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 with the exception of Pay and Personnel and Headteacher Performance Management.

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 with the exception of Pay and Personnel and Headteacher Performance Management.

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

Governor: Jan Lambeth

Appointed: December 2018

Committees: Our governing body works as a collaborative across all committees together with the exception of Pay and Personnel and Headteacher Performance Management.

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!

 
 

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 with the exception of Pay and Personnel and Headteacher Performance Management.

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

Other governing bodies: 

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 with the exception of Pay and Personnel and Headteacher Performance Management.

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Staff governor: Laura Stones

Appointed: September 2017

Committees: Our governing body works as a collaborative across all committees together with the exception of Pay and Personnel and Headteacher Performance Management.

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

 

 
 Governor Attendance  

Name

FGB

14/9/18

Kate Yates

Kathryn Yates

Phil Ashton

Laura Stones

Julie Murphy

 

Chris Smith

 

   

 

 

 

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