Sandhill Primary

Governing Body

Governor Pen Portraits

Mrs Margaret Saltis
Chair of Governors

I have had a wide and varied career but, after a period of living in Canada, I came home to South Yorkshire and joined the City Learning Centre Team based at Rawmarsh Comprehensive school in 2001.  My background is mainly in admin but in 2007 I was appointed as a pastoral support manager within the school.  in 2012 I changed roles again! I took responsibility for managing the school library and supported literacy intervention; taking early retirement in December 2018.  I am still the specialist assessor at Rawmarsh Comprehensive.

For the last 8 years I have been a staff governor at Rawmarsh and have seen the school through being placed in special measures and the, sometimes, challenging task of becoming a ‘good’ school.  Last year the Wickersley Partnership Trust CEO, Mrs O’Brien, invited me to join the governing body of Rawmarsh Sandhill as they took their next step forward, to bring a little governance experience to a new team.  They duly elected me as their Chair!  Through this role I aim to support the school and staff through their development to becoming an outstanding school in the future.

Mrs Emma Underwood

Parent Governor

I am a Parent Governor and I have 2 children at Sandhill Primary. I look forward to working with and supporting the staff to allow them to meet the needs required for each child within the school.

Mr John Kanes

Co-Opted Governor

Mr Michael Nicholson

Vice-Chair of Governors

I care passionately about Primary Education and making sure children get the very best start in school. I can say this as a father of two children and as a professional who has worked within the education system for the past 22 years in several schools across the Sheffield and Rotherham regions.

Over the past five years, I have been fortunate to work within the Wickersley Partnership Trust. This has been as a senior leader working across three schools, including Rawmarsh Sandhill. In 2019, I was promoted to Assistant Headteacher at Foljambe Primary School.

Having worked at Sandhill, I know how special our school is.  The children always strive to be the best they possibly can be, in all that they do. I am proud of Rawmarsh Sandhill and will do all I can to continue to enhance and affirm its strengths and values.

Mr Kristian Lee-Green

Teaching Staff Governor

I am currently a class teacher at Rawmarsh Sandhill Primary School. I have worked at the school since November 2016. Prior to working at Rawmarsh Sandhill, I worked in a range of trust schools and grasped a wide understanding of the curriculum and requirements of a primary school environment.

Before my teaching career, I graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University. I completed my teacher training and achieved qualified teacher status whilst at Sandhill; through Learners First in partnership with Huddersfield University. I am excited about the prospect of having a positive influence on a school with incredible potential.