Phil Gawthorpe

Chair of Governors. Personnel & QA for Teaching & Learning

A former head teacher of 2 special schools. His first a primary special school, Castle School Castleford, MLD; the latter being an all aged, mixed special school called Green Arbor School.

More recently he was a Local Education Officer supporting schools with admissions, complaints, appeals and progress. Philip has acted at strategic county level to ensure excluded students are effectively and efficiently placed. He was a Senior Education Officer – responsible for strategy across the LEA for hard to place students, and the development of School Behaviour and Attendance Partnerships.
Currently an education consultant specialising in SEN, Philip was an LEA senior leader having implemented county wide SEN strategies and provided targeted support for Head teachers and Governors regarding SEN and the Law

Phil is also currently a chair of finance and personnel at Ryton Park Primary School, Worksop.


RAPS Mansfield will became RIS Mansfield on 27th May. The new RIS website will be launching shortly.

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