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

Laura Carruthers

I am excited to join the Governing body of Monteney school though I am currently a teacher and Thrive practitioner at Fox Hill.   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 hope to learn more about the school and community as I take on the role of community 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.


Clare Hayes

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.

Rebecca Howell

Experienced in: Strategy, Governance and Culture, Inclusion, School Improvement and Education
Rebecca is Director of the DME Trust and Senior Education Consultant at Potential Plus UK, both national education charities, where she oversees strategic planning, development and various services. Her background is in education research and governance. She is also a trustee of the Dimensions Trust and was previously Chair of Governors of a large secondary school.


Emma May

I am a new member of the governing body and as a parent Governor, I am linked to the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). Until recently I worked in early years and have experience of working with children from three months to sixteen years, but mainly with under-fives. In my spare time, I used to play ten-pin bowling, I played in leagues from been about eleven. I also played for Yorkshire several times. I now spend my spare time looking after my little boy Jacob and going out on lots of different adventures with him.  I am looking forward to getting to know the school more this year and enjoying my first year as a parent governor.

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 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 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 Sept 22.pdfDownload
 SCSP Business and Pecuniary Interests Policy V2.0 (1).pdfDownload
 SCSP Scheme of Delegtion 23-4-21.pdfDownload
 SCSP Trustee and Governor Code of Conduct Sept 2022.pdfDownload
 ToR LGB Sept 2022 Final.pdfDownload
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