As part of Steel City Schools Partnership, the Board of Trustees is legally accountable for the decisions made in all its academies. However, this does not mean the board is required to make them all itself; it can delegate decisions to the Local Governing Bodies (LGB).
The function of the Local Governing Body is to work closely with Leaders in the schools, to hold them to account for the school’s performance, oversee the use of resources to ensure value for money and engage with stakeholders. Local Governors challenge the school's practices and outcomes to ensure they are performing to standard. Having link governors to key areas helps to ensure that all aspects of school performance are considered, reviewed, challenged and held to account.
I am thrilled to have recently joined the team as a Parent Governor. I am very proud of Monteney Primary and I want to see the continued success and growth of the school. I believe it is important to have a service user/parental perspective on the board.
In my spare time, I volunteer within the school as a reading mentor for our KS2 pupils, which gives me the opportunity to give something back to a school that has an important role within our community and has helped my own two children to thrive on their learning journey.
I work both as Cabin Crew for an airline (so I travel to far and distant shores regularly) and also at another local school as an Office Administrator. These varied roles allow me to meet wonderful and diverse people every day.
In my spare time, I am happiest at home in the garden with my family, seeing live music and being out on long muddy walks.
I have been a co-opted governor for just under a year and have really enjoyed watching the school grow. I am currently the Assistant Headteacher, EYFS & kS1 Lead at Fox Hill Primary school. I have worked in various cities and taught all year groups as well as working in a PRU during my career to date. I have learned something new at each one and have had the pleasure of learning more about Monteney and the community through my role as governor. Outside work I enjoy keeping fit and socialising with family and friends.
I'm extremely proud to work for Monteney Primary. Having started my career here and developed as a teacher here, I am really proud to be part of the Monteney team and community. I have a passion for sport and activity in school and love seeing children taking risks, achieving their goals and celebrating their successes. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I'm a member of Shiregreen Community Centre and take a role in the organising of events alongside running the weekly youth group. I also really enjoy participating in and watching sports in particular Sheffield Wednesday.
I have been a parent governor at Monteney for a year now. My role as a governor is to support the EYFS. I also now work within FS2 as a playworker and 1-1 support. When not at work I spend my time with my 4 year old little boy, going on many adventures with him and watching him swim.
I am a member of the Monteney Governing Body as 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 9 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 that will have taught all 3 of my children, making them into the amazing learners that they all are.
Any correspondence for the governing body should be sent directly to the school for the attention of The Chair of Governors, Sarah Turton