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.  I’m also secretary to the Mount Primary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA). 

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

 

Associate Governor: Hilary Buchanan

Appointed: Appointed governor by Mount Primary first as a parent in 2007, then as a community governor

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

Particular interests: Pupil voice, inclusion, importance of attendance, fairness, open door policies and making sure our staff are supported to be the best they can be for our children

Why I want to be a governor: Initially to enable parents who felt a barrier between home and school feel more confident with their role in the school community, so helping their children get the most out of their time in Mount. Later, invited as a community governor I have been able to utilize my professional skills in family support and business.

Personal information: We have six children between us, two of our grandchildren attend Mount. Founder member and president of Penny Bridge Rotary Club, has enabled me to be involved in many projects locally and overseas. As director of Next Chapter my passion for promoting positive mental health and well-being allows me to practice what I preach. 

Other governing bodies: I am totally a Mount guy!

Business or pecuniary interest: Commissioned by Liverpool and Wirral Adoption Teams. Wirral Local Authority and provide Family Partnership at schools across Wirral

Personal connections: None

Parent governor: Kate Sprigings

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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 SENCO - a position I am really excited about.  I am looking forward to working with families to ensure that our provision enable children to flourish and acheive their possible outcomes. 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 know 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 persue 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: Julie Richards

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