Governor Information & Duties

Meet our Governors

Chair: Kathryn Yates

Appointed: Sept 18 (Dec 17 as governor)

Committees: Our governing body works as a collaborative across all committees together

Particular interests: Attendance.

Why I want to be a governor: I enjoy a challenging and rewarding role but more importantly I care about the education our children receive.  I am keen to improve outcomes for all our children by helping raise standards and decide the priorities for improvement.  I want to help strengthen the link between our school and our communities.

Personal information: I was born in Yorkshire where I’ve lived all of my life and moved to Wirral in 2009.  I spent 10 years working in the private sector and the last 14 years in the Civil Service where I am now a qualified Programme and Project Professional (PPM). Outside of work I love being a mum and like cooking when I have the opportunity.    

Other governing bodies: None

Business or pecuniary interest: None

Personal connections: None

Vice Chair: Phil Ashton

Appointed: Sept 18 (Sept 17 as governor)

Committees: Our governing body works as a collaborative across all committees together

Particular interests: SEND, Safeguarding and Finance  I am also a link governor for Y4

Why I want to be a governor: As a parent of a child with SEND and experience with local authority procurement contract management I felt I could help apply my skills in my working role to help support the school.  In addition I have been on numerous courses relating to children’s mental health that I hope to bring the knowledge to support the school community.

Personal information: I am employed by the Local Authority in the Commissioning Support Section.  My spare time I enjoy Wargaming, hillwalking, adventure activities (zip wires, exploring hidden Britain), computer gaming and as a family interacting with historical monuments as well as travelling all over the UK to learn about our past. I would say we are always busy every weekend!

Other governing bodies: None

Business or pecuniary interest: None

Personal connections: None

Associate Governor: John Uriel

Appointed: Early 1980's

Committees: Previously Finance, Pay & Personnel, Health & Safety but our governing body works as a collaborative across all committees together

Particular interests: Good governance

Why I want to be a governor: I think I have been a Mount School Governor about the same amount of time as the 36 years I’ve been married, so I can’t imagine not doing it.

Personal information: I am still a serving Civil Servant, albeit in injury time, and in due course can contribute more to the School when I do retire. I sometimes like to pontificate, but I know when not to treat myself too seriously, and I do a lot of amateur musical performances, and play in the Wirral Quiz League.

Other governing bodies: None although previously also served St George's Primary and Calday Grammar.

Business or pecuniary interest: None

Personal connections: None

 

LA Governor: Julie Murphy

Appointed: November 2018

Committees: Previously Finance, Pay & Personnel, Health & Safety but our governing body works as a collaborative across all committees together

Particular interests: to ensure children enjoy and achieve during their school years

Why I want to be a governor: 

Personal information:  Julie Murphy recently retired as the headteacher of a highly regarded, successful infant school. During her career she worked across two Local Authorities and within a newly formed Multi-Academy Trust. Julie served as Chair for Wirral's Primary Headteachers Consultation Group and represented Primary Headteachers on an Improvement Board. She gained wider school improvement experience working for a Locality Board and previously served within Cheshire's Early Years Quality Assurance Team. As a senior leader in two 'Outstanding' schools, Julie has a proven track record for ensuring quality learning experiences and excellent outcomes for pupils

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Business or pecuniary interest: Julie is an Associate Consultant for ECM Education Consultants Ltd. She is a Director of Concordia Multi-Academy Trust

Personal connections: Julie has no personal connections within Mount Primary School

Parent governor: Chris Smith

Appointed: November 2018

Committees: Our governing body works as a collaborative across all committees together

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Staff governor: Laura Stones

Appointed: September 2017

Committees: Our governing body works as a collaborative across all committees together

Particular interests: I have recently taken on the role of SENDCo - a position I am really excited about.  I am looking forward to working with families to ensure that our provision enables children to flourish and achieve.

Why I want to be a governor: I applied for the role of staff governor in October 2017 as I am passionate about ensuring all children at Mount have a exciting and enriching school experience. I started at Mount Primary School as a School Direct student and immediately knew it was the place I wanted to work as a qualified teacher - luckily, a post became available! As staff governor I am really proud to represent the teaching staff and value the importance of representing the perspective of teachers when decsions are being made.

Personal information: Prior to starting my career in teaching, I worked as performance manager in the civil service. Three years ago I made the decision to pursue my amibition of teaching and I haven't looked back since!  I live in Wallasey with my husand and energetic twin boys! I have been a season ticket holder for Liverpool FC from a young age, a passion that my husband and children share - thankfully!  Living so close to the beautiful Wirral coastline means you will often find me out walking with my family.

Other governing bodies: None

Business or pecuniary interest: No

Personal connections: No

Associate governor: Gary Walker

Appointed: January 2019

Committees: Our governing body works as a collaborative across all committees together

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Governor: Jan Lambeth

Appointed: December 2018

Committees: Our governing body works as a collaborative across all committees together

Particular InterestsAttendance, Looked After pupils and to ensure that schools are inclusive so that every child can reach their full potential

Why I want to be a governorI am passionate about Education and would like to use my breadth and wealth of experience to provide excellent outcomes for children at Mount Primary School.  As a governor I can provide challenge, a strategic view, act as a critical friend and be accountable to all stakeholders within the community

Personal Information: I live in the community and have been a Headteacher of two Wirral schools in socially deprived areas moving them from “significant weaknesses” to “Good with many Outstanding features”. During my career I have taught in a variety of schools across Wirral, been the Maths advisory teacher for the LA and was appointed to an Interim Executive Board by the LA and Dfe. I have mentored Headteachers, been a Local Leader of Education and worked on school improvement initiatives with Headteachers. I gained wider school improvement experience working as a Basic Skills Assessor, Inclusion Assessor and School Improvement Partner. Currently I am the clerk to my old cluster Birkenhead South Headteachers

Other governing bodiesVice Chair of Governors at Mersey Park Primary Tranmere,  Ex IEB member Woodslee Primary now part of Co-Op Multi Academy Trust

Business or percuniary interest: clerk to Birkenhead Sth Headteachers

Personal connections: Started my career as newly qualified teacher at Mount Primary school in 1973. I feel like I’ve come home!

 Governor Attendance  

Name

FGB

14/9/18

Kate Yates

Kathryn Yates

John Uriel

Phil Ashton

Laura Stones

Julie Murphy

 

Chris Smith

 

   

 

 

 

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