Wickersley Northfield Primary School

Wickersley Northfield Primary School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Northfield Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 2HL


01709 543704


Chair of Governors can be contacted via Diane Sanderson (School Administrator) on 01709 543704 or enquiries@wnp.wwpat.org

Click here to visit our Trust's Governance Page.

Local Governing Body

School governors are responsible for making decisions about how the school is run. They meet at least once a term at school. They have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. The Chair of Governors can be contacted via Diane Sanderson in the school office.


All Governors sit on all committees, therefore the chair of Governors is chair of all. 

Parent Governors bring the views of parents to the governing body, but they speak as individuals. They have equal status in the work of the governing body with voting rights. 

Click here to see the latest Governance handbook.

Term of Office

Apart from WWPAT staff and the Head teacher, all governors have a four year term of office from their date of appointment.

Please click here to see the Governors Term of Office.

Attendance at Governors' Meetings

Please click here to see the Attendance at Governors meetings for the last three years. 

Governors' Business and Financial Interests

 Please click here to see the Governors Business and Financial interests.



Our Governors


Mark Richardson– Chair and Safeguarding Governor 
Mark is a Co-opted Governor and was appointed to the governing body on 7th October 2015. Mark has taken responsibility for all aspects of school sports with Live & Learn Sports working with parents, staff and children at various schools. Mark became a school governor to enable him to have an overview of all aspects of school life and have an impact on our children’s lives.


Claire Williams

Claire was appointed Head teacher in January 2016 prior to this she was Head of School. As well as being Head, Claire is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Claire has been a Primary Teacher for many years and has a wealth of experience in EYFS.

Amy Wright 

Amy is a Co-opted Governor.

Opeyemi Akinwusi

 Opeyemi is a Co-opted Governor.

Alison Hutchinson

Parent Governor

I have worked for HSBC for 23 years mainly in management roles, displaying strong interpersonal skills to get the best out of my people and to achieve the best outcomes for them also. I was nominated for a Spotlight award for Strong Leadership in times of exceptional change in 2019 and in 2020 myself and my team won the award. I then secured a role as a school business manager due to the skills and experience I displayed. In the end I didn’t go ahead with that due to the hours and took a role working with vulnerable young people to help them achieve their goals instead. I find this very rewarding and I believe my experience and skills work very well in the school governor role and would welcome the opportunity to further contribute to the school in this way. I am committed to any time required to do this role. I have 2 children in school so have a good cross section of experience of different year groups. I will contribute by providing balanced, well evidenced and well thought out contributions to any meetings in order to deliver the best outcomes for the pupils and the school.