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Meet the Governors


Mr Neil Demuth



Appointed by LGB
Qualified accountant since 2003 (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
Executive Director of Finance for Foot Anstey LLP (large south west law firm)
Key role to act as business finance partner to a number of stakeholders in the business as well as managing the finance operational team.
Background in delivering and assessing NVQs in Accountancy and Finance,
Keen to support progress of the school utilising the skills acquired in the finance and legal industry.

Mr Robert Adamson

Vice Chair


Appointed by parents
Chief Executive and Outdoor Education Adviser for Plymouth at Routeways Centre Limited. Routeways supports Children and Young People with severe, multiple and complex disabilities and challenging behaviours. Additionally Rob fulfils the Duke of Edinburgh Award Manager role for Plymouth City Council license.
Has spent time supporting not for profit organisations with sustainability and implementing policies and procedures.
Holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Marine and Composites Technology from University of Plymouth.
Volunteers with the Sea Cadets and held a leadership position supporting 10 individual cadet units across Devon. Previous to this, Rob commanded the Plymouth unit for over 5 years.

Mrs Sam Hunter



Appointed by Governors
Joined Montpelier in September 2018 following a relocation from Hampshire.
This is her second headship and she is an NLE (National Leader of Education).
She is the chair for the Waterfront Academic Council and also works within the Primary Excellence Teaching School.

Mrs Janet Ellard

Trust Governor


Appointed by LGB
Governor at Montpelier for over 30 years
Former Medical Laboratory Technician in Haematology & Blood Bank
Experienced Teaching Assistant with HLTA status, working with Years 3,4,5,6
Trustee for Millfields Inspired, Stonehouse Social Enterprise

Mr Dave Cantin

Staff Governor


Appointed by staff
Intervention Teacher at Montpelier Primary School, working mostly with Upper KS2 children
Has been a teacher since 1989
Has held the posts of Year 4 teacher, Year 6 teacher, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher is various schools
Has been Staff Governor in a number of different schools
Qualifications include: B.Ed(Hons); NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship)

Mrs Louise Frost

Staff Governor


Appointed by staff
13 Years as Teaching Assistant at MPS
Responsibility for while class teaching and learning
Worked across both Key Stages and Early Years
Staff governor from March 2019
Treasurer for eight years of large local football team
Original committee member for Sure Start centre
Supervisory position in retail prior to joining MPS

Mrs Alison Green

Trust Governor


Appointed by LGB
Has worked in Histopathology at Derriford Hospital for nearly 35 years
Became a governor in 2003
Continued to be a governor after children leaving Montpelier, ensuring the children here now, have the same opportunities and aspirations that was offered to her children
Has been involved in all of the headteacher appointments

Mr John Mahony

Community Governor


Retired General Practitioner
Former Peverell Ward City Councillor
Practised medicine for 33 years, for 29 years as a GP in Plymstock
Degree in Medicine from Bristol University after attending Montpelier School and Devonport High School for Boys.
Sit on the Plymouth Public Dispensary and the Highbury Trust as Trustees.

Mrs Gemma Scott

Community Governor


Appointed by parents
Has worked in health for over 20 years.
A registered midwife and health visitor with a particular specialisms in working with teenage parents and safeguarding.
Holds a Diploma of Higher Education in Midwifery and BSc Hons in Public Health Nursing

Mrs Felicity Lock

Parent Governor


Appointed by parents

Mrs Eleanor Crean

Clerk to Governors