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Who are We? : Meet the Team


Pye Bank Governors


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Steve Chew - Trust Governor and Chair of Governors

What made you want to become a School Governor?

I wanted to put something back after a long career in education.

 How long have you been involved with Pye Bank?

I joined the Governing Body at Pye Bank in September 2015.

 What do you love most about Pye Bank?

I really appreciate its caring, inclusive ethos and its happy enthusiastic approach. Also I like its focus on improving educational outcomes.

 Tell us a bit about yourself…

I came to Sheffield university from Liverpool in 1969… and never left.

I’ve spent 40 years teaching and working in educational administration.

I’m enjoying retirement …. And watching Liverpool FC.

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Chris Sissons - Trust Governor, Vice Chair & Link Governor for Finance & Resources

I've lived in Pitsmoor since 1992 and was a founder member of Burngreave Community Action Forum in the late 1990s. Since then I have been on the boards of Burngreave Community Action Trust and Burngreave New Deal for Communities. I have been a community development worker in North Tyneside, Middlesbrough and then In Netherthorpe, Attercliffe and Maltby. These days I practice Community Development Online as a self-employed Community Web Consultant. I've been a governor for 6 years and am link governor for finance, premises and health & safety.

Lucy Davies - Trust Governor

I have lived in Pitsmoor since 2005, and my two children have both attended Pye Bank. When we looked around at schools in the area, we were drawn to the feel, friendliness, and values of Pye Bank – for me, the right ethos and atmosphere is as important as any academic results. I work in the voluntary sector, and the job I have brings me into contact with lots of people who are have long term health conditions; this is one reason why I have become particularly interested in the importance of a healthy start to life for kids at school. I became a governor because I believe that Pye Bank is a school which has so much to offer our children and our community, I am really pleased to be part of the team.


Mo Andrews

 Mo Andrews - Executive Head Teacher

I have been a Headteacher since 2004 and worked in Barnsley and in Longley prior to joining Pye Bank Primary School in 2014. I am now the Executive Headteacher at Pye Bank and Emmanuel Junior Academy. Both schools are part of the Diocese of Sheffield Academies Trust. I am committed to making a difference to children and ensuring they leave us with the skills and academic success which will allow them to be successful in Secondary School. 






 Rev Pip Salmon - Vicar (Ex-Officio)

As the Vicar of Christ Church it is my privilege to be on the governing body.

I have only been in Sheffield since Easter 2018 but already feel at home in this vibrant part of the city.

I have well over 15 years experience as a school governor previous to this, but interestingly this is the first time it has been in a church school.

I hope to be a support to the school community in whatever way i can and am already getting to know the pupils and staff through my weekly collective worship visits.

I will encourage a holistic approach, academic and spiritual, as we prepare pupils to take their part in the world.


 Sarah Toyloco - Staff Governor

 Sarah joined the school as Year 6 teacher in 2018. 

She is an SEN Lead Practitioner within the school and the Locality. 

She is undertaking her NPQ for Senior Leadership and is interested in supporting the strategic direction of the school as a member of the Local Governing Body. 


Rhea Kurcewicz - Head of School


 Mary Gibson - Clerk to the Governing Body


Helen Best - Trust Governor

Helen is the Headteacher at Abbeyfield Primary Academy (Part of the Five Rivers Academy Trust), which is a local school. Helen has expertise in SEND and Safeguarding and is keen to work in partnership with local schools, to achieve the best for all children in our community.

Victoria Simcock- Trust Governor

Vicky is Executive Principal of Hinde House Academy and Yewlands Academy. She has over 15 years of senior leadership experience and has achieved an Ambition School Leadership’s Executive Educators Award. She is a leader within Sheffield Locality B group of schools. Previously Vicky worked as a Regional Education Director in the Midlands for a national Multi-Academy Trust.

Governors are required to declare any pecuniary/business interests  relevant to the meeting agenda at the beginning of each meeting.
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