Rawmarsh Community School

Mr Matthew Turton (Headteacher)

Mr John Green

I started work as a Science teacher at a small school in Barnsley in September 1993. I arrived at Rawmarsh in 2001 and have been a member of staff at the school ever since.

I am married to Louise who is also a teacher, and have two children currently at primary school. I live on the outskirts of Sheffield although I am originally from Haydock, a village between Manchester and Liverpool. I care deeply about the young people of our school and the wider community in general and I hope that being appointed to the Governing body at Rawmarsh will allow me to support the Leadership Team in moving the school forward over the coming years.

Mr Chris Wainwright

Since leaving University in 2005 I have always worked in Education performing a number of different roles with different responsibilities. I was appointed at Rawmarsh Community School as Student Progress Leader in 2011 with one of my key objectives being to take a lead role within the pastoral support team. 

Having worked at Rawmarsh for over 6 years I care greatly for all stakeholders who are involved with ensuring that our students get the best possible opportunities to progress as young people.

The opportunity of becoming a member of the governing body is personally a very exciting one, it will give me the chance to not only give a greater insight to existing members of the daily work that is completed at Rawmarsh but will also allow me to experience other aspects of running a secondary school. 

Mr Andrew Costello

I have worked in a variety of roles in education and employment throughout my career. Early on I worked in careers advice and guidance in South Yorkshire.  After this I progressed in to the development of qualifications, apprenticeships and related products. I have experience of working for professional bodies and employer led organisations in a range of occupational areas.

Since 2018 I’ve worked for an awarding organisation called NOCN.  I currently work as Product Manager for Maths, English and Digital qualifications. In this role I use a range of techniques to evaluate, enhance and manage products and services.

I live in Rotherham with my wife and two daughters and in our free time we enjoy seeing friends and family as well as going for walks and days out.

I hope to be able to use my experience of working in the further education sector to help the senior leadership team at RCS to continue to create and develop a supportive environment where every student can thrive and progress.

Mr Mark Richmond

For virtually all of my career I have worked in the IT sector for a large bank. I currently manage a global team of IT staff focussing on global payment technologies.

I moved to Rawmarsh 20 years ago and once my children were born I took more of an interest in education. This led me to become a parent governor for a number of years at an RCS feeder school. As my children moved to RCS I also then became a parent governor at RCS.

Personally I believe that education, both in academic subjects but also in people skills, is key to setting up our youngest members of society with the best chance of success in the future.

Mrs Judy Oldale (Chair of Governors)

Judy has had a long and successful career within Rotherham Council. Rising from a Nursery teacher at Anston Brook Infant School where she worked for 19 years, to Deputy Head and finally Headteacher at Rawmarsh Children’s Centre for a further 19 years. Her retirement 3 years ago has given her the opportunity to move into a different role as a school Governor and support RCS.

Mrs Margaret Saltis

Margaret has worked at Rawmarsh Community School in a variety of roles since 2001, now Margaret is currently supporting literacy intervention within the library. She has been a non-teaching governor for the last four years and is keen to support the school through their development into an outstanding school. Working with the students in school has given Margaret an excellent insight into the ways they can be well motivated and to always aim high.

Mr Tom Downes

I worked as a secondary science teacher for 6 years until relocating from Dorset to South Yorkshire in 2018. Since then I have worked for tes Global as an Education Consultant. Having worked as a classroom teacher and now visiting a wide variety of schools on a regular basis, I am very happy I can use this knowledge and experience in my role as Governor at Rawmarsh.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governing Body at clerk@wickersleypt.org, or by writing to:

Chair of Governors
Rawmarsh Community School,
Monkwood Road,
South Yorkshire,
S62 7GA