

Mr J Mirfield

Co–opted Governor

 Professionally, I have occupied a variety of financial roles, all within the Food Manufacturing industry and currently operate as Commercial Management Accountant at a large corporate FTSE 250 company.

 I am a recent member of the Governing Body, joining at the beginning of 2022 and hope to support the SLT & Governing Body with my financial skillset and knowledge.

Key Responsibilities

  • Finance

 Mr J Moore

(Co-opted Governor)

I attended Bramley Sunnyside Junior School and Infant School as a pupil.  The school became two separate schools as they are today.  I came back to teach at the Junior School and was in charge of sport.  I helped organise the Rother Valley Junior Schools football team.  After almost 6 years, I left to become deputy head of Monkwood Junior School in Rawmarsh and later became head.  I am married with three children, all who attended here too.  We now have 5 grandchildren.  As a pro-active member of the local community of Bramley and St Francis’ Church, I put the community at the heart of everything.

I first began coming into the school to take assembly after I retired and continue to do so now, leading on aspects of the school’s Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural curriculum.  I have been a co-opted member of the governing body for more than 10 years.  During this period of time, there have been many challenges and many rewards and successes.  As a governor I see the school now has a firm foundation to build on and I will continue to support and challenge the school as we move forward.

Key Responsibilities:

  • British Values
  • Collective Worship

Mrs L Robson


(Co-opted Governor)

I am extremely passionate to continue the outstanding journey of Bramley Sunnyside, extending our strengths further, as well as continuing to develop our next exciting phase.

The Headteacher, by nature of the job, is always a member of the school’s Governing Body.  We are lucky to have such a range of interests and expertise amongst our governors who, as a result, are able to bring different dimensions and viewpoints to our work to help and move us towards the next level.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Whole School Improvement

  • Safeguarding and Welfare

Mrs Sarah McVeigh

(Co-opted Governor)

My role as a governor is primarily as part of the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee. I am also the Deputy Head Teacher and reading lead.

I have been part of Bramley Sunnyside's Junior School and I am exceptionally proud to work at this school.  I look forward to many more successes and achievements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Standards in Teaching and Learning

     Mrs G Ashton

    Learning and Pastoral Support (Staff Governor)

    I started volunteering at Bramley Sunnyside over 20 years ago when my own children were here as pupils. I was lucky enough to become a TA for several years then progressed to HLTA, learning mentor and now work as an Inclusion and Pastoral Mentor as well as being part of the safeguarding team.

    My role in school helps to maintain an open door policy for parents and children who may have any questions or concerns.

    I have been privileged to take the journey with this school as it has made huge leaps to ensure the children’s education is paramount. I believe very passionately that the school will continue to grow and maintain an excellent level of teaching and nurturing of the students and staff alike.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Pastoral Support
  • Inclusion

    Mr M Brown

    (Co-opted Governor)

    I worked for over 40 years in the steel industry. Since retiring I have become involved in the local community in Bramley Currently I work as a part time teaching assistant and mentor in a school in Rotherham.

    I have been a parish councillor for a number of years, and Chairman of the parish council for five years. In addition, I am chairman of Bramley Village Trust.

    It is important that the school is part of the community and I feel as a governor I can ensure the link between the school and the community can be strengthened.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • British Values
  • Community
  • Inclusion

Mr N Hair

(Co-opted Governor)

I have been a member of the governing body since 2015 and have really enjoyed my involvement.

It is my belief that receiving a high quality education in a nurturing environment is fundamental to a child’s overall development and being the parent of two daughters within the school, I am be able to represent your views as parents and ensure that our children’s education and well-being are the priority in all key decision making.

It is clear that the school has made significant progress over the last few years and I am keen to help ensure that the excellent results that we now see continue and that our school becomes recognised as a school of choice within the district.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Finance

    Mr P Woodward 

    (Co-opted Governor)

    I was a member of the Police Service for some 46 years retiring as a Chief Inspector in 2002; this was followed by a period as a member of Police Staff before fully retiring in 2015.

    I am actively involved in local football and have been a qualified Football Referee for over 25 years. In addition, I am a Vice President and the Secretary of the Rotherham Referees’ Association (RA), the Secretary of the County RA and its delegate to the National RA, a Referee Assessor and Mentor and a Council Member of the County Football Association.

    I have previously lived in Bramley and my son, daughter in law and their family live in the area with their children attending the school.

    I have been a member of the Governing Body since January 2016 and look to bring the skills and abilities I have to support the school, its staff and Governing Body as the school continues its ongoing improvement as we seek to take the school to an even higher level.

    In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and cycling.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Health and Safety
  • Sports Funding

Councillor E Hoddinott

(LA Governor)

Councillor Emma Hoddinott joined the Governing Body in July 2017.

I am one of the local Councillors for the Wickersley, Bramley, Flanderwell and Sunnyside area and was first elected in 2012. It is a real honour to represent this area and our role sees us deal with people’s day-to-day concerns around waste, housing, litter and parking, as well as more community-orientated projects such as clearing up grot spots, coffee mornings and a new play area for the area.

In my professional life, I have worked as a manger in learning and skills, moving onto London 2012 cultural projects and until recently was a trade union representative working in places such as schools and care homes.

I look forward to contributing to the governing body and helping the children, staff and families to achieve the best they can.

Mrs P Fraser

(Parent Governor)

I have been a parent governor at BSJS since March 2019, which I really enjoy. I have other interests within school due to my involvement with FABBS, creating activities and helping to raise money for the school.

I also work in school as a midday supervisor and enjoy interacting with the students and fully immersing myself in BSJS life.

  • Key Responsibilities:

  • English
  • Inclusion - well-being

Mrs E Brown

(Clerk to the Governing Body)

Born and educated in Wickersley, I have lived in Bramley for over thirty years.

I am very interested in our local area, particularly local history and family research.

I was office manager in a primary school in Rotherham for 18 years until August 2019, having taken early retirement.

I was appointed as Clerk to the Governing Body in September 2012.  My role is to provide administration support, record the minutes of the meetings and to guide the Governors on procedural matters.

Over the years I have seen a number of positive changes within the school and I am proud to be associated with Bramley Sunnyside Junior School.

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