Local Governing Body

Date of Appointment - 01/10/16
Appointed by - Governors
Term of office - 4 years
Business and Pecuniary Interests - None declared
Trustee of the Inspiring Schools Partnership (ISP) Multi-Academy Trust (MAT)
Attendance 2017/18 - 100%
 
  • 24 years experience within a banking/corporate environment as a fully qualified Financial Adviser
  • Extensive leadership experience in the bank and current role as Office Manager of a Wealth Management company
  • Chairman at a local Pre-school for 10 years
  • Governor at Montpelier for 14 years, Chair for the last 5 years
  • Currently studying towards ACCA qualification
  • Mr Neil John Demuth

    Vice Chair and Co-opted Governor - appointed by LGB

Date of Appointment - 01/10/16
Appointed by LGB
Term of Office - 4 years
Business and Pecuniary Interests - None declared
Attendance 2017/18 - 80%
 
  • 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.
  • Mrs Janet Ellard

    Co-opted Governor - appointed by LGB

Date of Appointment - 01/10/16
Appointed by LGB
Term of Office - 4 years
Business and Pecuniary Interests - None declared
Attendance 2017/18 - 100%
 
  • 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
  • Mrs Alison Jane Green

    Co-opted Governor - appointed by LGB

Date of Appointment - 01/10/16
Appointed by LGB
Term of Office - 4 years
Business and Pecuniary Interests - None declared
Attendance 2017/18 - 100%
 
  • 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
  • Mrs Sam Hunter

    Headteacher

Date of Appointment - 01/09/18
Appointed by - Governors
Term of office -
Business and Pecuniary Interests - None declared
Trustee of the Inspiring Schools Partnership (ISP) Multi-Academy Trust (MAT)
Attendance 2018/19
 
  • 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.
  • Mr John Mahoney

    Co-opted Governor - appointed by LGB

Date of Appointment - 01/10/16
Appointed by LGB
Term of Office - 4 years
Business and Pecuniary Interests - None declared
Attendance 2016/17 - 60%
 
  • 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.
  • Mr David Cantin

    Staff Governor - appointed by Staff

Date of Appointment - 1/02/18
Appointed by Staff
Term of Office - 4 years
Business and Pecuniary Interests - None declared
Attendance 2018/19 - 100%
 
  • 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 Gemma Scott

    Parent Governor - appointed by Parents

Date of Appointment - 19-12-18
Appointed by parents
Term of Office - 4 years
Business and Pecuniary Interests - None declared
Attendance 2018/19 - 100%
 
  • 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 
  • Mr Robert Adamson

    Parent Governor - appointed by Parents

Date of Appointment -
Appointed by parents
Term of Office - 
Business and Pecuniary Interests - 
Attendance 2018/19 - 
 
  • Currently Deputy Chief Executive and Outdoor Education Adviser for Plymouth at Routeways Centre Limited.
  • 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 hold a leadership position supporting 10 individual units across Devon. Previous to this, commanded the Plymouth unit for over 5 years.
  • Mrs Louise Frost

    Staff Governor - appointed by Staff

Date of Appointment - 
Appointed by Staff
Term of Office - 4 years
Business and Pecuniary Interests - None declared
Attendance 2018/19 - 
 
  • 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