Monteney Primary School

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About the Governors: Matthew Lowson
My name is Matthew Lowson and I have been a member of the Monteney Governing Body as the support staff representative since March 2016. On the governors, I serve as a link between the Governing Body and the Creative Learning Teams of Science, Design and Technology and P.E. I have worked at Monteney Primary since March 2013, initially joining the school as a Playworker before becoming a Teaching Assistant in September 2013 and then the Maths Champion Teaching Assistant in November 2013. - As part of my role, I work with children from all year groups across the school.
In my spare time I enjoy reading and following a range of different sports.
Football, Cricket and Snooker are among my favourites. I also enjoy
quizzes and take part in a quiz league for a local team. I also enjoy
writing and am a member of a Creative Writing Group based at Ecclesfield
and Stannington Libraries.

I am Clare Hayes and I am incredibly proud to be the Principal here at Monteney and a member of the Monteney Governing Body. I have worked at Monteney since September 2003 and have been the Principal since September 2013 and as a result feel extremely committed to the school and community. When I'm not at school, I love spending time with my family, particularly being a "Soccer Mum" , watching both my children, Harry and Meredith, play football. I also enjoy taking our dog, Floss, for walks. I try to keep fit by playing netball twice a week too.

My name is Claire Parker and I am Chair of Governors here at Monteney, I was a Parent Governor until last year when Daughter left to join Yewlands, I am now a co-opted Governor.  I have seen many changes to Monteney over the last 5 years, from it being part of the Federation with Fox Hill to becoming an academy as part of the SCSP, it been a pleasure to watch children and staff grow with the changes. I work full time  at a training centre but in my spare time I like to socialise with friends and take our cockapoo Lola out for walks with my husband and Daughter.  I enjoy family time at home either building Lego or watching a good film. I also enjoy reading.

My name is Justine Waring and I’ve been a member of the Monteney Governing Body as a Parent Governor representative for almost two school years. I am linked to Early Years, PHSE and Friends of Monteney. ​I currently work in Facilities Management for HSBC, so am able to help with building management and maintenance information if ever required. I also have 15 years childcare and outdoor education experience, and am highly qualified in this area, working with a range of ages from 6-18 years, concentrating solely with children at risk for 3 years.  ​In my spare time I enjoy running (although not very well, fast or elegantly!!), spending time with friends and family, going to the Gym and doing as many activities with my children as possible while they’re still young enough to want to be seen with me.

My name is Sarah Turton and I am a member of the Monteney Governing Body as Vice Chairperson and Parent Governor.  As part of the Governors I serve as a link between the Governing Body and SEND, Safeguarding, Disadvantaged Outcomes for Vulnerable Learners and  Computing CLT . I have worked at Longley Park Sixth Form College for 5 years where I teach ICT and Business. Prior to this, a secondary school for 8 years.  I teach many different levels of students, supporting them to ensure that they reach their full potential ready to move onto University. In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching films and spending time with my family and friends. Being part of the Governing body for so long is my way of giving back something to the school who will have taught all 3 of my children, making them into the amazing learners that they all are.

Clare Hayes

Claire Parker

Lee Maynard

Justine Waring

Matthew Lowson

Sarah Turton


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