Monteney Primary School

Part of Steel City Schools Partnership



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.
For more information about how Steel City Schools Partnership is governed please go to the Steel City Schools Partnership Governance Page.


About our Governors

Adele Blagburn
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.

Laura Carruthers

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.

Jake Fisher

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.

 Emma May

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. 


Laura Salmon


I am looking forward to joining the local governing body as parent governor, and learning how the Monteney School Team delivers the curriculum to our children and how they encourage them to thrive as learners and young people. My son started at Monteney in Nursery and is now in Reception and both myself and his father are proud of just how much he is thriving both educationally and socially. Hopefully, I can give something back to the school by supporting them as a parent governor.
I work full-time for a local authority, as an Environmental Health Officer. My primary role is to protect the health and safety of the general public from any harmful exposures that they may encounter. This includes ensuring that people's homes and workplaces are safe, hygienic, and healthy.  My role as EHO involves working out and about in the community, visiting and meeting wonderful people in their homes and places of work.
In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with family and friends and I love to travel and see different countries and experience different cultures.


Katie Turner

I am delighted to be joining the team at Monteney as a Parent Governor. I feel it’s important to have a parent view of things on the board. I am looking forward to using my skill set in supporting and challenging the school as best I can, to help Monteney thrive, succeed and grow to be the best it can be and to give something back to the school that’s currently supporting my son on his learning journey and in time will support my daughter on hers in the near future. 

In my spare time I am happiest spending time with my family, watching my son play football, and socialising with friends. I love family holidays or breaks away together, the theatre and watching Sheffield United. 

I am also a member of a local Community Centre where I help run the weekly youth group and I help with the organising and running of events to help raise money to keep the building open, and I usually take part in the annual pantomime. 

My current job role is within a busy GP surgery but all my job roles over the years have been involved working with the community and they have helped me improve and gain valuable skills that help me to be highly organized, detail-orientated, compassionate, have empathy, and great communication. 

Sarah Turton

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.


For information about attendance at governing body meetings and the pecuniary and business interests of governors please go to the Steel City Schools Partnership Statutory Information .

Any correspondence for the governing body should be sent directly to the school for the attention of The Chair of Governors, Sarah Turton

 Monteney Local Governor Information Apr 24.pdfDownload
 SCSP Business and Pecuniary Interests Policy V2.0 (1).pdfDownload
 SCSP Scheme of Delegtion 2324 Final.pdfDownload
 SCSP Trustee and Governor Code of Conduct Sept 2023.pdfDownload
 ToR LGB Sept 2023 Final.pdfDownload
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