Gleadless Primary School

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Hollinsend Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S12 2EJ

0114 239 6130

Gleadless Primary School

Determined, Team, Respectful, Self Belief, Thoughtful, Aim High, Care, Have a Voice.

Meet the Governors

Caroline Beattie - Chair of Governors

Co-opted, re-appointed 01/09/20, Chair of Strategic and Teaching, Learning and Attainment

Caroline is a busy mum of three and works in a Sheffield school. Caroline's children all previously attended Arbourthorne Community Primary School.  She has been actively involved in school governance since 2007 and serves as a Governor because she wants to have a positive impact on the education of children in her community. Caroline is committed to serving children and families in the federation and her commitment and expertise have been used to good effect to support Gleadless informally and then formally when the schools federated.  Her challenge and support helped to ensure Gleadless moved from a Requires Improvement position to Good in 2016 and Arbourthorne sustaining a Good judgement with Outstanding since 2008.


Paul Douglas

Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Finance, Premises and Personnel re- appointed 01/09/20

Paul has been a school governor for eight years and his children both previously attended Gleadless Primary School. During his time as a Governor, he has used his skills as Chief Operating Officer with Rotherham United FC to strengthen the Governing Body and is the Chair of the Finance committee. Paul has provided strong challenge and support to secure a good financial position in both schools and he firmly believes in collaborative working for the wider benefit of all children. He has made a strong commitment to both since his initial appointment at Gleadless in 2013. 


Sinead Gaffney

Headteacher of Gleadless Primary School 

Sinead became Headteacher of Gleadless Primary in 2019 when the Governors replaced the Head of School role with a substative Headteacher. Sinead has been ambitious for the school's future bringing her particular passion and expertise for literacy teaching and learning. Sinead has been a senior leader in a number of schools in Sheffield.


Sharron Revitt

Staff Governor, appointed 16/12/2020


Sharon became a Governor as she has many skills to share as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. She feels she can help make a difference to children's lives and is keen to be involved in the further improving the school for our community and children.


Fiona Herrick

Parent Governor

Joanna Roberts

Parent Governor

Simon Bridges

Co-opted Governor


All governors serve a 4 year term, unless otherwise specified.  All associate Governors have no voting rights unless otherwise stated.