Meet the Governors


Mr Robert Adamson


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.
Rob has spent time supporting not for profit organisations with sustainability along with developing and then 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.
Has spent time supporting not for profit organisations with sustainability and implementing policies and procedures.

Mrs Alison Green

Vice Chair

Appointed by Board of Trustees
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 Aaron West


Appointed by Governors
Having been part of the Montpelier family (as Deputy Headteacher) since May of 2015, I was appointed Headteacher in September 2022. I attend all Governing Body meetings and provide detailed and relevant information about pupils' progress, attainment and strategic school development. It is a privilege to lead Montpelier Primary School.

Mr Neil Demuth

Appointed by Board of Trustees
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 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

Mr John Mahony

Community Governor

Appointed by LGB
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 Victoria Pascoe

Staff Governor

Appointed by Staff

Mrs Helen Woolley

Appointed by parents
Helen has a background of training in law and administration management for the third sector, and is now a self-employed small business owner, running a shop on the Barbican since 2015, which focuses on working with artisans and makers exclusively from Devon & Cornwall. Helen's children currently attend Montpelier, and she has a keen interest in SEND and neurodiversity, to ensure all pupils at Montpelier receive a brilliant experience of primary school. 

Mr Shameer Asan-Ali

Appointed by Parents
Shameer is an Engineering Manager at Boeing Defence UK. He is a Chartered Engineer registered with the UK Engineering Council, and holds Master’s degrees in Business and Engineering.

Sarah Wilkins

Appointed by Board of Trustees

Mrs Eleanor Crean

Clerk to Governors