Governor Information & Duties

Meet our Governors

Chair: Kathryn Yates

Appointed: Sept 18 (Dec 17 as governor)

Committees: Standards, Curriculum and Pastoral committee, Finance, Resources and Premises committee, Pay Committee

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 18 years in the Civil Service where I am  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: Parent

Vice Chair: Phil Ashton

Appointed: Sept 18 (Sept 17 as governor)

Committees: Standards, Curriculum and Pastoral committee, Finance, Resources and Premises committee, Pay Committee, Headteacher's Performance Management Committee.

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: Stanley School

Business or pecuniary interest: None

Personal connections: Parent

Co-opted Governor: Sean Jones

Appointed: October 2021

Committees: Standards, Curriculum and Pastoral committee, Finance, Resources and Premises committee; Vice Chair of the Standards Committee.

Particular interest: Curriculum.

Why I want to be governor: I believe in providing a high quality education to all children. I would like to use my expertise in the education sector to support my local school. As a governor I believe I can offer a balance of challenge and support to help the Mount community achieve.

Personal information: I live in the local community and I am keen to support all stakeholders at Mount with any experience I have gathered across the primary sector. I am a trained teacher, currently working as a School Improvement Officer across the North West. I specialise in English and the Wider Curriculum. In my spare time I love taking my family through muddy puddles all over the place. I'm also a keen cycler, so look out for me on the wirral way.

Other governing bodies: Local Authority Governor at Norman Pannell Primary School in Liverpool.

Business or pecuniary interests: None

Personal connections: None

Co-opted Governor: Coleen Hibbard

Appointed: 6thOctober 2021

Committees: Standards, Curriculum and Pastoral committee, Finance, Resources and Premises committee, Headteachers Performance Management Committee.

Particular Interests: Supporting mental health, pupil behaviour and literacy

Why I want to be a governor:  I was a primary school headteacher for 26 years in 3 schools including 2 wallasey schools and feel a good education is an essential entitlement for true social equality. I have lived in the local area for the last 33 years and feel the role of governor is a pivotal one. Having experienced private schools first hand in the early years of my career I am keen to ensure our children have access to the same life chances as their more affluent peers. I feel supporting excellent education in our Wallasey schools will help realise the potential of all our children, giving them the very best opportunities for their future lives.

Personal Information:  I was born and brought up in Huyton before becoming a primary teacher, briefly working  in a boys boarding school in Hoylake and I then joined Knowsley Local Authority and, from 2004, Wirral Local Authority. I have two children who were educated in Wallasey schools and are now settled in their very different careers. In my spare time I enjoy doing lots of creative hobbies including baking and my recent challenge of learning to play golf, which I hope to get to grips with this year!

Other Governing Bodies: None

Business or pecuniary interests: None

Personal Connections: None

LA Governor: Jan Lambeth

Appointed: December 2018

Committees: Standards, Curriculum and Pastoral committee, Finance, Resources and Premises committee, Pay Committee, Headteacher's Performance Management Committee

Particular Interests: Attendance, 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 governor: I 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 bodies: Vice 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!

Staff governor: Terence Ryan

Appointed: November 2021

Committees: Standards, Curriculum and Pastoral committee

Particular interests: As a year 6 teacher, I am interested in preparing our children for secondary school and ensuring they leave Mount as happy individuals who are ready to tackle the challenges ahead. I am also the computing curriculum lead with an interest in ensuring all children at Mount can use technology safely, use it to accomplish specific goals and become digitally competent.

Why I want to be a governor: I wanted to become a governor as I am passionate about ensuring all our children at Mount feel safe, develop a love of learning and grow up to be kind and caring individuals. As a staff governor, I am keen to represent all of the staff at Mount and act as a link between them and the governing body to ensure we all work collaboratively and pull in the same direction. I am proud that I was elected by staff to represent them and I will do so to the best of my ability.

Personal information: Originally from Birmingham, I moved to Liverpool to attend University where I studied Geography. I went on to complete my PGCE in primary education and took my first teaching job at Mount Primary and I haven’t looked back since. My plan was always to return to Birmingham but I met a girl, fell in love and the rest is history. We now have a 3 year old daughter who keeps us on our toes and fills us with so much joy. I also enjoy visiting new places, being active and spending time with family and friends. 

Other governing bodies: None

Business or pecuniary interest: No

Personal connections: Y6 Teacher

Parent governor: Chris Smith

Appointed: November 2018

Committees: Standards, Curriculum and Pastoral committee, Finance, Resources and Premises committee

Particular interests: Health and Safety - Inclusivity - Eco and Environment

Why I want to be a governor: I was keen to give something back to the local community and this role
was the ideal opportunity to do this – Knowing that I am helping to
improve and shape the future of our local children and to help
maintain and be involved in raising the standards for the next
generation is really rewarding

It gives you the chance to be involved in the education of the
children bringing skills to the table which I have developed through
my working life and skills which the school have provided through
their own internal training


Having the opportunity to be part of our Schools brilliant team which
is focused on the inclusivity, learning and development opportunities
to provide the best possible outcomes for our children is an added
bonus

Personal information: I have 3 boys and I work for the Home Office as an IT Professional ,
In my spare time  I like to go walking and visiting sites of historic
interest with the boys we also have an allotment which the boys love
to go to and we spend a lot of time there as a family learning about
food and growing vegetables and occasionally just digging dirty great
big holes ! We like to travel around the UK when we go on half term
breaks exploring

Our favourite holiday location is Cornwall and we like to get down
there 2 or 3 times a year to explore the castles and country houses
and the odd cider farm

Other governing bodies: None

Business or pecuniary interest: No

Personal connections: Parent

Parent governor: Laurie Smith

Appointed: November 2021

Committees: Standards, Curriculum and Pastoral committee, Finance, Resources and Premises committee

Particular Interests: 

The arts, creativity in the classroom, enriching curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.

Why I want to be a governor: I have worked inside the classroom as a teacher for over 18 years and believe that working with young people is the best job in the world. In my view all children regardless of their community and socio-economic background are entitled to an exciting, engaging and accessible education that has their best interests at heart and develops their personality, talents and abilities to the full. I am really looking forward to my role as parent governor at Mount and bringing my experience and enthusiasm to support the fantastic work that takes place there.

Personal information: In my day job I am a Director of Music for a large Multi Academy Trust on the Wirral, working across both primary and secondary schools. I am a Mum to 3 gorgeous girls. In our spare time, we love to go on adventures as a family, and often go away in our campervan. I am a keen musician and play the saxophone, flute and piano.

Other governing bodies: None

Business or pecuniary interests: None

Personal connections: Parent

 

 

 

 

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